Plough Way Cafe

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£25 and under
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Italian
Our mission is to bring quality Italian food to the neighbourhood. We serve classic Italian dishes for dinner, seven days a week. We also serve lunch from Friday to Sunday. Our food represents the best of authentic regional Italian cuisine and we pride ourselves on sourcing premium ingredients.
Plough Way Cafe is located on the SE8 SE16 border between Deptford and Surrey Quays.
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IL
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

My friends and I tend to socialise every weekend and was looking for a good brunch/dinner spot in the neighbourhood.
Overall the food was good and most staff seemed professional and helpful.
They have a tendency of taking chairs, plates and glasses before asking if you still need them.

One waitress annoyed my friend quite severely by being unprofessional and confrontational when said friend tried to correct her.

We left feeling offended and arguing.
I don't believe the experience was worth the money and won't be going there again.

PH
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Great place that always gets good reviews from everyone who goes there. Keep up the good work.

TG
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant in that part of London! Thank you!

KP
London
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I'm lucky it's so local to me! Great service, delicious food and a great drinks menu

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Plough Way Cafe has very inviting decor and a pleasant staff. The food is very good and well prepared. The portions could be more generous in relation to the price but I generally leave satisfied overall. In good weather, the terrace is a wonderful place to have a meal. With respect to the beverages, like so many restaurants, the red wine is served at a temperature that is too warm. Storage of bottles may be near the kitchen and this is one of my few points of criticism. Red wine should be served at about 18-20 degrees Celcius rather than near 28 degrees. The restaurant should consider a different wine storage area to get that right.

PS
London
4 reviews
Dined on 10 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my local restaurant and I always enjoy eating here. The staff are wonderful and the food is good but it is a little pricey

N
Leipzig
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favourite places in the area with authentic Italian food made from fresh ingredients by their lovely staff that is very positive and kind.

JB
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service, quality food and well it’s London it’s pricey but worth it. Will recommend and will be visiting again. Thankyou

OT
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and service

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

Good food, good wine, and great that our dog was welcome too.

RW
London
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very pleasant evening was had by all. The atmosphere is relaxed and informal but the service very attentive. Great pizzas and very good value.
Would definitely revisit.

KP
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I'm lucky enough to live so close to this restaurant. Great food, fantastic service, relaxing atmosphere that you wouldn't feel uncomfortable with your family, partner or children.

N
London
10 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a pleasure dining at Plough Way Cafe. The best restaurant in the area

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

Lovely place. Impeccable service and food. Thanks!

H
London
42 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Plough Way Café is consistently great. Lovely food, excellent service, great value and a fantastic place to eat and hang out. Whether a party of adults only or with friends with very small kids, they are equally welcoming and accommodating, and we are always pleased we chose it. This is our umpteenth visit and we will definitely be returning. Also, brunch is brilliant here on a weekend. A proper neighborhood gem!

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

Been 3 or 4 times already this year... love it. Proper Italian food, seasonal menu that’s always fresh and some stunning wines that don’t break the bank. Almost hope it doesn’t get too successful as I love that it’s local and we can always get a table! Great place...

BM
London
4 reviews
Dined on 29 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

always good and love bringing our little dog with us

S
London
72 reviews
Dined on 28 April 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

I had a lovely evening at Plough Way Cafe - great food and a buzzy and relaxed atmosphere. The staff were great too - very friendly and attentive.

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

Good food but not authentic Italian. Go there because its local but there are better places if willing to travel a bit

E
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really good quality food, very family friendly and great staff attitude. Can feel a bit crowded at busy times but Food is more than enough compensation.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 25 March 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Really nice place. Nice atmosphere and decour. Quiet and really nice looking from outside. Great staff, very friendly and attentive. Nice food and good wine selection. Would highly recommend and will come again.

CW
1 review
Dined on 24 March 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

After a fantastic dinner on the 17 March where our waitress made our dinner experience fantastic, my girlfriend and I thought it would be worth trying the following Sunday for lunch. The experience on the 24 March was much different, on arrival it was clear there weren’t enough staff. After being seated in a table which we had to pull either way to get into, we noticed the strong stench of alcohol coming from the adjacent three tables, whom had finished their meals but were allowed to take up a large amount of the dining space. The stench combined with the cramped table compelled us to ask the waiter to move us to a further corner of the restaurant. His response was that he would need to clean the tables as brunch had just finished and it would take 15 minutes. With this information and the general atmosphere we thought we’d give it a miss that Sunday and leave as we were both starving. When we tried to leave the waiter stopped us to interrogate us as to why we wanted to leave. He then told me that he told my girlfriend 5 not 15 minutes to which I corrected him as I'd overheard his exact words and proceeded to tell him again that we’d rather leave. When I went to leave, clearly angered, he said to me “oh looks like she’s the one in charge anyway” I have never had a waiter talk to me like that. Your waiter was rude, arrogant and clearly crossed the line with the final comment. It's a shame that the experience differed so much from our visit the previous week..

R
London
3 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Absolutely beautiful Italian food... lovely selection of wines. Fresh pasta just the best.

N
London
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and service. There were a couple of minor mix-ups with drinks but nothing major at all.
The portions were a good size (eg, we had two starters between three people and it was more than ample) and all of the food was very flavoursome. The tiramisu was top-notch.

B
London
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just the best place for brunch/ lunch for miles around. Lovely people, lovely venue, superb food.

I
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

By the same people who own the fabulous Canada Water Cafe. Gorgeous decor, lovely staff & delicious authentic Italian food. Their Tuesday deal is amazing value! Going to be our new go-to place!

AV
London
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous meal once again - great food, wine and service.

LG
London
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. Incredible value for the quality they offer

R
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 5

This restaurant has a wonderful atmosphere and the staff are very friendly and attentive. It’s such a shame that the food is at best mediocre. Please get a decent chef in at you’d be on to an absolute winner.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Cute little spot with a nice ambiance. Service was good. Impressive choice of gluten/dairy-free options.

Food was a decent, but the portions weren't very big and took a while even though the place wasn't that busy.

AG
London
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best places in London, a restaurant removed from road noise, with a pleasant, relaxing amibience. Food is always good, although somewhat more spicy than in other places. Very good wine as well. Waiters are all trained, nice and attentive. Had my wedding meal there, which sais enough about my trust in the place as a customer.

A
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My bf and I frequent the cafe quite often given we live just down the road. We have brought a friend here for brunch and it worked out to be amazing food but good value! Usually comes to only £10-20pp! Authentic Italian food and fantastic wait staff. Will definitely become our weekly place now :)

AA
1 review
Dined on 29 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite restaurant since in moved in the area. Everyone is everytime very friendly, the food is great and homemade. Great value for money ( moreover when is the Tuesday special combo!!) .
I can only recommend it ! It is cosy, friendly, and tasty ( like Italy!)

SC
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always love visiting Plough Way - delicious Italian food, wonderful ambience and I’ve always had fantastic service. And great value for all of the above. Highly recommend!

E
London
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really lovely place! Well cooked fresh food with a welcoming and friendly vibe. Feels like a cosy ‘local’ restaurant despite being in the city.

P
London
6 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

It was good overall.

PV
London
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They should have cheesecake, like the other restaurant close to Canada Water.

HA
London
5 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Great service. Great atmosphere. Positive environment. All guests enjoyed.

J
London
2 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I love visiting this restaurant, it always feels like a treat! Their Tuesday set menu is particularly good, and the pasta dishes are the highlight for me

JD
London
7 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always enjoy a lovely meal at Plough way

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