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“Bad Lunch (the first ever at The Ditton)” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Ditton Pub and Restaurant

The Ditton Pub and Restaurant
Price range: $10 - $19
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
London, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Bad Lunch (the first ever at The Ditton)”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2013

Usually this pub is great, good food and beer, warm and friendly with the Sports channel switched on and muted (as it should be).

We went for a Sunday lunch the other weekend, the food (Pork in particular) was bad quality, vegetables were just cooked (what has happened to the Cauliflower Cheese?), cold dinning room and no real beer to speak of, TV was self publicity on repeat.

Hopefully this was a one off but if they are not careful and do not improve they will lose business. There is part of me that does not want to give lunch here another chance in case it is terrible again, destroying good memories, there are other places in the local area. Please sort out decent ales again!

I think we will have to give The Ditton one more try before quitting.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank Wladek O
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Ditton P, General Manager at The Ditton Pub and Restaurant, responded to this review, December 2, 2013
Dear Wladek,

I am so sorry that you had not have an enjoyable experience on the Sunday that you visited the Ditton. We are very proud of our Sunday roasts.

We try to rotate our real ales to cater to everyone's tastes, and I am afraid that we have decided to show live sports in our new Games Room featuring BT Sport, where they can be enjoyed with full sound. During the wintery weather we make the most of our open fire, so I am sorry that the dining area was a little on the chilly side.

I hope that you'll come back and try us again soon. Please get in touch if you would like to book a table,

Kind regards,

Joanna Fraser
General Manager
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English first
Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
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156 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Quick service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2013

We were going to the Old Swan but it was packed to the gunnels, so we left and came here instead. We had a good meal that was served quickly and was reasonably priced. They have moved the restaurant to the back and converted the previous restaurant into a skittles alley. We sat in the main pub but the restaurant looked lovely.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Linda4663
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Ditton P, General Manager at The Ditton Pub and Restaurant, responded to this review, November 24, 2013
Dear Linda,

We're so glad you enjoyed your meal. You'll have to join us for a meal our Dining Area soon.

Kind Regards,

Joanna Fraser
General Manager
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Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
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156 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Enjoyable quiet venue”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2013

I've eaten here a few times and really like their diner section, although I've also eaten in the main pub at lunchtime. Their ham, egg and chips is great! The restaurant menu doesn't have a lot of choices and is quite pricey, but the service is excellent and the food quality is great. I've always enjoyed it. I found the staff very friendly and welcoming.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Linda4663
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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Rude owner, very unfriendly and unwelcoming despite how they advertise themselves...”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2013

We visited as a family for a special lunch on a very warm day. The lady at the bar was pleasant but as soon as we got outside to look for a seat in the shade the owner (so we were told which, as business owners ourselves, we found hard to believe) got really rude when our daughter sat down to drink a drink quickly before going off to play. Bearing in mind that it was 30 degrees and it was the only shady area albeit designated for 'adults only', he had no patience and was aggressive in front of our daughter. Hardly what you expect from a pub/restaurant owner. Certainly not a pleasant environment for families or the friendly and warm welcome they advertise on their site. We wanted to order lunch but left and went elsewhere. No wonder the place was almost empty on a lovely, summer's day...

  • Visited August 2013
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Michele P
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Esher, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Very friendly staff, attitude to service and great food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2013

Sunday carvary very good, served hot and quick. staff very helpful and friendly, with good knowledge of the menu. Drinks may have been a few pence cheaper elsewhere, but overall we had a great afternoon

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank martin h
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