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The Bolingbroke

$$ - $$$
Clapham / Battersea 
Bar, British, Pub
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Northcote Road | Battersea, London SW11 6RE, England
020 7228 4040
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
All 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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London, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

This is a kids paradise and very family friendly. The menu is quite simple but nice. It is a shame they have stopped selling champagne by the glass (as opposed to other fizzy wine alternatives) and don't do 100% chardonnay wine anymore.

Thank Paul R
London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Go here regularly. Very pleasant atmosphere. Good pub vibe. Sometimes too busy on weekends so I prefer to go on a week day. Food is also good, mid-range prices and overall good quality.

Thank Susy O
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We've been coming here regularly over a couple of years and the standard has always been excellent - great service and consistently good food. Try if you're in the area!

1 Thank Monika H
London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

A gastro style pub with a good atmosphere. Tables in the bar area but also a separate dining area at the back for a more restaurant experience. Good choice of food which comes well presented and tastes delicious. Excellent and fresh produce. Staff are friendly and helpful. Good choice of wines and spirits. A good option for couples or groups... More 

Thank Annabelle H
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36 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

This is one of the most delicious meals I've had, beatifically presented and full of flavour. The waiter was somewhat disinterested but courteous when he served us - but just cannot fault the food. Would definitely recommend.

Thank KDarwin
Halifax, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016

Extremely well presented and tasteful food. We ate there 2 nights whilst staying in the area. It was the hottest day of the year so I had the Bolingbroke Salad which was delightful. My husband had a salad and my son had the cottage pie which he thoroughly enjoyed. I can recommend this bar for some quality food.

Thank 503lesley
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85 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

11 of us went for Sunday lunch and thoroughly enjoyed it. Menu included roasts but other things too. Service was prompt and food well prepared and good quality. This is the second time we have eaten here and both times were very good. Extra gravy, horseradish etc was provided quickly when asked.

Thank cat063
London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

Me and a friend went on a sunny Sunday afternoon. Greeted with a smile and moved us swiftly to our table. Good selection of wines and the Bloody Mary was very tasty. We got some homemade bread with oil which was nice. Both went for the lamb roast however there are a lot of options. Probably came out a bit... More 

Thank Troy B
London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

Visited this place with family for dinner on Friday night. We did not make a reservation, but they were able to accommodate us even though it was busy. Food was delicious, steak was cooked just how I liked and everyone seemed happy with their meal. Nice and quiet in the dining area. Not 5 stars as it is missing something... More 

Thank mwlouise
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2016 via mobile

Pretty average food with average service. When we found some dish washer sponge in one of the meals, the wait staff were off hand. When we made more of it we were offered a free desert which we didn't want. It all seemed a bit hard. We had a tastier meal with better service at the Wondertree at Gatwick airport!

Thank Geoff M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$12 - $31
Bar, British, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 am
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: 020 7228 4040
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?