Blades Restaurant

4.6
28 reviews
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£25 and under
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Italian
Top tags:
  • Authentic
  • Cosy
  • Good for a Date
Blades is a classic Italian Grill Restaurant, featuring a traditional open grill as a centre piece, so you can sit back and watch as your meal is prepared.
Then relax and enjoy the warm and friendly surroundings which make Blades a perfect choice for any occasion.
Please note: Tastecards are not allowed through Opentable reservations. If you would like to use your Tastecard please call the restaurant directly. Thank you.

Special Offers

25% discount on total bill

...enjoy this offer throughout August.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 10 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 10 people

Starts: 29 July 2019

Ends: 31 August 2019

Availability: Sun 12:00-16:00 18:00-22:00

What 28 People Are Saying
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j
London
65 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

This was my first time at Blades and I really enjoyed it! The owner was extremely chatty and friendly and you can tell this is a place with a base of loyal, local customers. The food was very nice, the grill in the main restaurant is a nice touch. My husband had a Negroni after the meal - definitely made by the Italian way! The restaurant is very near the Half Moon if you are going there for an event, I would definitely recommend. We will definitely be back.

J
London
4 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

More atmosphere at the front of the restaurant. I’d like to sit there next time. Friendly staff but short staffed when we were there.

j
London
12 reviews
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a pleasant established restaurant with attentive interesting waiters. Interesting Italian menue We had a very pleasant sunday lunch. Slightly querky but very pleasant.

E
London
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was excellent, service slightly slow but we were in no rush.

JP
London
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful evening celebrating my pa's 88th birthday.
Food and atmosphere were fantastic. Very many thanks Germano.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A real authentic Italian restaurant!! The food was amazing, the service impeccable and the ambience amazing. I real gem. I would definitely recommend it.

MC
London
4 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my father in law for dinner and all was great.

AB
London
4 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great value and great food. Service is a little eccentric but that just adds to the experience.

MC
London
4 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food coupled with outstanding service. Cosy atmosphere. What a great experience.

TS
London
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely meal. Friendly staff. Perfect for Sunday lunch

s
London
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Perfect place for Sunday lunch, delicious food and good service.

OT
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Very friendly little restaurant. Good food, good wine at reasonable price. Will go there again

K
London
9 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 2

Sadly a disappointing visit. Stale bread microwaved, unfriendly and patchy service. Not what you’d expect based on past visits.

n
1 review
Dined on 22 April 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Place was shut when we arrived on a Sunday evening about 8pm even though google said it was open till 10pm didn't even get a message apologizing

j
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Over the years, Blades has built a reputation for consistently good food, with generous portions, in a relaxed setting.

MA
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great authentic Italian food. Feels like home - take it from an Italian !

SF
London
1 review
Dined on 10 February 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Mediocre
Owner made a fuss over we had booked a table or not (even though we had, and he had tables- a-plenty going spare). Needles to say, we had booked in advance.
Could have been as portrayed; a nice family restaurant, but so disappointing
Waiting staff could not understand the order - we knew the side orders would not arrive and sure enough they didn't. Sometimes this can be charming or amusing: on this occasion it was neither .
Main course - chicken breast was overwhelmed in mushroom sauce and the "wild mushrooms" were tame slices of small mushroom
My wife's seafood linguine - I could tell she was being polite. It was poor quality ingredients swimming in tomato sauce
Plenty of other restaurants in Putney so in we will go elsewhere in future

RR
London
11 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great Putney local. Fantastic home cooked Italian food.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A lovely family style restaurant with great Italian food.

RD
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We came here for a "cheap and cheerful" supper with friends and thoroughly enjoyed the visit. Whilst it was not cheap (we did choose a good bottle of wine, twice) it was certainly good value and cheerful. The food was good and a bit different, especially the sea bass, and the service was efficient and friendly.
We would go again.

h
London
4 reviews
Dined on 23 January 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We were originally booked in to Hudsons across the road, after receiving a rather stand offish response on the phone, we decided to try blades. So glad we did, service, food and over all experience topped Hudsons hands down.

well done guys

H
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great atmospheric eatery; great, unobtrusive service and food, especially their Pastas, to die for. Thoroughly recommend this friendly restaurant.

U
London
26 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2015
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I selected this restaurant at random from Open Tab;e to meet some friends for dinner.
The decor was very homely and the atmosphere had the right level of buzz with a mixture of couples and families having dinner and a broad range of ages.
There was plenty to choose from on the menu and a broad selection of Italian based dishes. between us we had steaks, chicken and fish and all was very good.
There was a broad selection of wines and the Chardonnay proved to be a good choice.
Prices were reasonable although service was automatically added to the bill - not an issue as we would have added a tip but it is possible for people to miss this and add an additional tip.
All in all good food in a nice venue.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2015
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Went here for my daughters birthday. Food is fantastic and staff very friendly. Will definitely return.

H
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just simply fabulous food, good portions, good value, great service and ambience.

m
London
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2015
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

I went to Blades with a few work colleagues for a Friday night dinner. We got there early (6.30pm) to avoid any rush, which we did, but the staff seemed to be scared of us, as they didn't approach us for about 20mins to take our order. Food was served swiftly and presented beautifully.
At the end of the meal, we had to ask for the bill twice as it seemed to be taking a while. When I asked the second time, I was snapped at a little and told it was coming.
Having said all that, the food, music and ambience was all perfect so I would absolutely return!

t
London
9 reviews
Dined on 21 May 2015
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Went to Blades with mum, gran and fiancee for an evening meal, which we enjoyed very much! It is very rustic and a little old fashioned but they more than make up for it in charm and the quality of the food. The flavors in every dish were fantastic and will definitely be going back again!!

D
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on 19 April 2015
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

First time visit to Blades. Friendly staff and very enjoyable meal.