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£83
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4
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

A “wonderful setting on the banks of the Thames” near Barnes Bridge means it's often hard to secure a booking at this famous Cornish brand’s London outpost. But even those who find the trip “an enjoyable experience”, can note that “it’s a bit overpriced for not-awe-inspiring seafood”, and less enthusiastic reports are “quite disappointed” by both “flavourless” food and the odd incident of “‘off’ service”. “Our conclusion was that the Stein magic had been stretched a little too far… but the view is nice!”

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£66
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* 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
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3
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4
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* 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”.

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£64
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* 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”.

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Rick Stein Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Rick Stein Restaurant in SW14, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Rick Stein restaurant.
Niels A
Nice setting on the river. Food not always ...
Reviewed 1 months, 10 days ago

"Nice setting on the river. Food not always consistent, but place is buzzing, and outside is lovely when weather permits."

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Prices

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

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Pudding
£12.90 £47.00 £0.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £24.00
Filter Coffee £3.50
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
Saturday9 am‑11 am, 12 pm‑10 pm
Sunday9 am‑11 am, 12 pm‑10 pm

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