The Tommyfield
The Tommyfield

The Tommyfield

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.thetommyfield.com/index.php
  • Phone: 02077351061
  • Hours of Operation:

    Monday - Wednesday: 12pm - 11pm
    Thursday 12pm - 12am
    Friday - Saturday 12pm - 1am
    Sunday 12pm - 10:30pm

    Kitchen Opening Times

    Monday - Friday: 12pm - 3:30pm / 6:00pm - 10:30pm
    Saturday 12pm - 4pm / 6:00pm - 10:30pm
    Sunday 12pm - 10:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: British, Gastro Pub
  • Executive Chef: Massimo Tebaldi
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Private Room, Wine

Getting there

  • Public Transit: Underground station: Kennington
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from The Tommyfield
Come to The Tommyfield, a charming local pub in Kennington, south London, for super friendly service and hearty gastro fare. The opening of The Tommyfield marks the 150th anniversary of the first British chip shop at Tommyfield market in Oldham.

Inspired by Victorian chop houses and food markets, our menu features sustainable fish sourced from the English coast, great cuts of British beef and traditional pie and mash.

As a proper pub it’s not just about the food, pop in for a pint of excellent cask ale or a well earned glass of award-winning English wine.
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The Tommyfield reviews from OpenTable diners
55 reviews since 22 May 2014
Average Rating3.8
  • Food4.1
    Service3.7
  • Ambience3.6
    Value3.6
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
sunday lunch (27)group bookings (18)fit for foodies (14)special occasions (9)brunch (9)business meals (7)romance (6)outstanding value (5)afternoon tea (2)child friendly (2)disabled access (2)pre/post theatre (1)good vegetarian options (1)outdoor eating (1)Show More
  • Good value Sunday roast
    JudgeJustin
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    We made a last minute booking for lunch and were pleased to get a table at short notice. Upon arrival it was less busy than I had expected, but we still has to wait some time before the waitress returned to our table to take our orders. I ate the roast chicken, which was good, though the parsnips and could have done with a bit more time in the oven, if they were roasted at all. I also think the roast potatoes could have done with longer and been more crispy. The gravy was good, as was the bread sauce that accompanied the dish. All in all, a perfectly pleasant dining experience, though service was a bit slow for my taste.
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    brunch, Sunday lunch
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  • Great pie!
    KenningtonB
    Dined on 27/8/2014
    The Tommyfield is always a safe bet for a good meal, but the pies on this visit were even better than usual! A great night all round.
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    brunch, fit for foodies, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food review
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Sunday roast was very nice here. Waiters were very friendly and the ambience was very nice. Would recommend for a sunday lunch.
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    Sunday lunch
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  • Could be great
    jh55VIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    More attentive service and getting rid of the ugly (and not very good) projector screen could make this gastropub great - but pretty pricey for what it is. Good in a pinch, but the Black Prince down the road has better food and ambience in spades.
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    brunch, Sunday lunch
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  • dinner at the tommyfield
    Italian85
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    Portions not massive but excellent quality of food.
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    brunch, disabled access, outdoor eating
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  • Excellent gastropub
    CAcaVIP
    Dined on 30/4/2014
    Great food with focus on farm-specific meat, plus homemade pies. More comfort food that health food! Nice bar area with good value wine list
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Conroys
    Conners09
    Dined on 20/4/2014
    Eleven of us went for the first we all enjoyed the food the staff were excellent and we will certainly be going back soon x
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    brunch, business meals, group bookings, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely service and food. A
    katwil
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    Lovely service and food. A small mistake was made on our order (they forgot to bring us a side we ordered), but they apologised, quickly rectified this and didn't charge us! Probably the best food of all the renaissance pubs we have visited so far... and cocktails to die for!
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    romance, fit for foodies, special occasions, group bookings, Sunday lunch
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  • Good food, but the smell...
    decastrorenataVIP
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Visited the gastro pub last Wednesday. Staff were friendly, pub was busy but not too noisy, even with a football game on TV. Chilean wine was smooth and reasonably Food was a mix: fishcake with poached eggs and burger were great; the artichoke tart and focaccia bread really not as good and need extra flavour. But the worst turn-off was the bad smell, that ended up making us leave earlier. Fix that, and we'll be back more often.
    Special Features:
    group bookings, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place to watch the rugby!
    Jazzy1
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Tommyfields is a brilliant place. Really interesting menu (when do you ever get to have rabbit?!), really friendly and helpful staff (arranged an earlier table for me when I showed up early). I will go back again.
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    group bookings
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  • Great meal
    Claire
    Dined on 31/1/2014
    The food and service were very good and great to have such a good local venue. Will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    business meals, romance, fit for foodies, special occasions, child friendly, group bookings, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Dinner
    LucasHernandez
    Dined on 30/1/2014
    I celebrated my birthday there for a group of 8 and everything was perfect. The meat is amazing. Probably the best gastropub to go for food in the Kennington/Oval area.
    Special Features:
    disabled access, group bookings, outstanding value
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Took advantage of 50% off food Jan
    Olrac
    Dined on 30/1/2014
    The Tommyfield is very local to me and I've been in there more times than I can remember, mostly for a drink on a Saturday night. I've eaten there at least a handful of times too. The food is to a good standard. I haven't eaten steak there, usually opting for a burger. The chips are very good. I quite like the two booths somewhat hidden away towards the rear of the place but in the winter there is a draft from the large windows. My only criticism, and why the experience gets 3 stars and not 4, is that when ordering I wasn't asked how I would like my meat done. I usually go for medium-rare. When not asked, I felt like they only do it one way, I know I should have asked. I then assumed medium is what it would come as but it came well done.
    Special Features:
    business meals, group bookings, Sunday lunch, afternoon tea
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fine pub experience
    ClaphamDinerVIP
    Dined on 29/1/2014
    One of the very good pubs belonging to the Renaissance group. The Tommyfield isn't the best of the group, but it is a fine pub with a fun atmosphere. If you are in the Kennington area and looking for a good meal in a relaxed atmosphere this is a great option. The sticky toffee pudding is excellent as well!
    Special Features:
    business meals, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, group bookings, brunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Sunday Roast
    MeandS
    Dined on 26/1/2014
    I love this place, it never fails to deliver. Relaxed, happy Sunday afternoon vibe... Roast Yum! Rabbit pie Yum! Passion Fruit Mojito Yum Yum! ;-)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Would not recommend.
    Cash51
    Dined on 24/1/2014
    We took advantage of the promotional 50% off your meals, however although the food was very nice it wasn't worth the full price as it was lacking on portion size. The staff were very friendly and attentive but the music was so loud it was almost impossible to have a conversation over your meal or hear what the staff were saying too. We also struggled with our very large plates fitting onto the small square table that we were seated at. It was very difficult accomodating plates, wine and water bottles and glasses!
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  • Good pub grub
    FranAid
    Dined on 23/1/2014
    Good pub grub - and great comedy night on alternate Thursdays.
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    brunch, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrible service at The Tommyfields
    JCo81VIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Come here regularly & have been here twice this week. The food is great but on this occasion the service was appalling. We had a booking and were shown to our table but no one came near us then for an hour! We had to go to the bar for drinks and when we were ready to eat we had to go looking for someone to help us. It was clear they were under major pressure but the problem was that they weren't a bit nice about it. We ordered drinks and had to ask twice for them. The food came and was lovely, we asked for sauces and had to ask twice for those also. Finally when we ordered the bill we had to chase it after 20 minutes. One of the staff actually said to one of our party when we asked for the third time for the bill "you look worried"!
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    fit for foodies, Sunday lunch
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  • great steaks!
    Yevgeniy
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    great food. i came in for a january 50% off deal and it didnt disappoint. amazing steaks. i ll be back
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  • What a night Happy New Year
    Spud
    Dined on 31/12/2013
    I booked the Tommyfield Resaurant having never been there before for New Years Eve (also my birthday). We were five one of which was a ten year old then we had to increase the number by two at the last minute. This was achieved and set the trend for a great night. The place was packed and full of atmosphere but the service was fast friendly and nothing was to much trouble. The food which included steak, duck and fish were all first class and good value for money, Giovani even rustled up a cake and candle at no notice. If this is what you get on the busiest night of the year I am looking forward to my next visit when things are less hectic. Thanks for making our night special guys and good luck in 2014.
    Special Features:
    special occasions, outstanding value
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delightful Christmas Eve supper
    SeattleDiner
    Dined on 24/12/2013
    The Tommyfield was close to the B&B where we were staying in the Kennington area, so we decided to give it a try for Christmas Eve, and we're glad we did. The place has a neighborhood pub feel. The service was charming, and the food (traditional steak pie and other local specialities) was delicious and reasonably-priced.
    Special Features:
    special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dinner at The Tommyfield
    JCo81VIP
    Dined on 15/12/2013
    Beautiful, love this place...always a great Sunday Roast
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    fit for foodies, group bookings, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ok
    wols
    Dined on 3/12/2013
    it was ok but although the Christmas menu was on the website it wasn't available on the day. Also the staff weren't that attentive, they didn't bring us a dessert menu.
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    group bookings
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious food an great atmosphere.
    JordK
    Dined on 29/11/2013
    Delicious food an great atmosphere. Friendly staff but a little slow. Quite cold inside as we were near the window. Will definitely be going back!!!
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    Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Interesteing venue
    BradVIP
    Dined on 21/11/2013
    hadn't tried the Tommyfield before and took the risk as I'm always on the lookout for good places locally. I found the food choice a little limited (and slightly overpriced). The grilled fish I had was hugely over salted (and I'm a salt fiend!). Wouldn't rush back unless I needed to be in the area.
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  • Just not good enough.
    goodies
    Dined on 1/11/2013
    The restaurant had a drain problem, it hit you as soon as you walked in. Probably not an long term problem, but not nice. The food was poor and lacking quality.
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    afternoon tea
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  • Great experience
    Lala
    Dined on 3/10/2013
    Nice place, good food and great service, I strongly recommend to book before to go there as the place is very busy for dinner.
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    fit for foodies, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Good
    Londoner
    Dined on 22/9/2013
    I went here for a Sunday roast and was very pleased with what I got. I had the beef which was flavorsome, tender and not fatty. I think this is the first roast I've had where I didn't need to add salt, everything was just right down to the veg and the yorkshire pudding. Even though the football was on when I went there and it was quite busy, the crowd was not at all boisterous and I was able to enjoy my meal in a decent atmosphere as I have no interest in football. The staff were friendly and attentive and I will definitely be going here again.
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    group bookings, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 27 ratings-only reviews submitted since 22 May 2014
    • Average Rating4.1
    • Food4.3
    • Ambience3.9
    • Service3.9
    • Value3.6
  • The following 114 reviews are from the The Tommyfield reviews archive.
  • If you are ever in the Kennington/O
    MalcolmSG12
    Dined on 21/8/2013
    If you are ever in the Kennington/Oval area definitely head to the Tommyfield for a good meal. The little pots of gravy that accompanied our dishes made everything just right. A hidden gem.
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    fit for foodies, outstanding value
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice pub. Eat somwhere else.
    JohnnyFoxVIP
    Dined on 20/8/2013
    Lovely neighbourhood pub with very pleasant staff and some good ideas, totally let down by its kitchen. Food overcooked/undercooked/burnt, and some recipes just totally wrong - no-one in their right mind accompanies English fish and chips with mushy peas served straight from the fridge as though they were guacamole.
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  • Food: Really delicious and
    strawb1000
    Dined on 2/8/2013
    Food: Really delicious and huge pies (I recommend the Venison!), although It would have been nice if it had been served with potatoes AND veg as opposed to either/or. Service: Maybe a little overfriendly, but generally speaking our waitress was very accommodating and courteous, recommended wines to us and did not get annoyed when we took ages to order. Ambiance: Really nice feel to the place, and the decor was just up my street. It did seem like the staff couldn't decide what type of music to play, and cut off a couple of songs midway through, but it didn't distract us too much. Value: Great value - four of us ate a main course and consumed two bottles of wine for £25 per head inc tip.
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    group bookings, outstanding value, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Friday Night Dinner
    MissZoe7
    Dined on 19/7/2013
    The Tommyfield offers restaurant-style dining and an excellent menu of fresh food with good ingredients at a reasonable price. Unfortunately you are also sat next to fuss ball and a big screen, which totally ruins the experience,. The Tommyfield needs to decide whether it wants to be a restaurant / bar or a sports bar. As the nearby White Bear is a sports bar, I would suggest it opts to be a restaurant.
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  • Nice food, shame about the service
    LambethLadVIP
    Dined on 27/5/2013
    English comfort food done well in a old pub with too few staff. Servers were harried. Service was unhurried.
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  • Lively and comfortable gastro-pub
    Gladstone61
    Dined on 17/5/2013
    Fits my vision of traditional Brit pub...old, rustic wooden floors, chairs,tables...limited but excellent ales & lagers on tap...menu of spring bok (thats a S African Gazelle), Kangaroo, & Venison meat pies, fish and chips, other pasta, meat & veg dishes...fun and interesting adventure for omnivores and tolerant vegetarians. Kangaroo less gamey than venison, closer to beef...no Spring Bok tonight...haddock hot & flaky, served with side of very pedestrian chips (fries). Service was great, the buzz as the pub filled with thank god its Friday-ites full of humor and good cheer. Kind of place I would like to go for comfort and warmth on a cold and rainy night or to celebrate a good friend's promotion or departure or other event of good fortune.
    Special Features:
    business meals, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, brunch, outstanding value
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Noisy Friday Dinner
    KenningtonTim
    Dined on 10/5/2013
    Have eaten here a few times over the years and it seems the balance between eating and drinking is changing. I wouldn't return for dinner with friends on a Friday or Saturday night - the bar was very busy and the music loud. We couldn't hear one another and while the wine and food continue to be good value, tasty and the service prompt I think there are places more conducive to social dinner with friends. Come earlier in the week or on Sunday afternoons ... unless you want to have a drink.
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    Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good pub in Kennington
    AGS81
    Dined on 16/4/2013
    I came to The Tommyfield for a catch-up with a friend and we were sat by friendly attantive staff at a nice table with a great view of Kennington's streetlife wandering past. We both had the fish and chips which was good and shared a lovely sticky toffee pudding. The wine was good and reasonably priced. All in all for a nice, reasonable value informal dinner in good surroundings I'd recommend The Tommyfield.
    Special Features:
    business meals, disabled access, good vegetarian options, group bookings, outstanding value, Sunday lunch, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GODD FOOD, GOOD SRVICE
    LPK1
    Dined on 6/4/2013
    Went to Tommyfield in Kennington with a friend. Food was great and so was the service and their house white wine was lovely, good atmosphere aswell. Have been there before and was not disappointed this time. Would definitely go back again.
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    child friendly, brunch, Sunday lunch
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  • Great service and amazing
    Food4
    Dined on 31/3/2013
    Great service and amazing food as usual at the Tommyfield!
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    romance, fit for foodies, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Best Steak and Pies
    J10BLN
    Dined on 24/3/2013
    The Tommyfield reall has the best steak and pies in London, and the starters are amazing too! Bring back the Chicken liver pate!!
    Special Features:
    business meals, fit for foodies, special occasions, group bookings, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mother's Day rugby!
    Cazbot
    Dined on 10/3/2013
    My fiancee and I took my parents to the Tommyfield for Mother's Day and it handily coincided with the England v Italy rugby match, so dad was happy too! The food was delicious and very good portion sizes. The men had a sunday roast and mum and I had the grilled Hake. Dessert was a naughty addition.... the banoffee pie was delicious but beat me in the portion size! No complaints from anyone and the service was attentive but not over-bearing. Highly recommend this place for good food, service and ambience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasions, child friendly, group bookings, outstanding value, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.