The Dartmouth Castle

4.6
icon/ic_reviewCreated with Sketch.
182 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
£26 to £40
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Gastro Pub

Top tags:

Casual
Our aim is to ensure that the Dartmouth Castle is, first and foremost, a pub. We have a great selection of beer and a well-chosen international wine list with 15 wines available by the glass. We've also put the same enthusiasm and hard-earned skills in to the gutsy Mediterranean fare that's won many accolades in its sister pubs and is now starting to become recognised at The Dartmouth. Come in and see for yourself!
We take bookings for small groups downstairs in the pub, as well as for our function room for larger groups. If you would like to know more, please give us a call or send us an email.
What 182 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.2
ambience
4.2
value
Noise · Moderate
98% of people would recommend it to a friend
Sort by
Filters
JP
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

One of the best steaks we've ever had! The service was fantastic and they accommodated us very well considering we were rushing off to go to a show. Not the most palatial surroundings but the staff and food were perfectly fine.

A
London
1 review
Dined on 11 February 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Food was good and the service attentive. However, not a place to go if you have dietary restrictions - very little choice for vegans. The dietary menu was out of date and the staff weren't sure what was dairy free on the main menu. Otherwise, a good evening.

N
London
27 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Had a wonderful meal and the steak in particular was epic. Had a Chateaubriand for 2 in France recently and this was better

l
London
17 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Conveniently located gastro pub in Hammersmith. It was a Friday evening so downstairs was quite noisy but we had a quieter table upstairs. The service was very good with a reasonable range of choices of both food and drink - the calamari was very good. Would go again.

RD
London
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Pre show meal before the Apollo - very convenient. Staff helpful and happy. We arrived before kitchen opened at 6 (Friday night) but dining room available above bar bustling with Friday crowd. The food is a cut above normal pub grub and is very tasty. Really enjoyed it and would recommend.

T
London
1 review
Dined on 21 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The menu choices were great, really varied & reasonably priced. It was a lovely atmosphere & the staff were welcoming & attentive.

SM
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was outstanding. I have been to many gastropubs whose food has been a let down. This was special.
I'm only short of one star on service because we started quite late but no one told us that the kitchen closed at 2.30 so we couldn't have dessert. They did kindly let us have affogatos though, so they rescued the situation.
My Jerusalem artichoke soup was perfection. Value: I've had bills for four people higher than ours for nine here. It will be very difficult to get rid of me in future.

AB
London
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredibly professional and friendly staff, a lovely atmosphere and a Sunday roast (beef) to die for.

TE
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall4food2service5ambience4

Great pub with a lovelt ambiance. Service stuff were friendly and helpful, shame the food was very average but worth going for a drink.

CD
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Overall excellent. Should take customers' coats and have a coat rack. Restaurant too long and thin - should remove Victorian Bar.

M
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Helpful and attentive staff made this evening go smoothly. Good choice of wines and varied menu. Our food was very good and arrived in a timely fashion, not rushing us at all. Staff kept checking everything was ok. Lovely place to go

HJ
London
43 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall4food4service1ambience4

I really enjoyed my first visit to Dartmouth Castle and the food was fantastic. Our table was a very tight squeeze, we asked to move to the next table and the bartender/waiter told us the next table was a joint booking with the following table. When the guests for the next table arrived they were nothing to do with the other table, slightly disappointing to be blatantly lied to. Other than that we had a good pre-theatre meal and drink.

TJ
London
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb food and friendly service, as always. Our new firm favourite

JB
London
5 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thoroughly enjoyed my wild boar ragu and my partner loved her Italian sausage penne. We have struggled for years trying to find a pre-gig venue for dinner near the Apollo, but from now on I will choose the Dartmouth Castle every time, a lovely pub with fantastic food and friendly, efficient service.

a
London
30 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Always yummy food. Service smidgen slow considering it was quiet (no pudding offered) but friendly and a lovely pub

SY
London
10 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great Sunday lunch - good food and excellent value. Good choice of beers and wines too.

C
London
3 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice and relaxing atmosphere. Good choice of food. Helpful and friendly staff.

RP
London
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Attractive, elderly pub, just beyond the hurly-burly of Hammersmith Broadway. Clean and well maintained, and, inside, lots of comfortably worn wooden fittings.

NM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

An excellent venue for a pre-theatre meal. Interesting menu served with care and enthusiasm accompanied by a wide choice of drinks including an impressive array of gins, beers and wines.

BW
London
3 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Dartmouth Castle is hard to beat for good pub food served by friendly and thoughtful staff. Nice to see free newspapers at the bar too.

BE
London
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Good service, food was great - apart from the little hicup with the portion orders. But quickly resolved and service was spot on! will 1000% wild boar ragu!!

DH
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice meal with good service, I thought the wine list was on the expensive side and a very average pint of Timothy Taylor Landlord was £5.10 with but then again I'm not used to London prices!

CW
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first time at the Dartmouth Castle, but we will definitely be back when next in the area... This place is a real find. Great food, good service, good value, good choice on the menu and lovely atmosphere.

SI
Essex
2 reviews
Dined on 2 April 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent food and great wine list served by a friendly team of people. Traditional pub atmosphere added to what was a great evening.

a
London
30 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a lovely hot meal and friendly service. Unexpected glass of bubbles for mum for Mother’s Day was a great touch.

J
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Enjoyed the whole evening with my friends, starting from a very warm and friendly welcome. However, it was very noisy so everyone had to speak loudly, making it worse.

p
London
15 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We were on our way to the Lyric theatre so lookng for good quality...but fast service. And we got both. Loved the food, great service - vey welcoming and friendly staff.

It's a pub - so the noise level can be high...but that's what you get in pubs :) Would defintiely go back next time we're at the Lyric.

j
London
65 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Have been to the Dartmouth Castle many times with friends, family and colleagues and it never disappoints. The food is always delicious and the service is quick and friendly, no matter how big the group is that you are dining with. I will definitely be back!

LG
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 21 January 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Great dog friendly pub (although it's more like a restaurant as it has table service). Very friendly staff, nice menu.

DB
Kent
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Table for 5 for a lunchtime business meeting. Good menu and enough of an ambience to not be overhead but not too much to make conversation difficult.

NR
London
80 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Delicious food makes it a popular venue, so great if you are looking for a buzzy, cosy place.

CP
London
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and efficient and friendly service. Highly recommend

a
London
30 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

very yummy roast - wouldn't mind more veggies but very good and served hot - friendly service

DA
London
15 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow, what a menu! Enjoyed everything about this place. Will definitely be coming back for a more relaxed evening when we’re not rushing to a gig

EJ
London
19 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Dartmouth Castle is a neighbourhood gem in Hammersmith; it has amazing food including some truly delicious authentic Italian pastas and the service is great and friendly. Love this pub!

E
Bath
2 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really great food and good service! It get's busy at lunchtimes so make sure you book!

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super friendly staff and food was delicious

BN
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience4

This was a find via Open Table when we suddenly needed dinner options in a different neighborhood than planned. It turned out to be a good find. The menu wasn't the same old tired pub grub and the service was excellent. From the prawn skewers/white bean and ham soup starters to the apple and berry crumble, the food was tasty and decently priced (for London). The two gentlemen serving were helpful with choosing a beer - good selection - and we never were wanting for service. Definitely would go back.

AS
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food and the services was well-timed and friendly

EH
London
8 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2018
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Great venue. Went for dinner prior to a show at the Lyric - just a couple of minutes walk away. The staff were excellent and the food was very good. Only negative is that there was only 1 vegetarian main option.