The Duke of Hamilton NW3

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36 reviews
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Sunday Lunch
The Duke has been a core part of Hampstead life since 1721 and boasts a rich history and heritage.Now, after a brief period of restoration, the pub has reopened under the management of Hampstead-born brothers Ben and Ed and their childhood friend Adam. The boys have given the beloved local pub a new lease of life, with a brilliant bar offering, relaxed, vibrant spaces and a food menu that shows off pub grub at its best.
The pub is also home to the Hampstead Jazz Club, one of north London’s best new music venues
What 36 People Are Saying
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BV
London
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

We had 2 very tender lamb dishes that were well prevented and well served. It was lunch time and only one other table was occupied so it was quiet.

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good food and friendly staff. Have been there before at odd and quiet hours and have always enjoyed just eating and drinking at the duke.

Though last time there was a birthday party going on and place was very noisy.

Good place to hang out with locals. Not best for dinner if you want to chat

TC
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food. Great service. Have a meal here now before the rest of Hampstead finds out.

LE
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

There was no one else in the restaurant. We received the wrong salad and the crab linguine was made with spaghetti not linguine, was tasteless and stodgy. Disappointed.

OT
London
14 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We live near to the sister pub The Clifton in St John's Wood, but thought we would give the Hampstead one a try.
I have to say we thought the food was better at the Duke of Hamilton.
So that's 1 to NW3, Nil to NW8 !

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

Had a lovely and chilled evening with my boyfriend on Saturday, service was briliant, everyone was very polite and helpful, food was lovely, the steak was super tasty, the meat was melting in our mouths. We then had a wonderful concert downstairs in the Jazz Club listening to some really wonderful musicians Jim Mullen and Ciyo’s band. Definitely would recommend to everyone!!

OT
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 5

The drinks and the ambiance were nice, but we just couldn’t eat the food they brought ( spaghetti with crab were tasteless and overcooked, mussels smelled disgusting... salad was quite good as well as drinks. It’s a nice place to have a drink with a friend, but I would never eat here again

OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous addition to the Hampstead neighbourhood. Great atmosphere, lovely team and delicious food and wine list!

NF
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, lovely staff, couldn't have been more attentive and helpful.

AK
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great food, great staff, fantastic service! lovely for brunch, lunch or dinner! delicious

SG
London
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly, warm and welcoming. Delicious food, great atmosphere and lovely people. Would certainly recommend and hope to go again.

L
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The roast dinner was fantastic! The chicken wings are also delicious!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was just great
Food, service and atmosphere all first class
A local gem with a personal touch

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 April 2019
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 4

Nice place the food was distinctly mediocre

M
London
19 reviews
Dined on 19 April 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

Service was slow because one waiter only.
Food was good but not exceptional.

y
Edinburgh
30 reviews
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The staff were great and very accommodating with our puppy as well. We appreciated their attentiveness and professionalism. The food was excellent. We had a fantastic Sunday roast with all the trimmings and the tiramisu afterwards was to die for!

RL
London
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic Sunday lunch in Hampstead, the guys have brought the class and quality of The Clifton right through in their second site. Will definitely be back.

DC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had a lovely Mother's Day meal here. We all had the roast beef which was melt in the mouth and cooked to perfection. The staff were attentive without being intrusive. Considering how busy they were the service was excellent. The normal value prevailed so were not part of any special mother's day menu! Great gastro pub will keep on going.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simple dishes prepared extremely well. Buzzing and friendly atmosphere. Will investigate the jazz club downstairs next time!

VJ
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Nice place, great location, good for a weekend after a walk by the Hamstead community!

ED
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Generally good: generous portions of fresh tasty food brought with reasonable promptness by friendly staff. A few niggles like having to ask twice for salt & pepper to be brought and being charged £1 more for my salad than the menu price. Not cheap but not bad for Hampstead! We’ll go again.

L
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great location and lovely staff meant we had an enjoyable Sunday lunch.

CC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 24 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved this place.....it was the top pub on the time out list and I’m so glad I chose it. Really warm and friendly staff who went above and beyond to make us welcome. Food was excellent - we had the Sunday lunch. Will definitely return!!

JS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great pub with a lovely atmosphere and fab food. I would definitely return

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

Good food, decent beers and great ambiance! They’ve done a good job with the place!

SR
London
4 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A wonderful Valentine's meal with a great menu to choose from. We had the pear, goats cheese and walnut salad with the pate on toast to start, and the surf and turf shared main, with frites and green beans with flaked, toasted almonds. Rounded off with a brownie and ice cream for him and a toffee pudding and ice cream to die for for me. Live Classical Spanish guitar and faultless service. I would highly recommend this lovely establishment. The food was undoubtedly the star and we received such a warm welcome and fabulous service.

s
London
1 review
Dined on 11 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was a wonderful Monday lunch - great food and superb value, friendly service with the right balance of service and friendliness.

NC
London
3 reviews
Dined on 10 February 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Nice environment, good food, nice and friendly staff. A wonderful place for a Sunday lunch. I must mention the spicy vegetable soup that was devine!!! I would definitely go back.

AA
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Overall enjoyed the food.
Would recommend they do more with their wine list - too limited
Friendly staff, good service

ED
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

We had a family/friends lunch with 3 generations, with some arriving at different times. The staff were totally flexible and accommodating, including fitting a child's buggy into the space near the table. Food arrived promptly and was mostly very good, with fresh salads, good fish & chips and all trimmings. Drinks were brought to the table. We weren't hurried even when the bar became full. Perhaps the only slight downside was a request for bread being supplied by a plate of toast, which wasn't quite what we wanted. However, overall we found it a welcoming venue and a pleasant experience. We'll be back!

F
London
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Five of us had dinner here over Christmas and it was delightful. Delicious food, great, friendly service and a relaxed amiable atmosphere. It is primarily a pub, however, so don't expect a huge range of options to choose from. We'll definitely be back to this lovely corner of Hampstead.

JV
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Very friendly staff, good quality, unpretentious but good food. Dog-friendly too! We will definitely be back!

DG
New England
195 reviews
Dined on 9 December 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Lovely service and tasty Sunday Lunch - definitely worth a stop if wandering around Hampstead.

j
Bath
9 reviews
Dined on 9 December 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I loved this place. Just reopened Nov 2018 and I wish I lived locally to this great pub. Above all.. so friendly

JV
London
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great place after the refurb. Really friendly staff.

CC
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first visit due to the incredible live jazz downstairs.
A really great pub, good pipes for the 'London Pride'
Well cooked food and really friendly helpful staff, upstairs and down.
Will definitely come again to eat and hear such good jazz.
Thank you,
Chris.