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.
Excellent food, friendly attentive staff and a great atmosphere . One of my favourite local restaurants, and obviously other people feel the same: it’s always busy at lunchtime or in the evening.Despite competition from the hundreds of restaurants in Tooting, Tota wins hands down for the quality of the food and the fantastic service it provides.
Lovely food & great service. You always get a warm welcome. Food is really good - had the slow braised lamb shoulder and it was heavenly
Fabulous atmosphere, fabulous food, fabulous staff and reasonable prices! We had first time visiting, out of towners with us who said they’d definitely return. We visit 3-4 times a month; breakfast/brunch menus are most yummy!