Gazette Putney

4.3
511 reviews
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French
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  • Neighbourhood Gem
London's most authentic French Brasseries with 2venues 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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MB
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

You know what it's like when you have to book a restaurant somewhere to meet some friends and you're taking a bit of a punt? What if the kids don't like the food or if the menu doesn't have enough variety to suit the different tastes. Or maybe there's just too much choice, which in my experience can mean a fairly standard rather than exceptional experience as the kitchen gets spread too thinly across cuisines. Seconds after entering Gazette Putney all of those fears were put to rest. The menu had old favourites and some more exotic choices, the resulting meals were uniformly delicious, the wine, coffee and deserts were equally excellent and the service was prompt and efficient. If you're writing a review and your only criticisms can be that perhaps this sauce was a little thin (for your taste) or that chocolate desert was a bit too chocolaty (for me) then you're onto a good thing.

Gazette Putney
Responded 7 days ago

Dear MacBookman, Huge smile on our faces, thanks to your great review. We’re so happy yourself and your group enjoyed your time with us at Gazette Putney. We work hard to make that little site a great place to be. We’re certainly looking forward to seeing you again soon. The Gazette Putney Team 😃🎉🙏

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

Food was delicious and services was friendly and prompt.

Gazette Putney
Responded on 10 April 2019

Hi SusanK, Thank you so much for taking the time to review us and for such an amazing score. We’re so happy you had a great time at our venue. We’re very much looking forward to seeing you soon hopefully. Gazette Putney Team 😃🙏

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OT
1 review
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

We are very fond of dining at Gazette which we consider to be our local.
We were as always warmly welcomed.
We had a lovely red wine, the appetisers were tasty, my husband fish was very good and well cooked but my mussels were not wonderful as they were tiny and rubbery which is unusual as normally they are great and plump.
We will still continue to go though and recommend it as it’s a lovely local eatery.

Gazette Putney
Responded on 9 April 2019

Hello, Many thanks for taking the time to review us and we’re glad you had a great time with us. Please do accept our apologies for the quality of the mussels you had on the day of your visit. We are in the process of changing our supplier and hopefully should be back to a better sort. We’ll hope to see you soon enjoying a steaming pot of mussels. 😀 The Gazette Putney Team

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N
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

I chose white asparagus which were really hard and tough. No flavour. I also had mussels that didn't taste of much either. My Husband's and son's s steak were chewy.

Gazette Putney
Responded on 3 April 2019

Dear Nick1, We highly appreciate your feedback as it will assist us in becoming better at what we do and we’re really sorry that your experience was poor on this occasion. I hope that this will not keep you away from Gazette and I would like to personally handle your booking on your next visit. Please use the following email when booking and we will try to make it up to you. Jean-Luc: events@gazettebrasserie.co.uk

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MH
London
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

Great food as always but the service was a bit haphazard but I think they'd been run off their feet with Mother's day lunches.

Gazette Putney
Responded on 2 April 2019

Hi Mike, Many thanks for taking the time to review us and I’m glad you’ve enjoyed our food but I’m also very sorry for the service not being up to our usual standards. I hope to see you soon and we hopefully will make it up to you. Jean-Luc Events@gazettebrasserie.co.uk

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OT
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 1

The first thing I need to say is I love the food here it’s amazing. The flavour and quality is very good indeed.
However of late, more often than not the service is diabolical.
The majority of the staff are nothing short of rude, dismissive and non attentive. The last 5 times I’ve visited here my guests and I have been left for an average of 30 minutes before our drinks orders are taken and I’ve needed to pull over a member of staff to have our order taken (this establishment has not always busy when I visited in fact I usually visit when it’s quiet)
The food is good but my patience with horrendous service and the bad attitude is wearing thin, next time this happens I will refuse to pay the service charge as lately it’s quite frankly an insult. I used to visit twice a week or more but now I visit perhaps once every other month. It’s sad as it used to be a delightful little place to eat and entertain friends. I have previously left glowing reviews but I just can’t put service down to staff having a bad day any longer!

Gazette Putney
Responded on 2 April 2019

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I am very disappointed to hear about your bad experience at Gazette. As per your numerous experiences at Gazette, you know our sense of hospitality and quality of the food, and so you realise that we often succeed in making the experience special and ensure people return. Sadly it is not always the case and certainly wasn't the case on this occasion as much as we try to be consistent. Do accept our full apologies.

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

Second meal at Gazette Putney. Food very good, especially the puddings. Decent value, too.

Gazette Putney
Responded on 1 April 2019

Thank you so much for taking the time to review us and a great score, we’re glad you’ve enjoyed your time with us at Gazette Putney. We’ll keep an eye on the wine glasses ;) Sorry!

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AB
London
1 review
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were excellent as always.

Gazette Putney
Responded on 1 April 2019

Thank you so much for taking the time to review us and for giving us a 5 stars all round. We’re very grateful and looking forward to seeing you soon.

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JG
1 review
Dined on 28 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Interesting and varied menu to suit most tastes. Only quibble with the food was that the lamb was overcooked. Service was not the fastest but that didn't concern our group

Gazette Putney
Responded on 1 April 2019

Hi John, Thank you for taking the time to review us and pointing to us some issues you had, all noted. We hope to see you soon so we can hopefully make it up to you.

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PM
London
1 review
Dined on 27 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Very noisy for a Wednesday evening, service a little slow (we ordered drinks.. they still hadn’t come by the time we ordered our food 15 mins later) but beautiful, beautiful food! Would recommend!

Gazette Putney
Responded on 29 March 2019

Hi Poppy, Thank you so much for taking the time to review us and some great score. Please do accept our apologies for a slow start on making your drinks, 15mns is a long time to get a drink, once again we’re sorry. The Gazette Putney Team

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YY
London
5 reviews
Dined on 24 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gazette offers authentic French food and is one of my favourite restaurants in Putney. It has a nice selection of wines AND dessert wines. They do have delicious desserts but sometimes I'd go for a glass of Sauternes as a "healthier" option...

Gazette Putney
Responded on 28 March 2019

Hi, Thank you so much for taking the time to review us and give us such a great score and feedback. Always a pleasure having you at our restaurant. High five from the entire Gazette Putney Team 😃

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SP
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, I had crab starter and calamari risotto . Service was quick and friendly. We were on a small table near the bar but it was fine. Reasonably priced. Would definately return. Sound levels good

Gazette Putney
Responded on 26 March 2019

Thank you so much Sally for taking the time to review us and your kind words. We’re pleased you have enjoyed our food and the time spent with us. We’re very much looking forward to seeing you soon. The Gazette Putney Team 😁

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Back on form. Wonderful.

Gazette Putney
Responded on 25 March 2019

Thank you very much for taking the time to review us and your kind words. We’re glad you’ve enjoyed your time with us. We’re all looking forward to seeing you soon. The Gazette Putney Team 😃

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D
London
19 reviews
Dined on 21 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful food , very good service. We enjoyed our meal very much and already booked again.

Gazette Putney
Responded on 25 March 2019

Hi Daniela, Many thanks for the 5 stars all round. We’re so happy you had such a great time and for your lovely review. Very much looking forward to seeing you soon. High five from the Gazette Putney Team 😁

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RT
London
9 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic service and delicious food. We've been a couple of times now to Gazette Putney and this was the best. Although very noisy, we had an enjoyable lunch and the staff were friendly and worked incredibly hard throughout. We will be coming back to try more of your tasty, improved menu.

Gazette Putney
Responded on 19 March 2019

Thank you so much for such a great review and your kind words. We’re please you had a great time with us on Saturday. I have passed your praises on to the all team. Looking forward to seeing you again. Gazette Putney Team 😁

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KG
London
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We’ve been before and is always nice. Friends birthday and we were looked after very well

Gazette Putney
Responded on 17 March 2019

Hi Kelly, Huge thank you from all of us at Gazette Putney for taking the time to review us and the kind words. We’re glad yourself and your friends had a great time at our restaurant. We’re very much looking forward to seeing you soon. The Gazette Putney Team

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IH
London
89 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Authentic French Brasserie with great traditional dishes. Accommodates children too and it is a very relaxed venue all round. Specialities include Moules, Offal and Game when in season. Great wine list incl. Gazette's own vineyard and highly affordable. Could try to offer more wonderful desserts and dessert wines. Very happy.

Gazette Putney
Responded on 15 March 2019

Hi, Many thanks for taking the time to review us. We’re glad you’ve enjoyed your time with us at Gazette. Very much looking forward to seeing you soon. High five from the entire Gazette Putney Team.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Nothing special. I have ordered mussels / moules mariniere, because this is a Belgian/French cuisine restaurant. There was a very little sauce at the bottom; no flavor at all. Just steamed or boiled mussels.
House wine is good.
Homemade fries was good.
Unfortunately; didnt meet my expectations.

Gazette Putney
Responded on 12 March 2019

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to review us and we’re very sorry to hear of your expectations not having been met. We certaintely hope to see you again so we can make it up to you. Best wishes. Gazette Putney Team

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CF
London
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great! We had a great experience and stayed eating and drinking for over 4 hours. Lovely staff who went the extra mile to make a birthday dessert for my sister.
Food was delicious and staff were great at offering advise on options.
I would go again, and I now know why it's my sister's fav restaurant in Putney!

Gazette Putney
Responded on 14 March 2019

Hi Carla, Thank you so much for such kind words and for taking the time to review us. A huge thank you from the entire Gazette Putney Team. We hope to see you soon. Gazette Putney Team 😁

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DB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always love it at Gazette - lovely meal, great food and good service. And the espresso martinis were a fab end to the meal!

Gazette Putney
Responded on 12 March 2019

Hi Daniela, Many thanks for taking the time to review us and high five from all of us for giving us 5 stars. Very much looking forward to seeing you soon. Best wishes. Gazette Putney Team

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MD
London
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice to see local authentic French cuisine in this price range.

Gazette Putney
Responded on 12 March 2019

Hi Michael, Thank you so much for taking the time to review us and a huge thank you from all of us for the kind words. We’re glad you’ve enjoyed your time with us at Gazette Putney. Best wishes. Gazette Putney Team

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HJ
Edinburgh
178 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Putney continues to have a poor selection of restaurants and Gazette does not change that. Also, small portions.

Gazette Putney
Responded on 29 March 2019

Hi, Thank you for having taken the time to review us and we’re sorry to see such a poor score. We certainly hope to see you another time so we can hopefully make it right to you. The Gazette Putney Team

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SO
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great little bistro offering a peaceful haven one minute from Putney High St. Great quality food, smallish portions but always good.

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H
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Made a reservation after reading some good reviews about Gazette Putney. When we got there, they told us to sit wherever then the waitress came over. Before even saying "hello" or asking about drinks, she told us the table had a time limit because of another reservation. Would have been fine if they place hadn't been nearly empty or if they hadn't told us to sit anywhere or if she had been a bit more polite about it. Overall, service was sub-par. Food was room temperature when it came out and the poached eggs were a bit over done. Earl Grey tea was weak. Only redeeming factor was the Madeleine I was served.

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AF
London
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Came in on a Friday night with my girlfriend. Had a lovely evening, treated very well by the waiters. Food was fantastic, if a little pricey. Would definitely return.

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

Quantity and quality of food is excellent and enough variety for some return visits.
Staff were accommodating with just the right amount of friendliness and courtesy.

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NW
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent friendly service and good quality food!

Really enjoyed being back on the Scrabble table again too!


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A
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely service and great food. found the prices quite high versus other places in the area, but overall nice experience.

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G
London
31 reviews
Dined on 18 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

All good thanks

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JH
London
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Good atmosphere, staff very friendly and helpful. Poluet Bretton and Steak Bavette excellent, with a good selection of wines at various prices.

Loved the tables that allowed you to write on them like draft boards!!

Overall a very enjoyable evening.

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T
London
20 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Hello again. Two unfavourable reviews in the last month or so from me but the food was miles better this time around. A competent chef back in the kitchen and the duck was delicious. Spinach and garlic side nicely wilted as well.

Not sure why if there are cocktails on the menu that the bar staff have to read the recipe for same?

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

Wonder freebch bistro
Have been many times
Always excelkent

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m
London
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

Possibly the worst mussels I have ever eaten and the worst example of French food. This restaurant used to be a real favourite but quite frankly I will never return.

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OR
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Great service but the food was not as good as the last time I went there. Snails were average and the duck was very chewy.

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AM
Aberdeen
2 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a super evening. Food very good. Just would like a Viognier white wine on the wine list!

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FP
London
4 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I used to visit the Gazette in Balham so the one in Putney is the closest one. The food and service still excellent and my french friend told me that the food is very authentic.

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JW
London
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The food was very nice and we were treated very well. We had a trainee waiter though who got a few things wrong, but I’m sure he will get better.

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JW
London
1 review
Dined on 5 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and amazing service as always, love coming for dinner here

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NS
London
1 review
Dined on 4 February 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

We had a delightful evening with American friends. All 8 diners were happy with all their food, and we were particularly charmed by being out in a separate quiet room to accommodate the member of the party who is severely hard of hearing. Thank you for your consideration.

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AT
London
39 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

First visit. Did not really know what to expect but was sensational. Look, it is not necessarily a destination place but perfect local French with great food, service and atmosphere and the steak tartare and frites as good as I have had anywhere. Loved it !

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