The Foresters - Hampton Wick

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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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vipDrJohn
Kent
25 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very good food. They said in their literature that they focused on the quality of the ingredients and the cooking and they actually meant it!

A little out of the way but only a brisk walk from the centre of Kingston upon Thames. If you are coming from London it’s only a short train ride and the nearest station is Kingston Wick. Worth a try. Dr John

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vipCochyn
London
283 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delighted to get a table. After a gin cruise, finishing at Kingston bridge, we were starving. Good welcome, as always. Fish was delicate and packed with flavour. We love this cwtchy little pub.

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PatrycjaT
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience4

Amazing burger worth to kill for! Unfortunately service was horrible, we were table of 2 there were just one more table of 2 as well in a whole dining site of the pub. Non the less after finishing our meal we waited around 15min for someone to take our plates, when we go help ourselves with dessert menu then we finally get attention of the waitress. It was obvious one of our waitresses was during the training so that I can understand but lack of any attention from other girl it’s disappointing. Wishing good luck to new girl and hope someone else will train her how to provide decent service.

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StephS
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love coming here, the decor, food & staff are all lovely!! Every time someone asks the question where to go for a roast, I always recommend you!

AM
vipAndrewM
London
20 reviews
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent roasts, we tried the beef and lamb and both went down very well.

JC
JeremyC
2 reviews
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Sunday lunch, lovely quaint pub, very good atmosphere and lovely food.

AM
AMcM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

It was ok, nothing to complain about but expectations were high because online searches suggest they are the best sunday lunch around.

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luv2dine
London
16 reviews
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Foresters is a really great pub and restaurant.
The Sunday lunch is fantastic.

FW
FoodandWineFeelFine
London
52 reviews
Dined on 28 April 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Enjoyed the Sunday roast here, very good quality food and quick as a flash too! Service was excellent, friendly and attentive. Perhaps a tad too attentive maybe. We were a late sitting (15.00) and one could tell slightly the meat (pork belly) had been not just out the oven, but it was still delicious. Cauli cheese side wasn’t hot either, tho it didn’t really matter. Hence why not giving 5* for all. I’d definitely go back and recommend.

JJ
JoanneJ
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience3

The waitress (french) found it difficult to understand us and struggled to explain the dishes which were unavailable- which were considerable (strange as it was 7.15pm on Saturday). The service was incredibly slow and I had to go to the bar to order more drinks. The staff all seemed very young and were having fun behind the bar, chatting. I had Catch of the day which was really salty. This is the third time I've been here and it's put me off. I very rarely have such a negative experience.

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vipCochyn
London
283 reviews
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our teenage nephew and niece actually applauded when they heard this lunch was part of their weekend trip to London. Superb quality Sunday roast, decent wine list, and excellent staff. This place is a gem.

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robertb
London
7 reviews
Dined on 27 March 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Was nice but lacking in staff which meant service was not as good as usual. Food was very good.

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PeterD
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

it was a fantastic lunch...from the first g&t to the cheese board

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tinak
London
8 reviews
Dined on 24 March 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Here on a Sunday afternoon for lunch lovely venue and great space, were in a bit of a rush to leave so nearly didn't notice that we were charged for 3 roast lunches rather than 2 considering there was was only 2 of us. Overall great Sunday lunch would go back

JP
JimP
London
9 reviews
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The welcome and subsequent service from Jane was warm, helpful and genuine and similarly from her colleague later on. The food and wine was excellent and there were plenty of people to give atmosphere but not so many that it became noisy.

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TriciaA
London
4 reviews
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very nice Sunday lunch
Nicely cooked and presented and very tasty
Be nice to have a cold dessert
Though the wine choice was good bit overpriced

CM
CMac
London
5 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

A little gem. Love a roast lunch here in a tasteful environment with a hint of eccentricity. Friendly, attentive staff and truly delicious dishes.

NS
NatashaS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I came here for an intimate birthday dinner for 2. The food was lovely, the service was swift and the atmosphere was relaxing with a lovely open fire.

CA
ChrisA
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Lamb kofta starter, delicious. Just the right level of spiciness, good quality sausage. Main course was steak, chunky chips, peas, all very good. Garlic sauce extremely garlicky, might go for mushroom next time, as it was slightly overpowering. Argentinian malbec was delicious. My partner had duck which she really enjoyed although commented that it was slightly dry. Very friendly service despite our waitress being obviously very busy. This was my second visit. Previously I had the burger as a bar snack which was superb. Will definitely be going back.

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marshie65
London
7 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and great service. The pie was really tasty and the staff were very friendly. Would highly recommend

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Freezing cold, and very disappointing unfortunately. Punters in coats huddled round lukewarm or cold radiators and a couple of gas effect fires, even on a relatively mild night. Staff apologetic and said they had tried to tell owner/manager to no avail. A great shame since this highly rated pub serves excellent (if expensive) food in a really charismatic setting that looks like a lot of thought and care has gone into it. But it was rapidly emptying by 10pm as people nursed their chilblains home. Maybe they should divert some of the profits from the £19 linguine to a central heating engineer? If you must go, either wait till the summer or bring a thick coat and ask for a seat near the Scrooge-esqe artificial fires - perhaps well away from the colourful language emitting from the kitchen, too. Such a shame.

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JoanneB
London
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely Pub, staff very good, We had a little mishap on the way as we were burgled on our way to the Foresters. Rang ahead to see if we could hold the table which we could, everyone was sympathetic from the bar staff to the waitress. Thank you to all you made my birthday! the food was excellent and cheered me up no end!

BM
BenM
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 20 January 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The Baby high chair provided was inadequate for our 1 year old suggest stocking a few proper ones.

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EmmaB
London
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

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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KerryD
London
11 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Foresters is a lovely pub with delicious food. The service is always brilliant and the atmosphere is great.

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viplive2eat
London
84 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent food with friendly staff.

SM
ShonaM
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2018
Overall3food2service3ambience5

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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Anon
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience2

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.

HR
HeatherR
London
11 reviews
Dined on 2 December 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

PM
PeterM
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2018
Overall4food3service5ambience4

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

SM
SandraM
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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Claire
London
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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davidL
Shropshire
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall2food2service2ambience3

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?

AV
AndreV
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall2food1service2ambience2

+ 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!"

BG
BecsGB
Brighton
7 reviews
Dined on 18 November 2018
Overall3food4service1ambience3

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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gecko999
London
3 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A lovely atmosphere and great staff. Thank you

AP
AndyP
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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ggpbev
London
15 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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

AM
AdamM
London
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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luv2dine
London
16 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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The Foresters - Hampton Wick is rated 4.4 stars by 313 OpenTable diners.