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5.2 /6 Excellent 138 Reviews

The Bolingbroke

Clapham European, British £££ +100
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About The Bolingbroke

The Bolingbroke pub and restaurant is steeped in the history of London. Situated on the corner of Battersea’s Honeywell and Northcote Roads, this traditional British gastropub takes its name from the brilliant politician and reckless rake, Henry St John, 1st Viscount Bolingbroke. The Bolingbroke offers the best of British cuisine, beer and wine, with a daring streak that makes for an exciting night out or a lazy weekend spent pontificating at the bar, in the dining room, or watching the world go by from a table outside.

Opening Hours

  • Monday 11:00 - 23:00
  • Tuesday 11:00 - 23:00
  • Wednesday 11:00 - 23:00
  • Thursday 11:00 - 00:00
  • Friday 11:00 - 00:00
  • Saturday 10:00 - 00:00
  • Sunday 10:00 - 22:30
The Bolingbroke, 174 Northcote Road, Battersea, SW11 6RE London

Further Information

This Battersea corner pub offers a refined, traditional British restaurant dining and drinking experience. A family-friendly pub, there’s a great kids menu and plenty of toys and activities (cupcake decorating, anyone?) to keep the whippersnappers happy while their elders enjoy a glass or two of from The Bolingbroke’s remarkable wine list. Mum and dad can also enjoy great British cuisine either from the bar food selection, or from the a la carte menu in the separate and beautifully appointed dining room, which is also available for private hire. The food is British but atypical. This London gastropub’s menu uses ingredients sourced from The Bolingbroke’s very own country farmstead – free-range pork, chicken and beef. Superlative seafood is sourced direct from boats off England’s southern coast. All this means that the dishes coming out of The Bolingbroke’s Northcote Road kitchen are as fresh and seasonal as possible.

Winning accolades left, right and centre (Harden’s London Restaurants list is just one of many to ladle praise upon The Bolingbroke), Battersea has been put firmly on the map as one of London’s top destinations for those on the lookout for the best of the city’s gastropubs and British restaurants. Whether you choose to sit outside on the open-air terrace on a summer’s evening, right on Honeywell and Northcote roads, to prop yourself up by the bar, or back by the open fire in the dining room with up to 36 seated or 50 standing friends and family, The Bolingbroke offers a relaxed environment with excellent service, great food, and fine drink.


138 Reviews

5.2 /6 Excellent 138 Reviews
Waiting Time: no waiting time
Food: heavenly
Service: extraordinary
Atmosphere: entertaining
Quality/Price: cheap
Noise: quiet
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2 reviews so far 6
31.07.2017 20:19

We used the 50% voucher deal to try this local neighbourhood gem. It was great value for money and excellent service. Happy to go back again. Food tasted really fresh.

1 review so far 6
31.07.2017 11:59

Lovely pub restaurant. Great food and service, good atmosphere as well. Would highly recommend for those looking for a nice evening meal in the area

2 reviews so far 6
26.07.2017 13:59

Excellent service, lovely meal and a nice atmosphere. We were the only ones left in the restaurant when we left, but no pressure was put on us to hurry up. Most impressive though was that they noticed my wife had left her handbag behind and rang me within minutes of our leaving the restaurant. Many thanks!

1 review so far 6
12.07.2017 10:26

Excellent food, great atmosphere and wonderfully attentive service! What more could you ask for from your local?! Very pleased to live close by!! Ps try the caramari!

1 review so far 6
22.06.2015 10:45

The Bolingbroke was recommended by a friend as having a fantastic Sunday roast, so I booked for myself, partner and 4month old son to go there for fathers day. The place itself is light, spacious and well presented, the service very friendly, helpful and efficient and the food especially the roast most certainly did not disappoint. We will be going back.

1 review so far 6
19.08.2015 10:36

I went with three others to the Bolingbroke on a Tuesday evening on their August 50% off food offer! The atmosphere was both modern and cosy, lovely decor and nice ambience. There was a great choice on the menu, approx 5-6 choices for each course and all the food was tasty and well executed. Service was pleasing and the whole experience was great, worth repeating. The price was incredibly reasonable on the offer but wouldn't be unreasonable even when the offer is not available. I look forward to going back. Parking was easy too after 6.30pm !

1 review so far 6
20.07.2015 01:22

Amazing roast - huge portion, food was great quality. I had roast lamb which was delicious and then sticky date pudding with Vanilla ice cream. We had an issue with our reservation where some of the guests didn't arrive and the staff were friendly and accommodating with this. Service was quick and we had a great evening We will be back again very soon, many thanks!

2 reviews so far 6
20.02.2016 23:42

Excellent throughout. Great food and friendly welcoming service. There are many restaurants to choose from in the area. Not many that we return to. The Bolingbroke is the exception, we are never disappointed.

2 reviews so far 6
15.12.2016 21:12

This chain of local pubs/restaurants are rightly very popular. Excellent staff and decent/good food. The Bolingbroke offers a solid menu and, on this Christmas occasion, had made a real effort with the ambience

1 review so far 6
04.03.2015 09:00

The Bolingbroke is a lovely, atmospheric pub. It has a really cosy feel inside which is very welcoming. The food was delicious as always and the staff are friendly and helpful.

1 review so far 5
21.02.2016 17:09

Always good atmosphere and great food at The Bolingbroke. Service was friendly and reasonable prices for food and drink. The only thing that would make it better is if it were that little bit closer to home.

1 review so far 5
21.10.2015 11:08

Amazing service and staff! We love this place. Jess and the team look after you so well, and its a great venue. They have recently changed the menu which is nice, but I was sad to see they have taken off the Chilean Chardonnay as it was a super wine. We will be back, as there is always a great atmosphere. Highly recommended.

2 reviews so far 6
09.10.2015 10:39

The Bolingbroke is highly recommended - always great food, a lovely environment, adorable dining area at the back of the bar area. Very friendly staff too

1 review so far 6
03.04.2017 10:32

It's always great at The Bolingbroke. Good food, good wine, knowledgeable staff, great atmosphere! Lovely service. My favourite pub in Wandsworth! I'll be back soon!

3 reviews so far 2
16.08.2015 18:28

Disappointing. We were a party of 5 + an 8 year old. Very noisy (had been warned about this by friends) may be it's the wooden walls. Strange mismatched chairs, some 'school' wooden chairs, hard & uncomfortable, the ones with (worn & marked) round padded cushions were too high. Staff not very interested, nice Sunday menu. My roast lamb was very chewy, the vegetables were far too 'al dente' and could not be cut with a knife. We were not asked if we enjoyed our meal or I would have complained about the lamb. Had to ask for mint sauce which came as a le of mint from a jar of shop-bought not very nice mint sauce. Sea bass was tasty as was the pork but it was not a cheap meal and did not live up to expectations. We will not go there again.

4 reviews so far 6
08.10.2015 12:22

We had a super Sunday lunch at the Bolingbroke. Great service, food and ambience. There was a high chair and crayons ready for the 2 year old and the staff were attentive without being pushy. I cannot recommend it highly enough and we shall be going again.

1 review so far 4
19.08.2016 11:04

Great service but the food was average; the ploughmans lunch wasnt that exciting: salad, a bit of cheese, chutney and bread. The chicken parmigiana that I had for dinner wasn't anything special. It's something that I would have expected at a beefeater or in a ready made meal. We paid half price for food as we dined in August and I think that was the right price for that food.

1 review so far 3
27.03.2017 10:18

A nice pub but beware, this is a pub for babies who bring their parents along. More kids that adults most of the time and overrun with buggies. so great if you want a kid friendly place, not great if you are a couple and want a quiet meal. Food is normally good. this time i had a fish cake that was deep fried and not that nice, friend had a salad that looked great and fresh. Service was a little slow, just one gril running around kept trying to get their attention.

1 review so far 3
17.09.2015 07:51

When we arrived the table was not ready for another 20 minutes. We were also then put on a very small table so our meal was cramped. We had three buggies with us, which I pre warned them about, but there was no where for them to go. So My husband and i had to eat passing our baby between us. The food was fine, but we felt rushed as we only had a two hour time slot. That's not long enough for a group of six.

1 review so far 5
25.01.2016 13:17

On our visit we had great food, service and atmosphere. Definitely will be going back there again. The Bolingbroke is also in a very accessible location

1 review so far 6
24.01.2016 18:17

Excellent food and lovely atmosphere! The wine list is extensive and the staff and more than helpful with any queries. My extended family always make the effort to visit the Bolingbroke when they're here from overseas.

2 reviews so far 6
17.06.2017 15:49

The food was amazing. We had beautifully cooked steak - tender and juicy. The bonoffee pie was also good. Fast, friendly yet pleasant informal service. It was not quiet but we found it lively and animated.

1 review so far 6
18.10.2016 17:29

Great food at the Bolingbroke, dog friendly so great to see so many there that evening! Food was really good and reasonably priced. Would definitely go back again and it's in my neighbourhood, so a win!

6 reviews so far 5
03.03.2016 17:20

I love the Bolingbroke for the atmosphere and their huge Sunday roasts. The wine list could be improved. Needs more bold, smooth reds! Can get very noisy in the back room if the decorations aren't up (which absorb some of the sound).

6 reviews so far 5
03.03.2016 17:16

I love the Bolingbroke for the atmosphere and their huge Sunday roasts. The wine list could be improved. Needs more bold, smooth reds! Can get very noisy in the back room if the decorations aren't up (which absorb some of the sound).

6 reviews so far 5
03.03.2016 17:07

I love the Bolingbroke for the atmosphere and their huge Sunday roasts. The wine list could be improved. Needs more bold, smooth reds! Can get very noisy in the back room if the decorations aren't up (which absorb some of the sound).

1 review so far 6
10.08.2016 21:55

Fantastic food and service, really helpful staff gave us good recommendations on several items on the menu, the items from the specials board were particularly good. We will definitely return and would recommend to friends.

6 reviews so far 5
03.03.2016 17:15

I love the Bolingbroke for the atmosphere and their huge Sunday roasts. The wine list could be improved. Needs more bold, smooth reds! Can get very noisy in the back room if the decorations aren't up (which absorb some of the sound).

1 review so far 4
13.08.2017 07:59

Was expecting a table in the actual restaurant area, but was put in the pub area. Didn't mind too much, although it was extremely loud. No candles or anything on the tables (although laid out very nicely). The cheeseboard was way too small for the price. However, the food was extremely good!

1 review so far 5
21.01.2016 08:13

Good food and friendly service. Very nice atmosphere. Food was very good. All in all happy with the experience. Great to be able to book online and change booking to add an extra person at the last minute via email. Thanks.

1 review so far 6
06.02.2017 10:44

It was a fantastic lunch, the food was delicious and the waiters and waitresses were very friendly, helpful and chatty. We have a cute table in the corner and the restaurant itself was buzzing.

1 review so far 5
01.03.2017 09:34

This is a very nice venue. There was a good choice on the menu and also on the specials which didn't seem to run out until later on in the evening. The meal was nice and the service also good.

1 review so far 3
12.07.2015 08:47

service wasn't great waitress wasn't very helpful and a little rude, my friends meal the lamb was really tough and they didn't really care. It was also soooooo loud we actually couldn't have a conversation towards the end and had to leave. Its a shame as i had heard great reviews about it but i won't rush to go back there or recommend in a hurry.

4 reviews so far 6
11.02.2016 11:33

Great food, service and atmosphere. We go to the Bolingbroke regularly and are never disappointed. I can't recommend it highly enough. We had a lovely Sunday lunch there, the food is always super.

3 reviews so far 5
04.09.2015 09:23

Great for a Bank Holiday lunch with friends and children. Really relaxed atmosphere, and good food. I'd like a little more variety and creativity on the menu, but perhaps it was just limited because we had the Sunday menu.

2 reviews so far 5
14.10.2016 23:57

I went with some friends for my birthday. Lovely warm atmosphere. We had good service from the staff and really good food. Slightly odd that they had run out of ice so couldn't do cocktails, but no other complaints.

1 review so far 6
05.10.2015 10:21

Delicious food, great service and great atmosphere! We went for a girly Sunday lunch and weren't disappointed. The roast chicken was so tasty and the perfect potion, I would wholeheartedly recommend it!

1 review so far 6
25.01.2016 17:08

Great food, delicious wine, excellent service in a warm and friendly environment, lovely evening. Loved the still and fizzy water which was just brought to the table throughout the meal, much appreciated!

1 review so far 6
10.06.2016 23:45

Excellent service , delicious food and great gastro pub ambiance ... Outdoor seating makes it even better albeit a bit restricted due to space constraint - Would always recommend to friends .

1 review so far 5
12.10.2016 18:59

Great atmosphere and efficient service. There is always a good vibe here . The specials are always varied and the quality of the food good although the portion for the sea bass was on the small side !

1 review so far 4
20.03.2017 22:38

Food delicious but acoustics in the pub are dreadful and its quite hard to hear what anyone around the table is saying. The table next to us commented how 'noisy' it seemed to be for a Monday night too (even though it wasn't actually full. Just loud).

1 review so far 6
13.11.2016 16:52

Friendly, attentive but not intrusive staff. Prompt service & delicious food. Pub style menu with some great specials. My third time here & I am looking forward to going again soon.

1 review so far 2
18.11.2015 09:00

We booked an early table for the Saturday night and were put in the back room where all other table were empty for a good 45 minutes. We were put on a small table next to the door to the kitchen which was in constant use and caused sucha draft we ate with our coats on. When we asked to move to another empty tabel we were ignored for well over 5 minutes and told they were waiting for the manager to approve it as people ahd booked particular tables. Not happy.

1 review so far 6
20.04.2016 22:52

Venue is beautiful, food is amazing and staff is super friendly! Definitely worth a visit. Front is like a pub but in the back they have a dinning room too.

2 reviews so far 6
23.03.2015 08:45

The pressed roast lamb was sublime. The combination of flavours really were spot on. Deserts fantastic all round. Service impeccable. What more could you hope for from a Sunday lunch?

1 review so far 6
28.10.2016 23:07

Good, as always. Food was delicious. It was a great atmosphere, and the wine perfectly complemented making it a great evening. Thank you again for making it a great evening

1 review so far 5
11.12.2016 08:45

Lovely food and atmosphere. Must go to over Christmas as they have amazing decorations. Only down side was there was a party next to us which was too loud so we struggled to hear each other.

1 review so far 5
02.08.2016 18:46

Went with 2 sisters. Food as always good. Service is excellent. Was full house and rather noisy but no hiccups with order. We were allowed to sit and chat between courses. Overall very satisfactory lunch.

1 review so far 5
18.01.2016 11:08

Very good food with a very generous portion of chicken in the Caesar salad. Friendly service. I'm glad that I have discovered this gastro pub, since I live locally. It was recommended by a neighbour

1 review so far 6
01.03.2015 18:32

I thoroughly enjoyed my blind date at The Bollingbroke. Warm atmosphere, happy smiley staff, jolly diners and tastefully designed interior:-) Oh and the food was pretty darn good too!