RestaurantsLondonWandsworthSW17

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

This popular small bistro group is “so very French”, especially when eating at the original “buzzy” Battersea branch, which opened in 2007 “at an attractive location near the river”. The other branches – in Putney, Wandsworth Common and the City (plus one inside the Institut Français in South Kensington) – are also applauded as “good value” options, but results can also seem a little “unadventurous”.

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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.

This “buzzy” and “well-priced” modern Gallic quartet (Clapham, Putney and Wandsworth plus the City) keeps regulars happy with “interesting twists on the starters” and “some great weekly offers, eg ‘Lobster Night’”. One or two critics feel their performance is “half-hearted and disappointing”, but on most accounts they are an “extremely likeable attempt to recreate a French bistro”.

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* 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”.

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£53
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* 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”.

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Reviews of Gazette Restaurant in SW17, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Gazette restaurant.
Scott T
The original was not in Battersea, it was i...
Reviewed 2 months, 17 days ago

"The original was not in Battersea, it was in balham! Many years earlier. Correct Gallic fare where comfort rather than wow is the name of the game "

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