HELP ! Good Sunday Lunch

12 years ago...

I have to take my aged friend out, she wants a traditional no-holds barred Sunday lunch with Bisto / Paxo / Roasties / Yorkshire Puds etc. Where is good in Kingston and/or Surbiton? thank you


Harts Boatyard! Amazing food, great food and fab surroundings.

Last time I went there the Bitter (Pride,my favourite) was out and only one pump in both bars.The Guiness took 15 minutes to be served and was presented in a sticky froth soaked glass and was much too cold.

Upstairs was a nightmare as children with names such as Niemo,Syracuse,Thor and Orlando were allowed to race around the tables and cannon into diners chairs whilst their mummies looked on indulgently and sipped their Spritzers.

The food was "average" at best.BUT the service from the Polish waitress was excellent.At around £20 a head plus wine this is not good value.

Try the Victoria Pub in Surbiton high street....very good roast dinners!!

When I went to the Ferry Tavern (as was) around five years ago it was a good, honest, out-of-a-packet, cheap roast. I think it's been refurbed twice since then though so may be completely different...

TD is a good recommendation.

IF you need to stay closer to home, Harts Boatyard is good (despite erratic service). Gordon Bennett does a nice lunch.

The best traditional roast lunch in Kingston always used to be the Spring Grove, but I have not been there in a few years.

Try heading over to Thames Ditton. The Olde Swan does a decent Sunday lunch buffet and is on the river. Alternatively there is the Albany which is also on the river with much better views over the river to Hampton Court but more expensive and poncey. I have heard good things about The Ferry on Portsmouth Road between TD and Surbiton.

I had a roast chicken sunday lunch at the Bosco hotel in Surbiton a few months back which was very good.

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