Gazette Brasserie Battersea

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£26 to £40
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French
London's most authentic French Brasseries with 2 venues in the capital, GAZETTE captures the essence of local French village cafés with a commitment to fantastic seasonal food, wine discovery and true hospitality all served in comfortable informal surroundings from breakfast through dinner.

GAZETTE was originally born in Battersea in 2007 and had a gentle expansion with the opening of the Putney branch. GAZETTE is described by owners Pascal Even and Walter Lecocq as a rural style of French brasserie, one you’d find in Provincial areas of France.
Both want it to reflect the spirit of local French cafés and offer a cuisine that is simple, generous and vivacious, with lots of daily specials and on-going food events, and where transpires the warmth and cordiality of true French cuisine.

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Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 1 October 2019

Ends: 31 October 2019

Availability: Sun 13:00-14:00 18:00-21:00
Mon-Thu 18:00-22:00
Fri 19:00-19:00
Sat 13:00-14:00 19:00-19:00

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IP
Oxford
4 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Interesting menu choices in a restaurant that does French cuisine proud. As the menu changes frequently there is always something new to try.

SH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

Disappointing French food doing the basics. Didn't seem to handle a full restaurant. We were a table of 11

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Outdated and the food was poorly seasoned and burnt in some areas

Gazette Brasserie Battersea
Responded on 9 September 2019

Hi Anonymous, Apologies for the food not having been up to our usual standard. Did you notify a member of our staff? Did we manage to correct the issue?

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DA
London
14 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My family’s favorite neighborhood restaurant - extremely friendly, great food and drinks and my four year old will eat the vegetables

Gazette Brasserie Battersea
Responded on 3 September 2019

Dear DeirdreA, Thank you so much for taking the time to review us and a great score. We’re so happy we’re ticking all the boxes with the entire family. Very much looking forward to seeing you again soon. The Gazette Battersea team

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DL
London
30 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very generous portions of excellent food. I’ve been a fan and regular diner for over a decade. Congratulations on maintaining the highest standards. Crab starter and moules frites splendid. How ever often I go I wonder why not more. Lovely evening thank you very much Doug

Gazette Brasserie Battersea
Responded on 31 July 2019

Thank you so much for taking the time to review us and a fantastic score. Your kind words made us very happy. We’re looking forward to seeing you again soon. The Gazette Battersea Team.

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CM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

Bathrooms were blocked and there was the noise of the pumps going for a while. My husband and son’s moules were strangely over and under-cooked. Many couldn’t be opened and others were mushy. We were there for a Father’s Day meal but it was rather disappointing. Service was also slow - took 20 mins to clear our plates but they weren’t that busy. We were the only table in our section. Felt it was rather tired. Menus pretty scruffy. Won’t be rushing back which is a shame because we were returning after not going for a few years.

Gazette Brasserie Battersea
Responded on 19 June 2019

Dear ClareM, Thank you for taking the time to review us and we’re very sorry if your latest visit to our restaurant was disappointing. Your feedback has been duly noted and very much appreciated as it will help us to improve. The Gazette Battersea Team

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OT
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Excellent food and lovely atmosphere. Service was very slow, but it was probably a particularly busy day (Fathers Day).

JM
London
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Relaxed French dining. Food is fab. Service sweet and lovely atmosphere. Take a stroll along the river after your meal

Gazette Brasserie Battersea
Responded on 3 June 2019

Hi JamesM, Thank you so much for giving us a great score and taking the time to review us. We’re so happy you’ve enjoyed our food and hospitality. We’re all looking forward to seeing you again soon. The Gazette Putney Team 😁🙏

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MD
London
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

Place looked rather down on its heels.
couple of years since we have been here, feels a bit tired. Bread was stale, only one of outside heaters worked.
Expensive and not as French feeling as before.
Asked if the place had a new owner ?? Apparently not- pull your socks up.

Gazette Brasserie Battersea
Responded on 28 May 2019

Hi MartinD, Thank you for having taking the time to review us and we’re sorry if we were not up to your expectation. It’s always a difficult balance to have: being just rightly french. Apologies for the bread and the outside heater not working on the day of your visit. We will do our best to pull our socks up.

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v
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They were amazing - transporting ingredients from Putney when they’d run out of the special - above and beyond!!!

Gazette Brasserie Battersea
Responded on 28 May 2019

Dear Vickia, Many thanks for having taking the time to review us and for a great score, it was a pleasure having you and your friends at our Battersea venue and we’re glad to have made you happy and well fed. The Gazette Battersea Team 😁🙏

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GS
London
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My new favourite restaurant!
Thank you for the excellent experience

Gazette Brasserie Battersea
Responded on 20 May 2019

Dear GustavoS, Thank you so much for giving us a great score and a great review. We’re glad you had a lovely time with us and we’re certainly hope to see you again soon. The Gazette Battersea Team🥳🎉

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SB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always excellent food, I live very near to it and my favourite place to go for any meal either breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Gazette Brasserie Battersea
Responded on 17 May 2019

Dear SadiaB, Thank you so much for a great review and a top notch score. We’re very happy that Gazette tick all the boxes. We’re very much looking forward to seeing you soon. The Gazette Battersea Team 😁🥳

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RD
London
11 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Still a lovely restaurant. New shorter menu should be better but we were disappointed. Caesar salad was all lettuce with mozzarella instead of parmesan. Asparagus was small, over-priced and average. The restaurant was short-staffed (they at least told us) so service was slow. French service is part of Gazette's appeal but this time it was too slow and unresponsive. Overall disappointing.

Gazette Brasserie Battersea
Responded on 18 May 2019

Dear RichardD, Thank you for having taking the time to review us and please do accept our full apologies for not having been up to our usual standard. As you did noticed, it wasn’t a usual day at Gazette Battersea and I’m very conscious that the level of service and quality of food you received was far below our usual standard. We certainly hope to see you again soon and make it up to you if we may. The Gazette Battersea Team

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N
London
7 reviews
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have been to this restaurant several times over the last few months and have always had good service and excellent food.

Gazette Brasserie Battersea
Responded on 13 May 2019

Hi New2dine, Thank you very much for having taking the time to review us and giving us a great score. We’re so happy you’ve enjoyed our food and received good service on all your recent visits at our Battersea restaurant. We’re very much looking forward to seeing you again soon. The Gazette Battersea Team 😁

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JH
London
46 reviews
Dined on 14 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Delicious Sunday lunch. The chateaubriand is always excellent. I started with the seasonal morel creme and my husband had snails which are another staple on the menu. Great as always, all round.

Gazette Brasserie Battersea
Responded on 17 April 2019

Dear JHJL, Many thanks for taking the time to review us and giving us a great score. We’re so happy you had a great time with us at Gazette Battersea. High five from the entire Team 🙏😁

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SE
London
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Sent under cooked (raw in some parts) salmon back and they in turn, pan fried into flakes and put back on plate; not what I expect from a restuarant and they still charged full fare.
Good cocktails and bar staff; inexperienced waiter.
Was sat right next to the culterly area in an empty restuarant, noisy and distracting.
Overall OK.

Gazette Brasserie Battersea
Responded on 10 April 2019

Hi StevenE, Thank you for taking the time to review us and we’re sorry to hear of your not so great experience at our restaurant and that we fell below your expectations. Your feedback are very much appreciated as it will help us to get better. Gazette Battersea Team

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A
London
7 reviews
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Really great menu - I would have happily eaten anything on it - and everything we did eventual order was delicious. It was a bit quiet for a Friday probably due to the fact it's a little bit off the main track but it's well worth a visit

Gazette Brasserie Battersea
Responded on 16 April 2019

Hi Amyj, Many thanks for taking the time to review us and we’re glad you had a great time with us and enjoyed our food. We're very much looking forward to seeing you. The Gazette Battersea Team 😁

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MS
London
4 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Good family lunch location

Gazette Brasserie Battersea
Responded on 1 April 2019

Hi Marc, Many thanks for taking the time to review us and thank you for a great score. We’re very much looking forward to seeing you again. The Gazette Battersea Team 😀

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D
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 March 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Not the usual standard.

Gazette Brasserie Battersea
Responded on 25 March 2019

Dear Dave, Many thanks for taking the time to review us and so sorry if we were not up to our usual standards. Your feedback is always very much appreciated as it helps us to strive at being better. We would really appreciate if you could maybe send us an email with more details on what wasn’t right on the day of your visit, you can do that by visiting our website or directly at events@gazettebrasserie.co.uk The Gazette Battersea Team

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K
London
12 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

First visit to this location, second visit to Gazette. Ambiance at the Putney location is better. More quaint and cozy. Food was nice but wait was quite long for mains. Service was sporadic. Had to repeat order multiple times. Location is in newer part of Battersea being built up so there is nothing else in this area. Would be nicer in the summer when can sit outside. would come back.

Gazette Brasserie Battersea
Responded on 12 March 2019

Hello, Many thanks for taking the time to review us. We’re glad you’ve enjoyed our other branch in Putney. We’re sorry if you had to wait some time for your mains and repeat your order. We’re looking forward to seeing you again and hopefully the weather would permit you to be on our lovely terrace. Best wishes. Gazette Battersea Team

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IP
Oxford
5 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual a very high standard of food and service in a pleasant, quiet atmosphere. We will return again and again.

SJ
London
18 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you team Gazette for a lovely Sunday lunch with the family!

r
London
6 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

All in all it was good

G
London
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

On arrival our other guests were late however due to this we felt ignored until they arrived. On asking for gf bread and bread while we waited they didn’t listen and only brought normal bread and continued to ignore us again. Unfortunately this put me in a difficult situation as gf customer as I am 8 months pregnant and was beginning to feel quite faint for needing food. I feel more attention to us would have been nice.

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Service was bad. Wrong orders delivered and we left because our desert took 40 mins.

N
London
16 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Parfait! This is a stalwart and can always be trusted to deliver a great dining experience in classic French style. I lived in France for 8 years and Gazette Brasserie Battersea brings back all the joi d'vivre of living in a nation of culinary delights. Thank you to charming owner Walter, Costa the exceptional manager and the entire team of waiters and chefs...

DC
London
7 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The valentines set menu was divine, atmosphere amazing and overall value was great. The most authentic French experience in Battersea

A
London
19 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Located in a modern building on the Thames the moment you walk in you know you’re in a proper French restaurant run by the French. Always a lovely meal. Specials are excellent and the service is efficient and unobtrusive.
Recommended. Amazing outside on the terrace in summer too.

TM
London
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

Awful service, expensive for what you get and the level of service you receive.

E
London
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

WE have been to this restaurant on a regular basis for the pat 10 years and this last Sunday experience was very poor not to mention that 2 of us felt very sick after the lunch. service was very poor and we did not feel welcomed. will go back ... to the Putney one!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 29 January 2019
Overall 1food 3service 2ambience 3

To go for fondue that the restaurant emailed their clients to enjoy at Gazette during the month of January. But not fondue was on offer despite arriving at 7.30!

Gazette Brasserie Battersea
Responded on 30 January 2019

I think you may be the person I called earlier to personally express my apologies for this issue, we had a delivery problem which we thought we could resolve in time, unfortunately it wasn't the case, we make our fondue and don't buy it already made, it takes skills and getting the right ingredients and 3 specific variety of cheeses. It is not acceptable and I understand your frustration, your review is probably what we deserve but was not necessary.

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IP
Oxford
5 reviews
Dined on 14 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and ambience as usual.
Would recommend to everyone.

CO
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We had a lovely meal. There is a lively atmosphere in restaurant. Unfortunately the manager was incredibly rude to our waiter who seemed to be looking after the entire restaurant and was doing a good job. Seeing the manager behave so obnoxiously towards his staff was quite offputting.

SF
London
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

High quality. Good food and service. Maybe a bit pricey, or it might just be I'm not used to London prices. Even at the price a good experience.

TB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

I read the reviews before eating here and took a chance...what a massive mistake! We were disappointed with each course. We ordered the escargot and the muscles as our appetisers, steak and duck as our mains, and apple tart and creme brûlée for desert...
Let me just say how shocking each dish was...we spent well over £100 for two people.
The escargot was gritty and tasteless...had a flavour of actual dirt...does that count as a spice?!? Seemed to me that they’re harvesting their snails from the garden without cleaning them first!
The muscles were also tasteless! Utter crime to ruin good food with no flavour...not even salt or garlic!
The steak tasted nice but was served at the wrong temperature as well as the duck neither was cooked to our requests.
Worse yet the duck as so tough we swore it’d been in the microwave. You know that texture, it’s unmistakable!!!
Next, the desert I had what was meant to be an apple tart...it was soggy and flavourless once again as this was the theme of the night it only seems fitting that the apple tart should also be devoid of flavours and shape!!!
I had to send it back it was so bad!!!
The brûlée was creamy sponge without taste...it’s as if the chef was afraid of using his spices ...perhaps he's just old and can no longer taste...at least than there’s be an explanation as to how the food could have be so completely absent of flavour!!!
Expensive and worthless!!!

MS
London
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

We travel to London from Spain to celebrate New Years Eve. Maybe we expect more festive ambiance, but Gazette was a very good choice, we enjoy meal, sevice and location. We would come back in summer.

T
London
11 reviews
Dined on 25 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had Christmas lunch at the Gazette; and it was wonderful as always. The staff were very attentive (kept topping up our drinks); food arrived promptly yet not too fast to ensure we had time between courses. Everything was delicious and very festive! The wine list is comprehensive - there's something for everyone's taste and price bracket.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

High quality food that caters to all.

MS
London
5 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A very enjoyable and relaxing Christmas lunch for the office staff.

Everyone had a good time.

Food as always was excellent traditional French.

Chateau Britain’s was excellent.

Washed down with some good wines.

Damage to wallet not too bad.

We will be bringing the office again.

AT
London
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and great service, this is the first time I have been to your restaurant. I thoroughly enjoyed the starter (crab cake), main (mussells and chips) and madeline cakes.