Hardens Guide to the Best Restaurants in London Tooting
Hardens guides have spent 31 years compiling reviews of the best Tooting restaurants. On Hardens.com you'll find details and reviews of 12 restaurants in Tooting and our unique survey based approach to rating and reviewing Tooting restaurants gives you the best insight into the top restaurants in every area and of every type of cuisine.
Featured Tooting Restaurants
Mediterranean restaurant in Wandsworth
21-23 Tooting High Street - SW17
“What a find” in Tooting Market – Laura Aitkin and Kiki Evans have maintained the “fun” pop-up vibe of their ‘Grape Night In’ wine tasting sessions at their permanent shop and wine bar, where guest chefs cook meals to accompany their ‘off-the-beaten-track’ bottles. They have a second bar in a shipping container beside Waterloo Station.
British, Modern restaurant in Tooting
Unit 70-72 Broadway Market, Tooting High Street - SW17
2021 Review: High marks again for this brave hipster outpost occupying one of the stalls in Tooting’s covered market, and where funky, seasonal, British small plates are served at the counter. Some diners found themselves “questioning some of the combinations”, but most judged results “very good”.
. Sea Garden & Grill
Fish & seafood restaurant in Wandsworth
99-101 Broadway Market, 29 Tooting High Street - SW17
2021 Review: Helping make Tooting’s Broadway Market a foodie destination, this “very affordable” three-year-old seafood specialist wins praise for its “fabulous food, great service and big smiles”. The “really inventive” approach extends to drinks, which include an “amazing gin cocktail” flavoured with oysters. Antiques trade veteran Jimmy Luttman is an “excellent” host.
. Lahore Karahi
Pakistani restaurant in Tooting
1 Tooting High Street, London - SW17
2018 Review: “Fabulous Pakistani cooking at ridiculously inexpensive prices” makes this “quirky” BYO canteen one of the best in Tooting. “Expect to have to wait for a table.”
. Rosa's Thai Cafe
Thai restaurant in Wandsworth
70 Tooting High Street - SW17
2021 Review: The “lovely Thai food” at these reliable cafés is “impressively authentic given that they are a chain” – “excellent value” and “fast”, if occasionally let down by “iffy service”. Founded in 2008 by Saiphin and Alex Moore, who inherited the name of their first East End site, the group has 18 branches in London and expanded to Liverpool, Manchester, Reading (delivery only) and Leeds following the sale of a majority stake to US investors. The couple also have two spin-offs, Lao Café in Covent Garden and the new Chinese noodle bar Hoh Sek in St Katharine Docks.
. Mirch Masala
Pakistani restaurant in Tooting
213 Upper Tooting Rd - SW17
“Still one of the best curries on the high street” – this basic Pakistani canteen is one of the better bets on Tooting’s curry corridor: in particular, “the grill items are delicious”.
. Jaffna House
Sri Lankan restaurant in Tooting
90 Tooting High St - SW17
“A must-visit on Tooting High Street” – this modest and “amazing-value” family-run café was one of the first in London to serve “authentic and delicious hoppers and other Sri Lankan specialities” when it opened 31 years ago. “The lunch menu is really good for a cheap ’n’ cheerful meal, but for the best experience go in the evening and eat in the back dining room”.
. Smoke & Salt
British, Traditional restaurant in Tooting
115 Tooting High St - SW17
“This crew started in Pop Brixton and now have opened up a new tasting menu venture in Tooting!” Remi Williams and Aaron Webster’s new site was formerly an outpost of Dip & Flip, but the cuisine continues to celebrate ‘the ancient techniques of smoking, curing and preserving, combined with bold, global flavours and modern influences’. The result is “an excellent value tasting menu” – “absolutely delicious combinations that keep you coming back for more!” and “divinely paired with drinks options”.
. Chicken Shop & Dirty Burger
Chicken restaurant in Tooting
141 Tooting High St - SW17
This once-thriving burger brand from Nick Jones’s Soho House group has been reduced to a single branch, under the arches in Vauxhall, and a supporting role at stablemate Chicken Shop in St John’s Wood. Fans reckon it’s “good for when you’re in a hurry” – perhaps they should hurry, while it’s still there.
. Little Taperia
Spanish restaurant in Tooting
143 Tooting High St - SW17
This “busy little local” in Tooting is “always buzzing”, with a crowd drawn by a “brilliant range of tasty tapas, with new ones added recently”. “A local favourite but worth a longer trip if you’re in SW London”.
Thai restaurant in Tooting
181 Tooting High Street - SW17
This “cracking Thai” trio in Battersea, Brixton and Tooting are highly recommended for their delicious and authentic dishes. Run by a large extended family, they have a “great atmosphere” – and the BYO policy keeps prices down.
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