The Bobbin

4.6
690 reviews
£26 to £40
Gastro Pub
Hi There!

It's great to be fully open!

In line with the current guidance, we will be running table service only.
And to manage people arriving at the pub, you will be greeted at the door so we strongly recommend that you reserve a table – this is whether you like to have just drinks or if you're coming for a meal
Please would you wear a face covering while moving through the pub
The Maximum number of people per reservation will be 6 inside or 8 outside.
To allow as many people as possible to enjoy the pub, reservations will be for 2 hours
Payments will be by Card/Contactless Only
Children – we very much look forward to seeing families in the pub and, as always, we ask that children under 12 are out by 8pm (including infants & babies). To maintain safety for all, we ask children to remain seated throughout your visit.
If you book outside we do not have covering, in case of inclement weather we cannot guarantee to move you inside.

We hope to see you soon!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 690 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.5
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slud
Yorkshire
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Really good roast at The Bobbin, have been here a few times before and the food is always good. The pub is also just really cosy!

JT
JessT
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food1service2ambience4

Very disappointed with service and the standard of their Sunday roast

PW
PeterW
London
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb steak n chips n Malbec great pub with proper grub

JL
JenniferL
London
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely meal. Very cute pub and food was good. I like that they do the old favourites - good pasta, crumble abs sticky toffee.

DL
DorianL
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on 18 November 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was good value for money . The noise levels were ridiculously high which were tolerated by management and spoiled the evening for my table and many diners at other tables. In the end we moved ourselves away from the noisy hens. One of my colleagues had considered getting doggy backs so that we could walk out and go home with our food,

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MaxS
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just the best roast of anywhere I’ve been in London. So delicious.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Went for a Sunday roast. Everything was amazing except the Yorkshire puddings which were a bit leathery. Had profiteroles for pudding which were ok. Overall lovely evening

OT
OpenTable Diner
Spain
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Very good.
Excellent food

SG
SharonG
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Great food but it was so noisy. We were sitting in the front, and it may be quieter in the back. Quite pricey - especially the drinks. I begrudge paying 10 pounds for a 250 ml glass of wine. My food was luke warm when it arrived but the staff were quick to give me a replacement hot plate.

AH
AliceH
London
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely pub with succulent food, generously portioned

VD
ValentinaD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Nice Sunday roast but potatoes weren’t great. I would come back to try something different. Cosy atmosphere.

KB
KatieB
London
4 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Not a great roast, which was disappointing as we’d been trying to find a really high quality Sunday lunch. The pork was dry and overall just underwhelming. Lovely service and nice place

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SamC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Fantastic food but sadly not the most welcoming of pubs. Sadly they do not allow dogs anymore yet unfortunately have not removed their Instagram page Bobbin Dogs where they position themselves as a ‘dog friendly pub’. We were told we would have to go outside and then once I highlighted their insta page allowed to sit inside. The waitress was quite abrasive and not overly helpful. Incredibly noisy and difficult to hold a conversation. It an issue necessarily but certainly more on the noisy side.

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EmmaC
London
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Incredible Sunday Roast, I would definitely go again!

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AnneR
Kent
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a lovely family Sunday lunch for my daughter's birthday. Nice service & delicious food witb plenty of choice.

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vipSnowsurfer
London
9 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a super fun meal with very good (fast & responsive service) and food was super tasty.

My minor criticism is that the decibel level in the enclosed dining space is super loud making conversation a little difficult and everyone has to talk louder than normal making it worse - perhaps some noise absorbing pictures or something could help?

MD
MarkD
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Absolutely gorgeous place. Everybody was very welcoming and all our food was delicious. I would’ve liked a larger portion of roast beef- which was perfectly cooked, tender with some of the nicely hot horseradish we were served- but that is my only quibble. One of my dining partner’s roast pork was heaven, she could not eat it all and it was melt in your mouth tender and the crackling was perfect. My potatoes were excellent, crispy on the outside but perfectly soft and fluffy on the inside.
Already looking forward to another visit

TB
TimBobbin
London
12 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent Saturday lunch. The pub was not too busy and food and service was excellent. As always, well-kept real ales and a good selection of wines. I would make the journey to this pub, even if it wasn't local to me.

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Argie78
London
14 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic friendly service by the team - very attentive. The food was excellent as normal in this neighbourhood pub. Wine was great too. A really enjoyable evening catching up with friends. Credit to the team!

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Tr3cl3
London
3 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious hearty food and a nice relaxed but busy vibe. Good lighting and nice wine.

JO
JO1993
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Good roast dinner. We sat outside so luckily had good weather.

PD
PhilipD
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Beautiful Sunday lunch for 5.
Beef, Pork and a burger ... all superbly done and good portions.
Staff very attentive and pleasant.
Love d it.

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Chad
East Sussex
3 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Deeply average Sunday roast with no vegetarian option. Service ranged from friendly but inept through to downright rude in the case of the older gentleman working there on the day we visited.

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RUTHS
London
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Friendly local pub, always a pleasure to visit with friends

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Anne
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Visiting locally. Lovely lunch. Service could be friendlier and a bit more polished. Good food.

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Argie78
London
14 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great pub for excellent food - not your standard pub menu which is great! Large choice of wines and gins too. Service with a smile and relaxed atmosphere. Always a great experience in this little pub. Thanks to the team.

ED
EduardD
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

The food was about average for a london pub. The neighbourhood and atmosphere is pleasant enough. I was mostly disappointed in the lack of any enthusiasm from any of the staff. On final payment the person dealing with the payment looked unhappy about me being there and there was not a single word about anything. No thank you. No “how was your food?” Nothing at all. Sad to say I would not be coming back in a hurry and I can’t see the appeal of this place. Plentiful pubs around Clapham with more personal touch.

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Ness
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a fantastic meal. The reason for four stars is that we asked if the meal needed any vegetables and we were told no. The seafood casserole really needed a bit more with it. But overall lovely and would definitely go again.

AL
AmberLloyd
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience2

Food was delicious and cannot complain but service was externally poor. Waiter was miserable and forgot to take my partners order correctly, therefore, I ate my roast dinner before he had even arrived. It took ages to get drinks and ages to get the bill and then pay. I would come again for the food but the service needs improving.

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Paddy5
London
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The food is fabulous and the service is wonderful. Try it!

MC
MarkC
London
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All good, will return, many thanks for welcoming the dog

JB
JamesB
London
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a brilliant local pub with great food and service

LK
LeoK
London
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Not quite enough vegetarian options for me, would be nice to see a plant burger on the menu.

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Waneita
London
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a lovely local spot. The garden is such a great spot, quiet enough to enjoy a relaxing drink. Sunday Roast was delicious!

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Em3311
London
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely staff, quality customer service and a lovely vibe for a first date!

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Nina
Montreal
10 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice garden and indoor seating for drinks and small bites.

JB
JoannaB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Warm welcome from staff . Beautiful roast lunch. Sat outside in the garden area staff kept a good eye on us making sure we had everything . Delicious lunch .

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Phoebe
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience1

We couldn’t hear each other the music was so loud, and terrible.
The service was very poor - one Batman was incredibly grumpy. Our waiter was slow, impolite, and cleared plates when one of us was still eating. Then tried to clear the plate that still had food on it, while my friend was eating.
Food was very average. Sticky toffee pudding was cold too.
Such a shame for a pub that we’ve also ways loved in the past, to have gone so downhill.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2021
Overall3food2service1ambience2

Poor service, decided not to have a dessert as the table service was slow. The restaurant was at about half capacity. Left still hungry even though we ordered a roast, hard over cooked roast potatoes, dry gloopy mash and flavourless meat. Although the drinks arrived quickly as did the Bill at the end.

CB
CharlesB
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was incredible. Cannot fault any of it. Will definitely be back again!

FAQs

The Bobbin offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 7738 8953.

The Bobbin is rated 4.6 stars by 690 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.