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The Black Dog Freehouse

#381 of 17,694 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
Bar, British, Pub
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112 Vauxhall Walk, London SE11 5ER, England
+44 20 7735 4440
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

An excellent afternoon lunch on Sunday: we arrived a little late, but the staff were very accommodating, and extremely friendly. Very attentive service, great choice of beers and wines, food was served in a timely manner. Beef was excellent, tender and rare, Pork was super fatty sadly. I chopped off 2/3rds of the fat off, but what was left was... More 

Thank Philippe C
London, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved the place, the service, and the music. All the food we had was great except for the risotto, which was not a risotto, it ended up being a fried rice bomb that we didn´t like. The duck patte, the lamb, the burger and brownie were fantastic!! which made it very surprising for the risotto not to be great... More 

Thank yanaina0386
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The office decided to hold a Christmas lunch here for the first time, having been here a few times before, I was in full agreement. Party of about 20, noisy and fussy. Most went for the set festive menu and seemed really happy with their choices. A few went for the normal menu, which includes the outstanding scotch eggs and... More 

Thank Stephen M
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The normal image of Vauxhall is of traffic flowing around the bus and railway station, a place to travel through, not to linger. Yet, five minutes away from this harsh environment is Spring Gardens and the Black Dog Freehouse, a pleasant surprise. A good quality pub, which still retains a traditional atmosphere, a lively and pleasant environment without being too... More 

Thank Ian C
Brielle, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

After almost 5 years, it is good to finally patronise this place. Salmon starter was fantastic, and the Sea Bass main was immense. It is just across the 'park', which is a pleasant walk, and was impressed by both the atmosphere and decency of the hard-working staff. Thumbs up. Thanks.

London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I visit about once every two months or so for lunch and the food is always very good with plenty of choice. I had the Christmas dinner yesterday lunchtime and it was really delicious and plenty of it - I actually emailed them directly to say how good it was. Would highly recommend and it looks very festive with lovely... More 

Thank RubyMc
Dartford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

Went there early saturday the atmosphere was amazing people chatting relaxing food was amazing had burger and chips my husband had fish and chips to die for service was brilliant wine was good spent a couple of hours eating drinking chatting and no one rushed us will be going back

Thank salpat1
Ruthin, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

Fantastic meal that was delivered with top class service. This is one of the best meals I have ever had. The food was delicious, plentiful and really good value. The pub/restaurant is full of character in life. Cant wait to go back again!!!!

Thank STE2410
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

My partner and I had dinner here last Saturday after meeting friends nearby. It was our first visit but definitely not the last. They have a wide range of interesting beers, very good food and friendly and efficient staff. The pub is also tucked away from the main roads in the Vauxhall area so it's not too crowded. Highly recommended.

Thank Andrew v
Glasgow, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

I had been here before and returned with some colleagues for Christmas get together. I did find the whole online booking, credit card verification and pre-ordering food online a bit onerous, especially when I received a message saying my booking had been cancelled (it had not). That's perhaps Christmas for you. That being said it had no impact on my... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 112 Vauxhall Walk, London SE11 5ER, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7735 4440

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?