October 2016: This site has been acquired by Rick Stein, and will open as his first London restaurant in 2017. The Depot will continue to run for the rest of the year before closing for refurbishment, and the directors will retire after 30 years in the business.
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“If you’re lucky enough to nab a window table, it’s magical gazing over the Thames” at this long-established spot, near Barnes Bridge; “food and service have never matched the location”, but are “good enough”, and it’s “really recommended for a multi-generation lunch”.
“Lovely views of the Thames”, especially from the new riverside seating area (“definitely a success”), are the main attraction at this “very popular” Barnes haunt; the food may not be the main point, but fans insist it’s “getting better”.
“Perfect, if you get a table by the river” – this “spacious” and “informal” Barnes haunt can be “magical when the sun sets”, and is a major family favourite at weekends; the food’s never been the main event, but is currently on something of a high.
The Depot Restaurant Diner Reviews
"The depot has had a refit and the interior is decidedly more comfortable and attractive to look at. The food has improved overall and maybe the service is a tad better. A warm summers day is the time to go and sit at a window table to look at the Thames and its boats. The meals aren't the main draw but all in all it never disappoints."
Tideway Yd, Mortlake High St, London, SW14 8SN
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lunch noon - 3 pm, dinner 6 pm - 10.45 pm
Last orders: 10 pm, Sun 9.30 pm