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Boot and Flogger, London,

Boot and Flogger

4.7
4.7
190 Reviews
£26 to £40
British
This hidden gem, a short walk from London Bridge, is London’s first real wine bar opened in 1965 by John Davy trading as a Free Vintner. Brimming with genuine character and jovial service, it has the feel of a private members club (for ladies and gentleman) and is home to some of the most original private rooms in the area. Best quality meats hand carved off the bone, award winning steak and delicious seasonal dishes cater for discerning customers. All polished off with a British cheese board and sticky puds. Our wine list boasts a large number of rare vintages alongside an extensive range from Davy’s wine merchant cellars.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    British, Winery, Wine Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Mon 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Tue–Sat 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–6:00 pm

  • Phone number

    020 7407 1184

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

What 190 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Newcastle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Excellent service, the food was great, and had a really lovely atmosphere. I don't think I've ever had a cheese plate before where I've ran out of crackers/biscuits and have the server just ask if I wanted more.
  2. SQ

    SueyQP

    London

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Thoroughly enjoyed my meal (Mackerel to start - delicious, followed by heavenly smoked haddock fish cakes). Staff are very helpful and friendly. Two courses and a jug of Pimms £60. Not cheap but such a comfortable yet smart place. Presentation and quality of food plus the professional staff make for a very good experience
  3. D

    David

    Brighton

    83 reviews

    5.0

    83 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great place to meet with friends or colleagues, very relaxed great friendly service - which was just right for a catch up with friends after the chaos of the last few years where we had all been working remotely. Would definately go back
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    2nd time we have eaten at the Boot and Flogger. Service, food and wine were all outstanding.
  5. SL

    SteveL

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service from start to finish, tapas dishes and mains were really tasty.
  6. NP

    NikkiP

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    A really characterful pub set on a quiet lane, but within easy reach of buzzy Borough and London Bridge. The staff were all lovely. Food was delicious and portions generous.
  7. SP

    SamanthaP

    London

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good find and super food and good location. Great to see an old pub in to a nice restaurant. private dining also available
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb and always is
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just about the best old world, hidden away and quality service experience you can get
  10. D

    Davie

    London

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another great evening here. Thank you to everyone for providing excellent food and charming service. A memorable time was had by all. And the bangers were gorgeous :-)
  11. m

    mulberry63

    West Sussex

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Belated Mothers Day celebration.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Surrey

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Bit dark, but really delicious food!
  13. T

    Tiresias

    London

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great team. Good food, great wine selection.
  14. S

    Sean

    Anchorage

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful and unique interior with attentive wait staff and a well curated wine menu. This is a cozy place for a couple on a date or for a group - the space can accommodate each with its layout.
  15. W

    alexW

    London

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great pub for food- lots of character and a great drinks selection
  16. N

    Natasha

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and incredible food. I would highly recommend this place
  17. AJ

    AnthonyJ

    London

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We arrived at the restaurant to find that it was closed, notwithstanding that they had accepted our reservation via Open Table. As it was New Year's Eve, this oversight condemned us to more than two hours of wandering around seeking to find an alternative place to dine.
  18. P

    Pezza

    London

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I went with my wife and found it to be a lovely spot for a cosy drink and meal. I'd not been to a Davy's for quite some time, so I was delighted that this restaurant (the original!) still retains the traditional charm and ambience of the brand that I recall. Great food, very helpful and friendly staff, and great service. Thoroughly recommend and will be returning.
  19. MW

    MichaelW

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Eaten here many times, great atmosphere, service and food.
  20. G

    Goodgrub

    London

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service staff cozy quiet wine bar a hidden gem 5 🌟
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Unspecified

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 4, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the decor, service was excellent, the food was amazing. We had a Rioja 2013 it was incredible! Amazing varieties of wines. Such a interesting pub, very old and traditional which added to its charm.
  22. SP

    SallyP

    London

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2020

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    We had a problem with payment - there is still a second charge on a credit card and I have been unable to get the accounts department on the phone despite 4 phone calls and leaving a message
  23. DB

    DanielB

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2020

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Just a very friendly, relaxed place with a good atmosphere, great wine and a simple but good menu.
  24. JM

    JohnM

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice bar / restaurant off the beaten track - busy but quiet enough to have a decent conversation with mates. Food was great - smallish size but a great taste. Staff very warm and welcoming and a credit to the establishment. Thanks for a great night.
  25. JA

    JamesA

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    My first visit to Boot and Flogger, but decidedly not my last! Truly a perfect ambience, with excellent British and continental food, for entertaining friends or international guests. Comfortable seating, attentive but not intrusive service, moderate pricing (for London) - it was a terrific night. I noted that they also have private rooms of various sizes, which would be great for special entertaining.
  26. ET

    EstherT

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Food was amazing. Service ok - the waiter we had struggled to make recommendations. Really lovely venue inside. One loud and very brash table dominated the noise levels. When they left it was much better. Some quiet background music wouldn’t go amiss. Would definitely go again - not cheap but very reasonable for the quality of food.
  27. B

    Bill

    London

    127 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    127 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Went for Sunday lunch before seeing a show at the chocolate factory which is closeby. Both starters and main courses were first class and the recommendation to have the cauliflower cheese was a good one! Staff were very helpful. well worth a visit.
  28. n

    nwinky

    London

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Hake was replaced with Sea Bass but was still great. Portion on the fish slightly small but food quality across all courses was excellent. The venue itself is unique and has both character and isn’t too loud. Would definitely return!
  29. R

    Rahl

    London

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2020

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Decent restaurant, very good ambience. Service was pretty average on the night i attended.
  30. CM

    CarolineM

    Kent

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2019

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    This is a really good watering hole, in a quiet spot near London Bridge. Unfortunately, I picked up some negative vibes outside the Pub, and found that the history of prostitution and unmarked graves made me nervous in the area. But this is no reflection on the Pub, which gives excellent service
  31. H

    Hardofhearing

    Oxford

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Unique, traditional,cosy wine bar in tucked away location with lovely staff who look after you very well. Untouched by current trends in decor and food, the place to go for bangers and mash and an excellent glass of wine; the real charm is in the interior, with its panelling, private booths and Dickensian feel. The menu is short but well executed and the puddings very good. A happy birthday lunch with my husband and grown-up daughter with faultless service and no difficulty having a conversation in peace. I do hope they never decide to change the place.......
  32. R

    Rylands

    London

    81 reviews

    4.0

    81 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    A great place for good food, a generally lively atmosphere, not overwhelming, handy little glassed-off sections giving a little privacy. I love the old wooden floors and the old feel of the place. Unpretentious.
  33. CB

    ChrisB

    Kent

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Our party could use the private room which worked out well for us. Service and food were both good in line with Davys establishments. Would recommend for a group.
  34. LB

    LBLB

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really enjoyed it here, the setting is very comfortable and conducive to good chat. The wine was lovely and my food was delicious. Will be back!
  35. SE

    SEdiner

    London

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2019

    overall5food3service4ambience4
    Very accommodating staff, great wine list and excellent value.
  36. PS

    PSAF

    London

    38 reviews

    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2019

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    I have long been a fan of the Boot and Flogger, but it was the first time for my missus and the in laws. The food was excellent and surprised those who hadn't been before as they thought it was going to be something like a gastropub. Everything was superba nd we had a fantastic evening.
  37. JH

    JohnH

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Typical Davy’s wine bar with quite a lot of tables cheek to jowl. Food was good and a reasonable and varied enough wine list. Quite empty on a Saturday late lunch
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great meal. All 4 starters, mains and desserts were really complimented and enjoyed. Would absolutely return. Full of character and talking points. Only one thing I would say is that light background music would improve overall atmosphere I think but that is personal preference. Service was great too from both the staff members. Real hidden gem just away from the busy part of Borough and Bankside .
  39. AY

    AndiY

    London

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2019

    overall3food1service1ambience5
    Booked for our 12 year anniversary dinner, fairly last minute. The actual restaurant itself is lovely and exactly what we were looking for. Cosy, comfortable, quirky, casual. The food took absolutely ages because they had a big party going on elsewhere, which we didn't mind because they gave us loads of free wine to compensate and we were enjoying each other's company and not in a hurry to go anyway. Unfortunately, the food was shocking! I had the Gnocchi, which was inedible. The waiter really didn't seem surprised when I only ate 1 bite and agreed with me that it was terrible. My husband had a steak, which was over cooked and gristly. We decided we'd had enough by the time the dessert menu came so can't comment on that. The wine was delicious!
  40. SM

    SusieM

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Nice little hidden gem. Great wine list and waiter had excellent attention to detail. Our meal was delicious and prepared to perfection. We had a wonderful night enjoying wine, food and ambience

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Boot and Flogger is rated 4.7 stars by 190 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today
Google Map for Boot and Flogger

10-20 Redcross Way, London, SE1 1TA

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    London Bridge

  • Hours of operation

    Mon 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Tue–Sat 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–6:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    British, Winery, Wine Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    None

  • Public transit

    London Bridge

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Patio/Outdoor Dining

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