Tulse Hill Hotel

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£25 and under
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British

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Sunday Lunch
Casual
Fresh seasonal British food and extensive range of drinks including a regularly changing selection of real ales.



The Tulse Hill Hotel is a great place to dine whether for breakfast, lunch or dinner. A place to enjoy all of the things that make a great pub – conversation, welcoming staff, tasty food and drink and, the perfect place to relax and unwind.

With regularly changing seasonal menus, a robata grill, five rotating ales, 11 draught beers, a simple and exciting cocktail list and a well-selected wine menu, every taste is catered for.
What 244 People Are Saying
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DP
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

I have been coming to the Tulse Hill hotel since it opened. The atmosphere, staff, and quality have remained consistently high. My criticism, which I urge the owners to take to heart, is the slow transformation of the menu from one that offered the variation and invention of a very good restaurant to one that resembles nearly every other local pub. The starters are probably the exception, and best thing on the menu from this perspective. Too heavy a reliance on burgers, steak, pie, and fish n chips will not be sufficient to keep me coming back for more.

RE
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Was a lovely atmosphere, albeit a bit cramped in places. The outdoor garden is beautiful for pre-food drinks. Sundays expect to see (and hear) lots of young children. If you can handle that, you'll be fine. Overall a pleasant experience and would return on a quieter day.

L
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are thrilled to have such a great local on our doorstep. Great food, fantastic atmosphere and the very best service.

TB
London
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lovely Sunday roast beef - nice and rare with beautifully cooked veg.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Incredibly slow service. Wine ordered was not the one provided (although they offered a discount as a result). Main course food was dry and pre-prepared starters lacking in flavour. Unlikely to return.

PM
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

You need to smarten up your act. There were not that many people in the Resturant, but serving us 4 meals on Sun 25th August was a bad experience. The waiter mucked up our order, and we then got what looked like ‘seconds’ served up quickly to compensate. We were promised a free drink or desert as an apology, then we were ignored. What was meant to be a celebration dinner with family from Australia in a newly renovated Tulse Hill Hotel, turned out to be a poor dinning experience, which I had to apologise for.

Tulse Hill Hotel
Responded on 4 September 2019

Hi Paul, Thank you for this, and please accept my apologies for the lack of good service overall. It sounds like your experience wasn't dealt with correctly at all and we've definitely highlighted this to our entire team. There will be a discussion and ultimately our business will grow from feedback like yours, so thank you. I do apologize again that you did not have the experience we strive for - this is not something that makes us proud. Kind regards, Liam

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AD
London
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely steaks and good selection and variety of food available. Staff very friendly and helpful. Nice pub for a drink or a casual meal. Good selection of beers, wines and spirits.

Tulse Hill Hotel
Responded on 4 September 2019

Thank you Anne, we really appreciate your kind words and hope to see you back again soon! Liam

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c
London
6 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely lunch with an old friend. Great food and service.

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Responded on 4 September 2019

Thank you, Charlotte, for the lovely 5 star review. I'm glad we delivered a top notch experience. Liam

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MM
London
7 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Had a good night out with friends and joined in the fun regular Sunday night quiz

LA
London
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

The food was great but service was so slow given it wasn’t full at all.

Tulse Hill Hotel
Responded on 4 September 2019

Hi Laura, We totally appreciate your feedback and that slow service can be really frustrating! My apologies for this. We've made sure the team see this and it certainly helps us move the business forward and to keep on top of standards. Sorry again and thank you for leaving us feedback, Liam

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TT
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ambience. Families welcome.
Loved the Garden. Food was great and staff friendly. I will definitely be coming back for more.

Tulse Hill Hotel
Responded on 4 September 2019

Thank you Tracey for such kind words, especially about the food and our team. See you soon! Liam

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EA
London
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The vegan burger was to die for... I missed burgers when I went veggie and I know I will go back here again and again to fill the gap!

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Responded on 4 September 2019

Hi Emily, That's great to hear you've found a satisfying vegan burger since turning vegetarian! We're looking forward to seeing you again, Liam

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OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ot your average pub grub. Great food, lovely garden. Nice interior. Will be going back!

Tulse Hill Hotel
Responded on 4 September 2019

Hi there, Many thanks for taking the time to leave a lovely 5 star review! We certainly look forward to welcoming you back... Liam

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y
London
15 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

We went there for Sunday roast for the first time - the food was good but didn't know they had a quiz night on Sundays so it was very noisy as we could hear everything through the mic (it was a different room but next to each other without a wall).

We think we will go back during the day time rather than evening next time.

The service was good though, very attentive and friendly.

Tulse Hill Hotel
Responded on 16 July 2019

Hi Yokie, Thank you for the lovely review of your experience with us - apologies, the quiz can get a bit lively but we're glad to hear it didn't stop you wanting to come back! We'll thank the team for delivering great service and we look forward to seeing you back. Liam

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AG
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Good place for Sunday lunch.
Friendly Kiwi's running the restaurant did a great job.

Tulse Hill Hotel
Responded on 16 July 2019

Hi Anna, Thanks for the kind words of your time with us! It's always a good measure of how well we've done that you'd want to return. See you next time! Liam

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A
London
31 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

Nothing special but the food was fair. The chicken burger had pink (Raw) bits in it. Not much care for the customer.

MC
Buckinghamshire
2 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great service and thanks for flexing around all the requests. Especially love the starters here!

Tulse Hill Hotel
Responded on 16 July 2019

Hi Madeline, Thank you for the kind words and the pleasure is all ours! We're happy to be flexible wherever possible if it makes your experience better. See you again, Liam

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OT
London
6 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Disappointing. Staff bored & indifferent to customers. Food very mediocre. Won’t bother going again. Not sure how this place has garnered such positive reviews!

Tulse Hill Hotel
Responded on 10 June 2019

Hi there, Many thanks for your feedback of your experience with us - I can certainly assure you that this is important to us and can only apologize for the bad service & food you received on this occasion. All of the reviews we receive across multiple sites show a cross-section of the service we strive to offer. We do, however, slip up and don't always get it right, which sounds like it might be the case here. We will highlight this with the team and nip it in the bud. Kind Regards, Liam

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JT
London
6 reviews
Dined on 3 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The steak and chips deal on Monday nights is terrific. Some of the best fries I have eaten and the pepper sauce was incredible. The steak was tender and served promptly by our friendly server. I would recommend this establishment any day of the week.

Tulse Hill Hotel
Responded on 7 June 2019

Hi Julie, Wow, what a lovely review! I'm so pleased you're a fan of our business and the steak offer. It sounds like you had a great time with us and we certainly look forward to seeing you back again soon. Kind regards, Liam

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B
London
5 reviews
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Fantastic food. Lovely atmosphere the only reason for four stars was the service was a little slow. We had to catch people’s attention quite a bit. But the staff couldn’t have been more friendly or pleasant.

Tulse Hill Hotel
Responded on 22 May 2019

Hi There, Many thanks for the review of your experience with us this weekend. I'm very pleased to hear you enjoyed the food & atmosphere and can only apologize that the service let you down on this occasion. It's always great to hear that our team are friendly & pleasant but we'll certainly bring this review to our next meeting and highlight what could be improved. Thanks again and we hope to welcome you back soon! Liam

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

We had dinner on a busy saturday night - service was fast and friendly. Starter (veggie tacos) was very good - rest of the meal was decent -just not quite as good.

Tulse Hill Hotel
Responded on 17 May 2019

Hi there, Thank you for the feedback of your experience with us! I'm glad you enjoyed your meal and can only hope that it'll be a 5 star on your next visit... Kind regards, Liam

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NI
London
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

1st we went on s thursday, food ok. Service good but very noisey
This time it was Sat , under staffed. Order wrong, food not good at all apart from desserts.
Super noisey , service friendly but totally messed up the order. 22£ steak was very tough, not good tbh . 1st time group of 9 2nd 6 people. None were happy

Tulse Hill Hotel
Responded on 17 May 2019

Hi Nickl, Please accept my apologies for the inconsistent experiences you've had with us recently. Although there isn't much we can do about the noise at our busiest times, it's unacceptable that the service/food quality was poor. Although we didn't deliver the exceptional experience we strive for, this is something that's very important to us. We appreciate your feedback and will put all of our efforts in to team training to ensure this doesn't repeat going forward. Kind regards, Liam

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IB
London
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food and an attractive wine list including dessert wines. We always enjoy the atmosphere here. Not over noisy but full of vibrant conversation. And the staff are lovely in our experience.

Tulse Hill Hotel
Responded on 29 April 2019

Hi there, So glad to hear you're a return guest and you've enjoyed your experiences with us consistently - this is always the best measure of success, to us. We look forward to seeing you back, Liam

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y
London
22 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always really busy on a Sunday so decided to book for Saturday lunch. Still busy but with some free tables. A mix of families with children, couples and small groups. Delicious food with a range of options. Attentive service. Will be back!

Tulse Hill Hotel
Responded on 10 April 2019

Hi there, Thank you for such a lovely 5 star review of your experience with us! I'm pleased to hear you managed to get a table and felt like the food and service was a high standard, which is exactly what we aim for! We look forward to welcoming you back soon... Liam

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PN
1 review
Dined on 2 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and service from the moment we walked in.

Tulse Hill Hotel
Responded on 10 April 2019

Hi Peter, Thank you for leaving this for us to read! I'm glad you to hear you were very well looked after... Liam

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L
London
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

The high table wasn't what i was expecting for a family meal with young children. The table was wonky but everything else was great. I'll be back for sure.

Tulse Hill Hotel
Responded on 10 April 2019

Hi Lukef, Thanks for leaving a review of your experience. We usually do specify when there's only a high table available for you to dine with us - sorry we missed this step on this occasion. We're happy to hear you'll be returning and enjoyed everything else about you time with us - please feel free to call and let us know you need a lower table next time... Liam

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b
London
18 reviews
Dined on 24 March 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

Tulse Hill Hotel management have implemented a new system for allergies and the staff are discouraged from helping customers with allergies in choosing from the menu. Except the web based system included errors (giant cous cous incorrectly marked as gluten free) and it had a sample menu, not the current one so was basically useless. This caused a lot of consternation and made ordering quite difficult. It's a pity as the food is consistently good and I've always liked Tulse Hill Hotel in the past but I will hesitate to return now. To management: there is no substitute for knowledgeable staff. Please rethink your current strategy.

Tulse Hill Hotel
Responded on 1 April 2019

Hi there, Thank you for the feedback of your experience using our new allergen system, Kafoodle. Whilst a lot of money, time and effort has been spent on this, I need to stress that by no means is it meant to replace our knowledge of exactly what is in our food. The system is there to provide our guests with a platform that is easy to read and bespoke to their needs. We're disappointed it was used incorrectly. Training our team on this will be our number one priority going forward! Liam.

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NM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 20 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I celebrated my 30th Birthday with a delicious dinner at the Tulse Hill Hotel.

From the service, to the food, everything was absolutely exceptional. I would return for the service alone, as all interactions were top notch. That being said, the beef cheek pie was absolutely delicious.

It was a quieter Wednesday evening, so I would love to return on a livelier weekend for extra ambience and cosy feel on a date night.

Tulse Hill Hotel
Responded on 26 March 2019

Hi There, What a lovely 5 star review to leave for us! We're so pleased you enjoyed your experience with us enough to share it on here. I'd definitely recommend checking out our Steak Night offer (on Mondays) as this can be nice and busy, or stop by for the quiz on a Sunday! We look forward to seeing you back for date night. Liam

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RK
London
1 review
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 4

Apart from an hours wait for our food Everything else was good Enjoyed the food and the staff apologised for the delay and gave us free desserts

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Responded on 21 March 2019

Hi Richard, Thank you for leaving us some feedback of your experience with us. We're, of course, pleased to hear that the team on duty rectified your long wait on food, and hope it was worth the wait in the end... We can only apologize that it was slow on this occasion and work towards making sure this doesn't happen in future! We do hope to welcome you back in the future. Liam

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r
London
7 reviews
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

Food was good BUT don't book on a Sunday evening unless you're happy to eat your meal with conversation drowned by the PA system being used for Quiz Night on Sunday. I know this is a restaurant within a pub but our experience with the noise from the MC of the quiz was dreadful. It ruined a farewell meal with family over from the US - and gave them a slightly jaundiced view of gastro pubs here.

Tulse Hill Hotel
Responded on 25 March 2019

Hi Richard, Thanks for providing feedback of your experience with us. We always see this as an important element to growing our business and providing the best experience for our guests. We do advertise the quiz in-house and on social media channels, but we will make every effort to make it more apparent going forward so that guests feel they have the choice to dine with us or not based on this. We will certainly review the volume levels of the quiz going forward... Liam

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

I have visited several times and it never disappoints, thank you team tulse hill x

Tulse Hill Hotel
Responded on 21 March 2019

Hi Joanna, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a lovely review - we're pleased to have you as a regular guest and look forward to welcoming you back! Liam

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

Very noisy, service not very attentive, no baby changing facilities

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Responded on 21 March 2019

Hi Lucy, Please accept my apologies that you didn't have a great experience with us this time around. We do our best to ensure we deliver consistent, and great, service to all of our guests. We don't always achieve this and I hope that our team would have rectified any issues there and then. Should you decide to return, please note that we do have baby changing facilities on the ground floor. We do hope to welcome you back for a second chance! Liam

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

Service was slow to start, but did get better as time went by

Tulse Hill Hotel
Responded on 21 March 2019

Hi There, Thank you for leaving some feedback. This is always important to us, and helps us keep an eye on exactly how we're doing. We do hope the service made up for it in the end... Liam

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MJ
London
3 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Nice aesthetic, with the restaurant and bar area split. Staff are very welcoming and attentive. Recommend a visit.

Tulse Hill Hotel
Responded on 21 March 2019

Hi There, Many thanks for leaving such a lovely 5 star review - this is the ultimate reward for doing what we love and it's always great to hear that our guests notice! Looking forward to having you back, Liam

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RK
London
3 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Tulse Hill Hotel is a lovely pub with great food and a nice beer garden! The roast dinner was delicious and the beer is great.

Tulse Hill Hotel
Responded on 21 March 2019

Hi Rosie, What a glowing review! Thank you for leaving some kind words for us and we're pleased that you enjoy your time with us... We're looking forward to having you back, Liam

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OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Nice venue and ambience. Decent menu choices. Service could have been better

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Responded on 21 March 2019

Hi there, Thank you for leaving us some feedback of your experience! This is always important to us for our business to grow, so thank you! We do hope to welcome you back soon... Liam

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ME
London
5 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Generally very good food - all the key things were good, especially the chips! Service was friendly and prompt and the general atmosphere was good.

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Responded on 21 March 2019

Hi Michael, It's great to hear that you enjoyed your dinner with us and that we got all the key bits right, of course! We look forward to welcoming you back time and time again. Liam

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HS
London
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

Great food and friendly service but not very attentive Sunday afternoon for our roast.

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Responded on 21 March 2019

Hi Hannah , Thank you for taking the time to feedback to us. I'm sorry to hear you didn't feel the service was up to scratch this time around! This will definitely be a focus for us going forward, and I'm hopeful you'll notice an improvement should you decide to return... Liam

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J
London
14 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious Sunday lunch at The Tulse Hill Hotel - a family favourite. Great team running the place, lovely outside space, calm and cozy inside. A treat to have in our neighbourhood, recommend a visit if you haven’t been.

Tulse Hill Hotel
Responded on 21 March 2019

Hi there, Thank you for such a lovely review. It's a great feeling to be a part of the community and provide a great space/atmosphere for the locals to enjoy. We're looking forward to welcoming you back... Liam

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MM
London
7 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very buzzy Friday evening dining . Service very friendly and efficient

Tulse Hill Hotel
Responded on 21 March 2019

Hi Mary, Thank you for the lovely review. We're glad you enjoyed your dinner with us and hope to welcome you back again! Liam

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