The Light House

4.6
1404 reviews
£25 and under
Modern European
Fresh, light, modern, and sophisticated are words that describe both The Light House restaurant in the south London suburb of Wimbledon and its meltingly good Italian fusion cuisine. The dining room is pleasingly modern and spacious, all pale walls with striking artworks, blond floors and furniture, and there is a lovely patio for lingering on and on. The Light House menu changes every day to make best use of the freshest seasonal ingredients and each dish is an adventure. Try perroche bruschetta with piquillo peppers, caperberries, babaganoush and Greek olives to start, perhaps followed by pan-fried sea bass on wild garlic leaves, courgettes, ratte potatoes and romesco sauce. Black pepper cheesecake with gooseberry compote is a winner, too. For chatty lunches, romantic evenings, memorable Sunday lunches or satisfying meals when Wimbledon tennis is in full swing, The Light House is waiting with excellent modern European food and friendly service.
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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CurryFiend72
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Delicious starters but mains disappointing. Lamb tough and chewy, chicken curry lacking flavour. Previous visits have though always been very good. Still one of my favourite restaurants in Wimbledon.

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Dwiner
London
7 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another excellent meal at my local … salmon nori was lovely and sea bass main tasty with mussels in a Kafka sauce - this place seems to get better with each visit.

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SB46
London
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Food took a long time to arrive but was very delicious.

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vipMondie
London
25 reviews
Dined on 17 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely wonderful and the service was excellent (prefect blend of efficiency and friendliness)!

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect in every way. Delicious food. Great service

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TonyL
London
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We dine here often . It is a very pleasant venue. The staff re most attentive and friendly. He Sunday lunch is very good. We enjoyed the jazz evenings when they were orgnaisied. Now stopped due to Covid. It is well managed by the convivial Hugo .

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PaddyB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hugo is a wonderful host. The food was delicious & it was great to find that the restaurant was almost full. Unfortunately they have got to close from tomorrow.

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vipDinastar
London
38 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Apart from a period of time a few years ago when the manager wasn’t around, The Light House has been consistently good for many years. Food is great with a varied and interesting menu, staff are very friendly and professional.

They’ve removed a number of seats as a result of COVID which is sufficient to make me feel safe in the restaurant. It has the fringe benefit of reducing noise levels too since it’s the larger tables that have been broken up.

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Tangelino
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Looked after very well, nice buzz and good food. Thanks.

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AnjieJ
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I felt really uplifted after my meal in the Lighthouse, really hit the spot, in these weird times. Great buzz, efficient and friendly service, delicious food from an inspiring menu. All in all, would highly recommend and so glad to see this restaurant is still open for business in such a challenging period. Long may that continue.

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PeterLiz
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a very pleasant evening with a delicious dinner immaculately served. The table spacing was excellent and we shall definitely return as this is a super restaurant by any standard.

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fatgirlslim
London
9 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Excellent as ever- I just hope that the restaurant survives the current difficulties.

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AnneT
London
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service and ambience as ever- The Light House delivers every time!

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Foodie100
London
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant. All the food was excellent particularly the venison

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DonC
London
3 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Another very good meal but it is regrettable that the traditional choice of set menu dishes has been reduced to two --albeit for understandable reasons

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Wills
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly, informative and attentive service. Good food and excellent wine.

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Draganfly
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service are consistently very good in a relaxed and elegant setting

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Sonic
London
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

There was a lovely buzz about the place and the food was spot on

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NicolaE
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently delicious food, generous portions and great atmosphere

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SiobhanN
London
4 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in Wimbledon. The food is fantastic and the staff are always professional and attentive.

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SRSW19
London
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Dine here fairly regularly but wanted to get a meal in just before lockdown. Excellent food, friendly staff and good choice of wine. We all thoroughly enjoyed dinner

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Bash
London
17 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is an absolute GEM in Wimbledon,
Truly delicious beautiful tasty food.
Staff , Customer service the atmosphere everything is fantastic. After the lockdown I'll be back ❤️

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MandyL
London
4 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and son were celebrating our Pre lockdown birthday and were so impressed with our favourite restaurant.

Great service, food, professionalism, cleanliness and setting.

👍👏👍 it absolutely made our birthdays, thank you team Lighthouse!

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vipleewilliams
London
102 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

our favourite local restaurant for a treat. Excellent food and wine

JM
JonathanM
London
5 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Got to The Lighthouse 30 mins early as our pre-dinner drinks didn't go to plan. Very accommodating getting us a nice table on arrival. Not an extensive menu = a good sign, and genuinely wanted to order almost everything on the menu.

They were very busy on the night so service was quite rushed and got marked down. Nothing rude or painfully slow...just could do better.

The food was really delicious and the wine was equal to the food. Three course meal each plus 3 glasses of wine between 2 came to £130, so all-in-all as expected. Would happily venture back over to Wimbledon Village eat there again.

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DonC
London
3 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

A peaceful Saturday lunch before the new lockdown was formally announcedAttentive service food ample portions and well presented

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ThomasH
West Sussex
6 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic place! Great value set lunch menu & great quality produce!

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vipRayymondo
London
20 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Out of the way restaurant for pleasant get together : birthday meal

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Orchid
London
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a wonderful restaurant, which serves delicious food in a relaxed and convivial space. Highly recommend.

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CharlieW
London
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always excellent food and service at the Lighthouse

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TaraP
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a thoroughly enjoyable evening celebrating my husband's birthday. Food, service and ambiance were fantastic.

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DavidB
Surrey
6 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent restaurant with good selection of dishes - really difficult to choose! The friendly, welcoming staff are superbly marshalled by Hugo to deliver high quality service. The food is well presented, beautifully cooked to perfection and can be accompanied by some excellent wines from the extensive wine list. Highly recommended.

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PhilA
London
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and wine. Great service and very friendly. Felt safe in this climate as well.

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CathyL
London
15 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

High quality interesting food well presented. It’s a pleasant environment with a bit of buzz but still fairly quiet. The socially distanced tables help with that too.

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RupertA
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best quality restaurant in Wimbledon. Food is delicious and creative and the half bottles perfect for red and white drinkers!

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vipBarbaraT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food with an option for vegans / vegetarians with each choice. Gets a bit busy so if you book one of the earlier slots you have to move on after a couple of hours

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richardw
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice atmosphere, calm and enjoyable. Food is always executed really well. consistently friendly service, just a really good overall experience.

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vipHelenB
London
6 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As always, a lovely meal, very nice wine with great service

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent dinner. A “bubble” meal for 3. Professional and friendly staff delivered a wonderful meal. My seared tuna was quite exquisite, perfectly cooked. Seared scallops and parsnip purée was a “joy”. Beautifully presented guinea fowl was “quite perfect”. As for the lamb 😋😋. Such a pity there were not more people there. GO SOONEST; SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL TREASURES. #beforecovidkillsthem

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mandd
London
33 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent early Monday night dinner in the Lighthouse. Nice welcome, good choices on menu, including one vegetarian curry which was excellent. Food overall was of a high standard. Restaurant was quiet and service good.

FAQs

The Light House is rated 4.6 stars by 1404 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.