Hawkers Bar & Brasserie

4.2
18 reviews
£25 and under
Grill

Top tags:

Casual
We're back!
Following the latest guidance from the Government from April 12th we will be opening for our NEW HEATED Terrace. Following the guidance from the Government we will be welcoming bookings of up to 6 people or 2 households.
When the guidance changes from the Government (Hopefully from May 17th) we will be reopening back inside & we cant wait!
All bookings made are for 1.5hr table times unless over 4 persons, when timings are slightly longer. Please enquire for more information.
We are a CASHLESS operation currently.

Influenced by the local character of Kingston upon Thames, Hawkers Bar and Brasserie is an all-day dining restaurant in the heart of Kingston upon Thames. We serve Lunch, Brunch, afternoon tea, cocktails and more.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 18 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.2based on recent ratings
4.0
food
4.1
service
3.9
ambience
3.9
value
Noise · Moderate
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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was great, as usual, very good food, attentive staff.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Turned up to be told kitchen closed

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OpenTable Diner
5 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Didn’t realise it’s part of a hotel. That being said, we gave it a go. Octopus salad was good but the spicey chicken wings were not spicey, in fact was bland. My steak was overcooked when I asked for medium rare. They did offer to take it back and get me another but for me- once you mess up a steak, I lose hope in the rest of the menu. Ordered some chips anyway. They tried to charge for the steak until we pointed it out. Over all- not very good. You get whay you pay for. It was quiet, which was an indicator!
Nevertheless- had a good catch up with a drink and some chips. Would not return.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Slow service as they were short staffed. Good location.

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LouiseA
London
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

From the start we felt rushed , the waiter took our plate away before even asking if we had finished our starter and we had not !
The mains were awful my friend had a burger and the plate was dripping in grease and was not nice . I had a sirloin steak and the steak had a massive amount of gristle and the red wine jus was burnt and was so thick it didn’t come out of the pot .
The manager had come over half way to see how happy we were we told him what we felt and he didn’t offer any alternative.
The waiter again came over and tried to take the plates away without asking if we had finished again .
Then when we had said we were not happy with the main meals the manager wasn’t very helpful and said we needed to pay then when we said again we were not happy to do so then only offered a small discount.
The overall experience was poor and very disappointing especially as we haven’t been able to go out in so long and the menu was not the same menu as described on open table . Seemed much smaller .
It was not a cheap place the bill came to £97 for food that was not very nice . Not even offer a free drink for being upset . Customer service has most definitely left the building

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AntoniaB
London
6 reviews
Dined on 14 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food and cocktails

SR
StephR
London
8 reviews
Dined on 3 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and very friendly staff . Great heaters and was offered blankets too which was great . Had a cream tea here recently which was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

An amazing night beautiful venue and food was stunning

Will return very soon!

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Alana
London
3 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

food was so nice vibe could have been better due to the river being on the others side but service was amazing

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Sabrineczka
London
6 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Food and service was good.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We were greeted with a warm welcome and was shown to our table straight away, the waiter sat us down, however forgot to give us menus. We then ordered drinks to be told they ran out of the spirits which was a further wait, once ready to order we were then told all the pizza had ran out, appreciate it’s very busy, but would of been good if told when just sat down as over heard other people disappointed by this too. The food however was delicious! The waiting staff were polite and apologetic.

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IhanM
London
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

The atmosphere outside on the decking is lovely in the evening, really cute lights have been put up and the heaters are well placed and useful, however, I visited this restaurant maybe a year or two ago and had an amazing good quality meal and cocktails with my Mum and it really felt like we had gone for a posh meal at a fancy hotel, however, I went more recently and everything has changed except the price. The food was more like simple pub food you’d find in a Wetherspoons, which is fine if you’re not charging near £15 a plate ... cocktail prices were also outrageous at £10 a glass and were watery and you couldn’t even taste the alcohol.
It’s such a shame because this was one of my most recommended spots and now it feels like the whole restaurant has been replaced to cater to a different audience but is operating under the same name :(

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jeeby
London
4 reviews
Dined on 20 April 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely presented food. Had heaters so wasn't too cold to enjoy outdoor dining. Better than expected!

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Louie
London
1 review
Dined on 19 April 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Seated really quickly and with the heating was really pleasant. Food was amazing but drinks pricey

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OpenTableReviewer
London
5 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great experience, simple choices, good value for money and good service in a quiet location even if we were outdoors.

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Erin
London
1 review
Dined on 16 April 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food and service was amazing! The only problem was that it was described as a ‘heated terrace’, yet the whole of the outside only had one heater.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 15 April 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely food and staff. The heated terrace was so cosy and warm despite the cold weather

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OpenTable Diner
London
5 reviews
Dined on 15 April 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Service is good , and food is ok but cocktail are watery.

FAQs

Hawkers Bar & Brasserie is rated 4.2 stars by 18 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.