The Foresters - Hampton Wick

4.4
279 reviews
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£25 and under
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British
Top tags:
  • Sunday Lunch
  • Cosy
  • Neighbourhood Gem
The dining element of our business is extremely important to us, here at The Foresters. The emphasis is on the quality of our ingredients, the professional preparation of the food and the exceptionally well-executed dishes. We have a fantastic relationship with the very best local suppliers ensuring that the produce we use is not only of the highest quality but is direct and fresh from the market, free range and from a sustainable source.



We have tried to keep our menu simple. Our main aim is to provide modern British dishes, whilst retaining those pub classics that are tried and tested favourites. We change our menu every 6 weeks to maintain interest and so that we can ensure that we are providing you with the finest and freshest food possible. This is supported by our seasonal weekly specials, keeping what we offer you interesting and varied.

It is with regret but unfortunately we are unable to accept pushchairs or buggies.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
British
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Hours of Operation
Monday - Wednesday: 12pm - 11pm
Thursday - Saturday: 12pm - 12am
Sunday: 12pm - 10:30pm
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Phone number
020 8943 5379
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Payment Options
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Public Transit
Hampton Wick station 28minutes main line from Waterloo, Clapham junction and Wimbledon.
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Entertainment
Every Saturday evening we hold 100% vinyl funk, soul nights.
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Special Events & Promotions
Summer fair and street party
Remembrance day parade
Christmas fair
Christmas eve knees up
NYE house party
Valentines fine dinning
Easter Sunday roasts
Mothers Day
Fathers day
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining , Private Room, Wine

Special Offers

1,000-Point Tables

See availability for 1,000 point tables

Mon - Thu 12:00PM - 3:00PM 6:00PM - 7:00PM 9:00PM - 10:00PM
Fri 12:00PM - 3:00PM

What 279 People Are Saying
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BG
Brighton
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

Really like this pub but... while the food is great and the ambience lovely, the service is always very hit and miss. You pay quite a lot more than average for pub food (especially for a Sunday lunch) so you really do expect everything to be top notch. The side dishes are also very small for the price. For example there were around five small florets of cauliflower in our cauliflower cheese, not even enough for a couple of florets each between the three of us. Not sure we’ll return again.

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g
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

A lovely atmosphere and great staff. Thank you

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AP
London
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We drove out from north London for Sunday lunch and it was well worth the drive! Fantastic food and great staff!! We’ll be back soon!!!

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g
London
12 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

a good Sunday lunch, well presented and of a decent quality

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AM
London
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding as always. Can’t fault the food or the service

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l
London
8 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the best place for Sunday lunch in the area. Every single time we go, we are impressed.

We both had the roast lamb. It simply melts in your mouth. The vegetables were cooked to perfection.

And it's a nice gentle (flat) saunter from Teddington to Hampton Wick!

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A
London
3 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 1

Poor Sunday lunch. The bar area was so delaptated, and the chairs worn out, one chair was wobbly! Overall very disappointed

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j
London
9 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

This is a quirky pub/restaurant (with four bedrooms) newly decorated. The food was good and the ambiance interesting. The service was excellent on a busy sunday lunch. A new conscept of boutique pub/restarant/rooms which is a great success.

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MF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Very pricey for quite average food. Friendly service at least.

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PG
London
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another amazing meal - food, service, drinks & setting. We went with shard chicken liver parfait, fish & chips (a firm favourite)/duck (succulent & not fatty) & a gorgeous brownie. Dine after Nine offer comes with free bottle of wine. Thanks again Tom & staff

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EH
London
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

Last time we ate here it was superb. This time not up to scratch. We were seated in the bar on a tiny table with bar stools and told this was "what happens when you book online". Food was nowhere near as good as last time - fatty lamb, tiny and chewy roast potatoes, overcook parsnips and chewy yorkshire pudding. Still tasty, but not at the expected standard. And finally, we were given the wrong bill - not just an errant item or two, but the completely wrong bill. Poor.

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g
London
3 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went there for Sunday lunch. The food was lovely as were the staff. A really nice Sunday afternoon experience.

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n
London
6 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely ambience, great friendly and attentive service.

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BH
London
7 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Foresters is easily our favourite go-to place for Sunday lunch. The whole thing works - beautiful food, great friendly service and the whole feel of the place. it's cosy, stylish, interesting & quirky, with a bit of tradition thrown in. They have an amazing beer selection, nice wine list, a 'gin emporium' & also a really good, comprehensive soft drinks list, which makes a nice change for non-drinkers. Thoroughly recommended.

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b
London
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food - top class chef
Charming staff
Splendid luxury relaxed decor - drapes silk and velvet

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RT
London
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

Nice food and service although pricey deserts. What was poor was being given an uncomfortable bench to sit on and a door as a table - it looked like everyone else had proper tables and chairs - and we had booked.

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a
London
13 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

good local pub with great menu and good atmosphere

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BH
London
7 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best Sunday lunch for miles around in a fabulous place, lovely decor, atmosphere, relaxed ambiance, friendly staff and the most delicious food. Love it!

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AE
London
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Enjoyed our lunch at the Foresters. Food was lovely and good value. Only point to note was that from our table we could jear the Chef being less than pleasant to the kitchen and waiting staff. This did somewhat spoil the atmosphere as the pub itself is nice and cozy.

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s
Surrey
3 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Amazing fun evening with good food and friendly staff. Live music really made our night and we spent 3 hours over dinner with some dancing after. Not the cheapest night out but we did enjoy a few cocktails!
We will be back, my girlfriends pie was to die for as was the soft shell crab starter.

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MM
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Consistently good food, and their vegan nut loaf (unfortunately now only served on Sundays) is fantastic. However, their veggie burger is not very good and their on-tap beer selection average.

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o
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food was expensive

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Very good all round ! Thanks very much for a super Sunday roast!

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GT
London
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really very good food and friendly and efficient service. We will return.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was lovely! Perfect pub for a Saturday lunchtime celebration

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T
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Went along for Sunday lunch as it had been recommended by a Surrey website. Luch was really very nice indeed. Proper slices of meat with a good choice, homemade roasties and a great selection of vegetables. Drinks choice was excellent. Service was efficient and professional. The only downside was parking, there isn't any, and the roads surrounding the pub are residents only.

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BW
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Myself and 2 friends booked a table for Sunday lunch and I have to say it was one of the best we have ever had, the ingredients were high quality and everything was cooked to perfection, on top of that the service was outstanding, friendly, welcoming and attentive, I look forward to my next visit

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MB
London
10 reviews
Dined on 1 July 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

We've been here before and liked it a lot, hence we returned. We were made to feel very welcome on arrival and our order was taken swiftly. The bread and olives (pre-starter) arrived quickly, followed by the wine and the starter but it was nearly an hour after before the main courses were served; it appeared people on other tables who arrived after us were getting their food served earlier. We ordered another bottle of wine to keep us going in the meantime but, unfortunately, it never made it to our table. The main course, when it arrived, was good (as on previous occasions) but the wait had sort of taken the edge off of our hunger pangs.

We hope this was just a one-off hiccup. There was a small service charge included in the bill which we paid but we would usually bump it up a bit. Sorry but we didn't feel it was justified on this occasion.

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SO
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were both excellent. Definately reccomend the food, it was delicious. Great atmosphere.

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JA
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2018
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 1

Restaurant was empty - never a good sign! Ordered starters that were then not available, then two of the main courses that we ordered weren't available due to the fridge temperature not being cold enough. The poor waitress seemed very embarrassed and gave us our first round of drinks on the house. Two of us ordered the battered cod which was well done on the outside but undercooked inside and the potatoes on another dish weren't cooked either. Deserts were OK and service was good but we would never eat there again!

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CD
London
13 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous as ever! Exceptional, perfectly balanced service, amazing food in a relaxed atmosphere

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OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went here for lunch with a group of friends on a Saturday, service and food were superb

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A
London
3 reviews
Dined on 13 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoy going to the foresters as they do one amazing Sunday lunch. The service is very personal and very helpful. We would diffentey recommend this place. As long as we still get a table when we want to go:) 😉

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VB
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food , great atmosphere and very friendly attentive staff. I will be returning very soon and have already been recommending The Foresters to friends.

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EI
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Second time I've been here and it really is a hidden gem. The menu and calibre of the food served is on par with any restaurant in Covent Garden (but without the insufferable pretension or selfie sticks).

The menu is wonderfully diverse and real care has been put into the food in terms of cooking and presentation (goes to show there is a big difference between a cook and a chef).

The venue itself has a charming atmosphere, intimate without being claustrophobic, make sure you catch the live music nights!

Lastly, the gentleman serving us (I believe the manager?) was great, friendly and full of good humour without being overbearing, really made the dining experience that little bit more memorable.

Long story short, when I'm asked for a restaurant recommendation, I only think of one place!

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m
London
23 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Our table was ready for us when we arrived, and we were provided with excellent service throughout our visit. The staff were attentive but not intrusive. We found the menu offered a wide selection that all four of us dining could choose from with ease. The food was delicious, hot and tasty. Good selection of wines. No doubt we will be back.

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CD
London
13 reviews
Dined on 22 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous pub! Great food, great atmosphere and wonderful service with a smile!

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DM
1 review
Dined on 8 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Honestly, this was the best roast dinner i've had thats not at Mum's. The quality of the food was phenomenal and very reasonably priced. They also provide an amazing vegan option which was perfect for my fiancé. The staff we're so kind, enthusiastic, and pleasant. Excellent selection of beers, wines, and spirits. Can't wait to come back again.

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BH
London
7 reviews
Dined on 8 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was tempted not to write a review because we want to keep this place all to ourselves as an amazing best-kept secret! That's because The Forester's is absolutely fabulous - from its totally unexpected, slightly eccentric and luscious decor, to its friendly, attentive, efficient staff, to its rather splendid manageress, to undoubtedly the best Sunday lunch either of us have ever had. It's a real gem & I really hope the masses don't find out about it!!!

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m
Miami
13 reviews
Dined on 7 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food and the friendliest staff!
Great atmosphere. Will be back.

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