RestaurantsLondonPutneySW15

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Summary

£59
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Average
3
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3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“So VERY French in every way” – this southwest London trio (Clapham, Wandsworth and Putney, plus a Holborn branch) “has worked so hard to keep going with style and panache” over the years, and is recommended unreservedly by many reporters. For quite a few sceptics, though, it’s “a great concept”, but the execution “needs sharpening up”. Top Tip: “the best steak tartare in town”.

Summary

£53
   ££
3
Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

This Gallic duo in Clapham and Putney (Balham is now closed, RIP) score well for “lovely classic French bistro food”, “good vibes from friendly staff” and a “really good value prix fixe lunch”. They also run sightseeing meals on luxury double-decker buses in London and Paris. Top Tip – “seasonal offerings (e.g. fondue, morilles etc) keep the menu interesting”.

Summary

£53
   ££
3
Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

This Gallic duo in Clapham and Putney (Balham is now closed, RIP) score well for “lovely classic French bistro food”, “good vibes from friendly staff” and a “really good value prix fixe lunch”. They also run sightseeing meals on luxury double-decker buses in London and Paris. Top Tip – “seasonal offerings (e.g. fondue, morilles etc) keep the menu interesting”.

Summary

£53
   ££
3
Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“A banker for those who like traditional Gallic brasserie food”, this Gallic trio in Balham, Clapham and Putney provides an “excellent-value set lunch”, while the “à la carte covers all the French classics at reasonable prices”.

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Reviews of Gazette Restaurant in SW15, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Gazette restaurant.
Mike W
This is a long-standing favourite of ours. ...
Reviewed 15 days ago

"This is a long-standing favourite of ours. However a visit on a Sunday night was a disaster. The special which we all ordered was declared unavailable for all but one of us just as we finished starters. So three of us ordered other things. But the special came with the sides but no other mains. The special (suckling pig) also looked very lacklustre. After a wait of several minutes we sent the dishes back and reordered one dish. But two of the dishes that then came were very poor and were sent back. We essentially ended up eating two separate meals as the plates came at different times. The staff did try and make up for this with free desserts and drinks but it is not what we had come to expect of Gazette. That said this is only the second time we had dined there on a Sunday and the first was also disappointing. Perhaps there is a lesson there."

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