Gazette Putney

4.3
482 reviews
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  • Lunch
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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JH
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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 4 days ago
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 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonder freebch bistro
Have been many times
Always excelkent

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m
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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
34 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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DA
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Gazette is a lovely restaurant in a good location with excellent food. Great value too.

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T
London
5 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

A lovely lunch - very French. All four of us greatly enjoyed it

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 23 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Great restaurant, reasonable prices and good food

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F
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is the third time I have eaten at this restaurant - the food is simple but tasty and good value for money. The staff are very welcoming and friendly with quick service.
The only downside is if it is cold outside and you are sitting near the door. Although there are curtains to stop the draft every time the door opens - I still had to keep my coat on to keep warm...
Would definitely recommend La Gazette!

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JC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time we visited here and we left wondering why we hadn't been before. A great find. It was busy even on a cold Monday evening. Food was excellent and the staff were lovely!

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S
London
124 reviews
Dined on 13 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Very good food as usual the service good but they were missing their charismatic front of house that we missed. Without that there’s something missing....

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L
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Great food but service was a bit slow and also we had to do our order a few times so it actually got recorded correctly

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AV
London
60 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

We had a very good dinner at La Gazette in Putney. Wanted to take advantage of the Fondue special which is on until end of January. Service is outstanding if sometimes a bit slow. Our table had a weird chunk missing which turned one of the corners into a dangerously pointy end. We rotated it and then it was fine. Last but not least: we were so tired we couldn't finish our wine and they were so kind to pour it back into the bottle to take home. Extra points for that! :-)

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m
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I visited Gazette Putney many times and always had a good experience. Dishes are always great, staffs are friendly. I would like to say that here is the most tasteful restaurant in Putney.

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NR
London
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great lunch, lovely staff and fab food .. what else does one need?!

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on 25 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious Christmas day lunch, service fantastic as always.

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SM
London
83 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

I've been to gazette Putney a number of times, but this visit was a disappointment. The starter I ordered was not available; neither was the wine we selected. The starter I picked instead (terrine de foie gras) was pleasant, but I had chateaubriand as my main course and neither it, nor the chips which accompanied it, were good. My partner's food was equally uninspiring. All told, we spent double what we would have done at the steak house down the road, for a meal that wasn't half as good. I doubt I'll go again...

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AL
London
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic restaurant, great menu and excellent service, i am definitely coming back!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Great menu sadly the pheasant and duck just a bit over cooked and consequently tough. Shame for my guest having first taste of pheasant

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FV
London
3 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Chateaubriand steak was cooked perfectly. The bearnaise sauce was smooth and rich. Shared an apple tart with ice cream alongside the House red wine. Great atmosphere with friendly staff.

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OT
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brilliant experience as usual

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T
London
21 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2018
Overall 3food 1service 2ambience 2

I have been a fan of Gazette for many a year but this time around I felt let down. Having been in India and eating (good) curry for 3 meals a day I was looking forward to some continental cooking and imagining how that Bone Marrow on toast would taste.

When it (the bone marrow) came - it was very underwhelming and a bit "should I eat this at all?". The thin end of the bone was overcooked so that all the marrow had melted into fat and at the other end the bone marrow was red (ie. uncooked ) and quite cold. I did ask for it to be cooked further - it was to some extent - but that is never a good option and I should have just not eaten it at all. There were worries about BSE on my part.

The tomato tart (a bit like a Tartine) to follow was completely ruined by the heavy mustard seed dressing on the salad leaves that accompanied the tart. Note to chef: I do not think that cooked tomatoes and mustard seed dressing is a good taste combination.

Perhaps based on this experience, Gazette should be "gazetted"...

I won't be going back in a hurry.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Really nice staff and the food was brilliant. Definitely gets the thumbs up for all occasions!

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B
London
6 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

We got tea (with no teabag), they forgot our wine order, spilt almost a full cup of coffee over me staining my suede boots, served inedible pepper sauce for steak...and for that experience we got compensated with one free coffee! Never again.

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London
3 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We are regulars at gazette but haven’t been since the menu change. Nothing was quite as good as it used to be from quality to quantity, presentation to service everything was just a bit off the usual standard we expect from gazette. Normally it would be an excellent meal at a sensible price (not cheap but excellent value for what you get) this time it was a nice meal for quite a lot of money which is not a good combo. I had some plastic in my salad and this was dealt with very well. A nice evening but not as special as usual.

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k
London
10 reviews
Dined on 2 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Genuinely French with good service and food- ribeye steak was delicious

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PC
Berkshire
158 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Good authentic French food - great seasonal changes

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

Negatives; tables are very close together. The steaks don't come with anything, so you have to buy the sides if you want chips and veg.
Positives; The quality of food was excellent, probably the best steaks in the area, the price of the food wasn't horrendous, the atmosphere was calm and the service matched it, even at busy times.

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DD
London
144 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I only discovered this lovely French bistro because our daughter moved to the area a few months ago. We have now eaten there on a number of occasions and have always enjoyed good food and pleasant service.

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NC
London
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gazette always delivers a tasteful, fun night! Food is amazing, especially the boeuf Bourgignone and dauphinoise potatoes.

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CB
London
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great night out good steak, chips,apple tart and wine!

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J
London
4 reviews
Dined on 26 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely atmosphere on a wet Monday evening. Welcoming staff and good food - Monday night is special steak and chips evening which was perfectly cooked. Excellent venue for a couple of girlfriends catching up but just as good for a group or a date night! Lovely local restaurant.

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OT
Surrey
11 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It was a birthday lunch celebration. We were well looked after but at times it did get a bit noisy for my father because of the acoustics and tight space. The food was delicious as always and I would definitely go back there.

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TD
London
3 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always enjoy it here...not Let down. Friendly staff and simple menu

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