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The Willow

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Certificate of Excellence2018 - 2019 Winner
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Local cuisine, Contemporary, European, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly

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100% gluten free Coeliac UK certificated. Deliciously nutritious food, carefully sourced and crafted so you don't have to think about it. We are leading the way on embracing dietary restrictions and choices from Paleo to Vegan, to Low FODMAP. And never, ever compromising on taste.
PRICE RANGE
$6 - $32
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
CUISINES
Contemporary, European, Healthy
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Outdoor Seating
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Reviewed April 6, 2019 via mobile

A friend and I enjoyed a delicious, fresh lunch at the Willow. The staff were knowledgeable and recommended good non -alcoholic drinks - it was great to have a choice of kombucha and interesting ginger beers as opposed to the usual lemonade or diet coke...More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed March 17, 2019 via mobile

Well ........be careful when you dine here because unless you have special dietary requirements or a restrictive diet then the menu is very limited. We went as a family of quite health conscious adults and children . we found our food to be very bland...More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed March 9, 2019

A big thank you to Janice, chef Sergio and The Willow team along with Charlotte from Norbiton's Wined Up Here for a really fun and interesting wine tasting evening. Eight quality organic wines from across the world with imaginative and delicious food pairings made for...More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed February 28, 2019 via mobile

I went here with my sister. It was my second visit. The staff and manager were again super friendly and helpful. This time I had the lamb rump and it was amazing, delicious and perfectly cooked. Also had a lemon and blueberry cheesecake. Soooo tasty...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Francescini
Reviewed February 16, 2019 via mobile

Found these wonderful foodies at a vegan and yoga festival in January.. promised I'd bring the famalamb back for my birthday dinner and Wow . Did not disappoint... we will be back.. we had between us.. the lamb chops .. monk fish... Brill and rib...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Robynabobbyn85
Pedros M, Manager at The Willow, responded to this reviewResponded February 20, 2019

Happy birthday! We were so grateful to you for bringing your 'famalamb' to The Willow for such an occasion!

Reviewed February 15, 2019

We rang to make a booking on Valentine's Day itself, expecting to be told it was full, instead, of which they offered a 6.45 slot which suited us quite well. We were dlighted to be given a complientary glass of fiz on arrival! For starters...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Jill M
Pedros M, Manager at The Willow, responded to this reviewResponded February 20, 2019

Thank you for coming along on Valentines Night and we're glad we were able to cater for you. We are entirely (and naturally) gluten free (and certified by Coeliac UK) so you can dine with complete peace of mind! We hope to see you again...More

Reviewed February 10, 2019

We really enjoyed Saturday lunch at this restaurant, which is leading the way for healthy and very tasty eating. The menu caters for a range of styles of eating and is well labelled. The food is organic, sourced from quality ingredients and cooked healthily. The...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Nikki P
Pedros M, Manager at The Willow, responded to this reviewResponded February 20, 2019

Hello Nikki 'Best restaurant around' - we'll take that, thank you so much!! It's so lovely to hear from someone who understands what we are trying to achieve here and we hope to see you soon.

Reviewed February 9, 2019

4.5 stars on taste and service, 2 stars on price, making it about 3 star on average. Staff were helpful and friendly, but £18 for about a 15cm in length piece of grilled octopus tentacle? Over-priced, especially as this place is nowhere near central London...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank mnmio15
Pedros M, Manager at The Willow, responded to this reviewResponded February 20, 2019

Hello We're glad to hear you rate our food and service highly, thank you. Regardless of where we are in Kingston - or indeed in the UK - you'll find that the cost of Octopus is significantly higher than that of the Med, where the...More

Reviewed January 28, 2019

Atmosphere, variety and quality of food and just how healthy it is all add up to putting The Willow ahead of the curve. The vegan options were great for me and my wife both exclaiming it was the best vegan food we'd found since changing...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank Joe D
Pedros M, Manager at The Willow, responded to this reviewResponded February 20, 2019

Hi Joe That's fantastic to hear, thank you! We are so happy we're bucking the trend and serving great vegan food!

Reviewed January 27, 2019 via mobile

An enjoyable evening. The staff were exceptionally helpful and efficient (one even ran half way down the road to chase me when I left my credit card behind...). The menu was clear, extensively labelled and easy to read - which is always welcome for those...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Sam L
Pedros M, Manager at The Willow, responded to this reviewResponded February 20, 2019

Hi Sam Thank you so much for your kind words, we're really pleased you and your partner had a pleasant experience with us!

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186timv
June 18, 2017|
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Response from PedMillichamp | Property representative |
Hi Tim, YES! Our yorkshire puddings are indeed GF! If you're following a Paleo diet or are allergic/ sensitive to egg or dairy, then remove the yorkies...!
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186timv
June 18, 2017|
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Response from PedMillichamp | Property representative |
Hi Tim, YES! Our yorkshire puddings are indeed GF! To make your roast Paleo, then you remove the yorkshire pudding (and also avoid egg and dairy if you're allergic to them)
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