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Boot and Flogger, London,

Boot and Flogger

4.7
4.7
187 Reviews
£26 to £40
British

This hidden gem, a short walk from London Bridge, is London’s first real wine bar opened in 1965 by John Davy trading as a Free Vintner. Brimming with genuine character and jovial service, it has the feel of a private members club (for ladies and gentleman) and is home to some of the most original private rooms in the area. Best quality meats hand carved off the bone, award winning steak and delicious seasonal dishes cater for discerning customers. All polished off with a British cheese board and sticky puds. Our wine list boasts a large number of rare vintages alongside an extensive range from Davy’s wine merchant cellars.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    British, Winery, Wine Bar

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon 12:00–22:00 Tue–Sat 12:00–23:00 Sun 12:00–18:00

  • Phone number

    020 7407 1184

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

What 187 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • London

    Lunch

  • South East London

    Best Value

  • South East London

    Business Meals

  • South East London

    Child Friendly

  • South East London

    Late Night Find

  • South East London

    Lunch

  • South East London

    Neighbourhood Gem

  • South East London

    Pre/post theatre

  • South East London

    British

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Southwest Florida

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    2nd time we have eaten at the Boot and Flogger. Service, food and wine were all outstanding.

  2. SL

    SteveL

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service from start to finish, tapas dishes and mains were really tasty.

  3. NP

    NikkiP

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 May 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    A really characterful pub set on a quiet lane, but within easy reach of buzzy Borough and London Bridge. The staff were all lovely. Food was delicious and portions generous.

  4. SP

    SamanthaP

    London

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 11 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Good find and super food and good location. Great to see an old pub in to a nice restaurant. private dining also available

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 10 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Superb and always is

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 5 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Just about the best old world, hidden away and quality service experience you can get

  7. D

    Davie

    London

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Another great evening here. Thank you to everyone for providing excellent food and charming service. A memorable time was had by all. And the bangers were gorgeous :-)

  8. m

    mulberry63

    West Sussex

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Belated Mothers Day celebration.

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Surrey

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 23 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    Bit dark, but really delicious food!

  10. T

    Tiresias

    London

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 21 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great team. Good food, great wine selection.

  11. S

    Sean

    Anchorage

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on 19 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beautiful and unique interior with attentive wait staff and a well curated wine menu. This is a cozy place for a couple on a date or for a group - the space can accommodate each with its layout.

  12. W

    alexW

    London

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on 26 January 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Great pub for food- lots of character and a great drinks selection

  13. N

    Natasha

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent service and incredible food. I would highly recommend this place

  14. AJ

    AnthonyJ

    London

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    We arrived at the restaurant to find that it was closed, notwithstanding that they had accepted our reservation via Open Table. As it was New Year's Eve, this oversight condemned us to more than two hours of wandering around seeking to find an alternative place to dine.

  15. P

    Pezza

    London

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 20 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I went with my wife and found it to be a lovely spot for a cosy drink and meal. I'd not been to a Davy's for quite some time, so I was delighted that this restaurant (the original!) still retains the traditional charm and ambience of the brand that I recall. Great food, very helpful and friendly staff, and great service. Thoroughly recommend and will be returning.

  16. MW

    MichaelW

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Eaten here many times, great atmosphere, service and food.

  17. G

    Goodgrub

    London

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on 15 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service staff cozy quiet wine bar a hidden gem 5 🌟

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Unspecified

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Loved the decor, service was excellent, the food was amazing. We had a Rioja 2013 it was incredible! Amazing varieties of wines. Such a interesting pub, very old and traditional which added to its charm.

  19. SP

    SallyP

    London

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 9 December 2020

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    We had a problem with payment - there is still a second charge on a credit card and I have been unable to get the accounts department on the phone despite 4 phone calls and leaving a message

  20. DB

    DanielB

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 10 October 2020

    overall5food3service5ambience5

    Just a very friendly, relaxed place with a good atmosphere, great wine and a simple but good menu.

  21. JM

    JohnM

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 March 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Nice bar / restaurant off the beaten track - busy but quiet enough to have a decent conversation with mates. Food was great - smallish size but a great taste. Staff very warm and welcoming and a credit to the establishment. Thanks for a great night.

  22. JA

    JamesA

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 February 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    My first visit to Boot and Flogger, but decidedly not my last! Truly a perfect ambience, with excellent British and continental food, for entertaining friends or international guests. Comfortable seating, attentive but not intrusive service, moderate pricing (for London) - it was a terrific night. I noted that they also have private rooms of various sizes, which would be great for special entertaining.

  23. ET

    EstherT

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Food was amazing. Service ok - the waiter we had struggled to make recommendations. Really lovely venue inside. One loud and very brash table dominated the noise levels. When they left it was much better. Some quiet background music wouldn’t go amiss. Would definitely go again - not cheap but very reasonable for the quality of food.

  24. B

    Bill

    London

    126 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    126 reviews

    Dined on 2 February 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Went for Sunday lunch before seeing a show at the chocolate factory which is closeby. Both starters and main courses were first class and the recommendation to have the cauliflower cheese was a good one! Staff were very helpful. well worth a visit.

  25. n

    nwinky

    London

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 23 January 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Hake was replaced with Sea Bass but was still great. Portion on the fish slightly small but food quality across all courses was excellent. The venue itself is unique and has both character and isn’t too loud. Would definitely return!

  26. R

    Rahl

    London

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 3 January 2020

    overall4food4service3ambience5

    Decent restaurant, very good ambience. Service was pretty average on the night i attended.

  27. CM

    CarolineM

    Kent

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 December 2019

    overall4food3service4ambience3

    This is a really good watering hole, in a quiet spot near London Bridge. Unfortunately, I picked up some negative vibes outside the Pub, and found that the history of prostitution and unmarked graves made me nervous in the area. But this is no reflection on the Pub, which gives excellent service

  28. H

    Hardofhearing

    Oxford

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 25 November 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Unique, traditional,cosy wine bar in tucked away location with lovely staff who look after you very well. Untouched by current trends in decor and food, the place to go for bangers and mash and an excellent glass of wine; the real charm is in the interior, with its panelling, private booths and Dickensian feel. The menu is short but well executed and the puddings very good. A happy birthday lunch with my husband and grown-up daughter with faultless service and no difficulty having a conversation in peace. I do hope they never decide to change the place.......

  29. R

    Rylands

    London

    80 reviews

    4.0

    80 reviews

    Dined on 13 November 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    A great place for good food, a generally lively atmosphere, not overwhelming, handy little glassed-off sections giving a little privacy. I love the old wooden floors and the old feel of the place. Unpretentious.

  30. CB

    ChrisB

    Kent

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 8 November 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Our party could use the private room which worked out well for us. Service and food were both good in line with Davys establishments. Would recommend for a group.

  31. LB

    LBLB

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 30 October 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Really enjoyed it here, the setting is very comfortable and conducive to good chat. The wine was lovely and my food was delicious. Will be back!

  32. SE

    SEdiner

    London

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on 24 October 2019

    overall5food3service4ambience4

    Very accommodating staff, great wine list and excellent value.

  33. PS

    PSAF

    London

    38 reviews

    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on 19 October 2019

    overall5food4service4ambience4

    I have long been a fan of the Boot and Flogger, but it was the first time for my missus and the in laws. The food was excellent and surprised those who hadn't been before as they thought it was going to be something like a gastropub. Everything was superba nd we had a fantastic evening.

  34. JH

    JohnH

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 October 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Typical Davy’s wine bar with quite a lot of tables cheek to jowl. Food was good and a reasonable and varied enough wine list. Quite empty on a Saturday late lunch

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 12 October 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great meal. All 4 starters, mains and desserts were really complimented and enjoyed. Would absolutely return. Full of character and talking points. Only one thing I would say is that light background music would improve overall atmosphere I think but that is personal preference. Service was great too from both the staff members. Real hidden gem just away from the busy part of Borough and Bankside .

  36. AY

    AndiY

    London

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 28 September 2019

    overall3food1service1ambience5

    Booked for our 12 year anniversary dinner, fairly last minute. The actual restaurant itself is lovely and exactly what we were looking for. Cosy, comfortable, quirky, casual. The food took absolutely ages because they had a big party going on elsewhere, which we didn't mind because they gave us loads of free wine to compensate and we were enjoying each other's company and not in a hurry to go anyway. Unfortunately, the food was shocking! I had the Gnocchi, which was inedible. The waiter really didn't seem surprised when I only ate 1 bite and agreed with me that it was terrible. My husband had a steak, which was over cooked and gristly. We decided we'd had enough by the time the dessert menu came so can't comment on that. The wine was delicious!

  37. SM

    SusieM

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 September 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Nice little hidden gem. Great wine list and waiter had excellent attention to detail. Our meal was delicious and prepared to perfection. We had a wonderful night enjoying wine, food and ambience

  38. P

    Penhecker

    London

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 27 September 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Such a lovely atmospheric place, retains its original character. The selection of wines is outstanding and the staff are very knowledgeable. The shortish menu had some traditional and modern choices, and the oven-baked hake with almond crumb and a delicious sauce was perfectly cooked.

  39. EM

    EMLM

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 4 September 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful. It was a new discovery for all of us and all agreed it was very enjoyable. Food and wine very tasty and we all especially enjoyed the complete absence of music. How lovely not to have to struggle hear and be heard. We’ll be back!

  40. M

    Michelle

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 August 2019

    overall2food2service1ambience4

    I was really looking forward to trying this pub/restaurant. The atmosphere was amazing but the service was terrible and the food was mediocre. Very basic pub food at best. Very Disappointed

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Boot and Flogger is rated 4.7 stars by 187 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Google Map for Boot and Flogger

10-20 Redcross Way London, SE1 1TA

Additional information

  • Area

    London Bridge

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon 12:00–22:00 Tue–Sat 12:00–23:00 Sun 12:00–18:00

  • Cuisines

    British, Winery, Wine Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Public Transit

    London Bridge

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Patio/Outdoor Dining

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