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5.2 /6 Excellent 222 Reviews

The Tommyfield

Kennington European, British £££ +100
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About The Tommyfield

Yet another coup for Renaissance, London’s most forward-thinking renovators of heritage gastropubs, mixed-use accommodation and entertainment venues, The Tommyfield takes its curious name from the local Kennington market that housed Britain’s first fish and chip shop. Needless to say, you can expect only the best fish and chips, made from sustainably-harvested fish from English waters, to emerge from this kitchen in London’s Kennington Lane. Not to mention their superlative pie and mash…

Opening Hours

  • Monday 12:00 - 23:00
  • Tuesday 12:00 - 23:00
  • Wednesday 12:00 - 23:00
  • Thursday 12:00 - 23:00
  • Friday 12:00 - 01:00
  • Saturday 08:30 - 01:00
  • Sunday 08:30 - 22:30
The Tommyfield, 185 Kennington Lane, SE11 4EZ London

Further Information

Besides The Tommyfield’s sterling British cuisine, made from only the freshest, locally-sourced and seasonal ingredients, there is a lot to be said for the physical form and Lambeth location of this excellent gastropub. The same standards of design and attention to detail apply to The Tommyfield’s heritage architecture and decor as to each and every one of the Renaissance’s stunning renovation projects. The Tommyfield, located along London’s Kennington Lane, features six distinctly decorated hotel rooms on the top two floors, plus a Master Bedroom, a private-hire function space that is both decorated in a tasteful vintage style and kitted out with the latest audio-visual gear for pumping parties.

The Tommyfield’s remit may sound high-class, and indeed the trappings of buttoned-down English aristocracy are all there, but this spot in the Lambeth neighbourhood of Kennington is, at base, a classic London pub. Unpretentious, but with well-considered trimmings. A well-stocked bar is but the beginning – turn to The Tommyfield’s menus and be blown away by the range and sophistication on display there, all at reasonable prices. Including London’s best fish and chips.

CHEF'S CHOICE

222 Reviews

5.2 /6 Excellent 222 Reviews
Service: friendly
Quality/Price: cheap
Waiting Time: short
Food: heavenly
Atmosphere: entertaining
Noise: quiet
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1 review so far 6
13.09.2017 09:50

Second first to The Tommyfield. Was so impressed the first time we brought a friend this time who was visiting from overseas. Very pleasant and helpful staff, great beer and delicious food.

1 review so far 6
04.09.2017 09:32

Great food, service and great choice of drinks. Staff were so nice felt guilty with having 50% off food and 2 for 1 drinks! Double tipped them. They gave us the best table in the house and could not have done more. Food great but had too many starters so no room for mains!

1 review so far 6
25.08.2017 09:45

Summer deal with 50% off food is amazing!! We both had the steak which was tender and perfectly cooked. Good wine, great atmosphere, friendly staff

1 review so far 6
28.07.2017 21:24

Well looked after, very friendly staff very nice food.will defiantly go again when in the area, on this occasion for the cricket, the 50% voucher was a nice touch

1 review so far 2
19.03.2017 17:46

The experience was not great at all and I will not be returning. The staff are pleasant and helpful but the food and atmosphere was dreadful. To be fair, there was a big sporting event on and so the pub was very busy and as a consequence very very loud with people shouting and singing. This clearly does not represent a normal night I'm guessing. It didnt make a pleasant evening though as you could barely hear yourself speak. The food was awful. The sour dough bread was hot, very very hot to the point where it couldnt be picked up. It seemed an odd way to present it, room temp yes, possibly warm but hot, hot! No. The duck appeared over cooked - the skin should've been crispy and was limp and very greasy. It was warm as against hot. It was served with a couple of sides, the portion of mash was very small. The pork belly appeared to have been reheated - it wasn't great. The fat was not crispy and so couldnt be eaten it was simply chewy with no flavour. It was served with a very small portion of mash and limp, over cooked cabbage, traditional of course but not flavoursome at all. We were offered free dessert but even this was not hot - clearly it'd been heated in a microwave and so one part of it was warm whilst the other cold. Not nice at all. I wont be returning to be honest which is a shame as it's local. There are however a number of other restaurants and a gastro pub opposite which have provided a better level of service and quality for similar money.

2 reviews so far 5
28.07.2015 08:52

Two of our party of four arrived early but table was ready and it was no problem to wait for the other two before ordering. Two real-ales on handpump including the in-house brew which was a little lively. Initial choice of wine was not available but alternative was fine. Each of the party had a different dish, Steak Pie, Wild Boar Pie, Hake and another fish dish, all were good, pies were large and tasty. We have eaten in two of the other pubs in this group (Abbeville & Stonhouse) and this experience was just as good as those.

1 review so far 3
27.10.2016 16:13

The Pie was awesome. The Mussels, not so much. The server's knowledge of the wine was not so great. Overall, a lovey atmosphere at lunch and a good location. Perhaps a little overpriced, but reasonable with a tastecard. As a former waiter of many years, I am always a little irked when there's a service charge added to a bill (other than for large tables). Especially when the setting is not formal - in this place it is pub grub, not a proper restaurant - and the service is equally informal. The bill came to £25, of which over £4 was service charge. That's obviously worked out before the tastecard discount, and seems a little excessive. In my experience people tend not to dispute these "optional" service charges out of embarrassment, but people instead simply choose not to go back. So this might be a bit of a short-sighted cash grab on the part of management...

1 review so far 4
17.03.2016 08:57

Booked a table as they were Celebrating Pies in March - "our pubs will be offering even more incredible pies than usual, including wild boar, rabbit and chorizo; or sweet potato, kale and feta filo for those looking for something a little lighter." So it was rather disappointing for the vegetarian member of the group to find no choice of pie for her on this particular day. Also we picked a bad day for a meal as it turned out there was football on a large screen, so it was rather noisy and hard to hear each other. The food and service was good though.

1 review so far 5
20.08.2015 19:40

Booked the Tommyfield as we were at the cricket at the Oval. Menu is small but I tend to find that means the food is good and I wasn't disappointed ! Steak pie was fantastic full of meat and flavours. Table service was good given it was full. Slightly disappointed to find the optional 12.5% service is added to the bill given its a pub. I would have added it as a tip anyway but would have liked the choice.

1 review so far 4
29.03.2016 08:49

Food was good, however there was a bit of a wait. Staff on the other hand was a letdown as they didn't communicate well with each other; when we walked in we told the waitress that we had a reservation and were seated promptly in her session. A couple of minutes later we were approached by quite a rude waiter who told us with a condescending tone that: this table is for eating customers only. The waitress was good, but the visit was spoiled slightly by the aggressive waiter. Wine was good and food nice as well.

3 reviews so far 5
06.03.2016 20:11

Been here many times and always left very happy. All the food is great value particularly the roasts, and the pies are second to none! In fact I have yet to find anything at all in the menu that I wasn't entirely happy with. It's also a great relaxed family environment, so ideal if you have kids. They often have the football on over the weekend which isn't obtrusive so I wouldn't let that put you off.

1 review so far 6
09.02.2017 23:09

The Tommyfield is one of the best pubs in the Kennington area. It has delicious food with an incredible atmosphere. It is definitely somewhere you will go back to again and again.

11 reviews so far 6
02.03.2015 20:20

Dinner for 6. Very relaxed, not rush. Very pleasant, knowledgeable staff. Excellent food. Overall a very enjoyable evening. I'd recommend wholeheartedly. I recommend booking. It's a busy place and tables go quickly. I put great value for price, but that's based on us using 2 tastecards to get discount for 6 people. No waiting time because we had a reservation.

1 review so far 5
30.07.2016 08:11

Our party of 7 came to The Tommyfield for lunch. The service was friendly, helpful & very efficient. The food was excellent as always which is why we always visit on all our trips to Kennington.

1 review so far 6
02.10.2015 23:26

I have always been a big fan of The Tommyfield and now it's my local. Really enjoyed my steak there tonight. Friendly staff and lovely atmosphere. Obviously, I'll be back.

2 reviews so far 6
12.10.2016 19:12

Really friendly staff, Fantastic food. The Tommyfield has a wide range of craft beers which I really enjoyed. I dined with some of my Australian friends who were really impressed.

11 reviews so far 5
01.03.2016 00:39

I eat at The Tommyfields reasonably often. It doesn't disappoint. The staff are always pleasant and friendly. They are knowledgable about the menu and are attentive without being intrusive. The quality of food is excellent.

1 review so far 5
04.05.2015 09:43

This is a great place in Kennington. The food is always very good and their sunday menu is always nice. They make excellent pies and their starters are definitely worth a try. The service is always very good. The one very, very small complaint is that they do not have a particularly attractive selection of ales. A really nice evening with great food and a great atmosphere.

1 review so far 6
14.03.2016 08:20

I had not been to the Tommyfield in a while because of the bad service received on my many previous visits. It's a shame as the food is always amazing. I have been back twice in as many weeks and the service has lately been spot on. They've got me back as a regular

12 reviews so far 5
28.09.2016 11:39

Staff were really nice and helpful. regularly came and checked on our table. the food wasn't as great as my previous visit which was disappointing. I had lamb chops and the presentation was great and looked like there was loads, but when I actually ate it it was basically just all bone and fat, I barely got a mouthful of meat, very disappointing.