The habit at the south London gallery

3.7
12 reviews
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£25 and under
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British
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  • Brunch
  • Cosy
  • Lunch
The Habit is a modern British bistro, committed to bringing to the neighbourhood a place where families and friends can enjoy great food, wine and local produce. We like keeping it fresh, simple and seasonal. We are open for brunch & lunch Tuesday – Sunday.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
British
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Hours of Operation
Tue 08:30–18:00
Wed 08.30 - 21:00
Thur 08.30 - 18:00
Fri 08.30 -1800
Sat 09:00–18:00
Sun 09:00–17:00
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Phone number
020 7252 7649
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Payment Options
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Additional
Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wine
What 12 People Are Saying
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3.7based on recent ratings
3.8
food
3.7
service
4.0
ambience
3.6
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SJ
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and friendly service in a beautiful building. Little too noisy and cramped, but was a Saturday afternoon and am glad it's so popular.

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

really helpful staff and great food, good price- great for breakfast/brunch.

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d
West Sussex
2 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The provider at South London Gallery has changed since last we were there and was slightly disappointed to see the menu has simplified somewhat. Still, we had a good breakfast (I had the 'Habit' and enjoyed their homemade baked beans - although olive oil instead of butter for the toast is a bit weird) and the staff were very helpful and friendly. My friend and I did end up leaving earlier than we'd planned though, because there was a really noisy baby at the table next to us. But that's luck of the draw.

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DJ
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Very nice brunch meal at lovely location. Food menu is nicely curated, coffee is delish, great selection of cakes, and beautiful garden!

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JS
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, and fab food - very easy atmosphere, conducive to friends and colleagues thinking and getting together over simple fare

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S
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Restricted menu. White wine not chilled even though I asked if it was and was told yes. Coffee machine turned off before we finished our meal.

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AP
London
4 reviews
Dined on 5 May 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

The Habit in the South London Gallery is a cosy cafe divided into two rooms - one facing the front and street and the other overlooking the beautiful back garden through large class windows. The atmosphere is quiet and peaceful, perfect for a weekend brunch or lunch. The service is good for the most part with friendly staff. However, on this specific occasion, it took 45 minutes for our drinks and good to be served to us. Upon enquiring with the server, we discovered that our order hadn't been placed with the kitchen to begin with. This was quite disappointing as everyone around us was receiving their food and even leaving the cafe before we were even served. The service staff didn't make any special effort to apologise or compensate us for the long wait.

I'd still recommend this cafe for its beautiful atmosphere. However, I hope that the service improves in future.

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EJ
London
56 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sat outside in the sunshine eating delicious pancakes with rhubarb. Good service. Will be going back.

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CF
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

A fantastic breakfast in a lovely location. The staff were very attentive and the atmosphere was great.

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FN
1 review
Dined on 29 March 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Lovely venue and friendly staff. Food was average and expensive. Very salty. Better for brunch than dinner

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JC
London
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Food and wine were outstanding. Pity was not more busy but would still highly recommend

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CK
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very enjoyable evening, delicious wine and food. The front room has good acoustics so much easier to chat in than some other local restaurants.

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