We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Downhill”

Windmill on the Common
Ranked #7,671 of 22,367 Restaurants in London
Price range: US$13 - US$19
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighbourhood: Clapham / Battersea 
Description: We are extremely proud of our menu at the Windmill and include the best of British ingredients. Our beef is selected from the Quantock Hills within the Exmoor National Park, in fact all our meat and poultry are sourced from the West Country, and even our pork is free range. Where possible we use British fruit and vegetables. You can choose from traditional pub favourites such as fish & chips, seasonal delights such as roasted pheasant, or a sizzling cut of prime beef hot off the grill. Sunday lunch at the Windmill is a must! We are very busy so booking is essential to get the table you wish for! Bookings can be made from Monday to Saturday; feel free to call or email us to book!
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
195 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
“Downhill”
Reviewed 22 February 2014 via mobile

Not sure what happened but after a fabulous time and meal here just before Xmas came back for a Saturday evening family event. The food was fine, needed to for the price, however the service was shockingly bad, seriously it made what was a pricey menu into a rip off. Unfortunately I shall not be back again, shame as it's a nice venue, lovely decor and good food, spoilt by the untrained and unmanaged front house of staff.

Helpful?
Thank ElvisPhish
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

182 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    52
    38
    48
    23
    21
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Embarrassed by the service”
Reviewed 17 February 2014

I will never eat here again.

We arrived at 6pm for Sunday roast and ended up walking out at 7.30pm after waiting from over and hour for our main we walked out. The people who were seated 5 minutes after us got their starters before us and also their mains.
The starters was wrong. I myself ordered the marinated olives with sour dough. This came out with just the olives. When I questioned where was the rest of my starter I was told they are out of sour dough!
After waiting for 25 minutes we were then informed that they are all out of yorkshire pudding and that the chef was making more. The waitress informed us that "at least they will be fresh". I would hope they are fresh all the time! We were offered a complimentary round of drinks on top of this.
at 7.15 the table served before us even though we were seated before them received their mains with yorkshire pudding. We waited another 15 minutes and then decided to leave as after 35 minutes our mains had still not come out. No explanation as to the delay from any kind of manager.

I was made to feel embarrassed for taking guests here. Waited over an hour for our mains while others got served before us. AVOID IF POSSIBLE

    • Value
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Nessan32
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Sutton, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
150 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Way Overpriced.”
Reviewed 16 February 2014

Great location on the common, decorated really nice with wood fires, big lights and comfy sofas and sitting area. Visited to have dinner and had a nice large table for six in the conservatory! However the menu is so overpriced for pub food, yes it's nice food but very small portions for starters that cost £8 ! The mains are more reasonable and nice sized meal. The restaurant was pretty empty for a Saturday night maybe this is because of the prices or maybe because of the poor service from one of the most Miserable , rude waitress's I've ever met! Took orders simply by saying "ready?" Really disappointed by her attitude as it affected the meal.

  • Visited February 2014
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
1 Thank Lils B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Wokingham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
161 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
“Drinks well overpriced”
Reviewed 20 January 2014

We came to the Windmill on the Common as my son has recently moved to the area and thought it would be good to venture out for a bite to eat. Bar drinks overpriced paying £9.50 for a large glass of white wine! While it was a busy Sunday, we were lucky to be seated quickly - waitress was polite but no sooner gave us the menu wanted to take our order just far too quickly. Felt we were being rushed to place our order. Food was tasty and well served - most of us went for the Sunday roast. Dessert menu was a hit by those that had enough room to eat one. The waitress while attentive, was just too pushy and seemed to be rushing us all the time. Nice ambience and atmosphere and suitable for diners of all ages, which was evident by many young families with their children. Downside - "extras" on our bill which was nothing to do with us and when we questioned this and asked for them to be removed, the "manager" came over to see what the problem was! Isn't the customer always right and knows what was ordered in the way of food and drinks.

  • Visited January 2014
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank Barbara M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Wicklow
Level Contributor
33 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“great food”
Reviewed 16 December 2013

The food in the resturant was excellent as was the breakfast and the service was good.There is a good choice on the menu and something to suit all.

Visited December 2013
Helpful?
1 Thank KenWicklow
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed Windmill on the Common also viewed

 
London, England
 

Been to Windmill on the Common? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing