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The Bolingbroke

$$ - $$$
Clapham / Battersea 
Bar, British, Pub
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Northcote Road | Battersea, London SW11 6RE, England
+44 20 7228 4040
Today
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Mon - Wed 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thu 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 12:00 am
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I took my friend for lunch. We hadn't booked and were greeted by the waiter who was relatively helpful. We sat in the bar area and said we would order food and to let us know when a table was free. The two female serving staff were rude, unhelpful and dismissive. We do apologise for disturbing their day! The food... More 

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Thank Isobel B
London, United Kingdom
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457 reviews
365 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 231 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in for a quick bite. Vibrant place, staff are helpful. Menu is compact with a few specials. Had the carrot soup which was thick and tasty. My wife had the gravlax which was flavourful - she did add some red onion which gave it a bit more bite. This visit gave us a good taste and we'd want to... More 

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Thank Brian L
London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went with my family to celebrate an early Christmas dinner. In our section there was a waiter who was fantastic throughout the meal. A lovely warm welcome, really knowledgeable on the menu, looked genuinely happy to be there. And there was a waitress who was the complete opposite, not really that helpful and didn't seem interested to be there. I... More 

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Thank Lojam66
Bolton, United Kingdom
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461 reviews
288 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Went here for Sunday lunch as a party of 14 prebooked. We had a reduced menu, which made ordering easier. Pub catered well for adults and young children. We had starters, mains and desert, plus lovely wine. Service was prompt and friendly. I cannot fault them. A memorable occasion.

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Thank BrianML
London
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2016 via mobile

My friends and I love this place; it's child friendly, dog friendly, crowd friendly and the food is amazing. Our only problem is with the food portions. The tortelloni is divine, but you get a minuscule portion of 6 pieces. The chocolate gnocchi is also nice, but you only receive 5 tiny pieces. We always leave hungry, so in some... More 

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Thank SandieB467
Kendal, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2016

Sunday lunch with family. Wonderful meals all cooked as we ordered. Good service from very pleasant and helpful staff.

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Thank Jill Hannigan H
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13 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016 via mobile

I did like this pub for lots of reasons, however the food, although immaculately presented, didn't pass my orgasmic noises test. It's a lovely little place, nice decor, quite comfortable and perfect for chatting to a girlfriend you haven't seen for a while. The service was top notch, friendly and chatty and smiley waiter, everything delivered on a timely basis... More 

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Thank Sabina L
London
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016

I received an email from TripAdvisor saying I hadn't done a review for a while and I immediately thought of the Bolingbroke. The staff are really friendly and there is always a great atmosphere. There is a good draft beer and wine selection and the food is consistently good. The pub is uber family friendly and lots of people take... More 

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Thank Helvellynhiker
London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful pub, such a shame food is so average. Barramundi fish was excellent but to serve it with frozen scalloped potatoes and 'Autumn slaw' (which it turns is out is just ordinary coleslaw) is nothing short of odd. Burger, ribeye and chicken parmigiana looked better. However all were washed down with warm under chilled wine which was disappointing. Deserts looked... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

Went for a birthday get together on Thursday had the chicken which was very average and I can't stand French fries considering I was paying £15.50 they could of least had homemade chips just a cheaper alternative to chips having French fries. Atmosphere was busy and quite nice but a but dark for me to be honest, I don't think... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$12 - $31
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Northcote Road | Battersea, London SW11 6RE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Clapham / Battersea 
  • Neighborhood: Clapham / Battersea 
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7228 4040
Description
Showcasing the best British food and drink in relaxed and welcoming surroundings, The Bolingbroke is the perfect place to enjoy a chilled glass of wine after work, a hearty lunch with friends, weekend brunch or a romantic dinner underneath the stars in the striking conservatory. Named after Viscount Bolingbroke (1678-1751), an infamous local politician known for his hard drinking, innumerable affairs and wild escapades, this refined and renowned pub and dining room exudes elegance. The Bolingbroke's warm welcome extends to all the family with toys and games to keep the little ones happy, as well as their own children's menu.

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?