This used to be THE best boozer in Wimbledon. A proper rugby pub hidden away on the side of Wimbledon common with a fine selection of real ales, a fantastic wine cellar and the best pub grub I've ever tasted!
Alas just over three years back the owner of Hibiscus bought the place and its been downhill ever since.
They just seemed to have lost their way, trying to created a posh restaurant in that location, yet still accomodate dog-walkers, wellingtons caked in mud with drooling poodles watching you take every mouthful of your steak.
The food is good it has to be said (as much as the unwelcome spectators are not), although at the prices you'd jolly well hope it would be.
On my last trip their however I went with a group of around 12. We had pre dinner drinks, three courses with wines port and brandy and overall had a thoroughly good evening. The bill came in at about £1,100, which was fair enough as we'd been hitting the nicer wines on the list. It was chucking it down with rain outside and we settled up and one by one our taxis arrived. My cab was the last to arrive, staff were still clearing up, they weren't waiting to leave.We had finished our wine and were simply waiting for a taxi, sheltering from the rain inside, when the barman came over and with all the charm of a nightclub bouncer told us we had to wait outside. We explained out cab was booked and would be here in five minutes and it'd save us a soaking if they would allow us to wait inside, but he was having none of it, and pretty much marched us to the door which sullied the evening somewhat.
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