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The Toy Shop

#10,106 of 18,502 Restaurants in London
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32 Putney High Street, London SW15 1SQ, England
+44 20 8704 1188
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: South West London's quirkiest, fruity tootiest nightspot selling unique...
South West London's quirkiest, fruity tootiest nightspot selling unique cocktails and sharing mains with lots of hidden treats...
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  • 17
    Excellent
  • 9
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Cold

Nice cocktails of course very pricey.The place was soo cold though.brrrrrrr.kept my coat on! Nice meal area upstairs nice and cosy...burgers in tins..not my thing slightly over quirky London gimmicks.Chicken burger just wasn't nice chips were amazing.The tin made it difficult to share the chips as... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
teddy1234566
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Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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44 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 via mobile

Nice cocktails of course very pricey.The place was soo cold though.brrrrrrr.kept my coat on! Nice meal area upstairs nice and cosy...burgers in tins..not my thing slightly over quirky London gimmicks.Chicken burger just wasn't nice chips were amazing.The tin made it difficult to share the chips as no where to communally share them.Annoyed with the 12.5 service charge when it was... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Really great cocktails. Not great for beers/ales but really good fun place to go after work or on the weekend. Funky design inside with a young professional crowd.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We went to try out this local bar for my friend's birthday. She emailed to reserve an area and then was told to ring up to confirm. She did and we turned up on time expecting to be led straight to our area. This was not the case though. Clearly the staff member who had arranged the booking was either... More 

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Jamie R, Owner at The Toy Shop, responded to this review

Hi there, Thank you for the feedback. I'm sorry your experience was disappointing, we always endeavour to ensure our customers have a great time especially when taking the time to book an area in the bar. As was explained on the evening, the booking was in fact never made for your group as we did not received any reply to... More 

Paris, France
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354 restaurant reviews
464 helpful votes 464 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

This was a very interesting and relaxed place, but I am not sure I would easy there again. The food is served in a very unique way in a metal box and it kind of leaves you thinking how do I manage with this. The service is great and friendly and the cocktails are unique and nice, do next time... More 

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Fulham
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15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Bar staff friendly, wine prices are very good but food is on a par with something you would buy from Iceland for one pound! Only six people in the bar and we waited 45mins for our food, I would return for a quick cheap drink, but as for the food....stay away, shocking!!!!

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Jamie R, Owner at The Toy Shop, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post some feedback on your experience. I am sorry it did not meet your expectations. A forty five minute wait for food is in no way acceptable and something I will look into as to what went wrong. We do take a lot of pride in our food- it is all made fresh... More 

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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

The pulled pork sandwich & the chicken sandwich were to die for! The house coleslaw was very well done & the chunky chips to finish the meal all served up in a classic tin lunch box!!! Great service and great atmosphere even on a Monday night. Highly recommended.

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

We arrived with quite high expectations after seeing everyone rant and rave about this place. The interior is quirky, and different, which is nice, and was also rather comfy and it was nice to chill out whilst it wasn't so busy. I had the pesto and mozzarella risotto balls to start, which were rather yummy and I could have eaten... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

I went to visit the upstairs bar of the Toy Shop Bar as a 'maybe' for a private function to celebrate my 30th. From the minute I got in there the staff were all overly friendly and so helpful. I was given a tour of the area I would be hiring out and given a run down of the food... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I love this place. You will get the best service with a smile and the most amazing cocktails in a very open and welcoming environment.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Great for 2 for 1 cocktails but the cocktail list happens to be rather short. And all are very sweet. Which is a shame for someone who likes bitter.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 32 Putney High Street, London SW15 1SQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 8704 1188

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 37
  • Cuisine: British

Description

South West London's quirkiest, fruity tootiest nightspot selling unique cocktails and sharing mains with lots of hidden treats...

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?