A legend in London, Le Gothique’s award-winning garden, hidden within the grounds of the historic Royal Victoria Patriotic Building, has seen many a wedding and special celebration go off in peerless style. Backing onto Wandsworth Common, the spired and turreted Royal Victoria also houses Le Gothique’s split-level restaurant and the Gothic Bar, the whole impeccably outfitted complex regularly listed in leading food and drink critics’ top picks for London. Not that it’s hard to find, your best access to this palace to gastronomy and good times can be found down John Archer Way, off Windmill Road and Trinity Road.
Experienced hospitality and event management veterans Mark Justin, his son Andrew and manager Elliot Baker have joined forces to make Le Gothique one of London’s most sought-after venues for all manner of celebrations, as well as a top-spot for a la carte dining – with head chef Rafal and sous chef Marek bringing a distinct French touch to table – Sunday lunches, or casual drinks of the rare and craft ale type available at the Gothic Bar. The walled garden area of this heritage-listed, landmark building on the western edge of Wandsworth COmmon down John Archer Way is a highlight, with a heated and lighted canopy sheltering up to 250 guests standing, or 150 seated.
Inside what many regard as London’s first gastropub-type dining establishment (founded in 1987), Le Gothique’s namesake Gothic Bar is often the first port of call for those exploring this southwest London fixture, with the range of drinks available getting the nod from the Good Beer Guide year in and year out. The mezzanine restaurant, on the other hand, can seat 100 or accommodate 150 for a standing cocktails and canapes reception. There’s a special every day of the week on the bar menu for lunch and early evening dining, while the French cuisine-inspired restaurant menu never fails to impress. As for wedding and event banquets, Le Gothique is happy to consult with you as to your precise needs and desires.
Really great food and interesting historical surroundings. Staff very nice Called to say we would be late but no problem at all. Would recommend highly
Perfect place, relaxed, good service, nice food , fare price. Just slightly hard to find the entrance as situated in an old historic building .
Yes I really enjoyed, the food was really good, especially my lovely big portion of mussels, the staff were friendly and helpful too x I will go again on a night that I can use my taste card, it was a very romantic setting for Valentines too, they had candles everywhere,