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The Dove

#2,291 of 17,073 Restaurants in London
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19 Upper Mall, London, England
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

On a very hot (34 degrees C) July afternoon dropped int the Dove to see what all the fuss was about. This is a historic pub with a colourful history, which really did not compensate for the poor food and terrible service. It was too hot for the delightful outdoor terrace and balcony overlooking the river so we sat inside... More 

Thank SimonBunn
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited with another couple for a few drinks and light meal. Charming historic riverfront pub and restaurant. Amazing inside and terrific terrace overlooking the Thames. Ordered burgers and a "Jar of Shell on Prawns"... Burgers and chips very well prepared and lovely. The "Jar of Shell on Prawns" was disappointing, prawns were poorly prepared, still full of eggs, and were... More 

Thank Craig B
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277 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

On a hot afternoon this is a lovely place for a cool drink. The terrace looks direclty onto the Thames and various houseboats anchored some yards out into the river. It is out of the direct sun (note!) so pleasantly cool. The down side it was crowded. There was not a spare table or chair to be had. As soon... More 

Thank LeylandAtlantean
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470 reviews
266 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 212 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I brough friends over for their first pint in the UK on a Wednesday afternoon and chose this place because of its historical connotations (Charles II ate here apparently) and proximity to Hammersmith. The pub is a bit hidden away (access is through an alley way from the park, which only adds charm to the venue). Expect a dark and... More 

Thank LucyCarvalho
Sonia L, Manager at The Dove, responded to this review

Thank you very much Lucy for your lovely review. We are very glad that you and your friends enjoyed the visit. Hope to see you soon again. Kind regards Kristiana More 

London, United Kingdom
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243 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This has a great view from the terrace but they have tried to pack far too many tables into the space available. The pub is reached on a cuts little lane, which means it back out to the river; decor inside is quaint and pretty but service was slow.

Thank TheOExpress
Sonia L, General Manager at The Dove, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you very much for you review. I am sorry the service was slow on your visit. could you please let me know which day you came in so I can investigate better. We are a very small pub and unfortunately people move the outside tables around constantly which can make it look crowded. We do try and control... More 

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20 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely historic pub along the river with more tables than you might imagine...good burgers...but we ordered cocktails (£8.50) which were disappointing. My pimms prosecco filled only half a small slim wine glass, and my husband's Aperol spritzer was anaemic in colour and didn't taste much of Aperol. I checked with the waiter who said the measures were correct. Mine was... More 

Thank LLSL
Sonia L, General Manager at The Dove, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you very much for sharing your feedback. I am glad you enjoyed your meal and the atmosphere here at The Dove. I am sorry the cocktails seemed small. The Pimm's & Prosecco is a standard 125ml of Prosecco topped up with Pimm's as for the Aperol we do top it up with soda following the recipe. I hope... More 

Lichfield, United Kingdom
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194 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

I duly booked a week beforehand as Fathers Day lunch was planned and I was impressed by the phone call the day before to confirm time and number. We had all arrived by 2pm and it was very very busy but surely as an employer you make contingencies and maybe don't make quite so many bookings if the kitchen cannot... More 

Thank Coolcookingteacher
Sonia L, Manager at The Dove, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you very much for sharing your feedback on what was an extremely busy Father's day. I sincerely apologies for a disappointing lunch and the wait on food. We did have limitation on bookings but couldn't help the walk-ins. The pork belly is confit, which is why we do not have the usual crackling you can find on other... More 

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

Great food - make sure you get a table by the river - nice atmosphere there to eat. Small quant pub at the front. Good beer. Perfect for an afternoon in the sunshine

Sonia L, Manager at The Dove, responded to this review

Hi Ianpian, Thank you very much for a lovely review! The terrace is the place to be on a sunny day! I'm glad you enjoy our beer as they are only brewed down the road and we take great car of them :-) Looking forward to welcoming you soon! More 

London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

One of the best old pubs in London - although the tranquil, riverside location make it feel like you are out in the countryside. The sunday roast is a must.

Thank andyhm810
Sonia L, Manager at The Dove, responded to this review

Hi Andy, Thank you very much for taking the time to post your review! I also love the feeling of being out of London when really we are only 10 minutes walk from the busy Hammersmith centre! I'm glad you like our Sunday roast! I don't know about you but my personal favourite is the Lamb! Looking forward to seeing... More 

Greater London, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

This is a beautiful pub with great views of the river. The food is quite good but does take a long time. It is very English which is what i am looking for in a pub in England. The people are nice.

Thank Lysander B
Sonia L, Manager at The Dove, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to post your review! I am sorry the food took long to come out on your visit, I will mention it to our Kitchen team so we can improve on speed of service. Hopefully you will see an improvement on your next visit! Looking forward to welcoming you again at The Dove! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Scenic view
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 19 Upper Mall, London, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Chiswick
  • Neighborhood: Chiswick
  • Phone Number: 02087489474

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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?