Permanently Closed - Emile's

4.5
866 reviews
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£26 to £40
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British
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This restaurant is permanently closed. A local favourite, hidden away from the main streets of Putney on residential Felsham Road, Emiles is the epitome of the hidden restaurant gem. Refined and sophisticated but with a friendly, relaxed ambience Emiles plays host to a mix of guests typical of the local area – from hip young professionals to well-to-do families. The simplicity of the interior is complemented by Emiles’ unfussy but sleek European inspired menu – presented to each diner at their table on a large blackboard by the eternally polite and welcoming waiters. Changing seasonally the menu uses the very best of well sourced produce in sophisticated dishes with a distinct touch of French finesse.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
British, French, Contemporary British
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Hours of Operation
Tues - Sat: 7:30pm - 11:00pm

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Phone number
020 8789 3323
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Payment Options
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Business Casual
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Executive Chef
Andrew Sherlock
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Parking Details
Ample free parking available after 6.30pm.

Street parking on Pay & Display available prior to 6.30pm.
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Public Transit
Putney Bridge or East Putney underground stations / Putney Mainline Station.
Additional
Banquet, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wine
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London
14 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Final meal at Emile's before he shut his doors for good! Devastating loss to Putney eateries.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

First Visit after many years of consideration. Our joint retirement celebration meal as a treat for ourselves. Felt very relaxing and comfortable even if not the most luxurious establishment around. Very busy but the food was wonderful and we both enjoyed ourselves in an establishment which feels quite individual and genuinely local. Would definitely recommend but no point as restaurant closes down today (28/7/2017) as one of the owners is retiring himself. Probably explains the high number of diners taking their last opportunity to eat there. I am sure it will be missed.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I am so sad this delightful little restaurant is closing. It has long held the standard for me of high quality food at a very reasonable price. The wine list is magnificent too. The staff are exceptionally friendly, knowledgeable and welcoming. I, along with Putney's restaurant scene will miss Emil and his team. Thank you for the wonderful meals and memories.

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London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

After many attempts to try out Emiles we finally made it. I can only echo everything positive that has been previously said. Emile is lovely, warm and welcoming. The food is plate licking good. Wine is resonably priced. I will be going back as frequently as I possible can! Absolutely love it! What a gem.

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G
Glasgow
4 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Lovely meal.... Emile's will be very hard to replace. Go while you can!

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F
London
3 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service for a very reasonable price

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U
London
5 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely local restaurant. Great food and service.

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P
London
42 reviews
Dined on 17 June 2017
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 1

Many mention the lack of attention to the surroundings and that's the first thing that strikes you, it's basic with a few frills to try and hide it.
The food was OK, but under seasoned and often confused and trying to hard - popcorn with roast guinea fowl?

It's hidden, but not a gem.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Unpretentious tasty French themed food, nice staff, relaxed atmosphere

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KJ
Hampshire
4 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another absolutely beautiful meal at Emiles. As usual a friendly and warm welcome, excellent service and menu advice, divine food, and relaxing ambiance.
I would recommend this restaurant to absolutely everyone, we've eaten here a number of times and its well worth the hours journey. You enter on your first time as a stranger and leave as a friend already looking forwards to your next visit. A thorough 10/10

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P
London
11 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Having recently discovered this local restaurant, we have visited four times in as many months and find it consistently attractive and welcoming. Cooking can vary from occasionally disappointing and over complicated to outstanding. Their policy of constantly changing menus (apart from two renowned favourites) is a bit irritating as one hurries back to enjoy a dish only to find it gone. Apart from that, highly recommended.

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OS
London
24 reviews
Dined on 3 June 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

First time and it was great. Lovely little black board as a menu and the owners serving. We will be back!

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JM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 June 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I have been going to Emile's since the early eighties and it does not disappoint. Emile is a wonderful host making everyone very welcome. My favourite restaurant in Putney.

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I
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 May 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

have been twice now, always ordered the famous beef wellington, although the size has gone smaller since I had it 4 years ago :p One of my favourite restaurants in London, love the clean and bright deco, the wine list was brilliant! food is fresh and delicious, waiters are soooo nice!!

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J
Orlando
70 reviews
Dined on 20 May 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Emile's is a popular and intimate local restaurant, serving great food at reasonable prices. Attentive service with a good atmosphere. A form favourite.

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Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 20 May 2017
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Very enjoyable evening. Food was generally excellent. Set menu with reasonable selection of choices. Our table was a little cramped for 5 people.

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l
London
12 reviews
Dined on 16 May 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Getting over the fact that Emile's looks like a converted front room, the venue lets the food do the talking! Ever changing menu, with seasonality at the forefront, the menu has a wide selection of dishes to tempt everyone, your only issue will be having to choose! All the food was perfectly cooked, delicious and pretty good value at £35 for three courses. Nice wine list with affordable options, unusual for the area, and very balanced across new and old world. Well worth a visit, and don't be put off by the unassuming outside!

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G
London
6 reviews
Dined on 13 May 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brilliant restaurant with wonderful food & service- loved it!!

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NB
London
47 reviews
Dined on 5 May 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Our 2nd visit to Emiles and once again the food and service was very good. It lacks ambience but is an excellent local restaurant in Putney.

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DS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 April 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always. Beautiful menu - the hake and prawns was so delicious. Menu changes each month and is a delight. Good wine list and reasonably priced. Staff attentive and knowledgeable - proprietor goes out of his way to make you enjoy the evening!

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London
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Emile's is a place we always go back to, a great restaurant that offers great food and the service is also first class. Never disappointed ... we use it for special occasions. Always best to book a table .

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BG
London
3 reviews
Dined on 22 April 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

About as perfect a local restaurant as anyone could want. A menu which is bursting with more dishes than is polite to want to eat in one meal, a wine list that is as rich as it is unpretentiously priced, and based on how they treat my coeliac wife, service levels that are worthy of a Michelin star. We will be back and the sooner the better.

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SJ
London
4 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have lived in Putney for 9 months and wouldn't have known about this place were it not for coming across it on OpenTable. What a hidden gem! My new local favourite. The service was wonderful, food delicious (hard to choose - so many tasty options!) and we were given a great wine recommendation. Notable dishes were the cheese souffle, monkfish starter, beef wellington and duck sausages. We were still talking about it the next day and can't wait to go back!

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B
London
3 reviews
Dined on 11 April 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food, great service. Superb value, as usual.

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OT
London
6 reviews
Dined on 7 April 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Emile always makes the effort to say hello, and they really took effort in accommodating my request of a table for my mother who recently had an operation. This is very much a friendly neighbourhood restaurant but dont let that keep you away if it's your first time or not a local. Menu is great and everything we ordered was fabulous. The only slight negative for me is that the vibe is quite low key, it's quite quiet, which for most guests is what they're looking for. My family are loud though so I normally go somewhere with a bit more background music, although we felt very comfortable

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London
1 review
Dined on 28 March 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated my boyfriend's 30th at this place and the service was lovely. The beef wellington and crab bisque was the best I've ever had. Lovely spot off the main high street. Would definitely be back!

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London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 March 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for Mother's Day, the food and service was excellent. Very good wines at reasonable prices
Strongly recommend this place

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 March 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Emile and his team were fantastic! A great experience with great food, will return. Thank you Emile

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TE
London
3 reviews
Dined on 25 March 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second visit having only discovered recently and what a gem - Emile is still there after more than two decades which is a huge accolade - proper restaurant!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 25 March 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brilliant high quality fine dining. Hidden away ,but well worth seeking out.

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V
London
4 reviews
Dined on 18 March 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely fantastic - returned after a break of a few years and just as good (if not better) than we remembered. So much thought has clearly gone into every single dish.

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C
5 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A true Putney gem. Tucked away in a quiet street, this authentic place is for the affluent public who appreciate a good continental menu and vibe. Highly recommended.

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l
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a very good experience maybe because they do not let
the kichen get over whelmed. They are not trying to sqeeze two
sittings into an evening , service could not be faulted,

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K
London
8 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great evening with wonderful food as usual. Reverted to my old favourite of beef wellington and it is still super.

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j
London
1 review
Dined on 25 February 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This restaurant is fantastic. The staff are friendly and welcoming and help to set a lovely environment in which to relax and enjoy and evening out. The food is absolutely delicious and incredible value. There is all also a good and reasonably priced wine list. I would highly recommend Emile's.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 25 February 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A most enjoyable meal ,Emile was very good with his welcome and banter.
Look forward to our return.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Another excellent evening at Emiles, celebrating my birthday with my wife and step-daughtes. Food and wines, as usual, first class. And we had the chance for a chat with the man himself - always welcoming and friendly.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 18 February 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great great great. Old school French restaurant. Not pretentious, just super food and service.

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JS
London
5 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food, service and value as always. Hugely hospitable local restaurant, have been going for years. Swordfish in filo pastry starter was particularly good.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was outstanding. Beef wellington is a must try. Good value wine list and menu.

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