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Lovely food, lovely atmosphere. Off the beaten path and yet right on the Thames River.
Awesome place,, we'll keep coming back for sure. The food and the views are worth going alone, but the staff add that extra 5* treatment
Best mussels in London! Love this place so much- its a hidden diamond in south London and Rotherhithe is a lovely little area with a great village vibe!
The food is absolutely great here and the service is always friendly. I love roasts at this pub. I've been back a few times since.
In our quest to eat in the oldest or most historic pubs in London, we came upon The Mayflower. It is supposed to be the oldest pub on the river Thames. The Mayflower offers great views over the river from both the outside covered patio and upstairs in the restaurant. Can you just see the Pilgrim Fathers Mayflower ship moored here? If the walls could talk, can you just hear the stories they would tell about what went on here almost 400 years ago. We were warmly greeted and seated at a window upstairs overlooking the Thames. This pub is old, paneled and totally captivating. Our server, Fatima, took excellent care of us. We decided on two very different selections for lunch. I went for the Vegetarian Platter with Falafel, Hummus, Baba Ganoush, olives, crudités, and Focaccia bread – very interesting and delicious. My husband was in the mood for a burger. They offered a 8 oz. beef burger with 35 day Hung Scotch Beef Steak in a sourdough bun with Gherkin, chips and coleslaw – he was thrilled. We really enjoyed our lunch. If you are going to the Brunel Museum, stop here for lunch.
Enjoyed Sunday roast here on a visit from Toronto, but definitely not our first time in London! Staff were very friendly and the atmosphere can't be beat - very warm and historic. The neighbourhood is also great - trees, quiet streets, the Brunel Museum next door, the Thames just outside... plus only a couple minutes north of Rotherhithe rail station. Easy access from Canada Water on the Jubilee line. Now for the food! Choice of meat for the roast was a first for us - and a welcome one at that! We had Somerset pork and lamb instead of the usual beef and they were cooked fabulously, but of special note were the seasonings and the gravy. Other places we've tried under-seasoon the meat to the effect of leaving it almost naked-tasting. Here, it tastes as good on its own as well as with gravy! I also have to praise the potatoes - taste, texture.. top notch. There's a lot to love on a tried-and-true dish that suggests other things on the menu are just as good! Onion rings were good (housemade) and their sticky toffee pudding was out of this world, although it was our first so we can't compare just yet. Overall, a fantastic pub in a great quiet neighbourhood that is a must-try for those who have eaten downtown and want to see what they've been missing outside the tourist traps. Why not make a day of it and check out Greenwich Park afterwards? You'll want the hike, and the sunset from high up on the hill is sublime.
Loved it! We took my 91 year old Mum to The Mayflower for Sunday lunch and although the place was buzzing the staff were so lovely and attentive. Maybe we got extra special attention because of my elderly mum but we felt really looked after and my mum felt she was enjoying a real treat. My husband chose the burger and chips and said it was the best burger he has had in recent memory. Mum and I both chose roast lamb. It was delicious. My Mum could not eat all her lunch and they offered to box it up for her to finish at home. Can't wait to return.
Recently my wife and I spent six delightful days in London. The light crew on American Airlines recommended and raved about “The Mayflower” pub way out on Rotherhite Street. They assured us it was worth the trip out to the historical docks areas of south east London. We did and it was! BE SURE to call ahead and make a reservation for the upstairs dining room. The whole menu looked yummy. We settled for two savory pies and were not disappointed at all. The young lady who served us (Fatima we think) was just simply charming. What a pleasant evening this was.
Really liked The Mayflower! The staff were very friendly and service was good in terms of speed and attentiveness. Nice pint of their house ale, Scurvy, good view of the river and the pub itself is old and quaint. The food was nice - I had the fish and chips - my only complaint was the batter could have been crispier, and I prefer a more rustic chip, but it was still tasty. Very nice cheeseboard after! Decent prices too, which is always welcome.
Had a very enjoyable meal in the dining room upstairs, made particularly delicious as the chef was willing to mix part of meal A with part of meal B so that I got exactly what I felt like. Only complaint would be from the beer drinkers in the group who waited a longer time for their drinks to come upstairs from the bar downstairs. Despite this, all 4 of us would recommend The Mayflower to others.