The Harwood Arms

Price guide: Mid-range

Cnr Walham Grove and Farm Lane, London, SW6 1QP

Price guide: Mid-range

Their famous venison scotch egg

By Jenni Muir, your London expert

I write for AA Travel Guides, Time Out. Read more
#3 of 115
expert-rated restaurants in London
Expert overall rating:5.0 out of 5
Food and drink:
5
5.0
Ambience:
4.7
4.7
Service:
4.4
4.4
Location:
3.7
3.7
Value for money:
4.4
4.4
Recommended for:
Business travellers, Families with teenagers, Foodies, Mature travellers, Relaxation, Special occasions

Expert review of The Harwood Arms

A glamorous gastropub that serves up a true taste of the British countryside.

TV chef and co-owner Mike Robinson personally shoots all the venison served at this spacious and stylish pub-restaurant, which has picked up several accolades (including a Michelin star) since opening in 2008. It’s a must-visit if you’re staying in south-west London, and worth a trip if you’re not.

Food and drink: 

If I lived closer to this place I would be in there every week, eating my way through the daily-changing menu. The kitchen showcases wild ingredients – grouse, rabbit, mushrooms, sea purslane, blackberries and whatever else is in season – and brings new life to traditional recipes such as faggots (minced meat patties wrapped in caul) and parkin (a spicy gingerbread-type cake). You don’t have to take a table for dinner – the venison scotch eggs and kipper croquettes served at the bar have become something of a legend locally. Be sure to try some of the real ales too.

Ambience: 

The locals are a smart crowd even when off-duty but can get boisterous.

Service: 

The staff are friendly and polite.

Location: 

The Harwood Arms is in a residential area where parking is a challenge! But it’s walkable (10-15 minutes) from the tube.

Price advice: 

Bar snacks are £2-£7, main courses are £15-£20.

More information on The Harwood Arms:

Price guide:
Mid-range
Type:
Pub, Restaurant
Food:
British, Modern, Traditional
Address:
Cnr Walham Grove and Farm Lane, London, SW6 1QP
Telephone:
020 7386 1847
Website:
http://www.harwoodarms.com
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner
Opening times:
Mon 5.30-11pm, Tue-Thur noon-11pm, Fri-Sat noon-midnight, Sun noon-11pm. Restaurant Mon 6.30-9.30pm; Tue-Sat noon-3pm, 6.30-9.30pm; Sun 12.30-4pm, 7-9pm.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Suggested
Free tags / Keywords:
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