survey result

Summary

£66
  £££
3
Good
3
Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“The food may not live up to the hype, but it’s still good, and the overall atmosphere is great”, at the Stein empire’s three-year-old, near Barnes Bridge. Who knows? If it wasn’t named for TV-star Rick, its “decent-but-not-extraordinary fish, simply cooked” might seem more impressive, and might not seem “a little overpriced for what it is”. But, just as was the case when this site was for decades known as the Depot (RIP) “what makes the restaurant is the fabulous Thames view”.

Summary

£66
  £££
3
Good
3
Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“The food may not live up to the hype, but it’s still good, and the overall atmosphere is great”, at the Stein empire’s two-year-old, near Barnes Bridge. Who knows? If it wasn’t named for TV-star Rick, its “decent-but-not-extraordinary fish, simply cooked” might seem more impressive, and might not seem “a little overpriced for what it is”. But, just as was the case when this site was previously the Depot (RIP) “what makes the restaurant is the fabulous Thames view”.

Summary

£64
  £££
2
Average
2
Average
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“I love Rick’s TV programmes, but his Barnes restaurant is a bit of a rip off.” The Stein empire “could have tried a bit harder” with their first London outpost, which even some fans say is “no better than its previous incarnation (The Depot)”. You do get “lovely views of the river” from its charming riverside location, near Barnes Bridge; and the food rating is middling, not terrible; but “food-wise, this place couldn’t be more different from the original in Padstow”.

Summary

£67
  £££
3
Good
2
Average
5
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Little changed in decor since its days as The Depot” (now RIP) – the Stein empire’s new (and first) foray into the capital inhabits a well-known neighbourhood spot, near Barnes Bridge, never known for its gastronomy. Sceptics feel that “confused if well-meaning service” is one plus-ça-change reminder of the old days, as is the fact that “you get a substantial bill for what amounts to enthusiastic brasserie fare” but the more positive (and also oft-expressed view) is that it produces “wonderful fish that finally lives up to this terrific riverside location”.

For 30 years we've been curating reviews of the UK's most notable restaurant. In a typical year, diners submit over 50,000 reviews to create the most authoritative restaurant guide in the UK. Each year, the guide is re-written from scratch based on this survey (although for the 2021 edition, reviews are little changed from 2020 as no survey could run for that year).

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Restaurant details

No dress code

Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Lunch £22.95 £27.95

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£13.95 £32.95 £3.95 £7.50
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £24.00
Filter Coffee £3.20
Extras  
Service 12.50%
Tideway Yard, 125 Mortlake High St, London, SW14 8SN
Opening hours
Monday12 pm‑10 pm
Tuesday12 pm‑10 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑10 pm
Thursday12 pm‑10 pm
Friday12 pm‑10 pm
Saturday12 pm‑10 pm
Sunday12 pm‑10 pm

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