We had afternoon tea and the food and staff could not be faulted. Would definitely go again.
Cosy little oasis, good food, friendly staff and a variety of events.
Had a fantastic breakfast... service was spot on and great value. Will definately be back soon.
My roast beef was not particularly good, although girlfriend's roast pork was very tasty. Enjoyed the music. Certainly prefer my summer visits to Tudor Barn with the Sunday Music outside. That is terrifically entertaining
A lovely afternoon plenty tea provided would have liked more choice in sandwiches but very warm and welcoming
It was my first time here. Service was very good, polite and friendly. Beautiful barn and afternoon tea was delicious. Will come back again and definitely recommend to friends and family.
Very basic borderline boring menu. Food cooked ok but very uninspiring overall. Dressed smart casual for an anniversary meal could’ve worn tracksuit. Bar with a curtain drawn across it to separate a few table to eat on from drinking punters. Really poor
My husband and I have enjoyed eating at Tudor Barn on several occasions in the past. Unfortunately this was not the case this time. We arrived early, and were told we could be seated straight away, so we agreed and went to our table. We then waited quite a long time before our waiter was free to bring us menus. We then waited a very long time for the food to arrive, and when it did, nothing about the meal was up to the standard we had been used to from Tudor Barn. Roast pork was a little dry and flavourless, crackling was very salty and rock hard, roast potatoes were dry and hard, as if they had been left in a low oven for hours. We had chosen to have Sunday lunch at the Tudor Barn after looking online and seeing roast lamb on the menu, which is a rare find! There was no lamb on the menu. The setting is lovely but the food was poor.
Good afternoon tea deal, lovely location and service, and excellent quality of a la carte food. The afternoon tea itself could have been better quality but overall the atmosphere and quality of everything else we ordered definitely convinced me to come back a la carte.
We had the afternoon tea, and the sandwiches were fresh and very nice, scones we lovely too. I would highly recommend. Our waitress was lovely and friendly
Booked in for afternoon tea which I have always wanted to do so was looking forward to it. Unfortunately it was such a let down! Not only were we waiting for half an hour for some sandwiches, but when we finally got our food it was poor. Only a very small selection of things , burnt pastries and scones. The only good thing about the whole meal was the unlimited tea and coffee! Definitely NOT worth the 20 pounds I paid and that was with a 10 pound off voucher! DEFINITELY WOULD NOT RECOMMEND!
Love this restaurant. Best Sunday roast. Good selection of food,bar snacks, lunches, romantic meals. Outdoor seating in an idyllic setting. Nice looks and fab service. Cannot fsukt it
We waited 45 minutes for our starters which did not all come together. It was at this point we were told that the soup, which one of the party ordered, was not broccoli but was white onion - a rather different proposition. It seems the delay and soup mistaken identity was due to a miscommunication in the kitchen. I find no fault with the waiting staff who were friendly and as efficient as the kitchen service allowsed. When the food arrived it was all fine but we have eaten here many times and unfortunately the quality of service does seem to vary according to who is on duty on the day.
The lady who served us was excellent. She said she was a carer for her own mother and looked after our 87 year old mother with warmth, kindness and humour. The haddock and chips were also cooked to perfection. Just a pity they didn't have mushy peas which would have made it complete.
Have not been to eat here for a while. Disappointing. Food was ok but not piping hot, no stuffing with the Sunday roast. Could have done with a little more gravy, but at that point not worth asking for more.
Compared to other places that offer Sunday lunch, the price was a little steep, but would not have minded that if it had measured up to other venues with the food. Lovely venue, and pleasantly quiet so one could hold a conversation. Vegetables freshly prepared and well cooked. Service and staff excellent.Last ate here a few years ago and really enjoyed the food. Have enjoyed tea/ coffee here with friends also. Would be reluctant to try here for Sunday lunch again.
The Tudor Barn is a very pleasant and comfortable environment. Staff are always very nice, but always seem to be just a little short handed. Still, this did not detract from our enjoyment of the lunch. The food was great and we had a thoroughly good time. We will certainly go there again.
We booked for Brunch. When we arrived at 10.45 for our table. They were still hoovering and cleaning. We were then informed that they did not have the whole menus available and could only do simple stuff like bacon rolls eggs on toast etc as the Chef had not prepared. We were not impressed so left very quickly.
Ideal place for lunch and a good catch up with friends. Lovely environment, but restaurant is sometimes closed, but a very cosy area with tables and sofa’s are available, only issue is there is no waitress service in this area. Bar staff were very friendly and the food came very quickly and was deslicious, we will return again, in either the restaurant or the lounge area.
Went into the Tudor Barn on a Sunday evening at 6pm. It took a long while to be seated onto a table we had booked, it took 20 minutes for a drinks order to be taken then a further 10 minutes for the drinks to be given to us with it hardly being busy. When the waiter eventually came to take our order he didn’t know any of the specials and forgot to put our order through to the kitchen which took over an hour to come. After 45 minutes we asked where our food was and the waitress said it was just being plated up... another 15 minutes passed then our food was plated up. The food was nice but the squid was very over done so couldn’t be eaten.
Booked for saturday 12-30 asked to leave at 2pm because of a pre arranged wedding which nobody told me about as a result we could not have our dessert.
Not very happy this was our christmas lunch.
The overall experience was really good. The waitress was polite and she valued our feedback about the food. The food came to us quite quick and the food was up to my standards. I liked the extra food they gave us too when the kitchen was closing up.
However, when we first ordered our drinks the service was slow. It tool 20mins to get our drinks.
Go to the pub side. There are lots of inexperienced waiters here. Good basic food. Good value wines. But not as special as it could be. Flock mock tudor bsrn wallpaper?? Was a bit weird. Staff were obviously Saturday teenagers. Didn't ask us how ee wanted the steaks. They also seemed to disappear a lot.
Then at the end of the main they cleared everything. Including my water glass. Then she took my wine glass away. I still had half a bottle of wine left! Lucky we were wanting to leave anyway. Will not be returning.
Food was good once it arrived! But when it arrived some meals were not ordered as waitress forgot!
We booked for Sunday lunch. The Tudor Barn is set in an attractive park and gardens with easy free street parking on Sundays. It is an attractive building, with old exposed wooden beams and a real historical feel. On Sundays a Jazz singer enhances the ambience from 3-5pm. It is also clear that a stage exists outside set up for music so there must be other musical offerings. The place was busy, and staff were stretched. It did take a little while for us to get a menu delivered, perhaps a little too long, and it took even longer for someone to be free to take an order. However it was worth waiting for, the belly pork in particular was spectacular, not only for its portion size but also for its quality, the roast chicken too was succulent. However the roast beef was only ok, being fairly tough and not easy to cut. All plates were festooned with well cooked and presented vegetables and each had a Yorkshire pudding, even extra complimentary Yorkshires were brought later. Desserts were ordered and the Eton Mess was delicious, but the chocolate brownie had not thawed properly and was brittle and impossible to cut and the Bakewell tart was ok but not pleasing. Looking at other tables we were all interested in the size and arrangement of the afternoon teas as they arrived, these looked spectacular and will be the subject of a subsequent visit. The bill was not astronomical and the music pleasant, and the beautifully sunny late afternoon afforded us a most enjoyable promenade in the park to walk off the calories, a fun playground existed for our 4 year old. all in all a nice experience.
The ambiance in this place is amazing, it’s a beautiful building with beautiful surroundings, delivers a great dining experience!
There is a great menu, at excellent value, I only deducted a star because a couple of options were not available.
Second visit after a really nice meal on the first time I had visited.
Unfortunately nowhere as good as the first. Ordered the Beef Sunday Roast. Large potion but the potatoes and vegetables were hard and the meal in itself was luke warm. My partner opted for the Burger and chips option which was okay. There was also a live singer who I have to say was not very good at all and she somewhat drowned out any conversation we were trying to have. Will not return unless the food improved. The venue is lovely and the staff were very pleasant.
Good food nice atmosphere, we will return.
It's a real shame that I write this.....the food at the Tudor barn has become a real game of hit and miss. The sad fact is that on the what is becoming the rare good days the food is amazing and I just want to breath it in. More often than not now days I send plates back uneaten and I'm not even that picky. Burnt sticky toffee pudding, BBQ sauce that was just tomato sauce, Camembert that came out like water and didn't set even though it went cold.
We shall persevere for a while longer but if things don't change soon we'll give up and return to the giraffe in Blackheath.
Food was lovely, only downside was the noise and music coming from the wedding function above. Would probably not eat there again if a function was on as too loud.
For such a big place the restaurant area is very small and separated from the bar by a bit of netting so was very noisy. The food and service was very good. Just a shame about the eating area as if it was totally separate and in a bigger area I would of recommended this place. Also as it is a small menu there were two meals sold out and one lamb left so reduced the choice greatly and it was on 7.30pm.
My 2 sisters and I took my father and his wife here, to celebrate my dads 90th birthday.
We were thoroughly looked after by waitresses Christine and Eleni.
Food was perfect. My dad said his steak was perfect. So, compliments to the chef.
We all agreed that we would eat at The Tudor Barn again.
It was a fantastic evening.
Although the roast dinners that we had were nice enough, I felt as though they tried a little too hard to be different! A TRADITIONAL roast is enjoyed by most people..don't be so pretentious!!
Had a family get together. Ate 3 courses and it was delicious. We all enjoyed the food very much. The waitress was excellent and the atmosphere was very comfortable and friendly. Would highly recommend. We will certainly be going again. The outdoor cinema started while we were there, but it didn't disturb us at all.
Having lived in Eltham for over 3 decades, my wife and I decided it was about time we tried The Tudor Barn. It was a sudden decision on a Monday evening and booking a table was remarkably easy. We found out why on arriving—we were the only couple dining that evening. Nevertheless we were made welcome by a charming young lady at the bar and quickly shown to our table.
We weren't hungry enough to make full use of the menu and selected only from the 'mains', deciding to try the Kentish sausages with a potato rosti, crispy onion rings and a rich gravy. We also ordered glasses of the house red, which turned out to be a very pleasant Italian wine.
Service was good, the food arriving on big, hot plates and looking very appetising. It was a large meal and we struggled a bit to finish it, but it was too good to waste! The sausages were excellent and the combination of the rosti and onions added complementary flavours.
We finished the meal with coffee only—our appetites could not cope with more food. That said, there was plenty of choice on the menu and on the wine list, but we find that age limits the amount of food we want to eat: one really good course is usually enough!
The dining area at The Tudor Barn occupies only about a third of the ground floor space, and it was hard to judge the ambience, given that we were the only occupants. I imagine it is probably very pleasant when there are a few more tables occupied. There were other guests sitting on the tables outside the building, just drinking. The setting overall is delightful, thanks to the way The Pleasaunce and The Tudor Barn are maintained, and it is a popular venue, especially during the warmer months, when visitors can sit outside. The fact that it is close to Eltham rail and bus station means visitors can reach it easily and save the problem of 'drink-driving'!
If I have a criticism, it is one that applies all over London—it seems impossible to find one that keeps its condiments topped up and working!
Food was lovely apart from the soggy roast potatoes ( we ate late though!) serving staff were all very friendly but need some training to become familiar with the menu. And be confident when taking orders. Cocktails were amazing!
Haven't been to the Tudor Barn for years, it wasn't always a nice place to go, however, friends had advised it's changed hands and it's fab, they weren't wrong. Really easy to book the table, a variety of styles, outside dining, bar food or restaurant. Decorated really well, clean and very friendly efficient staff, good value for money, great choice on the menu, even afternoon tea, highly recommend, will definately go again, this occasion was a friends get together, which was perfect for us and we were able to catch up and have great food, with great company - a must go to venue, thanks to you all at the Tudor Barn.
I normally love the sunday lunch here. But this sunday the food was terrible. The roast pork was ok. But the potaotes and veg was soggy. My partner had beef it was the same and the fish and chips my son had was not nice. The batter was not crispy all soggy. He took the batter off in the end
I booked for 2 of us to check It out as a Xmas venue for my parents who will be visiting. It was not busy (4 tables seated only-biggest table was 6). We had drinks straightaway and then waited 45 for soup that didn't arrive. We were offered drinks on the house and when my husband complained that we had waited (at this point for 30mins) our olives and bread (3 small pieces of bread, olives with no cocktail sticks to eat with and balsamic that was accessed via and inch of oil-this coat £5). The waiter said they were serving this 'as the kitchen was busy' -we had ordered it however so it could have been served immediately perhaps.
After 45 mins, we decided to speak to the maitre de and leave. They did not ask us to pay for the drinks or olives, though we would have. She said she completely understood (after all, we were waiting for soup!).
The other observation was that there are no adornments (not one picture/vase/ornament in the dining area -we had a lot of time to look).
Bottom line is that it doesn't matter how polite people are, or understanding, if we go out to eat, we don't expect fast food, we do expect food though, or at least a warning that the kitchen was 'really busy'. Such a shame-we've just moved into the area and I was looking forward to giving a good review. We will look elsewhere for Christmas
Great night great staff shame chef leaving
Felt comfortable and relaxed atmosphere.
Food was a big let down. Poor quality meat, not well cooked. Service inattentive though polite. Won't be back and would not recommend.