The Foresters - Hampton Wick

4.3
289 reviews
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  • Sunday Lunch
  • Good for a Date
  • 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.

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

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EB
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

lovely food and service, table was a bit too squashed as couldn't move from the table without making people move from the next table.

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l
London
71 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Excellent food with friendly staff.

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SM
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 5

I should say that a roast dinner at the Forrester's is ordinarily top notch. However, Sunday's offering was a bit disappointing unfortunately. The beef was very overcooked (maybe we had the end of a joint), the Yorkshire puddings were too dry and brittle, the roast potatoes a bit average and the cauliflower cheese was very dry and lacking in sauce. All the food was also served a little cold which didn't help. For the price I definitely expect better. One of the desserts we ordered had a huge piece of egg shell in (the size of a finger tip!) but the waiting staff did remove this from the bill. The service was polite and fine but it no one asked us how the food was at any stage. Hopefully we just caught them on a bad day. I have had some outstanding roast dinners at the Forrester's so I'm not ready to give up on them just yet!

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A
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

After waiting an hour with no starters, despite asking waiting staff for an update, we had no food, no information as to how long it should take and no apology - gave up and went somewhere else.

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HR
London
11 reviews
Dined on 2 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely roast dinner. Nice selection of cheese on the cheese board

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PM
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Great pub fantastic location just a short walk over the bridge for Xmas shopping in Kingston
Excellent lunch better than previous visit

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SM
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent roast and great service - will definitely be going back at some point
Staff were attentive but not a nuisance
Thank you for a lovely lunch

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C
London
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely local pub with great food and staff create a warm friendly atmosphere

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L
Shropshire
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

If you’re going to offer cocktails, employ staff that know how to make them. Three attempts to mix an ok mojito. Service was very slow but with loads of apologises. When asked how I’d like my burger done, I said rare. It arrived very well done. How hard can it be to get a burger right?

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AV
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

+ Place is well decorated and looks good. Waiters were nice and good humoured.
- Both my partner and I ordered the turkey pie which sounded delish. Both pies were poorly served and terribly salty. Actually, you can't even call them pies as we were served with 3 little pots containing small amounts of meat, veggies and sauce, and then a little cap of puff pastry. Is this a pie?
For dessert we ordered a classic sticky toffee pudding. Guess what... It was salty as well much to our dismay! In the end while paying a hefty bill of 55£ (for a pub...) we wrote a complaint to the chef without any comments from the waiter.
This is a clear: "Not recommended!"

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BG
Brighton
7 reviews
Dined on 18 November 2018
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
3 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
13 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
12 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
2 reviews
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
15 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
4 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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