Gazette Brasserie Battersea

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671 reviews
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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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OT
London
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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 4 days ago
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
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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
15 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!

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IP
Oxford
2 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
4 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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OT
London
1 review
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...

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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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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
6 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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JB
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place! Food is fantastic, lovely atmosphere, great summers evening location!

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G
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 4

First they gave me the wrong order.
So then I ended up waiting an hour in total for my food.
The waiter was rude.
Table nearby had complaints too.
Had to pay full price with little to no apologies

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R
London
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Gazette Brasserie Battersea is possibly the best French restaurant in London. I have eaten there several times and never been disappointed. Very good fresh ingredients combined with a deft touch make everything taste and look delicious. I don't know who it is but someone in the kitchen knows what they are doing. Try the warm Fois gras with chestnuts and apple.

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AE
London
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Friendly French brasserie-style restaurant in Putney. The moules frites were excellent, generous helpings and very tasty. The service was good and the wine not over-priced. We will go again and recommend it to our friends

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EW
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Very small portion for the calamari risotto. Not filling at all. Was more like a starter
For £14 I was expecting more

Only got given 2 pieces of bread with the chicken liver parfait starter. So a lot of the chicken liver parfait got wasted which was a shame.

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BW
London
5 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Got the restaurant after booking a table “on the terrace” the table was not available. We decided to spend our supper at Gazette because I received an email from the restaurant about a fantastic plateau royal but it was not available... Well, it was not our cup of tea, indeed

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HR
London
6 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Been there when about 10 years ago, even had champagne reception for our civil partnership and birthday party there. However this time round it wasn’t what it used to be. The food was very average, the service was terrible, the waitress who served us really didn’t want to be there huffing and puffing when taking orders - don’t think she had any facial muscle to summon a smile, not only that she didn’t bring the drinks list - had to go to the counter to get it and same when asked for salt and pepper again had to go in get it myself . The mains didn’t arrive after an hour and again had to go in to ask about it was told it’s coming by the waitress (which mean get lost & go back to your table ) 20 minutes later - potato daphenouis arrived looking like it’s been baked for 3 days (char black and dried ) and the steak wasn’t that great. However the manager cane an apologise explaining that the waitress was going on holidays (well should should have gone on permanent holidays if I was the manager) and the reason for the delay was the kitchen was without gas supply for 30 minutes (it would have been good if someone came out and told us that and strangely enough they managed to cook the foods orders by people who came after us as the food kept coming out as we waited for our food - perhaps they were served frozen food or raw food - but then again they looked pretty warm to me ). Despite that was complimented with half bottle of red wine (thank you) but for the sake of your reputation please revisit the staff and revive the quality of food and service which was once there. I am guessing that’s the downside when restaurant grew into multi brunches and they couldn’t maintain the quality it which was once their priority trading for $$ and start to become like many major chain in the high street.

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A
London
5 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Food was a little disappointing particularly the main dishes, it was small in portion size and quite ordinary. I also detest having all my courses on slate.
Drinks selection was very good so would recommend for that.

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C
London
9 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

So this was my first visit to Gazette Battersea on recommendation from a friend. We were seated outside on a lovely warm evening and after looking at the menu we both went for the ribeye steak. While waiting for the food we drank very good rose wine. The steak arrived it was cooked as I had requested and w as good but lacked seasoning and I was disappointed with the peppercorn sauce which was on the watery bland side and mine was served in a chipped small jug. I had swerved a starter in favour of a dessert as they had creme brulee on the menu but truly wished I hadn't as it was overdone and way too eggy. All in all I had a good evening and I will come back to try the lobster I saw other people having. The location is nice but not close enough to call it waterside. The service is too chaotic for my liking and they added two cocktails to our bill which we had to have removed before payment. Overall 3 out of 5 stars from me.. needs to try harder but worth a second visit.

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DD
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

All good ( food staff ambience) except for the manager who couldn’t care less about offering a good service and making an effort at being friendly as happened on my previous occasion..

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