L'Affaire

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80 reviews
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£25 and under
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French

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Casual

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About

We are a Bar and Brasserie concept serving French- British menu . We have a selection of specialised cocktails and wines and a Bohemian Lager which is brewed to perfection and served as fresh brew . We have a relaxing beer garden where you can sit all year round.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
French, British, Steak
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Hours of Operation
Monday-Tuesday: Closed

Wednesday-Friday: 16:00 - 22:30

Saturday: 12:00- 22:30

Sunday: 12:00 - 21:00
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Phone number
020 8616 5510
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Payment Options
Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Catering
We can offer offices and businesses around, the Sanwiches and burger offer for delivery if they order 20 or more and fall within 1 mile radius.
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Public Transit
Within 2 minutes walking distance , we have free parking after 6:30 pm on Mon-Sat and Sunday full day.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining , Private Room, View, Wine
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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

It was closed

JT
London
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

You need to remove this from open table. We made a booking via your site for a group of friends, turned up and the restaurant was closed. Not happy!

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

The restaurant was closed despite Opentable confirmed my booking!

LD
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We had booked a table at this restaurant for 18:30 on 21st June, 2019. We arrived at the restaurant at 17:50 intending to have a pre-dinner drink in the bar. When we arrived the place was closed! There was a small notice on the door to say they were closed due to some problem in the kitchen and would be re-opening shortly but not when. We telephoned the restaurant later that evening and left a message but, to date, no-one has returned our call.
We had received no notification of this either by telephone or by email. Having travelled a considerable distance to get there, we were extremely annoyed, to say the least. We could never recommend a restaurant whose proprietors treat their customers with disdain. If you want a resataurant in the Wandsworth area, L'Affaire should never be on your menu.
We are concerned also that this reflects badly on OenTable as a booking organisation. I would appreciate your company's comments on this.

AL
London
4 reviews
Dined on 14 April 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

I think these guys have a great place but they just need to make more effort in terms of food and service. The waitress was really nice but did not speak English and couldn't describe what was on the menu. She also didn't seem to know much about the drinks available. The food was good enough but not very well presented and nothing special about it. There was not a huge effort to make it look and taste like a proper Sunday roast.
It was just... meh.

DJ
London
5 reviews
Dined on 24 March 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 1

Went for Sunday lunch. The place was fairly empty although it was later in the afternoon. We were fairly disappointed with the food; our Yorkshire puddings seemed to be of the shop-bought frozen variety, which is fairly unforgivable given how easy they are to make. And my beef came with a pointless side portion of mini shepherds pie, which arrived too hot to eat and turned out to be nothing more than mince in gravy. Overall a disappointing experience.

OT
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

We loved the food and the service we received was fantastic. The only downside was the atmosphere - it was vastly different from the food and service (loud music, bar feeling). Maybe it’s just us but it seemed a shamw

GM
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Came for the valentines meal which was good value, great tasting, reasonably quick service and a nice relaxed atmosphere. I imagine that on the non set menu i would enjoy it even more, would return again for sure!

SS
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We booked L'Affaire for a small group of our friends after our legal wedding at Wandsworth Town Hall. We had a fabulous time. The service was fantastic; the right amount of attentive and very warm and hospitable. The food was very good, nicely done, decently priced and a good quantity that didn't leave you too full or thinking that it was too sparse. The place was very quiet which might have been great for us, but actually it feels a bit sad that such a nice venue is not busier. We live very close so we'll be back for Sunday Lunch...regularly. Thanks guys.

NQ
London
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 3

Everything was absolutely amazing, the food, the server and drinks but it was so cold inside the building. My friend and I were shivering and the food got cold pretty quickly.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 27 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Very tasty roast... a little on the cold side but nice none the less

LD
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Delicious food at a reasonable price. Best restaurant in Wandsworth.

c
London
13 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

EXCELLENT FOOD AND WINE. SHOULD HAVE BEEN MORE BUSY AS IT WAS A SATURDAY NIGHT WITH DINERS.

L
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

The food was fair but not amazing and it was deadly quiet before 8pm. Desserts were better than mains.

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

We were sick with the food. 🤮
All the rest of this restaurant was good.

W
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great bar & food was superb, no hesitation in recommending

WK
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We've now been to L'Affaire 4 times and we have always had a really good experience. It's become one of our favourite cocktails bars in Wandsworth and Putney.
The food is well prepared and delicious, the cocktails are excellent, and service has been good. It's a slightly expensive restaurant for the area, but you do get good quality and a touch of French authenticity. The restaurant is nice and quiet until about 8:30, when it gets slightly louder, but still remains quiet enough for a good date night.
We highly recommend L'Affaire and are looking forward to returning for another date night.

E
London
9 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The service was very friendly and the food was really fantastic. We went at 4:30 on a Saturday afternoon so it was a little quiet, but was really happy to have found somewhere that served proper meals (not just sandwiches etc) and we couldn’t fault our meals - had the duck which was superb. Will definitely return.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food. Hidden gem in Wandsworth

FL
London
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food! Great ambiance! What’s more to say? :)

T
London
15 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

Great pub quiz on a Tuesday evening

KC
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall 1food 4service 4ambience 1

Food and service were great but there was a massive party that night with a Dj playing terrible music. Couldn’t hear anything above the music. It was like having dinner in a nightclub.

CR
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Only negative was that I wanted everything on the menu, food was superb! Every dish tasted fantastic! I would thoroughly recommend eating here!!!!

S
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for Sunday lunch. Food was stunning. Staff very welcoming. Lovely place! Kid friendly. Will definitely go back!

DH
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unpretentious and delicious food. Imaginative cocktails. An all round special experience.

NP
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Food was amazing..all three courses were delicious as were the cocktails. Food tasted almost too good for the the very casual atmosphere.

MS
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed a fantastic evening ! Both food and service were excellent. Cocktails in the garden are a must!
Once again many thanks for a great evening!

LL
London
4 reviews
Dined on 15 April 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

I normally pop in to L’affaire when in Wandsworth for their potted crab which is lovely so going in for lunch on a Sunday was a new experience and one I will repeat. I had the duck and my partner had the pork roast which was generous in portion and delicious (he reported). My duck was cooked to perfection and well presented; I enjoyed every morsel. I then had the warm pear frangipani which although not warm was very tasty and generously portioned. My partner had the chocolate soufflé which was not as chocolatly as I presumed it would be but also not sickly sweet so nicely done in my opinion. I will definitely return and would recommend to my chums.

b
London
1 review
Dined on 1 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my mum to L’Affaire for Easter Sunday lunch. Staff were super friendly. Liked the look of the place. Food was outstanding. Pimento calamari - super thin sliced - honestly the best I’ve ever had. Soft and beautifully seasoned - followed by beef stroganoff - again beautifully seasoned and beef chopped v small so v melt in the mouth. Mum had potted crab - with crushed avocado at the bottom ... nice twist. That was followed by the salmon bought by the chef the day before. Nice few glasses of Picpoul wine. Will definitely go again and thinking of booking for xmas dinner. Good value for money. X

MF
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very attentive staff and we'll presented food.
Tasty and good value for London priced eatery.
Would recommend.

G
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on 18 March 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Disappointing Sunday lunch, nothing special, beef was raw not rare. Won’t return and wouldn’t recommend. Far better places out there to spend hard earned cash.

MB
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We celebrated Mother’s Day at L’affaire. The menu was filled with good choices and we admired the plates being served to the other diners. The staff were friendly, each dish was explained to us as it arrived at our table. The wine was a littte expensive, although the £24 bottle we ordered was very pleasant. Overall, a lovely afternoon. And most importantly, my mum enjoyed herself!!

RT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

I guarantee that like me, most people have driven past this venue without a second thought. To make it worse when you drive past it gives the appearance of being closed. Rest assured it is not.
We decided to give it a try and were very pleasantly surprised. The space is large though not cosy. Since it is not tied to a brewery the owners have done their best to impose their personal stamp. They brew their own beer on site :0) and have an a collection of gins that will bring a smile to a connoisseur ....I did.
The menu is interesting - try the delicious 'paprika squid', and the quality of the food is far superior to your usual pub food....good value as well.
We have taken friends and everyone has been impressed....need I say more.

SD
London
8 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We’ve eaten here a couple of times and haven’t been disappointed yet. The food and wine choice is great. The service is great, that may have something to do with it being very quiet which surprised me for a Friday. I would recommend for the food though!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice Valentine's meal.
Slightly inbthe expensive side for this style of Venue. Enjoyable, experience. Steak was delicious. My Partner had past dish which was slightly cold but it was resolved very quickly with fresh portion. Perhaps both mains coukd have been taken back though at it meant we could not enjoy our main together. Other than this all was well.

MF
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Open Table states there was the regular menu and a special Valentine’s Day dinner. The restaurant said that was a mistake and the servers complained about that miscommunication. Then the manager complained to each table that OpenTable was supposed to take a deposit and didn’t, not my problem.

b
London
51 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Seven of us met for dinner here. Simply fabulous. The food was excellent and service superb. Hope to go back very soon.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 28 January 2018
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 1

Food fairly good and service great. Ambience however isn’t great, big empty bar.

A
London
4 reviews
Dined on 9 December 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food with fast and friendly staff, definitely worth a visit if you're in the neighbourhood

D
Cumbria
2 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2017
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

The starter of sliced duck was nice, but barely warm. The main course of turbot was awful. Tasteless, bland sauce, poor cuts of the fish, full of bones. Basically inedible.

Although the service was pleasant, it was very poor. I asked (and pointed to the menu) for a glass of a particular red wine and was bought a glass of white. There were other problems, too many to mention.

One of those restaurants who sell themselves as fine food, but don't have the chef's skills or service to fulfil their goal