Gazette Brasserie Battersea

4.2
682 reviews
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French
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  • Neighbourhood Gem
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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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GAZETTE offers through different dining room facilities the ideal place to enjoy pure conviviality with your family, colleagues or friends. Make it merrier this Christmas, and make it very special. Use GAZETTE’S Private Dining Pack.

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JH
London
40 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 6 days ago

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
11 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
3 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.

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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!

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

All in all it was good

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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.

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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.

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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...

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DC
London
6 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

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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
3 reviews
Dined on 14 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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OT
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.

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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.

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TB
London
1 review
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!!!

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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.

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T
London
9 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.

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

High quality food that caters to all.

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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.

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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.

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v
London
7 reviews
Dined on 16 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful settings, we were lucky to have a room for ourselves. Good food as before.

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LC
London
3 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice place with attentive and friendly staff. Must try Escargot, Onion Soup and Beef Tartare.

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L
London
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Chateaubrisnd and chocolate pots were amazing, very good cocktails and friendly staff. If has a very relaxed atmosphere amd nice for breakfast lunch or dinner, however I would just suggest that that try and make the main area a bit more intimate in the evenings...the lights are very bright and because of the sofa area where people hang out, it makes it feel less like a restaurant you would go to for a date night. That can be easily fixed though literally just by dimming the lights a little.

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RH
London
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Quite good authentic French food, very good organic house red, also authentic French service - not much of a smile and very happy to boot us out. Death stares from the waiter trying to get our chatty party of four women to leave at the end of the night...

Gazette Brasserie Battersea
Responded on 3 December 2018

Rebecca, Glad you enjoyed our food, the wine is made by us in Provence. Apologies if we made you feel uncomfortable, not the French authentic that we are after, this is not usually how we do hospitality and we will certainly be looking into this. Kind regards

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JJ
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was the first time going to Gazette Battersea. It was posh but relaxed. Private and special

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent French restaurant. Could be in France!

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PQ
London
11 reviews
Dined on 5 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent French cuisine Very traditional but very well done Excellent value for London!

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BR
London
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2018
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 4

TOO EXPENSIVE- NOT VALUE FOR MONEY
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Gazette Brasserie Battersea
Responded on 9 November 2018

Thank you Bruce, do let us know what you thought was expensive, it doesn't correspond with general comment so we would love to know so we can improve. walter@gazettebrasserie.co.uk

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OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Delicious food at a reasonable price, in a charming french restaurant. Service is very friendly, but can be a tad slow sometimes, even on more quiet nights.

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LP
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful French food and excellent service here. The wine list is outstanding too. Our second visit here, and we will definitely be back next time we are in London.

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KH
London
4 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Love this place for it’s great choice of really well cooked food, seasonal specials and friendly service. They make it a brilliant local; there is always something new to try if you’re not feeling like their excellent Brasserie regulars.

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OT
London
7 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

Completely gone downhill

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BC
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great authentic French food as reliable as ever with the freshest ingredients skilfully and carefully prepared

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N
London
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Once again it was brilliant! We had a very nice dinner. A couple of starters and then a chateaubriand. We are going there quite often and never really write reviews. The service was professional and efficient

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