The Telegraph - Putney Heath

3.8
32 reviews
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Gastro Pub
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  • Group Bookings
  • Sunday Lunch
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The Telegraph, the country pub in London is set in the heart of Putney Heath, a stone’s throw from Putney High Street and Wimbledon Common yet only 30 minutes from The City and The West End. Set in extensive gardens The Telegraph has the feel of being in the countryside.

The pub has a number of separate drinking and dining spaces and has a large first floor space with its own bar

Our Restaurant can cater for those great pub classics that we all feel comfortable eating or if you are looking for something more challenging?
Our new Bistro style evening menu is available from the 18th of September 2018. the menu will contain french classical dishes cooked fresh every day and inspired by Lionel's experience from his early career at Michelin starred restaurants in France and Switzerland.
Lionel comes from Chateauroux in the Loire Valley and his dishes will also reflect his origins from the region.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Gastro Pub, British, Contemporary French
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Phone number
020 8788 2011
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Payment Options
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Lionel Jouanet
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Parking Details
We have parking directly outside the pub, then further parking opposite the cricket club and the end of the road.
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Fireplace, Full Bar, Outdoor dining , Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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r
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

It was disappointing that a pub had no ale, only lager; and that they had run out of at least one type of wine on their wine list. Our disappointment was compounded by the fact that they brought main courses for two of us at least 20 minutes before the other two - this despite the fact that we had been asked to place our order a week in advance - and did not offer any form of compensation until prompted: though to be fair, they did offer us a free round of drinks, or a bottle of prosecco, which we accepted.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Nice pub with fantastic beer garden. Service wasn’t great and pub didn’t seem very clean.

DT
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A very pleasant post-Christmas family lunch. Great atmosphere, friendly staff and excellent food - choice and quality.

LM
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food and atmosphere, have been coming back to this place for years and it never disappoints.

OT
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Solid gastropub with more than solid service. One of our party was in a wheelchair, we turned up with one extra guest, and the mostly young staff could not have been more helpful and accommodating.

Food is highly competent rather than spectacular, and a little pricey, but the spacious bistro area and cheerful service make for a good all-round experience.

p
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

Very disappointed, have used many times before, but this time very poor. Booked well in advance but got make-shift table at end of bar area next to loos, main restaurant not open. Half an hour before order taken, hour before main course arrived, food ok but nothing special. Had to go up to bar to get service. Clearly they did not have enough staff.

E
London
4 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My nephew has some significant allergies including eggs, all tree nuts, all forms of dairy and seasame which require an epi pen.

The staff and chef was really accommodating and were anle to make something completely separate for him which was a huge relieve and for once made him feel part of the meal, having his good come from the kitchen.

Really lovely Sunday lunch

Plus they accept dogs so win/win

AH
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic Sunday lunch! Very accommodating for us with a buggy & 6 week old

RM
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

Went for Sunday lunch. First to be served. Roast beef was tasteless and over cooked at 12.30! Over cooked carrots and plate padded out with Savoy cabbage2 of us had that culinary delight. My son had a burger which was over cooked and dry. He even commented how quickly the food came out...an indication that it had already been cooked and then reheated perhaps.
Will not return.

TS
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 2

When I first suggested this to my dining partner her immediate reaction was "Bit pricey for Pub Grub!" This is to miss the point slightly for although, indeed, the Telegraph is a Pub, this definitely is NOT Pub Grub! I guess it is what they now describe as European, and as such was fair value. The food itself compares very well to many up-market establishments in this area charging considerably more. There is an extensive wine list, but we went for the house wines, which were very acceptable. The only (debatable) downside was that on the Saturday evening we attended there were few other diners. I felt also that the the lighting could have been better designed... pools of light over tables is preferable to the general overall illumination we experienced. The staff were very friendly and helpful, but then they weren't busy. Parking can be limited... I've visited the pub on a number of occasions in the past as it really is as if you've driven out to "the countryside"... except people live there as well and need to park. I sometimes feel the management should pay a little more attention to cleaning the tables, but then I'm fussy about that sort of thing. Overall, The Telegraph will remain on my favourites list.

KC
London
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

The service and the bread was good but sadly the food is so poor. We ordered a few french dishes since it is a French restaurant. Unfortunately they are all lack of favour, bad presentation and comes small portion. It is disgraceful on French cruisine that the chef serve this sort of food to a customer. I would not go there for any food. So so disappointing.

OB
London
11 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Tasty well-cooked and well presented food in a cosy yet spacious atmosphere

LF
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

I have been before and would usually not hesitate to recommend. This is the first time we have been for Sunday lunch. Food is good. Plenty of space and very child friendly with a small play area outside. This time however the service was awful. We had to ask for several things several times, one of our starters got forgotten completely (taken off the bill to be fair), it was incredibly slow, the food all came at different times and at no point did anyone apologise for the service even when we said we didn’t feel able to pay the service charge. A real shame as we had taken friends as it is generally a nice place to go.

GF
London
6 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Very enjoyable, great service and good food at reasonable price

JN
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

I Went to the Telegraph for a family meal and was seated in the upstairs restaurant. The table was booked for 2.30pm but didn’t get served till 3.40pm whereby when ordering our food was informed that most of the menu was “sold out”. On two separate occasions I had to go find someone to serve us, then again for drinks and deserts.

When I had a word with our ‘waitress, i was sharply informed that ‘we are shut up here now,.......

I couldn’t understand why we were seated in the upstairs restaurant if it was going to shut half way through our meal. I was so disappointed as I had read such great reviews

I was not impressed!

n
London
12 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I came here for lunch with a friend. I hadn't seen my friend for a while, so it was a convienient place to catch up.
I had the Sunday roast of Gammon, and she had chicken. The dishes were nice, and came to a good price. We than had coffee for after.
The server was nice, there weren't many people in the room, yet the waitress seemed disappointed when we asked to move tables because my seat was wet. We will be back because the food is nice, and its a good value for money.

GG
London
3 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2018
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 3

The service was very good, the outdoor area was lovely. This pub caters for families well, lots of birthdays going on. The only let down was the Sunday Beef Roast. It was very chewy. Shame, could do with higher quality meat.

DT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good venue. Attentive , friendly & knowledgeable staff. The food was excellent and well priced. The wine was very good indeed. Prices are good value.

JH
London
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

The service was good and they were friendly to our 19month old baby toddling around. There’s also a good play space for kids. The food was fine (we had different kinds of roasts). The Yorkshire puddings were very dried out though. We were also a bit disappointed to be charged a cover for the baby. The atmosphere was good though and so were the drinks.

MB
London
10 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Lovely evening. Good choices on the menu, well presented and tasty food. Good service and comprehensive wine list. Good ambience although could be slightly draughty in the winter

ML
London
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Had a great evening food spoke for its self 5 x empty plates wines were excellent recommend the lamb shoulder and french onion soup tastiest I’ve had !

R
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The owner has recently opened up 'Le Bistro' in the dining room within the pub, serving a excellent variety of good French food cooked by their own chef. The dining room has been given a make-over and feels much cosier and more stylish. Tables are well spaced so that it's possible to enjoy private conversations. The wine list is very well put together and a joy to read. We felt that the pricing was very good. We found that service in 'Le Bistro' was excellent. The staff are knowledgeable and friendly, but they leave you in peace to enjoy your food and conversation.

Y
Manchester
6 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic dinner at a wonderful pub. Perfect cozy meal - particularly enjoyed the snails and the sea bass. Great wine list as well.

SS
London
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Telegraph in Putney is a hidden gem. The new Bistro restaurant was an absolute delight. The food and wine were both delicious. Fantastic option for vegetarians with a more sophisticated palate.

Would definitely go back for romantic meal and with friends.

C
London
4 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Lovely quality french food, very well presented as well. Good range to choose from.

TR
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We all 6 of us enjoyed a meal on Friday, food was filling ,tasty and we'll presented. We were on an opening deal but otherwise would have found it a bit pricey.
So keep those occasional offers going and we will be back

PL
London
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came with friends to the new Bistro. We all had an exceptional time and will be back very soon

ML
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Party of 5 adults, 3 courses exceeded our expectations at the bistro.
Staff were friendly, knowledgeable and the extensive wine from a personal tasting collection was unique.
Could not fault any of our dishes, definitely returning.

B
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My son suggested hiring the function room for my 70th. The evening was great and everyone complimented the venue.

JM
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

My first visit, went there with a young friend and her young children (3 and 5). Food was good and
well liked by the children. Service very friendly and helpful. Great success was the play area for the
children!!

We will go there again.

TP
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went as a group of 4 for Sunday lunch. Service was great, everyone we encountered were pleasant and helpful and the food was outstanding, the homemade horseradish sauce with Roast Beef was the best I've ever tasted!! We will definitely be going back and will highly recommend it to everyone

WH
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 2

Run out of preferred meals and desserts by 2:45. Very poor show where the needs of the diners were spectacularly missed. Only one out of 4 got his choice from the menu.
No lamb or crumble. The remaining choices were beef, chicken and nut Cutler. Desserts.......boringly the same as a lot of other eateries.
Could not even supply the correct ordered drink to one guest.