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The Hand and Flower

#11,337 of 17,542 Restaurants in London
$$ - $$$
Bar, Pub
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617 Kings Road, London SW6 2ES, England
+44 20 7731 0999
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Long Beach, California
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102 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2016

While staying at the Hilton Hotel Olympic down the street (see my review), we happened upon this local pub and stopped in for dinner. For those who are unfamiliar, when in a pub in the UK, you generally order at the bar and then it is served to you at your table. Service was good - no issues there. I... More 

Thank Lynda V
Grimstad, Norway
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46 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2016 via mobile

Next door to the Olympia exhibition centre. At the end of the Kensington High Street - close to tube and train- stations. Newly refurbushed tiny 8 room hotel on top of a pub. Very welcoming. We stayed on the top floor - many stairs so not fitted for people with walking-difficulties, but they offered to carry our luggage. Very nice... More 

Thank Knut B
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2016

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!

Thank ColandChris
Greater London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank GingerBCC
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43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank speedyspark
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147 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles 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 

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 bubbles 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

Thank stevemabey2008
Derby, England
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36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank helena62
London, United Kingdom
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196 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank Angus M
Oxford, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$20 - $32
Bar, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Bar scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 617 Kings Road, London SW6 2ES, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7731 0999

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