The Light House

4.4
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1286 reviews
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£25 and under
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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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SL
London
26 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Lovely neighbourhood gem of a restaurant with good seasonal food and delightful service.

G
Cornwall
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a really great time at the restaurant, amazing food and great service

PG
London
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent food, wine and service at a local restaurant.

TA
1 review
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the red roses on the table and the fact that our table was away from the rest of the tables in the restaurant , as we were a large group .

Service was impeccable , very attentive and smiling kind ladies .

Replied to all our questions in the nicest way and accommodated the fact that we had an incident and stayed longer even if the restaurant was closing . We really appreciate the support .
Food wise , there was plenty of choice on the set menu and we were happy .
Thank you

PB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Excellent lunch. Only downsides were an absence of chips for our ribeyes, owing to equipment failure, and slightly overworked service crew; it seemed like they were shorthanded, although they did a good job.

R
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

A great restaurant. Lovely food, charming service and good value for money.
We will be back!

a
1 review
Dined on 5 February 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

The menu was less enticing than it has been in the past. Steaks were great but cod was tepid.Starters were OK.We left feeling less wowed than in the past which is a great shame.

F
London
25 reviews
Dined on 29 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always exceptional food and service. A wonderful local restaurant

D
London
8 reviews
Dined on 23 January 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

A local treasure

DL
London
1 review
Dined on 23 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

went with my wife and 2 adult sons for my wife's birthday.Warm surroundings,friendly staff,excellent food...exceeding my expectations so very happy and would recommend it.

D
London
118 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Interesting menu with unusual combinations. Lots of choice. Delicious, freshly cooked food. Friendly efficient service.

s
London
10 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always a warm welcome, lovely friendly atmosphere . The staff are lovely.
The only negative comment would be that the plates could be hotter , therefore keeping the food less look warm.
However apart from that the quality very good

C
London
6 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

In the past we have found the LIght House to be slightly hit and miss, but on this occasion it was spot on. Thoroughly enjoyed the food (two orders of the scallops followed by pheasant and duck) with a good selection of wines by the glass. Courteous service as always.

K
London
22 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic quality food at very reasonable prices. They also cater to kids very well. I'd thoroughly recommend it and this is our 3rd visit.

CB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Lovely little place. Have been there twice for my birthday. Staff seemed a bit hetic to start off (different staff asking for drinks when we ordered, food bills twice) but overall good atmosphere and lovely food

DA
London
39 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Arguably our best New Year’s Eve dining experience here. More shocked on the menu ( and lower price ) and the usual smiley but courteous service. Only another 364 days to wait.

M
London
32 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was outstanding!!!
Will definitely be back!

SK
London
9 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Lovely food for our Sunday family lunch - plenty of choice for everyone on the set menu, the cod with colcannon was outstanding. Service could be more professional - staff were nice but not really familiar with the food, and a beer had to be ordered several times.

AG
London
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

A regular haunt of ours when we fancy a treat locally. Food always very good & my allergies are well- handled.

p
Surrey
16 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

One or two dishes had small portion sizes.otherwise all was good

CT
London
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious Christmas Eve lunch. Simple menu with plenty of choice. Good service. A lovely way to spend a Christmas Eve with friends.

M
London
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Have visited the lighthouse many times and on this occasion it really disappointed. Food not seasoned and uninspiring. Expect a lot better for the price. Very disappointed

OT
Kent
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Lovely restaurant, delicious food but high service charge which we are not sure gets to the staff.

PH
London
3 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely birthday lunch with my friends. Everything was spot on

TJ
London
16 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The restaurant was nicely decorated for xmas and the server and host were very friendly. The food was delicious, we had the pate, scallops and goats cheese salad as starters and the venison, cod and lamb as mains. Really good menu options. Would go again.

P
London
120 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent friendly lovely restaurant in Wimbledon Village. The place was popular and had a lovely ambience. The staff went out of their way to give us a lovely table and the service we received was excellent. We had expected the set menu which is excellent value. However as Christmas we were offered a la Carter . The choice of food is very good and the taste delicious. Highly recommend and we will return . Thank you .

MS
London
5 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Leaving lunch

RP
London
6 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely charming restaurant and staff incredibly helpful.
Food fabulous

AB
London
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food, execellent service and ambience as usual

SL
London
4 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and lovely staff, couldn’t ask for more! Will definitely be back.

LE
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 December 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We're so lucky to have such a diverse range of quality local restaurants in Wimbledon and the Light House is amongst our favourites. Our last visit co-incided with Jazz Night which added to the ambience. Food, wine and service were all up to their usual high standard.

F
London
25 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fabulous pheasant risotto. sea bass was hot and crispy. Very tasty. Fellow guests were also very happy with their meals.

AM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service

M
London
3 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lighthouse has a nice ambience, friendly staff , quiet for talking and reliably good food. Makes a nice evening out.

t
London
39 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent lunch at the Light House to celebrate my Mum’s birthday. Our waitress was lovely, service all round was great, food was very good with high quality ingredients and good portion sizes. One of our favourite places for lunch!

q
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

7 of us for midweek lunch. We moved from the window to take 2 tables alongside the wall. Privacy was adequate.
Clean and tidy restaurant with a bright and modern feel.
Excellent friendly waitresses taking orders quickly. Most of us had 3 courses all very tasty. Brought our own wine but corkage is reasonable. Bill of £30 per head was good value. We stayed and had coffee and all agreed we had been well looked after.

TO
London
13 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We got here lots and it's a fantastic local restaurant. I keep forgetting that the fish dishes are always fantastic, but not this time. Seared salmon rolled in nori with wasabi cream and pickled vegetables for starter, then super crispy-skinned sea bass with creamy/buttery pureed cauliflower for main course. So good!

C
London
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was excellent, everything was cooked perfectly. The menu is small but has sophisticated as well as simple dishes.

JB
London
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. And very good and friendly staff. Tables well spaced out. A very pleasurable weekend lunch.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything perfect.
Reception, service, environment, food, drink and dessert.
Thanks for the excellent service.