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…
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.
Lovely food and drink, the menu is fairly short but changes regularly. Interesting specials and pies. The staff are always friendly and helpful. The comedy club upstairs on a Thursday is an extra treat. Enjoy good food and big laughs all at one venue.
One of the best Sunday roasts in London. The food and service is always good. Even though it gets busy it never feels too packed.
Delicious, home cooked food with a good amount of variety. Restaurant had a lovely atmosphere, and food/drinks were reasonably priced for London. Will definitely be back soon.
Love a bit of the Tommyfield :) Great food and staff are lovely as always; as are the cocktails. A nice chilled, relaxed space and would highly recommend.
The Tommyfield is part of the Three Cheers Pub Group and displays the usual high standards that we have come to expect from the establishments in this ownership. Here you will find ample portions of up market pub grub with a twist and friendly attentive service. Not the place to go for cheap eats but nevertheless good value for money. Highly recommended.
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.
Haven't eaten here for a while but it's usually my go-to local eatery as the food has been very good and the atmosphere warm (noisy). Rather disappointed last night - nothing major but the dishes were unremarkable to the point of being bland: the gravadlax starter, though sweet and melting, lacked any sharpness to give it a tang; roasted squash with tofu, giant couscous and salad greens looked amazing but again was disappointingly under-seasoned/under-dressed. My guests ate respectively the pork belly (usually a winner) and the venison pie (which arrived with a ring of blackened, burnt pastry around the edge) and both were deemed 'fine' with a half-hearted smile - damned with faint praise. Both of them felt the portion of accompanying mash was surprisingly mean. We skipped dessert. On the plus side the prices are (IMO) reasonable.
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.
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...
I was running late so I called to let them know- the person on the phone was very polite- he advised that was ok and they are looking forwards to seeing us- when we go there, literally 3minutes after the phone call- the lady at the tills advised that the kitchen was closed and they couldn't serve us, I explained to her that I called and someone said it was ok- she was very moody (she could have been tired)- she reluctantly went to speak to the cooks who was ok with taking our order. The waiter who took our order was very polite- the food was not as good as it has been in the pass, - but the pudding was delicious. So the experience was not all bad- but for the price, the service should have been better.