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The Latchmere

Battersea European, British ££ +100
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About The Latchmere

Continuing their mission to seek out and restore London’s most beautiful, forgotten heritage pubs to their former glory – and then some – Three Cheers Pub Co.'s The Latchmere is their latest Battersea gastropub project. And south London theatregoers will be rejoicing when they hear that the Olivier award-winning Theatre503 will remain in its home above The Latchmere along Battersea Park Road. It simply means that no decision needs to be made when it comes to a pre-theatre dinner, or post-show drink!

Opening Hours

  • Monday 11:00 - 23:00
  • Tuesday 11:00 - 23:00
  • Wednesday 11:00 - 23:00
  • Thursday 11:00 - 23:00
  • Friday 11:00 - 00:00
  • Saturday 11:00 - 00:00
  • Sunday 11:00 - 22:30
The Latchmere, 503 Battersea Park Road, Battersea, SW11 3BW London

Further Information

Gorgeously refurbished, The Latchmere’s premises on the corner of Battersea Park Road and Latchmere Road have a new lease of life. It’s a lease that does, however, respect the time-honoured traditions of quality British pubs, and the cultural importance of the tenants upstairs. Theatre503, on the first floor, are an award-winning company that stage over 300 shows per year, prompting the Guardian to remark that Theatre503 is arguably the most important theatre in Britain today. And their home is all the more secure, now that adventurous London theatregoers have an obvious choice for pre-theatre dinners and drinks, right downstairs. The menu changes daily, so check the chalkboards for the latest 2- or 3-course warm-up to some of London’s most vital plays.

On warmer London days and nights, The Latchmere has you covered. Or rather not. Tucked behind this London gastropub’s Battersea Park Road premises is a south-facing courtyard garden, a more intimate snug area (perfect for private hire), a sunny terrace, and a fantastically distracting kids’ area allowing you – perhaps not the toddlers – to enjoy some al fresco wining and dining. With classic British cuisine on offer – with much of the produce sourced from Three Cheers Pub Co.'s own country farmstead – and an incredible range of beer, fine wines, and daring cocktails, the Latchmere is a perfect blend of traditional public house, meeting point and cultural hub right in the heart of Battersea.

CHEF'S CHOICE

238 Reviews

5.1 /6 Excellent 238 Reviews
Atmosphere: entertaining
Service: friendly
Food: delicious
Waiting Time: short
Noise: quiet
Quality/Price: cheap
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4 reviews so far 6
28.08.2017 19:58

Brilliant food, great staff as always. We love it. We eat there before we go to Theatre 503 which is upstairs above the pub. They have some very good productions.

1 review so far 6
01.08.2017 09:39

Really helpful staff, food was really to a high standard and the pub had a great atmosphere. There was plenty of staff serving so the service was good also. It was a really enjoyable evening

6 reviews so far 6
27.07.2017 11:10

A great way to celebrate a birthday! Such lovely staff who really pulled the stops out to ensure we had a good evening. We were all amazed at how good the food was, good size portions too. Made that much better with the summer 50% off mains voucher! Will keep going back..

1 review so far 6
22.06.2017 08:22

Amazing venue, lovely service and the food was incredible. This is officially my favourite local, highly recommend! Would recommend booking beforehand to be on the safe side.

1 review so far 3
11.04.2015 15:16

I live in Dulwich, but often make the journey to The Latchmere to have Sunday lunch with a friend who lives nearby. I'm bound to say, however, that I would not take the trouble to travel to this pub if the friend were to move elsewhere. On a positive note, the renovation of the premises by the Renaissance Pubs chain seems to work well, combining the modern conveniences we expect whilst retaining some of the Victorian charm. The staff always seem friendly. However, my main criticism of The Latchmere is price. Both food a and drinks are simply not good value for money. Gastro pub prices without the 'gastro'. Although food is clearly central to the offering here, it is still very firmly a pub, rather than a restaurant. The menu changes very little and, as far as Sunday roasts are concerned, the formula is identical from week to week, the food always presented in exactly the same way with the same vegetables cooked in the same way and same quantities. Of course, the unvarying menu would suit some people very well; however, if, like me, you like variety, even in something as formulaic as "Sunday Lunch", this menu is not for you. Wine in pubs has moved on a lot in recent years and, as you would expect of a pub which places an emphasis on food, the wine list here is reasonable. However, like the food, it is pretty formuaic and overpriced. Beers include the usual bar-top kegs and a disappointingly narrow range of real ales which, you've guessed it, don't change that much. Food appears to be cooked freshly, wine and beer are kept well; but you won't discover anything new here. And, in my opinion, that is where price is critical. If I spend a £40-50 per head on a meal for two with wine, I expect more. Variety; old favourites with a twist; new dishes; new wines & ales; wines from familiar places using different varieties... The possibilities are endless and most of them are ignored here. The bottom line? If pay gastro prices I expect 'gastro'. If money is no object for you and you don't like surprises, The Latchmere could become your regular. If, like me, you like a good-value changing menu / wine list / beer selection, then there may well be other pubs that'll suit you better.

1 review so far 4
15.11.2016 16:37

The Latchmere was suggested by my boss. The pub atmosphere is great, charming place with stylish old furniture and massive windows to get light in. Food is delicious, we had starters and Sunday roasts, everybody was happy. Beers on tap are half a dozen and quite common but still good. Weak point the urge the put on us: We booked for noon and we were roughly 1/2 hour late, too bad for us, but they booked again the table at 2.30 for someone else, telling us only just before we arrived... So there was a certain unease to finish our meal and going somewhere else to continue with dad's birthday celebrations.

1 review so far 4
13.02.2016 19:21

Came here last Sunday for a roast and drinks. Atmosphere: 5/6 it was a nice family pub atmosphere, went with a friend it was very good and we felt comfortable. Service: 5/6 The staff were all very friendly and welcoming, would have been full marks if we didn't feel like we were being rushed out. Food: 2/6 We came here because we had seen on social media the giant Yorkshire puddings and we wanted in on that action! The food came very quickly. When the food came out we loved the look of it it all looked delicious. (We had both ordered the beef roast) The taste, however did not at all match up to the aesthetics unfortunately :( We were so disappointed. There wasn't a lot of flavour in general, the veggies weren't good, meat was tough as were the potatoes (these made us especially sad). Even the Yorkshires we were so looking forward to were a huge greasy letdown. So overall I would definitely come back to the Latchmere for drinks we loved the atmosphere, but we will save our money and go to the Sushi Cafe round the corner if we get hungry.

1 review so far 6
30.08.2015 18:40

Very welcoming staff, we had Sunday lunch with 3 children, the children's meal size was perfect and they loved the idea of decorating their own cupcakes. My friend had the roast beef, the Yorkshire pudding is certainly the show stopper!!! Beef was delicious and tender, I had the Sea Bass which was cooked to perfection, presentation was spot on, just the right amount leaving a small enough space for dessert which was also delicious and just big enough. Our waitress was outstanding and shame on us for not getting her name, but she catered to our every need with a smile on her face and always a pleasant word, even interacting with the children too. We have both said we are definitely coming back but without the children.

1 review so far 5
11.03.2016 12:18

Super experience. We were 5 girls out for a good night in town, and they helped to start out the night with style. Had super suggestion for a cocktail to start us up with; 4 pornstar martini's, which was a new one for me. Very tasty! Staff were very understanding and helpful about my allergies. As a person with gluten, onion, and lactose intollerance, it can be a challenge to eat out.They had a focus on details of the dish, so I didn't risk having any reactions, and they didn't just take items away from my dish, but adjusted it to suit my special needs and made a special sauce. We had 4 different dishes between us, and all the food was of exelent quality, with eye for the details. Great start to the evening and very friendly and helpful staff.

1 review so far 5
29.08.2017 09:39

When my main course arrived, the salmon tasted slightly off. The Manager noticed my doubt, came to the table and ordered a fresh dish to be made immediately, without me asking anything. Impressive, spot on service. The second salmon nicoise was REALLY nice and the salmon cooked to perfection. My friend reported her main course was excellent too. Unfortunately the puddings were disappointing: my friend's chocolate brownie tasted good but was as hard as rock; my passion fruit posset tasted good but was very set and so heavy I could not even manage half. We will definitely come back, but might just stay clear of puddings. The quality of the main course and the wonderful service were still well worth another visit.

1 review so far 5
19.08.2017 00:25

Being a party of four, we studied the menu and decided to get the three "boards" listed under the starters, and share them as our mains, adding a portion of the sweet potato chips. This proved a very good choice. There was enough for all, except that we should have ordered more of the chips, (and the mussels, on the seafood board really weren't very nice - twice-cooked mussels never are). The service was good, and the ambiance pleasant, barring some very loud and unpleasant music (so called) which intruded for part of the time. So much for the meal - the play was excellent. It was an intriguing plot and beautifully acted.

3 reviews so far 5
13.10.2016 12:29

We go to The Latchmere every Monday night for the quiz and enjoy ourselves every time. The pub has a great, friendly atmosphere, good beer and friendly staff. I would absolutely recommend giving it a go as, although I've never eaten there, the food always looks fantastic and I've heard it tastes just as good.

1 review so far 6
25.01.2016 09:20

The Latchmere is a nice and warming place, where you can eat good food. There's kids place and wi-fi. But the most important is that you can eat cheaper with quality! For me, as a new costumer it was a really nice surprise.

2 reviews so far 1
02.03.2015 10:39

I am a regular at The Latchmere and normally spend £40-£50 on food and drink every Sunday. On this occasion, the pub was packed and staff looked run off their feet. I had a small table which unfortunately was next to a large group of young people who were behaving obnoxiously; they had their feet on the chairs and other seating and were throwing food and sweets around. One of them was aggressive toward me for no reason and asked me if "I had a boyfriend" at one point. I felt pretty uncomfortable and ate my food and left. As soon as I got up the group took the table and seating that had been set aside for me. As a regular who normally has a good experience every week I am still upset at what happened. In my opinion, The Latchmere is a poorer place when people like that are allowed in and to behave with such boorishness unchecked.

1 review so far 6
18.04.2016 15:25

Lovely Sunday lunch at The Latchmere. Roast was amazing, especially the yorkshire! Staff are friendly, helpful and polite. No rush from the table either, which was very welcome after the size portion we had! Definitely returning.

4 reviews so far 6
28.08.2015 15:56

Lovely lunchtime menu. Delicious good. Fantastic service. We used a 50% discount voucher - August 2015. The food, service etc was not compromised in any way with the voucher. Fantastic value! Well done The Latchmere

5 reviews so far 6
09.10.2015 07:26

We thoroughly enjoyed our evening at The Latchmere. The food is fantastic and the service excellent and very friendly. Very highly recommended, and in our view one of the best pubs in the area.

1 review so far 3
12.09.2017 07:58

We were given a lovely table tucked away in a corner of the pub and were promptly attended to by our waitress the choice of mains was good and we chose bbq brisket and fish and chips , the missus enjoyed her brisket and was given an ample plate full alas my fish was ok but was given a plate full of small bitty chips like u get at home from the bottom of the frozen chip bag ! Deserts next salted caramel sticky toffee pudding twas really nice but mrs eats had the oreo cheesecake which the waitress recommended mmmmmm bland heavy top with thick buiscuit bottom not very good however we were offered a refund and even free drinks when i refused politely however its all down to personal choices

1 review so far 6
28.02.2016 09:18

The Latchmere is a great gastro-pub: the food is great and the selection of beers is good. I love to go there because they have the Landlord: one of my favorite beers

2 reviews so far 6
13.04.2017 11:30

Last minute booking for 8, for a sunny Sunday Lunch - not only could they accommodate us there was a wonderful play area for the little one and the food was excellent. It's not easy to find somewhere child friendly with good food where the adults can feel comfortable too, so this is definitely a gem and one we'll be gong back to.