The Yellow House Bar & Kitchen

4.7
355 reviews
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European
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  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Sunday Lunch
The Yellow House Bar and Kitchen in south London’s Surrey Quays near the shopping centre is a big, warm hug of a local bar and restaurant. The owner is on site and usually in the kitchen preparing one of three menus on offer: the restaurant menu, the grill menu and the pizza menu. The Yellow House had an earlier incarnation in Plough Way, but has moved to more intimate premises with a slick, post-Industrial vibe when it comes to décor, but still the same perfectionist’s attention to detail, relaxed ambience, warm welcome and passion about the food on the plate. Locals love this place. The Yellow House European cuisine offers dependable classics like grilled Scottish beef burger on ciabatta with hand-cut chips, thin-crust pizzas from the wood-fired pizza oven, and seared snapper with basil mash, minestrone and rouille. There’s a log-burning stove in the bar for wintry days and a great selection of wines and draught premium lagers.
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NS
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been going since it opened. It is just wonderful and consistently so! A team that really cares.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food is always excellent . That's why we keep coming back

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OT
London
9 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, great food and wonderful service provided by a really lovely team. Top recommendations from Jamie, the chef, on wine choices.

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D
London
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service, food and wine/drink offerings are always impeccable here. Relaxed, yet professional. Have eaten here at least a few dozen times and have never been disappointed. Dishes change regularly, as availability and seasons change, so there is always something new to try. Have never been disappointed.

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DS
London
5 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great experience! The staff is thoughtful and the food is delicious! We have been going there for any occasion and it’s always great.

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NK
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is amazing I cannot recommend it enough

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l
London
34 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I have been here many times as a local and it never disappoints

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TL
London
3 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Celebrated Valentines Day here yet again. Why? Well, all the important things, fine food, warm welcome, well looked after, a sense of being pleasantly indulged. A superb team from bar, waiters to chefs. Thanks, we are so lucky having you on our doorstep.

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P
London
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

As a a Rotherhithe and South London resident- the Yellow House is a regular haunt for us -for all occasions. The staff are very friendly and we like to support them not just because they are local but the food is very good- I can probably best describe as comfort food . They do also some special events which i can highly recommend- such as wine tastings, jazz evenings and so forth. We will continue to come back regularly.

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JH
1 review
Dined on 20 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous meal,friendly attentive staff. Would definitely go again,

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D
Buckinghamshire
19 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a friendly staff and the food is always superb. Despite allergies and one guest a vegetarian we all had a delicious meal

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RG
London
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

absolutely fantastic! great food, great service! will definitely come back soon

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food is good and portion size is decent. Staff is attentive and always fantastic for a casual dinner

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k
London
15 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I dream of Yellow House pizza. So lucky to have this place in the neighborhood. Jamie, Robert and the team are lovely, the food is great, and it's a lovely cozy space perfect for a drink, a date, or a night out with friends.

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BE
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 December 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

We had a lovely Christmas Day meal, perfectly cooked and served. Most pleased. My only wish was that there could have been a little more ambiance; a little live music, a conjurer, a quick Father Christmas visit. It was just missing a Christmas 'something'. but we were very happy.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food as always, friendly staff

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Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined on 9 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Another wonderful meal at the Yellow House - the staff were friendly and efficient, and the food delicious. Thanks for a lovely evening out.

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KH
London
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The quality of the ingredients is always good at this restaurant. They still serve bread as a matter of course, which is something I miss when I go to other restaurants. The added bonus being that the bread is baked by the chef and is very tasty. I am a vegetarian and love their Lentil cake. It is moist inside and crispy outside. Vegetables are always cooked well and the deserts are fantastic. The trouble is I am often too full to eat them. I get round that by popping in every now and then and just having desert and coffee! There is a bar area which is quite funky and a good place to hang out.

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SH
London
3 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I have an allergy problem and the staff were extremely helpful. One of the items on the menu was specially adapted for me. I rarely get that level of service elsewhere. The Yellow House is a neighbourhood gem.

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DS
London
5 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I am a regular there and I love it every time. The staff is super attentive and they care. I usually come with my dog and they reserve me an area in the front so I can bring her along. Last time I went, I didn’t call to say whether or not I bring my dog. They held two tables for me, one inside the restaurant and one by the bar where dogs are allowed. That’s going the extra mile!

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KL
London
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely little gem of a place. Staff were very accommodating and friendly. Nice atmosphere. Food and desert amazing. Definitely will be visiting again

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IM
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

Friendly and relaxed. Great menu choice and the mains were delicious and different. Good wine selection with some intersting specials. We were disappointed by the desserts which didn’t live up to the mains. A creme brulee was unremarkable and 2 of us had the apple crumble which came cold, as was meant to be. Never had cold crumble in my life. We asked for it to be warmed up and well, it must have had 10 seconds in the micro. Not warm at all. Also the crumble was very crumble free - more like an open apple tart with a dusting of crumbs. Our waitress was friendly but rather absent minded and didn’t prioritise things like when we had to wait ages for our opening drinks because “the bar was busy”. I’d go back but would go for startes and mains and avoid the desserts.

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J
London
12 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good fresh ingredients with dishes made from scratch. Friendly staff.

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BD
London
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is lovely. We booked for a birthday lunch. All the food was delicious and came quickly. We brought a baby and forgot to say in the booking but they were very helpful, bringing a high chair, helping with the buggy and not making a fuss about anything. It’s a very warm family friendly place. Highly recommended local restaurant.

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LS
London
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a little gem! Moved to the area 7 months ago but this was our first time at The Yellow House and boy we have been missing out! Would highly recommend, great service, great food, great chefs! The Chef's mums homemade fudge was delicious!

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TK
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Had an Excellent meal for my partners Birthday. Food was great, Service was excellent and the homemade white chocolate ice cream was the best ice cream I have ever had.

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l
London
6 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dinner as always at The Yellow House. Our party ordered a mix of main courses including steak, plaice, pizza and pasta and everyone was delighted with what they received. Add a well priced grenache for even greater satisfaction. We certainly did!

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B
London
12 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very welcoming and friendly staff and good service. Went specifically for white pizzas as they are hard to find. First time visit in an area where there are few restaurants, so will definitely return and try other items on the menu.

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Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another excellent meal at The Yellow House - this time a birthday celebration where the staff came and sang Happy Birthday to the girl of the moment :-).

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FD
London
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great time had by all
Lovely wine and food
Great deserts as always made by Jamie
The best place to eat in Canada Water area

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D
Buckinghamshire
19 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An amazing meal as always! They always take such care to adapt my meal to suit my allergies but with no compromise to the dish. So friendly and so delicious!

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GW
London
4 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Yellow House is a fantastic local restaurant, which cares about food provenance. They have a grill, pizza and fancier list of mains. A great wine list, and a staff team that always offers a warm welcome. Recommended.

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KN
London
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

This was my second visit to the Yellow House and the food was as good as I remembered. It was a very busy night (The Shine Walk) and yet we were still seated and served promptly. The staff were very friendly, cheering the walkers as we left! The bar needs more staff on a busy night, but that’s my only negative comment. Would definitely recommend and visit again.

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AC
Aberdeen
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We visited on the evening of the Shine Walk and despite being extremely busy the staff were friendly, the service was good and the food was excellent. I'd certainly return if I was in the area.

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F
London
92 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, as every. Always leave room for dessert which is always amazing. They gave me a nice little treat for my birthday too. :-)

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AM
London
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent! Great food and service. Nice staff. Really enjoyed it.

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SQ
London
7 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Yellow House continues to be a hidden gem in Bermondsey/Rotherhithe. The food is excellent, the staff are wonderful and the cocktail list is great too! I moved away from the area a year ago and travel up from Kent about once a month to meet up with friends and enjoy a fabulous meal there. I would happily sit in the bar and wait for my friends to arrive - it's comfortable and welcoming.

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BB
London
14 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was fabulous. They were understaffed the night we went so things took a bit long but overall still a great evening

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F
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have been to the surrey quays on numerous occasions and tried most of the eating places in the area. for some reason the outside of this place never attracted me in - what a fool I was not to try it earlier.
All home made food - tomato ketchup and horseradish on the side to die for. We ate on two consecutive days and would have gone the following day if they weren't closing for their summer break. Everything we ate was cooked to perfection and top quality.
Can't wait to visit again when we are next in the area

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic food by Jimmy and fantastic friendly service as always. Starters mains dessert everything tasted top notch, felt like we were dining in Chelsea

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