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The Havelock Tavern
- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
- Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Waiting staff wear masks
The food is pretty good but it’s expensive for a pub - it’s smart restaurant prices but in residential W14 on scrubbed tables and not very comfortable chairs. The £4 paltry bread portion was particularly poor value, it used to be better fresh bread and free. The noise levels are much better because they can’t have people at the bar any more, seated only.
The team at Havelock Tavern was amazing, we felt really welcome and well looked after. They were amazing with our 3 year old son as well, his orders were quickly fulfilled and he loved the food! The upgrade of the garden was done well, it was so cozy out there. We’ll return!
Hey Anon, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us this 5 star review! A lot of our team love kids, so I'm very happy they engaged with your son and that you all had a great time! Also happy to hear that the new garden was a hit! We're so glad you enjoyed your visit with us and hope to have you in again soon! Team Havelock
The Havelock tavern is a nice place but the acoustic is really bad, and even if there weren't too many people because of the current distancing measures in place, the background noise was very high. Probably better in the summer months when you can stay outside.
Staff were too stressed and rushing us/clearly running around stressed which was not relaxing! They shouldn’t allow bookings that late (8.30) if they can’t cope with serving food before the COVID closing time. What we wanted was sold out, we felt horribly rushed and had to watch the staff preparing ketchup and other sauces for the next day which wasn’t very atmospheric! Overall very disappointed.
Disappointing food. Used to better than this. Not sure if the chef is different.
Very good food and great service as usual. Very friendly staff and environment.
Nice to have the pub open very COVID safe
Food options in terms of variety limited and noise levels very high. The loos were down for most of the evening and the experience felt average at best.
Tasty food and very efficient service. It was sad to see how quiet it was
Hey Lost, Very glad to hear you enjoyed your visit and that the food and service was top notch! It is a shame that we were quiet when you visited, we've actually been quite pleased with the guest response since reopening as we've had many old and new faces coming in to support us! Hopefully next time you visit we'll be our usual bustling hub of activity! Hope to have you in again soon, Team Havelock
Just like before Lockdown, the Havelock is back with a great menu and better than ever!
So good to have it back, it’s been much missed.
Staff super friendly, very COVID adapted, we had the soft shell crab which was so delicious.
Hey Emma, We're so glad you enjoyed your visit with us! May we ask how we could've gained that 5th star? Always happy to hear ways we can improve here at The Havelock! Look forward to having you in again soon! Team Havelock
The Havelock has changed dramatically, perhaps in a Covid-19 response. It is no longer the gastro pub it was. I have been a customer since 1998 and for the fist time ever sent my food back. A shame. Please bring back the Havelock we love and get rid of the pseudo bland pub food currently on offer.
The food was truly amazing! The beef wellington was by far the best I've ever had and the sticky toffee pudding was definitely a nice ending to it. Absolutely totally recommended! I can't say enough how much I'm going back to this place.
Friendly pub in a quiet location. Really well set up for Covid restrictions. Great service and staff. Will definitely be back.
Visited the Havelock over the weekend for dinner. The food was delicious - Beef wellington cooked to perfection and nice selection of dishes. Staff were really friendly and ran very efficient service. Only left 4 stars as felt there could have been a little more atmosphere, but lovely place I will definitely visit again.
Hey Esther, So glad you enjoyed your visit with us! The Wellington is definitely a favourite with our team so we're very glad you loved it! Regarding atmosphere, we are actually in the process of having a speaker system installed so we can finally have music at The Havelock! Hopefully it will be up and running next time you visit! Look forward to having you in again soon! Team Havelock
Great staff, friendly service in a lovely neighbourhood pub 🙂
Wonderful food and ambience as always, fast becoming my favourite pub in London
The neighbourhood gastro pub that you wish to keep a secret
We had to wait approx an hour for our Main dish and the pub was not busy. The food was dry and bland. The 4 people with me did not eat or enjoy their food. On the plus side, the fish I ordered was very tasty. The staff were friendly, and the kids enjoyed their dessert. We enjoyed the 50% govt discount. We would be more disappointed if we had to pay full price
Great food and helpful staff
Hey Anon, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave this 5* review! We're so glad you thoroughly enjoyed your visit with us and can't wait to have you in again soon! See you again soon! Team Havelock
This is my local pub and the food is great. The prices with the Eat Out to Help Out are fabulous deal. Normally it’s a bit pricey for a local pub but the food is delish and the back garden is lovely on a nice day. I’m a fan!!!
Hey Em, So glad you enjoyed your visit with us! We are continuing the Eat Out to Help Out scheme throughout September (with a £10/person limit this time) so we hope to have you in our gorgeous garden again soon to take advantage while it lasts! Team Havelock
helpful friendly staff, great food and very quiet on the day we went.
Hey ANDYP, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave this 5* review! Our staff are fantastic and the chefs brilliant, so I'm very happy this was on full display for you! We're so glad you thoroughly enjoyed your visit with us and can't wait to have you in again soon! See you again soon! Team Havelock
Perfect in every way! Sat in the garden at the back. Great food and wine.
Hey Womble, So happy to hear you loved your visit with us! We've been putting a lot of work into that garden to make it as amazing as possible, so we're very glad to hear you got to enjoy it! Hope to have you in again soon! Team Havelock
We’ve been waiting for the food 1hr.
Used to be good
Fantastic meal at the Havelock - really enjoyed being back to eat there again!
havelock is always the best food but i'm biased as a local
Hey Alexander, So happy you enjoyed your visit and thank you for leaving us this lovely review! Biased or not, we're so glad you love our food! See you again soon! Team Havelock
I have always loved going for Sunday roast to the Havelock and I am very happy that they reopened. The beer garden is lovely and their interim menu interesting. The quality of the food as usual amazing!
Hey Damia, These are the kinds of review we love to see! So glad you enjoyed your visit and so happy to be able to welcome people back after so long! Look forward to having you in again soon! Team Havelock
Our Sunday roasts were delicious and pretty good value. The wine selection was also good. The atmosphere was also buoyant as the rugby was on. A solid Sunday pub.
nice but boy majorly happy with 'skin on' Roast potatoes 26th the Sunday roast - skin on potatoes fine generally but don't work with roast potatoes
Best local in W14! Great food and beers! Wine list has great selection!
What I love is that you can just have a pint but also you can have a great meal. The Havelock has managed to combine both really well. The menu changes daily. It’s so much better and more authentic than eating in a chain restaurant in the nearby Westfield shopping centre.
Hey Anon, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave this 5* review! We're so glad you thoroughly enjoyed your visit with us and can't wait to have you in again soon now that we've reopened! See you again soon! Team Havelock
We came back as, a few years ago we’d had a fantastic evening and food. This time the food was good and buzzy atmosphere. But service really let them down. No wine menu offered with menus, staff didn’t take drinks orders without being asked (several times for one pint), or we went to the bar (clearly drinks served, based on other tables). Asked aggressively if we had a reservation as we sat down, even though a colleague had showed us to the table. Largely ignored. What’s gone wrong? Won’t return.
The wine prices are astronomical. We ordered cheese for dessert which was served with a dessert wine we did not ask for. Food is always good. Very noisy in the evening.
The menu choice on Sunday was poor: we were told they had been busy and many items were sold out by 5pm. We had made a booking so did not think this was a very good explanation. There was no vegetarian or fish main meal on the menu; the waiter spoke to the chef and I was offered a pasta dish which turned out to be pasta in a green sauce with some mushed up green vegetables, which I did not think was worth the price. The waiters made a joke of the fact that so many things were not available. On the basis of this visit, I would say don't go if you are a vegetarian or vegan.
Food excellent, drinks tasty, service cordial, ambiance loud but no louder than similar pubs.
Very good as always. My only concern is that the new HK owner will try to change it. It ain't broke so don't fix it.
Authentic feel, good limited menu: liked the fact that the menu had the day's date on it indicating freshness. excellent service, friendly and quick. Good drinks selection. Perfect for a relaxed business team dinner after exhibiting at Olympia.
Lovely food, great space with attentive staff. Most importantly, five star pub dog!
Great food and atmosphere. Never disappoints. Highly recommend
Hey Julian, I'm so glad you thoroughly enjoyed your visit, glad that we're on top form every time you visit! Hope to have you in again soon! The Havelock Team
The meal was just delicious and surprisingly different in a good way. I definitely recommend the Sunday roasts. Wine was not as good.
Hey Jane, I'm so glad to hear you enjoyed your food! We try to make sure that we're changing what we do as often as possible, to keep things new and fresh! I can only apologise about the wine, and I hope whoever was working made every effort to rectify it! Hope to have you in again soon! The Havelock Team
The Havelock Tavern does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo.
The Havelock Tavern is rated 4.5 stars by 171 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.