The Crabtree

4.6
318 reviews
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Gastro Pub
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  • Sunday Lunch
  • Waterfront
  • Lunch
'The Crabtree, with its spectacular position downstream from The River Cafe,
has a huge sprawling garden, a glazed colonnade and frontage on to the
Thames shaded by a weeping willow. The prawns in chilli hot oil and the toast
spread with tomatoes and onions were good, so much so we ordered them
again when we returned for Sunday lunch. Sunday roasts with 'all the
trimming's' - we tried beef and pork - had everything a Sunday roast should
have. Somewhere rather spiffing to go' (Fay Machsler, Evening Standard)

Private Dining

The Crabtree offers an elegant private dining room able to host private dinners and lunches for up to 50 guests. Beautifully light, the room is popular choice for corporate and leisure events including; business meetings, incentive events, christening receptions, engagement parties.

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H
London
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We visit the Crabtree often and have never been disappointed by the food or service. However when the weather is good and the outside tables are full the waiting staff do seem very stretched.

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SG
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We went to the Crabtree the Sunday of the cricket and Wimbledon finals. Great atmosphere on the bar. Restaurant understandably quite empty ! Service was quick, food was good. We come here quite often as it is close to where we live.

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

Really good service and lovely food, good portions! Even though the place was busy you don’t ever feel forgotten about!

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H
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’m very fortunate that is my local pub. It never disappoints. I’m loving their new menu especially the new creative and fresh starters - prawn and sweet potato, asparagus with almond feta, octopus with purple potato and their signature dish - tuna tartare - yum! We had a table outside by the river which in this summery weather is ideal! The staff were also very friendly and helpful. I look forward to trying out more of their new menu.

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A
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Nice food. Great to sit outside when the sun is shining.

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OT
Worcestershire
3 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Lovely atmosphere, helpful and friendly staff and great pub Sunday roast! Tasty looking menu! The g and t could have been served with a lit bit more creativity, that’s the only negative. Will definitely be returning to try more from the menu.

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DR
London
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a really good experience here. There were three of us for Saturday lunch and the Crabtree was quite busy. But we were sat in the restaurant area and the waiters were quick and attentive. An interesting place, and the foos was really nice cooked and presented.

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DS
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

This was our second visit having just moved in to the area. ( booking of 4)
Food was much better on the first visit, roasts were not good at all, quite tasteless, veg wasn’t cooked properly, roast potatoes tasted like they had been reheated, and not really edible, quite disappointed Service was good and staff were very friendly.

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HW
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Fabulous position on edge of the Thames with plenty of outside space. Great food choice, good service, highly recommended.

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TD
London
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were particularly impressed by the attentive service we received during dinner in the early evening on 12 June.

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MO
London
1 review
Dined on 10 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Really lovely meal on a quiet Tuesday night - perfect setting for a romantic evening! Staff were pleasant and food was super!!
Have been there also in summer and the garden is fantastic!!

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J
London
1 review
Dined on 10 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and friendly service in a cosy atmosphere. The pie of the day was delicious.

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E
London
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 2food 5service 2ambience 3

Chaos from the minute we walked in.
Zero organisation skills and the outside seating area seemed to be treated as the holy grail despite us booking previously.
Main waiter was clearly in the wrong job.
Food nice so such a shame.

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A
Italy
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best gastropub in London!

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LT
London
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Posh pub with excellent service by the river Thames in Fulham!

The Crabtree
Responded on 3 June 2019

Hi LucaT, Thanks for the great review. See you very, Aaron

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MB
London
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice lunch, good service, will go again. Looking forward to sitting in the garden by the river next time - as unfortunately it was raining on this visit!

The Crabtree
Responded on 3 June 2019

Hi Marin, Thanks for the 4*'s, hope we can see you on a sunny day. Have a great week, Aaron

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LK
London
3 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 3food 1service 1ambience 5

I love this place, came many times! But it s the second time i ve asked for a medium rare burger and it came over cooked! Even if I clearly asked to pay attention on it! Very disappointing! I won t get this dish a third time! The rib eye is the best dish you have!

The Crabtree
Responded on 30 May 2019

Hi Laurak, I'm sorry to hear about your burgers not being med rare, however annoyingly the local councils in London do not allow us to cook our burgers rare/med rare (i do love a med/rare burger myself), this should have been mentioned to you at the times of ordering and i'm sorry that it clearly hasn't and we have recently re-briefed the team on this to ensure it is, but it's great to hear that you love our rib-eyes though! See you very soon, Aaron

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JB
London
5 reviews
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food, service and ambience - a great team who made the evening just brilliant. Highly recommend, never disappoints!

The Crabtree
Responded on 30 May 2019

Hi Anonymous, i'm sorry to read about your recent visit wasn't as great as it should have been, We've recently had a team meeting and your review was spoken about and how we can ensure this situation doesn't happen again. I'm really happy to see that you loved the food and hope to see you very soon. Many thanks, Aaron

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BH
London
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 1

The pub area was extremely noisy which forced people in the restaurant to raise their voices. We found the noise level unacceptable and will not be returning.

The Crabtree
Responded on 30 May 2019

Hi BeverleyH, I'm sorry that you feel that way, we do know that at times when we are busy the noise does travel throughout the pub. We have looked into soft furnishings to try and soften the pub but these sadly haven't worked. I do hope you enjoyed the food and team and maybe will try use again. Many thanks, Aaron

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EP
London
1 review
Dined on 20 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

we often enjoy dinners to The Crabtree and we are always happy of our choice!

The Crabtree
Responded on 30 May 2019

Hi ElenaP, Thanks for the lovely review and see you very soon. Aaron

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MR
London
5 reviews
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

We had sea bream with orzo which was fantastic, and also fish and chips. Fish was so tender! Slightly too loud in there though

The Crabtree
Responded on 30 May 2019

Hi MatildaR. Thanks for the feedback regarding the food, also great to be able to pass on feedback like yours onto the kitchen team. As for the noise, we do know it can be loud in there when busy and we are looking into ways to try and fix that. Hope to see you soon, Aaron

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JO
London
1 review
Dined on 22 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere, service was outstanding, fish and chips excellent and Eton mess best ever!

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Responded on 30 May 2019

Hi Joannak, Thanks for the 5*'s and its always great to have comments like yours regarding to the service and food. See you soon. Aaron

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C
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

But not after a Fulham game or weekend. Way too loud too busy. Our food was not good. We have been here before and have had fabulous meals.

The Crabtree
Responded on 30 May 2019

Hi Chewy, Thanks for the feedback, and i'm sorry hear hear that you didn't enjoy the food as per your previous visits, would you be able to drop me an email to info@thecrabtreew6.co.uk to let me know what was wrong with your food. Many thanks, Aaron

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Waitress was top draw. I had booked a table for three but there were five of us and she changed things around to accommodate us.

Food was good and served reasonably quickly after ordering.
I would recommend The Crabtree to anyone.

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VB
London
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

There is a football ground close to this pub so watch out if you're going on a match day and you don't want it to be too busy/noisy! It didn't bother us as the restaurant is slightly away from the bar and it wasn't unbearable. The food was nice, we all had fish and chips. The batter on the fish was slightly under-cooked but on the whole it was fine. Everything arrived very quickly and the waitress was super friendly. There is also a lovely outdoor space if the weather is nice, overlooking the river.

The Crabtree
Responded on 30 May 2019

Hi VanessaB, Thanks for the review about your latest visit with us, match days are busy for us but glad you were able to have lunch with us. The feedback regarding the batter has been passed onto the kitchen. See you very soon. Aaron

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CK
London
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I always have a great time at The Crabtree. The staff are excellent and welcoming and the food is fantastic. It's my favourite London pub!

The Crabtree
Responded on 30 May 2019

Hi CharlieK, Thanks for the great comments about the pub. See you very soon, Aaron

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C
London
12 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a great pub, it was Mothers Day so granted busy but as we had booked and our table was ready we (a party of 6) sat down straight away. Everything with the meal was fab, service, atmosphere and food. Can't recommend enough!

The Crabtree
Responded on 30 May 2019

Hi Charl, I'm glad to read that you had a lovely day with us on Mother's Day. Hope to see you soon, if not for next year :) Many thanks, Aaron

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e
London
13 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Lively pub on the river. One of the BEST vegan burgers I’ve had in London. Bravo! 👏

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SB
Bath
2 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

We had pre match drinks in the beer garden overlooking the Thames. The only negative was the time to get served at the bar. After the game we returned for late lunch. For a hour or so it was very full and it took a long time to get a drink but this is only to be expected on a match day
The dining room was quiet, the service good and friendly and the location is really great. Price wise good value for London

The Crabtree
Responded on 30 May 2019

Hi Steve, Thanks for the review and i understand you comments regarding how busy we are after the games. We have been discussing how to make things quicker for when the new season starts. See you soon, Aaron

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 24 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

The food was

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EP
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

i am always happy when i have the chance to spend time and eat at the crabtree

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Nice ambience. Great location. Food was good. We had the duck starter. The poached egg was exceptional however the duck Margaret was served cold and lacked taste. I had the fish and chips for main which was good. However when you pay £14.50 for it you expect it to stand out from the crowd a little more. Overall a nice place but expensive for food that is good but not superb.

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JS
London
3 reviews
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Good food well-presented, good choice, restaurant quite quiet (a Friday lunchtime). Good ambience in the pub.

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A
London
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic service - thanks for being so helpful. Lovely food as well!

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GT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The roast was great, I’ve heard excellent reviews about the fish and chips too

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c
London
4 reviews
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Didn't realise it was a Fulham home game Sunday so glad we booked!
Sunday roast was ok but the mushroom soup was brilliant!
Service exemplary, given it was heaving and will go back.....just not on a match day!

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

We went to the crabtree before Fulham - Liverpool and it was the perfect Place pre-game. Great view and atmosphare both inside and outside. Good food and service! You need to book early (like a week before) to get a table if its game day! Warmly recomended

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j
London
63 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

2 of us had a lovely meal at The Crabtree on Friday. The pub area was busy, but the restaurant feels quite separate to this so was not too loud. The food selection has always been good at The Crabtree, but they have recently added a Vegan menu, which has some really nice additions (and I am not vegan). For starters we had the vegetable samosas (vegan menu), which were really flavourful, and the burrata with truffled honey, also delicious. For mains we had the special steak and blue cheese pie, which was packed full of steak, and the sea bass with gnocchi, which was again really delicious.

The service was great throughout, very friendly and quick. Will definitely return to The Crabtree, most likely in summer to take advantage of their lovely riverside garden area!

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CA
London
3 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Fantastic staff and lovely food

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HB
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my favourite local pub for both food and drinks - fantastic food, very friendly unintrusive service, great atmosphere, beautiful design and perfect riverside setting. Thank you!

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