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The Hand and Flower

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617 Kings Road, London SW6 2ES, England
020 7731 0999
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Dining options: Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Looked great but sadly cold :-(

Lovely ambience sadly let down with a cold meal - the food was taken away but even the second time it was only luke warm, though they had provided fresh chips. Not many people were eating...maybe that's why!

3 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
ColandChris
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely ambience sadly let down with a cold meal - the food was taken away but even the second time it was only luke warm, though they had provided fresh chips. Not many people were eating...maybe that's why!

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Thank ColandChris
Greater London, United Kingdom
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1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

Felt like I was in an episode of Fawlty Towers - any training that the staff might have received must have been from Basil himself! Ordered our food from the menu we had been left and most of the menu was unavailable (a blessing may be?). Average tasting food.

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Thank GingerBCC
Staffordshire
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42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

This is a fullers pub style restaurant, the London Pride beer was flat considering the venue was displaying a Fuller sign outside you would have expected a decent beer but sadly not. The service was slow and the food over priced. My starter was smoked salmon at £7.75. This came with toast and a strange horseradish style sauce, pretty small... More 

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Thank speedyspark
Glasgow
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145 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

My colleagues and I were at a conference at the Olympia and fancied a quick bite to eat. The place looked good so we thought we'd try it out. I wish we hadn't. The potted shrimp looked pathetic in an oversized kilner jar 1/3rd full. A salad that should have come with melba toast came with burnt focaccia. Chips were... More 

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Thank Mark L
London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

shame they have decided to chut this place down and turn it in to residential flats another great part of the history of the area now lost to the corporate pigs

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Thank stevemabey2008
Derby, England
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

My daughter and myself ate at this restaurant on a Friday evening and the food and service was really good. We therefore recommended that we go again on the Sunday night with a number of other guests. Admittedly we had not booked and in total there were 7 of us. We ordered our food and eventually had to wait 50... More 

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Thank helena62
London, United Kingdom
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136 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 via mobile

We used to go here stacks and it used to be great. It's annoyingly full on football nights (avoid). The food is quite nice and they tend to have a good range of beers. The only real issue I have with it is that it's a bit grubby and the toilets stink. No really - STINK.

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Thank Angus M
Oxford, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014 via mobile

Myself and some friends visited here a little while ago for food and drinks. While the food was good and if solely judging on that, I would return. However a number of staff were inexcusably rude, describing members of my party as "dogs sat in the corner" to the manager when we ordered , and when I got upset at... More 

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Thank toffeegirlie
Breda, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
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47 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I can only comment on their breakfast: it's terrible! I've had it quiet a number of years and the chef must be from France, that terrible the breakfast is.Why did I go back? Tradition. In this case: a bad habit from some other people. Last years discussion was about the tea, or, should I say: the coffee; that was the... More 

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Thank Edwin R
London, United Kingdom
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183 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Popped in here for some food midweek and early evening, at the time most of those inside were actually outside smoking but hey that's their choice. Inside is done out a bit like a casual diner with long wooden benches and tables in the back area where you can watch food being cooked. The theme is American road food and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 617 Kings Road, London SW6 2ES, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: 020 7731 0999

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 23 - 36
  • Cuisine: Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?