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“Sill very good”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of The Alexandra

The Alexandra
Ranked #2,476 of 22,374 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Late Night, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: It's mainly a gastropub/pub. I'm surprised The Alexandra only brings up some awful hotel in London as this place is cracking for food, maybe the best pub in Wimbledon.
London, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Sill very good”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2014

I've always liked the Alexander and the quirky notice boards outside :-)
The food is always good quality and portion size is fair if not over generous for us with an ample waistline.
Some of the clientele look very seasoned, but they can't discriminate, so you have to take it or leave it.
I find it a little bit pricey, but it is Wimbledon, so I guess it's not as dear as some others.
The staff are incredibly friendly and one does feel safe, although I wish the smokers would air themselves thoroughly before standing next to me, at the bar, but I guess that is more my problem than the pub's. Likewise the outdoor seating is good if you like lots of secondhand smoke or smelling like an old ashtray.

  • Visited February 2014
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Bedford, United Kingdom
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“Family Lunch”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2013

Saturday lunch with family: very friendly and attentive service: food well cooked and an interesting menu at typical prices for the area. Portions are more than adequate - no skimping here. Becomes crowded due to quality of its offerings and its location close to Wimbledon Station. Reasonable range of wines by bottle and glass and draught beers. Background music not too intrusive - we could hear ourselves chat. Second visit so pleasant occasion not a "one off".

  • Visited October 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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189 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“Three boozers in one!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2013

One of Wimbledon's many Youngs pubs, this one is far from the worst. There are two bars downstairs separated by just an archway, yet they are from different worlds. And then there's the roof terrace, which seems a continent away from the downstairs. Apart from the usual sallow-skinned fag-addicts that afflict any outside pub space these days it's a pleasant place to savour a pint. Food is ok, real ales are served very well and the location is great.

  • Visited July 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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57 restaurant reviews
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“A wonderful pub - shame the roof terrace is spoilt by cigarette smoke”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2013

A wonderful institution with great food and a fantastic roof terrace.

They are always busy which means the service is not always great but still well worth the wait.

The only criticism I have and it is a big one is that the wonderful roof terrace is totally off limits unless you like your food / drink with a big dose of cigarette smoke.

I had lunch there yesterday and had to leave because the covered area was literally covered in cigarette smoke.

The covered area on the roof terrace should be non smoking. There is not enough air to blow the smoke away - but hey ho I know I will still return even if it is not on the roof.

By the way the pulled pork burger is amazing.

  • Visited August 2013
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“Great food, service and atmosphere at great price”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2013

Had a fabulous meal here - pulled pork burger highly recommended. Great atmosphere and outdoor seating on a lovely summer evening only added to the overall experience

Visited July 2013
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