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Excellent service, tasty food and fantastic portions. Fabulous roast, will be back
Great place, I definitely suggest it for a good Sunday roast!
No wave machine, but otherwise great. Doo do doo do doo do
Really lovely meal before the play 'Out of Sorts" in a traditional British Pub great old faahioned ambience. Great food, beautifully presented, with friendly service top marks ! Loved it
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.
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.
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.
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.
We had a Saturday evening out with friends and loved our time at The Latchmere. Their fish & chips are the best, and their lamb special was exceptional. Chef Phill even checked in on us to ensure that we enjoyed the food. This is a lovely place with friendly staff and a very welcoming atmosphere. We will definitely go again!
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.