10 Putney Restaurants You Need to Visit
10 Putney Restaurants You Need to Visit
From Francophile hideouts to hearty Sunday roasts, we countdown the Putney restaurants you need on your local dining schedule
Sociable Thai dining at its finest, Yum Sa is a haven from the hustle and bustle of Putney High Street with its prime location opposite East Putney Tube Station. All the classics feature on the menu, alongside sharing options and deals on wings and beer on selected days – best enjoyed sheltered from the elements on their small terrace. A hidden gem among Putney restaurants.
The rumours about how good these hearty pies are have spread far and wide across the capital. With an array of unctuous fillings on the menu, from classic steak and ale to wild rabbit and apple, these pastry parcels of goodness are everything you want from a warming pie. It’s not just the traditional British menu that entices local Putney residents and visitors from further afield though, with the underground arches making the venue a unique setting to dine. Come nighttime, the restaurant hosts djs and live music to add a touch of pizzazz to your pie experience.
At Home SW15, the cooking is all about throwing together the freshest and simplest ingredients to create tasty, original breakfast, lunch and dinner combinations. The space is homely and beautifully decorated with a soothing duck egg blue palette balancing perfectly against the hard wood flooring and urban chic lighting. Tuck into dishes such as Mushroom Mac & Cheese, Slow Cooked Glazed Lamb Shank and Apple Crumble – it doesn’t get much more homely than that.
Once you swap your usual curry night for a visit to Holy Cow, a return to your regular is unlikely. Picture all your Indian favourites, done extremely well. Buttery curries, floury naans and an array of spicy sides await on Upper Richmond Road. Delivery also available from Putney and other London locations.
Radiating a community feel with its cycling theme, The Dynamo’s menu offers hearty brunch options by day and fresh pizzas by night. Keep it simple with a Santa Margherita, or pair your pint with a mascarpone and portobello littered creation, doused in truffle oil – divine!
The River Café
Admittedly on the wrong side of the river, yet unthinkable to ignore, Hammersmith’s The River Café is south west London’s go-to for crowds of summer foodies, boasting a glorious, sun-drenched terrace – and of course, that sought after Michelin Star. Slurp your way, stylishly, through Linguine with Devon Crab, Chilli & Lemon, Wild Sea Bass and Slow Cooked Veal Shin, while enjoying a riverside oasis on the banks of the Thames.
Typically mistaken for little more than a traditional Spanish charcuterie shop, Casa Manolo offers a taste of Spain in house – all you need to do is wander past the food counter, and perch on the high stalls. Full bodied reds are accompanied by boards of lovingly cured meats and prepared cheeses; an ideal spot to warm up when the nights begin to draw in.
One of Putney High Street’s many chain restaurants, Bill’s wins the chain award for it’s broad menu perfect for fans of fine dining and fussy eaters alike. Sharing plates, burgers and salads make up just a part of the menu, with a dedicated selection of small meals for kids, and plenty of choice for vegans, vegetarians and those with a sweet tooth.
A beautifully authentic French brasserie, Gazette’s menu centres on seasonal ingredients, perfectly plated, with a great deal of love and care. The French owners strive to reflect their heritage in the food, with traditional dishes such as beef tartare, garlic snail platter, and regional dishes from every corner of France. The wine bar in the heart of the restaurant is truly French in style, and boasts a wine list with plenty of full bodied reds from the continent to match your cheese board.
Situated on the Lower Richmond Road, Blades is a traditional Italian eaterie within reach of both the nightlife of Putney, and the village feel of Barnes. Antipasti boards, fresh pasta dishes and the incredible Tiramisu are best washed down with wine. People watch as you tuck into lunch, if you’re lucky enough to get one of the small tables in front of the restaurant.