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“Nice food but slightly odd service”
Review of The Bolingbroke

The Bolingbroke
Ranked #5,201 of 23,375 Restaurants in London
Price range: US$13 - US$33
Cuisines: British
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Clapham / Battersea 
Description: Showcasing the best British food and drink in relaxed and welcoming surroundings, The Bolingbroke is the perfect place to enjoy a chilled glass of wine after work, a hearty lunch with friends, weekend brunch or a romantic dinner underneath the stars in the striking conservatory. Named after Viscount Bolingbroke (1678-1751), an infamous local politician known for his hard drinking, innumerable affairs and wild escapades, this refined and renowned pub and dining room exudes elegance. The Bolingbroke's warm welcome extends to all the family with toys and games to keep the little ones happy, as well as their own children's menu.
Reviewed 23 February 2014

We went as a large group for someone's birthday. As is the case people were arriving at different times and leaving at different times, so our end of the table thought we would have a tab for our end so we could easily settle the bill at the end. You'd have thought we asked for the moon on the stick. It caused all sorts of problems but we were eventually allowed to do so.

Hot cider was nice. There was a limited real ale selection. We shared the ham hock salad and the squid which were perfectly nice. We both had the burgers which were good but the chips were a bit cold.

This is definitely yummy mummy territory. If kids are not your thing avoid like the plague. I was waiting for a child to ask their parents if lego had a silent t like merlot.

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Thank r1x
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Reviewed 10 February 2014

This place looks good and is ok to stop by for a drink. Though, one pint and one cider was £10.20! Lots of yummy mummy's and babies even at 6pm on a Friday night. The restaurant part looked lovely. I wouldn't go out of my way, but lovely to stop in if you are in the area.

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Reviewed 8 December 2013 via mobile

Nice place and a good menu. Unfortunately we are here with a christening party so the time it is taking for food is far too long.

My duck salad starter was very light on the duck, so much so it was a salad, not a duck salad... Disappointing really.

Had to wait 40 mins for our mains which is far too long. It seems the capacity of the kitchen can't keep up with the number of table in the restaurant.

All in all this place was a below average for us :-(

I would hope that it would be a lot better when quieter.

I am sure

Thank Chris H
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Reviewed 19 November 2013

Was not impressed with the small portions which are no where near the price they don. Simply average food and screaming kids galore on the weekends when this place appears to be very busy. Service average too.

Having said that, the Bloody Marys are simply fabulous. So tasty and full of horseradish - wonderful!

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Thank Lucy L
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Reviewed 11 November 2013

OK place, just off Nappy valley, sorry Northcote Road, wooden tables, floors etc, nice simple brunch menu, scrambled eggs were good and plentiful, friends eggs florentine looked great. It would've been nice to have been offered butter, jam etc for toast and have the option of juices (orange the only one on offer) but still all fresh nice produce and good, albeit, small cup of coffee. They also offer 'baby brunch' which does give the indication there may be small shouty people in the vicinity, which isn't ideal with a Saturday morning hangover!

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Thank Pinkbubbles68
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