Gazette Putney

4.3
534 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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BD
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious foi gras, great chateaubriand anf fantastic service. If you are looking for a tasty meal in the heart of Putney this restaurant is highly recommended.

Come with an empty stomach as they don't give you small portions.

It is a tad on the pricey side but thats probably because of two reasons
a) quality of ingredients (outstanding)
b) my girlfriend and I are greedy for food, so we probably ordered more than we should have for two

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LD
London
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and a good variety to serve different requirements. Felt very well looked after and there was a lovely ambiance to the place. We really enjoyed ourselves and would definitely come back again.

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R
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2019
Overall 4food 3service 2ambience 4

Tasty and homely. Most of the food was very tasty and good quality. Was an issue with one dish and they took it off the bill and gave us a new dish. Service was a little slow to begin with.

Gazette Putney
Responded 6 days ago

Hi Rach, Many thanks for taking the time to review us and we’re glad you’ve enjoyed our food. The Gazette Putney Team

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JH
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Made to feel welcomed as arrived which was nice. A hot evening so lovely to have plenty of water on the table before we chose drinks.
The food was good, especially the crab starter and steak.
Little disappointing was the foix gras fiellette bit and the pawn starter with one over cooked prawn.
But great place to catch up on a three generation and two continents party as food was diverse enough for all tastes and needs.
Thank you for looking after us so nicely.

Gazette Putney
Responded on 5 July 2019

Hi JaneH, Thank you so much for your kind words and a great score. Apologies for the prawn. We’re please you had a great time with us and enjoyed our hospitality. The Gazette Putney Team

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GD
London
3 reviews
Dined on 1 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Don't live anymore in the area but it's always a pleasure to go back!
Great food, Cosy atmosphere, welcoming and professional staff!

Gazette Putney
Responded on 3 July 2019

Hi GiulioD, Thank you so much for a great score and your kind words. Always a pleasure having you here at our restaurant. 😁🙏

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CS
London
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Retirement lunch - really good all round

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Responded on 1 July 2019

Dear ChrisS, Thank you so much for the high score, always a pleasure seeing you at our restaurant. The Gazette Putney Team 😁

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D
London
13 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

I'd read other reviews which were good but I was not impressed with this place. Somehow the menu is very off putting (perhaps its the layout) and I ended up just having a burger. Having said that it was good and so was my husband's cod. I think the main problem was the service/ambience. Perhaps the staff were tired after a long Sat service (we ate late after a concert) but although we'd booked, the service was slow and the waiter's attitude off-putting. Afraid we probably won't pay a repeat visit though a place like this is needed in Putney.

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KG
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Favourite restaurant in London. Perfect for dinner any night of the week

Gazette Putney
Responded on 25 June 2019

Hi KateG, Thank you so much for having taking the time to review us and a fantastic score. Your kind words made us all very happy and we’re please we’re one of your favourite restaurant. We’ll keep up the good work 😁and we hope to see you again soon. The Gazette Putney Team🎉🎉

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A
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Goat cheese with honey dressing is my favourite! Really friendly staff and delicious food

Gazette Putney
Responded on 25 June 2019

Hi Agnieszkak, Thank you so much for your kind words and a great score. We’re all very much looking forward to seeing you again soon. The Gazette Putney Team 😁

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TB
London
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious authentic food and service. You must have the tomato tart.

Gazette Putney
Responded on 23 June 2019

Hi TinaB, Thank you so much for the 5 stars and your kind words. Very much appreciated. The Gazette Putney Team 👩‍🍳🎉👨🏻‍🍳

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

What a difference a week makes. Service and food back to what I have normally come to expect at Gazette. Delicious if slightly overpriced scallop starter (the 3 scallops are tiny for £12). Ribeye steak smelled and tasted excellent though more well done that I would expect for a medium steak, but delicious nonetheless.

Gazette Putney
Responded on 17 June 2019

Hi, Thank you for taking the time to review us and the 4 stars, that’s very much appreciated. We’re please you had a great time and enjoyed our food. We hope to see you again soon. The Gazette Putney Team

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

I have been to Gazette a good half a dozen times previously. This time it was all a bit underwhelming. The lady looking after our table looked like she’d rather be elsewhere. Normally the service is quite friendly. Service was slow, they left our dishes 30-45 mins after we had finished our main, my crab bisque starter was barely lukewarm, and the snails were under seasoned. The madeleines were excellent, but it felt too little too late. Altogether just average on this occasion.

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Responded on 11 June 2019

Hi, Thank you for having taking the time to review us and we’re sorry the food and service you had wasn’t up to our normal standards. We are in the middle of a change of team and it has proven a difficult time, we are sorry you had to experienced that shaky period. We certainly hope to see you again soon and hopefully make it up to you with our well known and genuine friendly hospitality and great food to go with. The Gazette Putney Team

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

I had the set price lunch menu, mushroom soup and beef bourguinon, which were both delicious, and it was very good value for money. We'll be back!

Gazette Putney
Responded on 6 June 2019

HI HelenG, Many thanks for taking the time to review us and giving us a great score. We’re please you’ve enjoyed our food, our set menu is always a winner. The Gazette Putney Team 😃

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

Great food, friendly service, great place for dinner!

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Responded on 20 May 2019

Dear AndyA, Many thanks for having taking the time to review us and a fantastic score, very much appreciated. We’re all looking forward to seeing you again soon. The Gazette Putney Team 👩‍🍳😁

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T
London
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The atmosphere, service and food were all excellent. I highly recommend The Gazette and will return again soon.

We planned to have the Chateau Briand but were tempted by the daily special - which was delicious. And gives us an excuse to return for the CB another time!

Gazette Putney
Responded on 17 May 2019

Dear Tess, Thank you very much for having taking the time to review us and a fantastic score. We’re so happy you had a great time with us and enjoyed our food. We do a great and popular evening special offer for the Chateaubriand: every Monday from 6pm, Chateaubriand + Frites + Béarnaise sauce: £14.50 We hope to see you again soon. The Gazette Putney Team 👩‍🍳😁👨🏻‍🍳

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a lovely meal

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Responded 5 days ago

Thank you 🙏 We’re please you had great time with us at Gazette Putney. Looking forward to seeing you again soon. The Gazette Putney Team.

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

Lovely food and great service.

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Responded on 7 May 2019

Thank you so much for having taking the time to review us and your kind words. The Gazette Putney Team is very much looking forward to seeing you again soon. The Gazette Putney Team 🙌😃

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JT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Third visit since and including Christmas Day. Very pleased to introduce friends to this excellent restaurant. Fabulous food served in a relaxed atmosphere

Gazette Putney
Responded on 7 May 2019

Hi JeanT, You’ve all made our day by reading your review. Thank you so much for your kind words and a fantastic score. We’re so pleased you and your friends enjoyed our food. We hope to see you again soon. The Gazette Putney Team 😁🎉

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LV
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

As always great food at great price.! The steak tartare is amazing and our favourite.

Gazette Putney
Responded on 7 May 2019

Dear LaurittaV, Many thanks for taking the time to review us and a great score. Lovely to hear of you enjoying our food. The Gazette Putney Team 😁👩‍🍳

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RL
London
7 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have been to Gazette in Putney a few times and always have an enjoyable experience. Delicious bloody marys, escargot and great kids menu! Highly recommend!

Gazette Putney
Responded on 26 April 2019

Hi RedsoxinLondon, Thank you so much for taking the time to review us and giving us a great score. You’ve made our day 😁🎉 We’re all looking forward to seeing you next time. The Gazette Putney Team 😃🙌

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RC
London
7 reviews
Dined on 22 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Went for morel mushroom week. Good menu but same as last year. Lovely food. Nice team.

Gazette Putney
Responded on 26 April 2019

Hello RebeccaC, Many thanks for taking the time to review us and a nice score. The nice team at Putney is thanking you. With the Morels menu: Our executive chef Pascal is sticking to what he does best hence the same menu as last year for the Morels Event but he’s promising some new dishes for next year food events. We can’t wait 😊 The Gazette Putney Team 🙌

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C
London
7 reviews
Dined on 22 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

My partner and I and his mother came here on Easter Monday and found the staff as efficient and friendly as ever. The morel mushroom dishes were wonderful too. It's so exciting to know that there will be a different seasonal ingredient each fortnight.

Gazette Putney
Responded on 25 April 2019

Hi Choosycat, Thank you so much for having taking the time to review us and your kind words. We’re so please that yourself and your family had a great time and enjoyed our food. Our next popular event is Bouillabaisse and we hope to see you all soon. The Gazette Putney Team 😁🙏

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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 on 16 April 2019

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
2 reviews
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.

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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
12 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.

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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.

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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...

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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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