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4.7 /6 Excellent 68 Reviews

The Dynamo

Putney Café £££ +100
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About The Dynamo

Dynamo means a lot of things to a lot of people: a whirling dervish of a bike instrument, a magician from Bradford, a whole host of Eastern European football clubs...down in South London though, it means just one thing: The Dynamo in Putney. They’re a dynamic bunch in a lot of ways, turning out plates of sourdough pizza and cups of coffee with all the ease of seasoned Italian pros, in a way not unlike seasoned Italian pros turn out for the aforementioned Warsaw Pact XIs. Visit them on Putney Bridge Road and try it out for yourself.

Opening Hours

  • Monday 07:00 - 22:00
  • Tuesday 07:00 - 22:00
  • Wednesday 07:00 - 22:00
  • Thursday 07:00 - 23:00
  • Friday 07:00 - 23:00
  • Saturday 07:00 - 23:00
  • Sunday 08:00 - 22:00
The Dynamo, 200 - 204 Putney Bridge Road, SW15 2NA London

Further Information

South of the river – though close to Putney Bridge on Putney Bridge Road in, surprise surprise, Putney (closest station Putney or Putney Bridge, of course) – there is a restaurant that is building a bit of a buzz. More of a low hum, a constant din, a whizzing whirr of activity. That’ll be the Dynamo, where they spin out steaming plates of sourdough Italian pizza at a veritable rate of knots. These are the real deal – oven imported from Napoli no less – and they make a trip to this part of London worthwhile all on their own.

That, however, isn’t to say that they’re the only thing on offer at The Dynamo. They open up early around this end of Putney, and from 8am daily you can get piping hot coffee, eggs, muesli and other breakfast treats to go along with your Italian fare. Take a trip along Putney Bridge to, well, Putney Bridge Road for a superb way to start your London day.

CHEF'S CHOICE

68 Reviews

4.7 /6 Excellent 68 Reviews
Atmosphere: entertaining
Service: friendly
Waiting Time: short
Quality/Price: cheap
Noise: quiet
Food: heavenly
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2 reviews so far 6
17.07.2017 08:38

Service good. Quick and efficient welcome. Food interesting and varied. Particularly enjoyed tge Chilli Eggs and the Granola Ambiance genuinely authentic cycling enthusiasts. A good start to a Sunday

1 review so far 6
19.06.2017 16:58

Always tasty food here, and the coffee is just amazing. Been back for brunch numerous times. Friendly staff. Always bustling on a weekend morning. Sitting outside on a warm day is very relaxing.

1 review so far 6
08.05.2017 09:37

Awesome! Great pizza and a very healthy salad. Coffee was top notch and service very friendly. Loved the vibe and teh cool space. We'll be back.

1 review so far 6
15.04.2017 10:39

Excellent food, drinks and service. Highly recommended. Possibly the best pizza I have ever had in London. Bike parking is also a huge plus. Will definitely be returning!

2 reviews so far 4
22.03.2016 08:01

The food was good and atmosphere friendly at first. Staff lovely but extremely slow to take orders/clear tables. We had an issue with a table of drunk teachers next to us who were being extremely loud and rude when we politely asked one man in particular to stop shouting everything he was saying. The managers watched but didn't say a word until these teachers had gone. They came and apologised and commented on how rude they had been, but it was too little too late for us - they should have controlled the obvious noise if they had been aware of it. It was a shame because the other table ruined our meal. We will definitely come back to try brunch though, perhaps the other guests will be less lairy then!

1 review so far 6
02.01.2017 10:08

First time for dinner last night, had previously been for breakfast, which is very good. Had some really good sharing plates to start followed by really good sour dough pizzas. A really friendly team, who all have a good sense of humour. If you haven't been you should, breakfast or lunch/ dinner. It's really good, and really good coffee!

1 review so far 6
13.10.2016 08:47

Yummy food for brunch. The options on the high street can get busy at times, but Dynamo is really spacious with plenty of room. We had a baby with us, they had high chairs. It's a bike themed cafe with bike racks just inside the door, but you don't have to be wearing lycra to fit in

1 review so far 5
01.08.2016 08:03

Great new cafe restaurant serving breakfast and light meals. Has a cycling theme and attracts loads of passing bikers especially on weekends. Food is fresh and exciting, they use chilli a lot to spice things up and the coffees are amazing. With any new place they are still learning and finding there way a bit and service could improve... otherwise a thoroughly enjoyable meal - Well done!

1 review so far 6
06.11.2016 13:33

First time at The Dynamo and loved it! Brunch with friends and had very yummy avocado & eggs - perfect after a late night out.

1 review so far 3
04.12.2016 07:51

Although the staff were lovely individuals they were very under staffed, we waited a really long time just for a drink, one of our meals arrived while the rest of us were half way through eating. The toilets were flooded, which meant a queue for the disabled toiled which was absolutely filthy (due to muddy cyclists and no time for them to be monitored by staff) Service charge was added to the bill - think that was a bit optimistic! Food was nice. Staff were nice - just service was poor.

3 reviews so far 4
01.03.2017 13:08

Food was really delicious, unfortunately service was bad, very slow (half an hour for our coffee and tea to arrive and drinks arrived twice or not at all) and hectic staff atmosphere, it was a busy time on a Sunday but still not handled well. But perfectly friendly if just chaotic and the food is really good so worth the wait just about!

1 review so far 5
01.03.2017 10:11

Great food. Great atmosphere. Staff were attentive. My only slight critasism is we ordered a bottle of fizz and the waitress didn't know how to open it. So we had to. Not a big thing. Other than that we had a lovely time at Dynamo. Thank you

1 review so far 4
23.02.2017 07:37

Food was fantastic but service minimal. We would have had another bottle of wine and dessert if we had been offered/had the waiters come anywhere near us. After our plates were cleared we were left sat at our table for an hour before one of us went to find a waiter to ask if we could pay.

1 review so far 6
01.08.2016 15:35

Yummy pizza, friendly service, nice place and not busy at all on a Saturday evening, which made for a pleasant relaxed atmosphere with the front of the restaurant opened out onto the sunny street. Delicious gelato for pud!

1 review so far 6
03.11.2016 08:42

Went on a very busy Sunday, booked a table, had to wait for table to come free but other than that food was delicious, teas and coffees and drinks were great, service was quick. Would thoroughly recommend.

1 review so far 6
21.07.2016 15:22

Great food, very accommodating and brilliant service. We wanted to sit outside and as soon as a table was free they came and helped us to move. Would highly recommend. Would definitely recommend going for brunch.

1 review so far 5
10.07.2017 07:27

Food was delicious. A couple of orders came with mistakes but the kind waiters fixed the dishes straight away. We had a beautiful square table by the window at the front that the manager kindly saved for our group.

1 review so far 6
30.01.2017 08:50

Dynamo never fails to disappoint! Perfect place for a brunch whether it be with a large group or just a couple of you. Service is always great, a must visit in Putney!

1 review so far 6
10.04.2016 15:16

Great pizzas and salads and extremely charming service at this cycling cafe/restaurant. The menu is a bit limited, but what they do they do very well. I'll definitely be coming back.

5 reviews so far 5
26.05.2017 10:21

Great place. We sat outside on a sunny day and enjoyed chorizo hash with avocado and poached egg with a glass of wine - delicious! Menu is pretty basic with pizza etc but great for a lunchtime.

2 reviews so far 6
28.08.2016 10:07

Most importantly, it was fun. The breakfast menu is original: the service charming; and the clientele cosmopolitan. Putney is a very competitive location, but Dynamo is distinctive enough to succeed.

1 review so far 5
03.03.2017 14:18

I love the food and the service can be slow but they are so nice. The brunch menu is great with good quality juices/smoothies and coffee. I lovely place on the weekend with a great atmosphere

1 review so far 6
19.02.2017 21:24

Would recommend Dynamo to everyone. It is such a great place for brunch or a pizza. If you cycle, you can stop in your kit and no one will care.

1 review so far 4
30.03.2017 13:11

Great pizzas, would say on par or better than some leading sourdough pizza chains, however the service was terrible. We were ignored the whole time. Asked for water and never got it. Asked for amendments on pizzas that never happened. Would return but with caution

1 review so far 5
11.08.2016 10:02

Met up with an old friend for brunch. We had such a lovely time! Really delicious food, good service absolutely amazing vibe!! Highly recommend it! (bonus .... lots of places to store your bike!!)

1 review so far 5
13.02.2017 12:49

Food and service was really nice, unfortunately we were served coffee in paper cups while everyone else had proper china cups. I understand the restaurant was packed but they could have bought more cups.

1 review so far 5
17.04.2016 13:44

Pizza was tasty, although maybe a tad too cheesy. Service could have been a little better...never nice to see someone else getting their drinks first when you have been waiting longer for your order.

1 review so far 6
18.07.2016 07:54

Went with a group of friends for dinner and watched the Tour de France on their big screen. Great Pizza and Beer. Very easy to park bikes inside.

3 reviews so far 4
06.06.2016 08:26

The pizza and salad were amazing! The drinks are quite pricey at 5.95 for a pint of wild beer. Our small plates also seemed to have been forgotten so came with our main. Can't fault the food though it was very nice

1 review so far 5
28.02.2016 10:56

Really delicious pizzas with unusual combos and a salted caramel choc brownie with homemade ice cream to dream of! Service a bit slow so be prepared to keep asking for what you need,

2 reviews so far 4
13.06.2016 10:21

Good for brunch but gets really noisy as it is usually full of families so becomes difficult to talk. Food is great, coffee can take a while during busy periods as there is only one machine/barista (as of June 16).

4 reviews so far 5
22.08.2016 09:39

The food was great, some of the best poached eggs i've ever had. However, drop one point because I think £6 for a average glass of watermelon juice 'smoothie' is very steep!

1 review so far 6
06.03.2017 08:43

Great food and excellent service! Best brunch in town and a fun atmosphere with the bicycles hanging by the entrance, comfy leather booths and friendly staff.

1 review so far 5
06.03.2017 14:09

Great food and service was good today. Coffees were on time and I had the Full Dynamo for which I'll be going back for – best thing on the breakfast menu.

1 review so far 6
14.05.2016 13:17

Love it here, great pizza, charming staff, affordable and good quality. Our local favourite, it deserves to be a huge success. Salads are excellent too.

1 review so far 6
13.05.2016 12:26

We arrived very late for our booking and near closing time but still received helpful and friendly service, very good pizzas and we weren't rushed.

1 review so far 5
14.10.2016 18:00

Lovely food, generous portions but service a bit slow. We will definitely return for another visit as we are locals. Would be great to have a kids menu/ portion sizes

3 reviews so far 5
28.02.2017 14:17

Delicious sourdough pizzas in a cool setting. Our dinner was very good value and the staff were very friendly and helpful. This is a great casual spot for Putney.

1 review so far 5
27.03.2017 09:10

Great food, atmosphere and decor - with a reasonable price. I should make the point that the food was very good. Only negative was that service was quite slow.

1 review so far 4
12.03.2017 12:14

Great coffee! The eggs were delicious too. Unfortunately the service let the restaurant down a bit. It took a long time to order and then to receive the order. It was Saturday morning so fairly busy.

5 reviews so far 5
06.03.2017 10:19

Great breakfast spot as always. Decent coffee and a good vibe. Love the avocado, dukkah and poached eggs on sourdough toast, and the chorizo hash is great too.

1 review so far 5
05.12.2016 12:39

Great place for brunch with friends, lovely food and pleasant atmosphere. The service was good and the place is dog friendly! Definitely get the full dynamo for breakfast.

1 review so far 5
04.09.2016 07:39

Friendly, efficient service. Good food. Dog friendly for anyone who goes out with their four footed friend. Very nice place. Good choice of food and drinks. Will return.

1 review so far 5
22.05.2016 20:41

We had a great brunch at Dynamo Cafe. The service was good and the food was delicious. Next time we're in the area we will definitely go back.

1 review so far 2
27.02.2017 08:14

Pretty poor experience from start to finish. On arrival ordered coffee and water and waited for 30mins for them to arrive, even having asked 3 times where they were. The food was good and the menu was interesting but when the hot breakfast was served the eggs were cold. Need to improve the service drastically at this place to make it a good brunch spot.

1 review so far 5
14.05.2016 23:38

Best pizza in London. Thanks for the great birthday, proper napoli pizza that we lack here. Hurrah for Putney Try the garlic bread. .so good!

1 review so far 5
17.07.2017 08:24

Great food and excellent personal service. Family enjoyed the music. A relaxed and happy event all round.would recommend to friends and will certainly visit again.

1 review so far 5
10.11.2016 09:37

Waiter could have been more attentive. Food and atmosphere great. Worth seeking out away from the high street. Will definitely go back again. Well done.

1 review so far 5
21.10.2016 10:33

Lovely food. Service a little slow. Quite a loud environment, but one of the best places to eat either breakfast, lunch or dinner in Putney.

1 review so far 5
03.04.2016 07:20

Good pizza, nice beer; a simple but enjoyable... I find it a bit silly that quandoo wants at least 25 words to be entered tho