The Carpenter's Arms
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Award winning independent pub with garden tucked away in St Peter’s Square serving seasonal British menu which changes daily, Nearest tube is Stamford Brook or five minute walk from the river.
Great food, attentive service and a nice atmosphere. We will be back!
The menu and cooking are creative and assured. The changing menu means there is great use of seasonal produce. The wine list is well chosen to offer value and quality without leaning on the higher priced 'standard' wines. The welcome is warm and relaxed. And the puds are not to be missed!
I have been for Sunday lunch twice to The Carpenters Arms and both times have been brilliant. I love the friendly local vibe and the owner and staff are professional and friendly. If I lived nearer, I would go very weekend!
The Carpenters Arms has gone rapidly downhill over the last couple of months. The choice of food is now very limited and the quality not nearly as good as it used to be, service is ridiculously slow and generally inept, the management appears to have lost interest entirely and the gastro pub dining experience has been completely ruined by the place becoming a pub where large numbers of drinkers come for loud and noisy conversations which spoil the atmosphere completely. It is extremely disappointing as we used to come here all the time; now we have no intention of returning until things have dramatically improved.
Unfortunately the place was closed! We had a confirmed booking with open table and checked the opening times on the pubs website. Shame. We'd been before and really enjoyed it!
Went there for a Sunday afternoon family meal with adult children and had a great time sitting out on their lovely terrace. Excellent food.
A converted pub and atmosphere still very pub like. Unsophisticated and raw.
Seated at a window table in a large echoing bar during a quiet indoor period- We felt rather exposed. Needs basic acoustic treatment-if full I would have walked away!
Waiting staff good and food unmemorable, it served its purpose of a local walk for early supper with a friend. Would use again because it's local, but do get some sound deadening panels on ceilings or wall.
Disappointing food - undercooked chicken for which they agreed not to charge (plus point) but they were clearly overstretched on a Saturday night and the food has deteriorated since I last eat there a year ago, when it was a proper "gastropub". Has it changed hands?
Nice friendly pub. However despite spectacular burger, fish and chips over cooked. Not a huge menu. Not a lot of atmosphere as decor a bit industrial for us; would imagine gets noisy (no soft furnishings) if fuller. Good do better we felt.
We enjoyed a traditional Sunday Lunch - Roast Beef, Yorkshire Pudding & a variety of vegetables. The beef itself (topside) was served pink which is how we like it with delicious gravy. One disappointment was that the slices of meat were difficult to cut and proved to be quite chewy. Sharper steak knives might have made it less hard work but we wondered if the beef should have been cooked for a little longer - we told the kitchen but we might have mentioned it earlier!
Friendly, helpful staff, a reasonably priced Malbec, and yummy salted caramel icecream made our get-together a pleasant occasion overall.
The 2 Bloody Mary's on arrival are greatly to be recommended!
Turned up and kitchen wasn't open!
Poor service and good overall, stuff was missing from Dishes and not told or given a substitute.
Ask for bill 4 x times as taxi was coming and also said we wanted a discount due to poor standard and take service charge off as we didn't have service (had to keep going to bar to speak to staff!!)
But wasn't all taken off but we had to run so just paid what they charged and left. Wouldn't ever return or recommend!!!
I live near the carpenters arms and have eaten there before. I brought an old friend there for dinner last night and I was so disappointed with the food.
Both main courses did not have the full dish. I ordered bangers and mash and the dish came without any gravy. My friend ordered a burger and got no bun. To top it off, service was slow.
Overall, it was a huge disappointment for a rather basic but expensive meal.
Was disappointed generally. I wondered whether it had changed hands. Before I thought it was a gastro pub whereas on this occasion definitely more of a pub. Very small pub menu. Steak not of great quality. Chips and steak on a bed of gravy (not expected) so it was soggy. The maitre who served us was nice enough but the service wasn't as polished as before. Surprised being a Saturday night there were so many empty tables.
Last time we visited Carpenters Arms on Bonfire night the food and service were excellent. So much so that we decided to take our out of town guests there for dinner on Saturday Jan 14th. What a disappointment. Of 6 mains, there were only 4 left at 8:30pm, and only two steaks (we were 4) left of the third main. Place half full /empty, just waiting for us to leave as well. With such variation in quality not likely to come back.
I love the Carpenters arms, I love the atmosphere and the food. It's a brilliant local pub but also one i think is worthy to travel to. my only suggestion would be that the menu us mixed up a little bit more, everything on it is delicious (especially the burger) and so I know the kitchen are capable of excellent food it would be great to see some specials every now and again. Also-bring back the home made crisps!
Having just welcomed a new baby my partner and I who are local to Chiswick and eat out alot, met a friend for lunch after walking past The Carpenters Arms. We arrived and no table was reserved for us, and noticed a very large table was with a full table setting. After basic service a large group arrived who were either friends off or the owners- any minimal service then disappeared. Not asked for other drinks, if we enjoyed our food, was it our first time etc. One of the guests was also vexed that there was a baby chair next to his, and he was beyond pompous and rude to say the least. We felt like gatecrashers at a private dinner, and of course the bill arrived with a service charge and no goodbye. The food was actually nice, but left a bitter taste given this was the 2nd meal out we have managed as new parents. Complacent, lazy experience at best. Given the competition in W4- these owners are lucky not to care. Avoid.
Good pub food or place for drinks before visiting local restaurant n Hammersmith area. Limited choice of craft beer but food was very good. Will come back for sure.
Friendly neighbourhood pub/restaurant with a comfortable Sunday lunch menu. Took my partner for his birthday with the kids. Always enjoy this place.
The setting is comfortable and relaxed, with a quirky and arty feel to it. The burgers and fish & chips were excellent; and the roasted artichoke with couscous and pesto sauce was impressively yummy!
Delicious food and warm, friendly service. Perfect for a leisurely weekend lunch or dinner. Will definitely be going back.
Unfortunately the food was very poor and the wine warm so not a good overall dining experience. Very disappointing and I wouldn't recommend it.
Great outside garden space. Service slow even though it wasn't busy but very friendly and polite. Food fine but came out on stone cold plates but we ate it as we had been waiting a long time. Not the best value, have had better.
Lovely Sunday lunch but service was limited due to staff shortage but otherwise fabulous!
Having visited the Arms for drinks several times before, we then decided to try the food as it looked good and was reasonably priced. We were not disappointed, the portions were generous , well cooked and good value for money. The service was quick and all involved were friendly and informative. It is fast becoming our 'go to' pub when we want a no nonsense, good food and drink ad-hoc night out.