The Bobbin

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Gastro Pub

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Sunday Lunch
Casual
The Bobbin pays equal attention to ‘gastro’ and ‘pub’.

Tucked away on Lillieshall Road, this red brick pub has an airy conservatory for the summer, wood fires for the winter, a Quiz Night on Wednesdays for the cerebral and a dart board at all times for the dextrous!
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.0
service
4.1
ambience
3.9
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food at the Bobbin is delicious.

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MartinaK
London
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Enjoyed the food especially Sunday roast! Nice wine selection and every time an enjoyable experience!

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vipmlturn
London
15 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Overall service was great. They were able to accommodate a last minute increase in the size of my booking and were polite about needing the table back by a certain time. We were there for the Sunday roast. Two of us had the beef and one pork. Food was overall of a good standard and portion size. Personally I like my beef a bit rarer but it was still tender and tasty. Not sure if the roast potatoes were par boiled first but not as crispy on the outside and soft in the middle as I like. Other vegetables were cooked well. Unfortunately we all found the gravy watery and lacking in depth.

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AmeliaB
London
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Cosy place with good food and drinks. Service was reliable and efficient.

JF
JoleenF79
London
6 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, thoroughly enjoyed our Sunday night roast!

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Khed
London
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and service.
It would be nice to see a vegetarian roast, my husband had the roast chicken and thought it was great.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Starters and roast beef were good, but roast chicken was quite dry and so not finished.

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SarahC
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

A lacklustre lunch unfortunately. I’m so sorry, I hate not giving positive reviews. The food was ok. My burger was a little dry but not dreadful. My children’s sausage and mash was disappointing- the Italian sausage was dry and not all the appealing, some peas or other vegetables would have been welcome. It was all ok, just not amazing. Sadly the service wasn’t ok. The waiter was distracted and pretty rude in his inattention... for example, he didn’t look at us or write anything down when we’re ordering, so I wasn’t even certain he was listening (he asked me what I wanted twice), then he carried on his joking conversation with his friend as he put down our plates. I felt like we were getting in the way of his social life! The automatic service charge rankled.

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TimBobbin
London
8 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've eaten here many times. Their Sunday roast is up there with the best. I would make a journey to eat here, if I didn't already live around the corner!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food was excellent but the service was fairly slow (sat for about 20 minutes before taking our drink order). Otherwise a very lovely evening’

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Sunlunch
London
36 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great lunch with friends to watch the rugby.

SO
SeanO
London
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Poor service.
Fish stew was dreadful!
No vegan options and poor attitude to our vegan guest.

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13kp
London
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

A high quality and delicious roast . Would recommend

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RubenP
London
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Amazing grastro pub for Sunday Roast. One of the best in Clapham

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Argie78
London
7 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Lovely pub in Clapham Old Town - the menu is varied and the food is fantastic. The house wine is well priced and of great quality...excellent beers also. Booking recommended as this is a neighbourhood pub.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Oxford
11 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was good - although starter was slightly over cooked and pudding was slightly disappointing. Staff were friendly but it was slow due to Pub Quiz being on

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gemmab
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food is always amazing here!! Best calamari I have ever had.

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vipalex
London
3 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

All around great experience!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Booked online with OpenTable. Very easy. Both went for roast beef...delicious. Meat was top quality, service was quick. A little pricey maybe. Highly recommended.

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LydiaP
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Based on Sunday I would say no - the food took a long time and one of the items we ordered was no longer available but they told us this 30 mins after we ordered to we then had to wait for a long time for starters.
Table was in the bar and the staff forgot about us quite a lot and we had to go up to the bar and ask them to take orders etc.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Greatest pub in London. Alex is a super manager and the food is always delicious.

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vipAnonymous
London
83 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Food was very good and the pub is in a nice location. It was a little quiet when we first arrived but started to fill up. Would definitely go back as there were quite a few things we wanted to try on the menu.

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Huwp12
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Really good food and came to the table promptly. The atmosphere was also great. A few times I was a bit upset with the rudeness of the staff, but it didn’t really phase me. I had to order drinks at the bar because they didn’t take it with our food order, then when asked to split the bill and the end was treated very poorly. However, I love the pub and the food so I won’t let a few bad apples spoil a great meal!

LP
LilyP
London
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Slow service but delicious food. I chose the halibut for my main which was fantastic. We also sat at a lovely table, excellent ambiance.

JC
JC92
London
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went there for the first time for a Sunday roast. Probably one of the best roasts I’ve ever had and it came out less than 5mins after ordering. It also looks really nice and cosy with the Christmas lights up inside. Definitely would recommend.

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Jacs
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience3

I would recommend for the lovely food, our party had a roast which looked and tasted amazing, a risotto which tasted fabulous and pasta, again delicious.
We hadn’t realised but we had booked close to he kitchen closing for a break. Unfortunately we were told we had to hurry to make our order, so chose food before drinks. The waiter didn’t return for our drinks order, so everything become disjointed. Then when we required more drinks, we tried to attract the waiters attention and were presented with the bill! We did finally get more drinks but the whole occasion could have been so much better if staff had been more attentive.

KB
KatieB
London
4 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall4food3service2ambience4

service was slow but friendly, food was generous. waiter messed up and overcharged me £10 at the end which isn't great

LC
LauC
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Delicious roast! Pricy but well worth it. Pub itself is cosy - would definitely recommend.

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PoppyR
London
3 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Visited for a meal for boyfriend’s birthday. The Sunday roasts are delicious, I had chicken. The others had pork and beef, and were equally pleased. Lovely vibe.

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MariaS
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Its was " OK" not what I'd expected from the photos and for the price charged for a roast dinner! The roast pitaties tasted like they had been cooked the day before and reheated, hard and dry. The chicken was also very dry and there was no yorkshire pudding, the main staple of a roast dinner..All round disappointing but the service was marvellous .

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SueH
London
3 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience4

Have eaten here twice before and had excellent food and service. Unfortunately, the quality of the food was very poor during this visit. 6 people in our party and we all had an issues with the food. Chips were over cooked and burnt, potatoes on another dish were undercooked, burger was tough and the salami antipasto was probably the worst salami we have ever tasted. We did not complain on the evening because it would have meant returning all the food. Cost for 6 people was very expensive for what is pub food. Will not be returning.

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HarrietR
London
8 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Absolutely delicious roast dinner. Really enjoyed it and great value too.

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LouiseS
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service.
Noise levels so loud very difficult to hear conversations. The front eating area would really benefit from noise dampener.

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Toria
London
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience1

This is my local, and I hate having to write something negative, but the service was awful. My chicken was very over cooked, and my vegetables dry. Really sad to see my favourite pub go downhill.

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StellaS
London
4 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, fabulous menu, super staff who go above and beyond.

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EliseC
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall2food5service1ambience4

The Bobbin is one of my favorite pubs but on this occasion it took well over an hour for our food to arrive, which was disappointing considering I'd brought a group of friends along and said how good it was before hand.

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JennyS
London
3 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my all time favourite places! Amazing food and service plus the added bonus of a number of lovely dog visitors. A gem of a pub!

(just wish there were a few more veggie options on the mains though xx)

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FB07
London
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Nice pub, but roast was poor. I had the pork and only got 2 potatos, no yorkshire pudding and barely any gravy. Disappointing and not worth the £17!!

Majority of the waiters were very pleasant and helpful, but one blonde lady was really rude and took our plates away before even asking if we were finished.

TK
TracyK
London
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Visited London and found this online. Hidden away but well worth the short walk. Great food, good value and good atmosphere. Well varied menu something for everyone. Definitely recommend you want be disappointed and it was nice to see dog friendly .

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SusanH
London
5 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Read about the Bobbin being in Top 10 rated restaurants for Sunday Lunch - and so thought it would be a good option when looking for dinner one evening. I found it overpriced for very average food.

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The Bobbin offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 7738 8953.

The Bobbin is rated 4.3 stars by 457 OpenTable diners.

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