The Yellow House Bar & Kitchen

4.7
466 reviews
£25 and under
European
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 466 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Local
London
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely evening here, the staff are incredibly helpful and friendly. All covid protocols are in place, but it still had a lovely atmosphere and the food was brilliant.

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Davide
London
31 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best local restaurants finds you will eat at
Great food great wine

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Gofi
London
26 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

The roast beef was tough, potatoes were burnt and the whole plate was soaked with gravy which was too salty for me. The gravy should have been served separately. Bakewell tart was too sweet but the pastry was good. Cream sauce mushroom pasta was very tasty.

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MatthewG
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, the Yellow House was lovely. We had an early sitting on a Saturday (7pm) and it was quiet (currently in Covid Tier 2, so you can only book a table for one household).
Great personal service and Jamie the chef always come to say hello.

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ElizabethA
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food well presented, and a good choice of wine.

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Shazia
London
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was just amazing, fresh and so flavoursome! Great, friendly service too.

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ElonaV
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed the food and the atmosphere. The music not to loud. The food so unique in taste....
The service was very good.
I used to visit the Yellow House from the very beginning when it was a small cafe in Plough Way.
Since then I was amazed with pizzas and their meringues....

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PeterS
London
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been coming here for years for some local dining out. Staff are always super friendly and the food is great. It’s given us something lovely to do locally in these COVID times. Would definitely recommend.

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Eden
London
4 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant service and food. Will definitely come back

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We had a lovely meal here. I’ve only marked a 3 for ambience because the restaurant was empty sadly. This isn’t their fault though, as due to the current Covid situation, not a lot of people are going out to dine. I would love to return here. Service was great. Food was beautiful. They were very conscious about being safe and considerate without it feeling dis-attached. Thank you!

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Mark
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I visited The Yellow House for roast dinner with friends on a rainy Sunday. We really couldn't fault the service, the food or ambience. Will be back next time to try the pizza!

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ChanelleA
London
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food is outstanding, very large range of cuisine - great for difficult families who cant agree on one cuisine.

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PaulB
London
3 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A local gem that never disappoints. Limited menu at the moment but no drop in quality. Everything cooked to perfection. If you like pizza there is enough choice for you. If you dont, the steaks are great. Whatever you do, leave space for dessert because the individual tiramisu has to be done!!

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GavinO
London
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great staff, amazing food and authentic pizzas. Nicely spaced out following the latest rules so we felt safe and cozy. Good beer selection on tap too which is a bonus!!

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George
London
3 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always, quality of food is outstanding and the staff are super friendly.

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JaneM
London
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Delicious meal - we enjoyed 3 courses and some wine. The service is friendly, although it can be a bit slow when the restaurant is busy. But the food is excellent - great flavours, good without being too showy presentation, and filling. Make sure you leave room for dessert....!

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vipBonnyJohnny
London
10 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Consistently great food at competitive prices. Good wine choices and naughty deserts

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GeraldineD
London
3 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best local restaurant in the area. Staff always polite and helpful and brilliant food. Have been using this restaurant since it opened and will continue to do so.

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vipLozzer
London
25 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fab, great service, great food! An excellent local eatery.

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vipFazzy
London
99 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal as always. Great steak, great pizza, great dessert(s).

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GwenW
London
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

I love this restaurant. The Yellow House is consistently welcoming, great good and atmosphere. The only restaurant i would choose for my first Covid era socialising, and I wasn't disappointed. All the usual fab stuff plus reassuringly Covid aware. Thanks!

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LucyW
London
4 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always! Fantastic food, super staff and fabulous cocktails - it never disappoints!

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londonlover
London
8 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A pleasant, friendly neighbourhood restaurant with something for everyone - pizzas, pasta dishes, steaks and a few specials and veggie dishes. Mains were especially good and very freshly prepared. Prices are reasonable and service is good so we recommend it.

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food and great service.
Loved our pizza and the team were so understanding when it came to change some ingredients due to allergies.

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StephenM
London
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jamie as usual cooked some absolutely outstanding food and we enjoyed our night thanks to the grate atmosphere at the yellow House

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TomL
London
4 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Yellow House can be relied on to provide good, honest food cooked to a very high quality. The steak we had was superb.

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StephenM
London
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Very average! Seemed overwhelmed by the number of customers despite it not being that busy. Menu is expensive for what it is, and had to return 2 of the dishes for being cold (one still being frozen in the middle).

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ZoltanS
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The foods and the service were excellent. I can recommend to eat here.

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DaleM
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food lovely people just a great place to eat !!!

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Kazief
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as usual. Never disappointed when dining here.

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JimC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Before lockdown I would visit this restaurant at least 3-4 times a month and I absolutely love it. I visited the restaurant on Monday and due the the eat out help out deal the restaurant was very busy , although I appreciate the restaurant need Busniess in these difficult times I believe the restaurant was very slack with Covid Secure measures. what I saw was that the restaurant had filled every table and distances between people was not as the government guidance, nobody takes your temperature when you enter ,details are only asked for if you want to give them , the staff only had face masks on not face shields, the potential for an out brake of the virus there is immense, the whole experience made me feel very uncomfortable and as soon as I finished my main course I left. I will not be visiting this restaurant again until I see stronger control measures put in place as I have seen in other restaurants.

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KimM
London
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

All fine. Good steak, wine nice. Friendly enjoyed, Thanks

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vipSrd77
London
72 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely service and was looked after well at the Yellow House. A local favourite I return to again and again.

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MarianS
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

really nice staff, good pizza...good ice-cream….good atmosphere.....first time...will go back..

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Gofi
London
26 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Bavette steak was too chewy, sea bass risotto was tasty

GD
GeraldineD
London
4 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure to dine at the Yellow House, friendly people and good food.

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RemiL
London
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oh I have missed the pasta! It was heaven and I kid you not my body did a little dance internally.

Welcome back Yellow House! You are all working so hard with such high demand to provide a sense of normality for us all eating out in this #newnormal

Keeping us as safe as possible with Covid restrictions, yet trying to give us a taste of the wonderful service and dining experience we all have grown to love about you all I always smile at the dynamics energy and sort of unique homely yet high end service. There is something to be said about the #yellowhouse ambience .. you feel comfortable and safe!

Thank you Robert Jamie James Solomon Sam Marioush and Ellie #teamyellowhouse 💛 your diligence and warmth does not go unnoticed on behalf of many in SE16 and surrounding we appreciate you ALL X

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Davide
London
31 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just the best pace in the South East to eat and Drink

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HellyZ
London
3 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Yellow House is an exceptional restaurant. The food, especially the fresh pasta and the steak, is top notch, as is the wine list and, for it's location, it's very affordable...which is refreshing. Portion sizes are decent, ingredients are fresh and locally-sourced and the attention to detail is really very special (we received some delicious home-made fudge with the bill).

Robert and the team provided fantastic service throughout our meal and offered to move us to a quieter spot, away from a larger group of people. It was very thoughtful of them.

I would highly recommend this restaurant, it's quite a gem.

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StephenM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful food. Lovely staff. Lovely atmosphere. Definitely recommend.

FAQs

The Yellow House Bar & Kitchen is rated 4.7 stars by 466 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.