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Absolute Abode

17 reviews
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£25 and under
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Contemporary European
Top tags:
  • Casual
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Live Music

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Absolute Abode is situated in Raynes Park and serves delicious breakfast, brunch, afternoon tea and contemporary European lunch and dinner. Our fabulous home baked treats and artisan coffee are some of the reasons we won Best Tea & Coffee House in SW London, and our beautifully designed space has also won us the UK Cafe Design of the Year award. We pride ourselves on delicious dishes and friendly service. Our monthly 5 course tasting menus by star chef Marc Kerrigan are always a popular evening. Absolute Abode is the perfect destination to catch up with family and friends, and also browse our beautiful retail emporium showcasing globally curated gifts, accessories, homewares and interiors inspiration.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Contemporary European, Australian, Afternoon Tea
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Hours of Operation
Monday - Wednesday: 08:00 - 18:00

Thursday - Friday: 08:00 - 22:30

Saturday: 08:00 - 18:00

Sunday: 08.30 - 17:00
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Phone number
020 8090 3211
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Business Casual
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Executive Chef
Marc Kerrigan
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Cross Street
Durham Road
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Parking Details
There is Merton Council carpark opposite Absolute Abode, next to Waitrose, which costs 30p for an hour, 60p for two hours or £5 for 3 hours. Alternatively, there is street parking available.
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Public Transit
Raynes Park National Rail station is 150m from Absolute Abode, with SouthWest Trains services every 3-8 minutes throughout the day. Raynes Park is one stop from Wimbledon.
Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Happy Hour, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining , Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.2based on all time ratings
88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined on 28 July 2017

This is an attractive venue, I have often met friends for tea or coffee during the day but this is the first time I have had dinner. It was a very pleasant experience, the food was good and the jazz pianist was excellent . Hardly worth mentioning but the waitress made a couple of mistakes as her English was not too good. That can only improve. I do recommend this restaurant.

4.0Dined on 7 April 2017

I'm so pleased to find a good local restaurant. The service was friendly if a little hap hazard and the food was good, although not outstanding but it is the atmosphere that makes this a little gem. The restaurant consists of a small number of tables nestled inside what is in essence an interior design store. The furnishings are simple and the room gently lit creating a pleasant atmosphere that was further enhanced by a musician playing easy listening music. Although the tables are close together and were fully occupied, we were not aware of others around us. An excellent place for an intimate dinner or cosy chat with a few friends.

5.0Dined on 1 April 2017

The best breakfast ever! I will definitely be back

3.0Dined on 10 March 2017

The food is superb in this place. The coffee is gorgeous. It's a favourite spot for lunch and brunch. Dinner food is amazing unfortunately it is ruined by the live music. The singing id too loud so you can't hear your dinner party. Also the clapping after each song doesn't help to have an enjoyable dinner. In my view it would be a perfect spot for dinner without the live entertainment.

5.0Dined on 16 February 2017

We enjoy family brunch on the weekends (sons are four and six) and had supper whilst a live jazz trio entertained. Recommended local, we re-visit again and again.

4.0Dined on 14 February 2017

We went for the special Valentine's Day opening. This place is a real find, normally open only in The evenings on Thursdays and Fridays, as it's a shop and cafe by day.
The food was exceptionally good and good value too. A marinated salmon starter was excellent as was a fine cod main course. There was a selection of baked dessert items which were sweet and greedy and some sharp and strong cheddar served as a separate course.
The service was really friendly without being remotely intrusive.
Highly recommended.

5.0Dined on 9 February 2017

Another lovely evening with live music and fine dining. Lovely service as always. Always enjoy this place.

4.0Dined on 8 February 2017

The food was well prepared and presented and the service was excellent.

5.0Dined on 5 February 2017

Great breakfast and nice independent café, but a little pricey for the portions. The online menu prices for not match up to the menus in restaurant. I had a voucher to spend but otherwise would have been a little frustrated at the cost. Nothing under £9:50 for breakfast!

4.0Dined on 15 January 2017

great local spot! and dog friendly!
recommend recommend recommend recommend recommend recommend

4.0Dined on 14 December 2016

We didn't get the nicest table allocated although we were the only ones with a reservation. I would always think that people that make a reservation show an excitement and loyalty which should be more appreciated and honored. The service was rather slow, so not a place if you are rushed for time.

1.0Dined on 19 November 2016

Cannot rate this restaurant as they cancelled booking saying they were short staffed so we're not going to ooen

1.0Dined on 12 November 2016

The restaurant was closed having received a confirmation from open table

5.0Dined on 11 November 2016

Another really lovely evening at abode, with really engaging live music, not loud but so enjoyable and adding atmosphere to the lovely food and conversation. Can't wait to go again soon.

2.0Dined on 30 October 2016

Very poor cafe with disjointed service. Possibly would be OK during the week but it took 20mins to have order taken, one dish (full English) arrived with cold eggs and bacon but 'on fire' potatoes. Had to chase staff to get cutlery and after had to queue for 15mins to pay.

I like the concept. Staff just too overwhelmed will not be back.

5.0Dined on 28 October 2016

My husband and I absolutely love this place. It's got a fantastic atmosphere, lovely welcoming staff and delicious healthy food. It's great value and for all these reasons, we keep coming back!

5.0Dined on 2 September 2016

Always a joy coming to Absolute Abode - lovely staff, delicious menu and great live music which gives ambiance.