The Crabtree

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343 reviews
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Gastro Pub

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'The Crabtree, with its spectacular position downstream from The River Cafe,
has a huge sprawling garden, a glazed colonnade and frontage on to the
Thames shaded by a weeping willow. The prawns in chilli hot oil and the toast
spread with tomatoes and onions were good, so much so we ordered them
again when we returned for Sunday lunch. Sunday roasts with 'all the
trimming's' - we tried beef and pork - had everything a Sunday roast should
have. Somewhere rather spiffing to go' (Fay Machsler, Evening Standard)
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LB
London
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Nice staff, good location on the river, good food, dog friendly.

OT
Berlin
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Always a winner! Good food and good service! Everybody likes it here!

ES
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Fantastic friendly service. Great location by the river for a walk before or after. Good food but for a Sunday roast I would have liked more roast potatoes - two not sufficient! And if you want a quieter table go to the rear section. Would recommend this pub!

i
London
5 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Good ambience. Great options for Sunday Roast. I love this place!

RC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Booked to grab a Sunday Roast here last week. While they'd just run out of all roasts by the time we'd got there the other options were incredible, the table staff were brilliant and the food itself was so good. The only bad thing I can think to mention was the one bar member we had who took 15 minutes to serve two drinks and constantly kept forgetting the order while he faffed about. Other than that, the rest of the team and the experience was brilliant and I'd definitely recommend the place to anyone who facies great food, atmosphere and a comfy pub experience.

v
London
3 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience3

We all had roast chicken. It was dry and almost impossible le to cut. We sadly kept our mouths shut, but we had to be somewhere an hour later so we ate, some of it and left. It was pretty tasteless and lots of gravy didn't help it.
I have had two Sunday lunches now at The Crabtree and I won't go back.
Nothing wrong with service, but very very noisy and the acoustic is bad.

l
London
14 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a great meal at the Crabtree. Staff are friendly but not over the top. The food was delicious especially the seared tuna starter.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful setting. Excellent manager: friendly, knowledgeable, enthusiastic. Food was fabulous. Rare beef was perfect sea bass great too. Well presented. Good reasonably priced wine list.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food, great service and the place is beautiful. Went twice in one week!

JB
London
6 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always great food, ambience and service. The rabbit was amazinG!

D
London
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

First visit to The Crabtree and my wife and I really enjoyed both the vibe, the food and the service. Probably the best haddock and chips I’ve eaten! Good cocktail, wine and beer selection. Our reserved table was indoors however there’s also a lovely riverside dining area as well as an outdoor seating area accessed from the bar. Only slight downside was music playing from speakers in the bar area which seemed a little OTT in a busy bar with lots of chatter. However we will definitely be back!

MW
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

very thoughtful people, my nephew is currently in a wheelchair which I had put on the booking and they had chosen a perfect table and got it really well set up - and the food was delicious!

AG
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2019
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience4

I had made a booking for 5 people at 7.30 pm on Monday 26th August. We arrived at the Crabtree at 6.45 pm and we could see that our table was ready in the outside dining area. We initially asked one of the waiters whether we could sit down at our table even though we were a bit early, but we were told this was not possible unless we would order food straight away!!
My husband and I almost left the place but we persevered and asked someone else whether we could sit down at our table since obviously nobody else would be sat at there for the remaining 45 minutes. And eventually the waiter agreed, so we were able to enjoy our drinks first before ordering our food.
The place is great but I was not impressed by the service. At the bar, there was a girl who was new and why I asked for a bottle of champagne Taittinger she did not even know what I was talking about.

A
London
7 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Went on a Saturday evening after a Fulham game and I was surprised that it wasn't terribly busy. Good that they only allow dining in the outdoor area, so it's not full of people drinking. There's no real view of the river because of the trees, but still it's nice, except that because the Thames Path runs through the middle of the dining area, they let people stand and smoke there.

The food is good. Not typical standard pub fare, a bit fancier. It's not the cheapest though.

GD
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The Crabtree is a charming riverside pub with outdoor seating in a verdant setting. The food was good and overall (including drinks) the prices were reasonable. It is quite a long but pleasant riverside walk to get to and if the weather is warm an ambient setting for an evening out.

CT
Miami
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall1Food2Service2Ambience1

From the website I thought the Crabtreet was a nice restaurant near the River Cafe, which I couldn't get into for dinner. When we walked in to the Crabtree the noise was staggering. We went outside on the porch area, which was a mess, paper napkins and plastic cups rolling around. The waitress was trying under the circumstances but for her it was a regular Saturday night, loud and boisterous crowd. We left very quickly after eating and while waiting for the Uber to come the crowd outside started smashing glasses in the sidewalk and throwing glasses into the street, creating flying shards of glass and general awful scene. I would never go back.

The Crabtree
Responded on 23 August 2019

Dear CessiT, Thank you for taking the time to review us & i'm sorry that we were not what you were expecting. The Crabtree is a lovely busy riverside pub & offers a different experience to our Michelin Star friends at the River Cafe, i'm sorry if our website lead you to believe that we were similar & a restaurant. Being a popular pub there will always be people enjoying themselves, laughing, joking & we always try & maintain a tidy pub, i'm sorry this wasn't the case at this time. KR, Aaron

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MB
London
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Great value for money at this lovely spot next to the Thames next to the Thames in Fulham. Plenty of space outside and inside. The salmon dish far exceeded my expectations, the waffle with strawberries dessert comes recommended.

MH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The inside table was comfortable and cool, the waiting staff were excellent; well informed, polite and charming. The food was a very high standard, with plenty of options for Sunday lunch! A definite return in store soon!

G
London
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Food was excellent. Loved the dressed crab.

B
London
17 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Managed to get an outside table on a Friday night - thanks to the staff for helping out here.

T
London
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Crabtree is our local pub. Always good food and atmosphere. Dropped a star this time because a friend’s dessert (waffle and fruit) was very hard and just looked like it had been reheated

OT
London
10 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

All good thank you

The Crabtree
Responded on 1 August 2019

Hi Anonymous! We are glad it was all good! See you soon, Aaron

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HB
London
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Lovely and relaxed setting, nice food, made for a tasty and relaxed afternoon lunch.

The Crabtree
Responded on 1 August 2019

Hi HelenB, It's so good to see that you've had a great time with us and had a relaxed afternoon. See you again soon, Aaron

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PZ
London
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Wonderful location. Good food and very friendly service

The Crabtree
Responded on 1 August 2019

Hi PaoloZ, Thanks for such kind words it means a lot to me and the team. See you again, Aaron

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SP
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went for a celebratory family meal, had a very relaxed & enjoyable meal on the terrace.

The Crabtree
Responded on 1 August 2019

Hi SallyP, Thanks for taking the time to review the Crabtree and its great to see that you had a lovely time with us that we were able to move your booking onto the terrace. See you soon, Aaron

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H
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We visit the Crabtree often and have never been disappointed by the food or service. However when the weather is good and the outside tables are full the waiting staff do seem very stretched.

The Crabtree
Responded on 1 August 2019

Hi Happyeater! Thanks for the review and there can be times when we are busy the team so get a bit stretched. We are working on ways to stop this. Its great to read that we've never disappointed you on your previous visits. See you soon, Aaron

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SG
London
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

We went to the Crabtree the Sunday of the cricket and Wimbledon finals. Great atmosphere on the bar. Restaurant understandably quite empty ! Service was quick, food was good. We come here quite often as it is close to where we live.

The Crabtree
Responded on 1 August 2019

Hi SueG, Thanks for the review and glad the food was great and that the team served you quickly and it's great to read that you come here fairly often. See you soon, Aaron

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NF
London
3 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Really good service and lovely food, good portions! Even though the place was busy you don’t ever feel forgotten about!

The Crabtree
Responded on 1 August 2019

Hi NatalieF, its always great to read such reviews like yours and especially from a visit when we were very busy. See you again soon and thank you! Aaron

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F
London
4 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I’m very fortunate that is my local pub. It never disappoints. I’m loving their new menu especially the new creative and fresh starters - prawn and sweet potato, asparagus with almond feta, octopus with purple potato and their signature dish - tuna tartare - yum! We had a table outside by the river which in this summery weather is ideal! The staff were also very friendly and helpful. I look forward to trying out more of their new menu.

The Crabtree
Responded on 1 August 2019

Hi Helsbels, Thank you for taking the time to review the Crabtree and its always great to read such lovely comments like yours and even better for the team to receive such praise on the food and service. See you soon, Aaron

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A
London
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience5

Nice food. Great to sit outside when the sun is shining.

The Crabtree
Responded on 1 August 2019

Hi Alycia, Thanks for the kind words, here's hoping the sun stays for all little longer so we can all enjoy being in the garden or terraces. See you soon, Aaron

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OT
Worcestershire
2 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Lovely atmosphere, helpful and friendly staff and great pub Sunday roast! Tasty looking menu! The g and t could have been served with a lit bit more creativity, that’s the only negative. Will definitely be returning to try more from the menu.

The Crabtree
Responded on 1 August 2019

Hi Anonymous! Thanks for the great review and glad you lovely the Sunday roasts.! Good point regarding the garnishes and we'll certainly look into this. Man y thanks, Aaron

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DR
London
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a really good experience here. There were three of us for Saturday lunch and the Crabtree was quite busy. But we were sat in the restaurant area and the waiters were quick and attentive. An interesting place, and the foos was really nice cooked and presented.

DS
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience3

This was our second visit having just moved in to the area. ( booking of 4)
Food was much better on the first visit, roasts were not good at all, quite tasteless, veg wasn’t cooked properly, roast potatoes tasted like they had been reheated, and not really edible, quite disappointed Service was good and staff were very friendly.

The Crabtree
Responded on 1 August 2019

Hi DeanS, Thanks for taking the time to review the Crabtree and i'm sorry to read that you didn't enjoy your roasts. I've passed on the feedback to the kitchen and hopefully have solved the issue, i'm glad to see that you enjoyed your first visit though! Hope we do get to see you again, Many thanks, Aaron

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HW
London
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Fabulous position on edge of the Thames with plenty of outside space. Great food choice, good service, highly recommended.

The Crabtree
Responded on 1 August 2019

Hi HelenW, Thanks for such lovely comments. See you soon, Aaron

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TD
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We were particularly impressed by the attentive service we received during dinner in the early evening on 12 June.

The Crabtree
Responded on 1 August 2019

Hi TimothyD, Thanks for such kind rewords about the team. See you again soon, Aaron

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MO
London
1 review
Dined on 10 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Really lovely meal on a quiet Tuesday night - perfect setting for a romantic evening! Staff were pleasant and food was super!!
Have been there also in summer and the garden is fantastic!!

The Crabtree
Responded on 1 August 2019

Hi MichelleO, It's always a treat to have such great comments from our customers and i'm so happy you had a lovey time with us. Many thanks, Aaron

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J
1 review
Dined on 10 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and friendly service in a cosy atmosphere. The pie of the day was delicious.

E
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall2Food5Service2Ambience3

Chaos from the minute we walked in.
Zero organisation skills and the outside seating area seemed to be treated as the holy grail despite us booking previously.
Main waiter was clearly in the wrong job.
Food nice so such a shame.

A
Italy
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best gastropub in London!

LT
London
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Posh pub with excellent service by the river Thames in Fulham!

The Crabtree
Responded on 3 June 2019

Hi LucaT, Thanks for the great review. See you very, Aaron

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