The Havelock Tavern
We turned up towards the end of lunchtime, the restaurant was still very busy. Friendly staff, actually recommended a cheaper wine on the menu. Not a large selection on the menu, but everything we had was excellent, both in appearance an taste. Crevettes, ceviche, deckle steak and pork ribeye.
I will definitely be back.
We had a lovely meal at the Havelock. We will be returning again next year! The food was amazing.
I have been going to The Havelock since I moved to the Kensington Olympia area in 2012. During most of that time it has provided the best overall cuisine in the neighbourhood. The menu offers substantial choice and the seafood offerings are as well prepared as the meat dishes. The wine list is at a high standard and it appeals to an attractive client base. I highly recommend the Havelock, the leading restaurant in the
I love this place! We come here every so often for a roast on Sunday, and it’s one of the best roasts ever! The service is speedy and great and the staff are really friendly. There isn’t a huge amount of ambience, but the food and service makes up for it! Would definitely recommend this special little place!
The food is amazing. The bread with butter was great. The pea soup had good taste, even it is served cold.
Hey Ruxandra, Thank you for leaving this wonderful review! So glad you enjoyed the food here, the chefs put a lot of love into what they make so I'll pass this on to them! Hope to see you again soon, The Havelock Team
Still the best roast I had in years. The staff is absolutely lovely and fun. Great food in a traditional pub setting
Hey Damia, Thank you for the lovely review, so glad we can still impress after so many years! This is the kind of visit we hope to make every guest have with us! Looking forward to having you with us again! The Havelock Team
Great ambience, unobtrusive service and innovative fresh food. Highly recommended.
Hey Joe, So glad you enjoyed your visit and would recommend us! If you don't mind us asking, how could we have gained that elusive fifth star? Always looking for ways to improve, whether it be on service, our food, or the pub in general! Looking forward to having you with us again so we can impress even more next time! The Havelock Team
Their menu is limited and the food is not really pub food but it is a lovely pub with a garden and tables at the front.
We had Sunday roast and sat outside. The food was very nice and service friendly. We would go back.
Really nice pub with delicious food, it was just very noisy on that evening... I'd go back anyway :)
Nothing to write home about decidedly average
Fab service and the best roast we have had in ages.
Absolutely excellent ! I used to come here years ago and it’s still superb! Thank you
I come here a lot and the food can be a bit hit and miss. This time it was a big HIT!
We stay in this area of London every 2 or 3 years and we eat at this pub at least twice a week while we are here. It’s that good.
Great food !
Exellent Food and friendly staff! Can recommed espeially sunday roast!
The havelock is showing signs of laziness. Needs to look after cask ales better and offer a broader range. I’ve never met anyone who likes Green King IPA. The service charge is too high when the customer pays at the bar. Food still good quality but fish needs to come with something substantial for the price not offered as an extra.
Service is great, very accommodating. Yummy bread. My Nan has been going to this pub for lunch for years, her health has stuffered over the past few years and they make her feel safe and welcome.
I have been coming here for over 20 years and I always like the ambience and service. My only complaint is that they don't do many vegetarian dishes so I often end up having the cheese plate or a number of side dishes of vegetables for dinner.
Nice place with tasty food - busy pub so a little noisy but generally a good atmosphere
Lovely food, great friendly efficient service. Relaxed, quality place to catch up with friends
Brilliant Sunday roast, enjoyed by all. Short ribs were exceptional.
Lovely neighbourhood pub with great food and excellent choice of beers and wine.
This is my favorite pub in all of London. The food never disappoints, there are always a couple of great cask ales on tap, and the staff is very friendly: they treat everyone like a local. Service can be a little slow at times when it’s busy but it’s such a great room it’s hard to care.
Really lovely neighbourhood pub. No frills food, which always hits the spot. Lovely service and added bonus of dogs wandering around inside.
I have eaten at this establishment four times, always on a Saturday lunchtime. It is excellent, and I am always pleased to return. The food is of a very high standard - it fits the designation "gastropub" very well. The range of craft beers has always been good, too. Very friendly service, obviously keen to make the customer happy. Highly recommended.
The Havelock has been my “local”!gastropub
since I moved to West London in 2012. It has consistently provided the best food in this general area. Friends visiting from neighbouring Kensington or further east always ask that we go to the Havelock.
The menu is deep and varied; the wine list
contains a variety of wines at different prices point, and the lay out is such that
private conversations can easily be had. The clientele includes a range of age groups
and both small groups and couples. It is one of the more enjoyable nights out in this area.
Bit of a shame, really. The mains took a long while to arrive - once they did, the roast chicken was a good size and the veg nicely done, but there really wasn't much taste at all, and the dish was extremely dry (had to ask for gravy twice before some was brought - as none came with it..). Not hideously expensive by any stretch, but certainly felt more expensive than it should have been...
Arrived at restaurant for a 5pm booking . Told kitchen was closed til 5.30 with no explanation.Told waitress we were in a hurry as had a train to catch Finally got meal at 6pm . Had to leave at 6.30 for train .Not very happy
I really like the Havelock, and I love the food but unfortunately they had a big table and we had to wait an hour for our food! I don’t think they should allow big groups if they can’t manage the orders! Nevertheless I always love going there !
Admirably short menu; experience shows that the shorter the menu in pub restaurants, the better the food. This proved to be the case. Excellent, friendly attentive service. Noise level dropped later in the evening as early bird diners left. We were a party of four and three of us ordered the same main course. Strangely one of the mains was tepid but the other two were at absolutely the right temperature. The tepid one was returned for the attention of the microwave and was swiftly returned. Apart from that, an overall good dining experience and we shall return.
Excellent food and great service. The perfect place to go for supper. The fire was lit, the atmosphere was vibrant but not too noisy to hear each other.
Always a pleasure to go to the Havelock. The food is outstanding the awards testify this, so don't miss this opportunity to have freshly cooked food with a menu that changes twice a day.
The staff are always smiling, although it can be a tinge bit busy for them, and provide a very good service.
It can be a bit noisy but all in all I recommend highly you go there for a meal.
Said it before and I’ll say it again. London’s best gastropub! Jason and the whole team are exceptional.
Best gastropub food in London.
Great little find for our weekend in London. Love my Onglet (hanger steak) with thousand island dressing, followed by Tonka Bean cream; though I would recommend the chef remove the stone from the plum. Lovely ambiance & the staff were really friendly & the right amount of attentive. My only gripe is the yapping dogs, of which there were 2 and might put me off re-visiting. I have nothing against them, but would prefer not to hear them during an evening out celebrating our anniversary.
Came to this haven after a crowded visit to the Ideal Home Christmas Show, 5 mins away. Delicious food, generous portions and reasonable wine list.
Excellent service and wine. Beautiful surroundings as always. Slightly let down by the food though...
Great food and ambience, worth booking in advance.