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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

198 Reviews

5.1 /6 Excellent 198 Reviews
Service: friendly
Food: delicious
Waiting Time: no waiting time
Quality/Price: cheap
Atmosphere: entertaining
Noise: quiet
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1 review so far 6
19.03.2017 08:41

Excellent food, goats cheese panacotta tasted amazing, sea bass cooked to perfection loved combination with pearl barley. Service great, plenty of time to enjoy our meal.

1 review so far 6
17.03.2017 11:29

Excellent food from the delicious new menu and amazing service. Relaxed pub feel and prices but exceptional almost fine dining level food. Highly recommend - love this pub.

1 review so far 6
13.03.2017 13:19

Consistently a great Sunday roast and best in sw11. The managers of this pub really want you to have a good time which can't be said of every pub alas.

1 review so far 6
05.03.2017 17:01

They were very helpful to us, welcoming my dog and the food was excellent! Great location, and a nice setting too. Puddings also quite tasty.

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.

2 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.

2 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 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

1 review so far 6
28.12.2016 08:25

The staff were extremely professional, helpful and friendly. The food was excellent and the menu was varied which suited our large group. I would definitely recommend The Latchmere .

1 review so far 6
17.12.2015 08:12

The Latchmere is a lovely, cosy gastro pub, attentive staff and delicious food. I would recommend the Chorizo and black pudding scotch egg starter and the Sunday roasts.

1 review so far 6
09.03.2016 08:01

Great service and food . Theatre excellent and it was great when the actors came and talked to us after their performance . Only bad thing was one drunk female who screamed like a strangled hyena at the top of her lungs every thirty seconds ruining what was otherwise a fantastic night out .

1 review so far 6
30.10.2016 18:24

Consistently it is always an excellent Sunday roast at The Latchmere. Highly recommend the beef roast. Good atmosphere and take bookings as well which is rare

1 review so far 6
21.01.2016 09:11

The Latchmere really is an excellent pub - there's a very extensive menu and the food is superb. Would highly recommend. Will definitely be visiting again!

1 review so far 6
22.01.2017 17:43

Food was lovely, so tasty and the staff were friendly and helpful. The Latchmere has a very homely atmosphere. Will definitely go back for another meal.

1 review so far 5
22.02.2016 19:02

We had a lovely meal, staff were friendly, food delicious, really enjoyed it. Only possible improvement would be that we were sitting by a lovely fire but on the other side was the entrance to the kitchen and the back door was left open so there was a draft, but he pub was really really nice and we would definitely go back.

2 reviews so far 5
14.02.2016 09:14

We went on a Saturday night and found it to be a bit noisy and busy when we first arrived as the bar area was packed. The food was all very good although we had to wait for our last main course as they forgot to enter it in the till. All in all it was a very good meal out

1 review so far 6
21.01.2016 07:21

We come to The Latchmere a lot and it never disappoints. Amazing food and great service as always. We will be back next week again

1 review so far 3
02.04.2016 14:44

The touted 'large selection of beers' are mainly bottled and on draught is actually larger which was rather disappointing. Nice staff - even if they were uninformed about the cooking methods - they don't let us in the kitchen! Food was sadly mediocre at best. Theatre was rustic - uncomfortable benches with little leg room and very poor air circulation - but the play BU21 was very good even though the dialogue was overly sprinkled with 'cunt' - does everybody have to communicate through 4 letter words? Never the less I still enjoyed my visit!!

1 review so far 6
29.12.2016 10:07

Amazing food and very kind staff. Our elderly father couldn't make the meal we were nearly an hour late however they refunded his meal and kindly gave us desert to go to take home . Again the food was amazing . Thank you all Hapy NY 😍

1 review so far 6
03.11.2015 08:53

This was the first time we have had the meal deal before going to the great Theatre 503 upstairs.The food was really good and the staff were brilliant. They made sure we had enough time before we needed to go to the play. Give it a try.

1 review so far 6
23.03.2015 10:44

We're really happy with the new Latchmere! We've been twice (so far) since the re-furb / new ownership and both times have been a great experience - good service, amazing food and booze...what more could you want out of your local?! :) We'll be back again!

1 review so far 6
30.08.2015 08:24

Food very good, there were seven of us and we had different starters, and they all arrived at the same time and cooked perfectly, which I thought is sign of good kitchen. Service also excellent, all the waiting staff were polite and on the ball.

2 reviews so far 4
17.12.2015 16:05

Food tasty, nice atmosphere, service polite and accommodating but sadly felt rushed - we were only told after sitting down that the table was only available for 2 hours, having not been told when booking, nor in the several emails exchanged before - annoying on this occasion as a Christmas gathering of old friends coming from far away - luckily plenty of nice pubs in the area!

1 review so far 6
09.11.2016 09:41

First visit to this pub to see a performance at Theatre503, the lovely little theatre upstairs. We ate from the pre-theatre menu - excellent food and value - and enjoyed the ambiance of a real fire on a cold, wet evening. Highly recommended.

4 reviews so far 6
02.01.2016 13:14

The place is really beautiful and warm! The employees were all kind and quick, although the place was packed. The food is amazing... really! I recommend the shared steak, so tasty that it still waters my mouth now that I think about it!

1 review so far 6
02.11.2015 18:10

The atmosphere and the service were excellent. The selection of pints was ample without being off putting. A bit on the expensive side, but for a treat it felt worth it. If I weren't a student, I'd go there on a regular basis.

1 review so far 5
25.01.2016 08:40

The theatre upstairs is great, we saw a Sunday matinee at 5pm and then headed downstairs for our reservation. Sunday Roasts were very tasty with all the trimmings: my friend had chicken and I the veggie roast. We were happy and stuffed by the end. Lovely service and ambience.

1 review so far 5
17.01.2016 18:43

We enjoyed our Sunday roast today. Well cooked, all the trimmings, a generous serving of beef. Good value for money and nice food. And last but not least, the service was rather quick for a Sunday lunch, and very kind. A good experience then. We shall come back.

2 reviews so far 5
28.09.2016 08:44

We had the pre-theatre menu (from 6-7pm) which was great value & fantastic food. Friendly service, great food & there was the added bonus of being able to take your left over drinks upstairs to Theatre 503! The chorizo scotch egg & cheddar creme brulee were delicious!

1 review so far 4
26.11.2016 08:57

Decent food, waitress was friendly but didn't get order right though did everything to correct it after. Steak & Guinness pie meat was lovely but pie to dry, kale was very salty but the burger was spot on and delicious. Therefore mixed review, seems hit or miss type place, not bad though but not great either.

1 review so far 6
05.05.2015 10:48

Really nice food. Excellent service. We had the pre-theatre menu which was reasonable. It was a friday night and by the end of the evening (after the play), the crowd seemed rowdy and bar tenders extremely agitated.

1 review so far 5
01.11.2015 09:00

Nice diverse menu and vibrant atmosphere. A little loud at times but still a very enjoyable experience. Almost all our meals were excellent with the exception of some slightly dry pheasant. Wait staff were very friendly and attentive. I will definitely go back.

1 review so far 5
15.02.2017 12:31

Great food, and friendly, flexible staff! Lovely place for a weekend catchup and sharing options are lovely if you don't want a full meal. For sports lovers wanting to see the game most tables have a good view of a screen as well.

1 review so far 5
14.11.2016 08:15

Excellent burgers; enthusiastic and friendly service; great atmosphere. I am nervous of telling everyone that it is my new favourite place to watch the rugby as the more people who find out about it, the harder it will be to book a table!

1 review so far 4
21.02.2016 16:59

The food was well above the usual pub standard, and there was a good choice of dishes. The staff, though friendly, were occasionally inattentive. We were also originally seated at a table that was very close to the main bar area, which would have made for a noisy evening if we hadn't moved.

1 review so far 6
31.07.2016 17:11

Really good food - big portions,, great service,,, perfect Sunday lunch with friends.... and its never so busy you get lost in the crowd...I'd recommend it to anyone wanted a good lunch at reasonable prices...

2 reviews so far 6
10.04.2016 06:55

Such a great pub, staff catered brilliantly for the four of us, two prams and a dog. Service was kind and attentive, and the food was really tasty. This place is becoming quite a regular.

1 review so far 4
10.06.2015 07:38

The food was good, but there was a long wait between the starter and the main. The acoustics in the pub aren't great so when it's busy it makes it quite difficult to hear what people are saying and you almost have to shout, even when you're sat right opposite each other.

3 reviews so far 5
02.11.2016 09:07

Delicious food, stressed staff due to it being busy and there not being enough of them. Majority were still lovely and only a few small mistakes made. Overall food far outshone any issues as was fresh and had amazing flavour combinations.

3 reviews so far 6
18.10.2015 11:43

Great pub and the food is always good. Family friendly and good kids area out the back. Plenty of TV's to watch sport and staff are always wanting to make you enjoy your visit

1 review so far 6
02.02.2016 22:15

Great food and friendly service, fast but not rushed. I had the black pudding scotch egg, pumpkin ravioli and salted caramel sticky toffee pudding, all of which were delicious. Excellent overall, would definitely recommend

2 reviews so far 6
19.02.2017 22:57

Very friendly and efficient service. Really enjoyed our meal - sirloin steak steak with peppercorn sauce and pork collar with red cabbage. We followed it with a gf chocolate cake and sticky toffee pudding.