Tota Restaurant in Tooting is a sure bet to become an instant classic. Set in a location made up of London chic, the stage is set for head chef Gary Doherty’s exceptional cooking. Having produced food in all four corners of the Earth, and sometimes having to rely on the most basic ingredients, Gary Doherty’s cooking is infused with creativity and an appreciation that simplicity is key. Tota is the culmination of the last 30 years exploring flavours, cooking styles, and ingredients from around the world – come and explore!
See, sometimes you come across a place so special you wish you could live there or at least have this place be home to you more often than not. This pretty much defines Tota Restaurant in Tooting, right in the heart of Tooting Broadway. The setting is London urban cool blended with vintage overtones, and the ambience is laid back and classy. Whatever time of day or night, TOTA aims to deliver food to soothe the soul with comforting classics, or to tantalise the tastebuds with robust flavours.
After 30 years of cooking around the world, chef Gary Doherty is bringing his eclectic style of cooking to Tooting – forget the word fusion – this is a kaleidoscope of food. By day, Tota is a relaxing retreat from the hustle of the High Street, serving seductive sandwiches, fab brunch and crunchy salads to set your mouth watering, all washed down with tip top coffee, artisan beers and an affordable wine list. And by night bring on the candles and night balm. Food endowed with flavour and balance, quirky specials that take full advantage of seasonality and favourite classics. Better see for yourself.
As always - just fabulous. Continues to be our fave restaurant! Had the prawns and then the pork belly which were delicious!
I had an enjoyable evening with my family on Saturday evening at Tota. It was friendly and efficient service, our hostess was lovely. There were good choices on the menu so it was hard to decide but I had the baby back ribs which was tender and smoky, my wife had the lamb rump which was equally delicious. My kids can be quite hard to please but they loved their mac’n’cheese and the fries were great! Our calamari starter was also tender and Korean fried chicken on the right side of spicy, just enough to get the taste buds tingling! It’s not a big place which makes it cosy and atmospheric, a great place to relax, wine & dine. Top marks, will go again very soon!
Great food, great service from friendly staff. The specials are always great and the regular menu is also fantastic. An extensive cocktail list, good wine selection and decent beers compliment the food options.