Tulse Hill Hotel

4.3
481 Reviews
£25 and under
British
Fresh seasonal British food and extensive range of drinks including a regularly changing selection of real ales.



The Tulse Hill Hotel is a great place to dine whether for breakfast, lunch or dinner. A place to enjoy all of the things that make a great pub – conversation, welcoming staff, tasty food and drink and, the perfect place to relax and unwind.

With regularly changing seasonal menus, a robata grill, five rotating ales, 11 draught beers, a simple and exciting cocktail list and a well-selected wine menu, every taste is catered for.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • 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
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 481 people are saying
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4.3
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TIna
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience1

I booked based on the nice garden displayed on the website. We drove a 6 hour round trip to have lunch with our daughter and our table was in a marquee in a car park. So disappointing. No atmosphere. The food wasn’t great I’m afraid. 3 of us shared chicken parfait (very nice), and squid and whitebait - little fish and filled out with potatoes and egg. 2 of us had belly pork which was nicely cooked but too salty and very few vegetables. I understand that pubs and restaurants need to maximise their outdoor space in the current circumstances but it should have been made clear at the time of booking that we would be sat in a car park. If I had known I wouldn’t have booked it

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OliverR
London
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, food and drinks. The garden is perfect for a Sunday lunch!

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Juls
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

What a horrific experience. Booked a birthday lunch in the beer garden. Called before to ask for a nice table. The lady on the phone was unhelpful but I hoped for the best. On arrival we were given a table on the busiest part of the south circular out the front of the pub - not in the beer garden. No one should have to eat in this location. It’s truly terrible. Aside from this horrid experience the ‘manager’ lady was the most unhelpful, abrupt, hostile person I’ve come across in a long time. Walk across the road to The Railway beer garden which is much prettier and far more friendly!

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JessN
London
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Really tasty roast meal and we had great service.

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Sandrine
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience2

We were sat in the car park so not great ambiance or surroundings considering you are paying £33 for a bottle of Prosecco! Won’t book outside again! A big disappointment.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Shunted out into their marquee - absolutely nothing like the photos and horribly drab - it’s their car park normally. No heaters, just some bleak fairy lights. We ordered food, got served what might be the worst ravioli outside of a motorway petrol station. My friend hadn’t even finished eating when one of the staff came out and told us we had to go. £101 for the pleasure (for 2). Things have been hard for the hospitality industry recently but the way these guys are operating, they’ll be a lot harder.

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flynders
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience1

Food was lovely but wasn’t very hot. I expect this is because of the walk from inside to the temporary gazebo and no heaters in the gazebo at all. Had we been able to sit in the regular outside area which has proper booths and tables and probably heaters, then we would have preferred that. There was no atmosphere or greenery. It was just plastic tables under an awning in what was probably the car park. But having suffered so much during Lockdown, I will not judge on this occasion but I did feel that a bit more effort could have been made to make this area more warm and welcoming for diners.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Really disappointed with my visit to Tulse Hill Hotel.

To maximise serving space during COVID they had set up temporary seating in the car park, which was really uncomfortable and had zero ambience.

The wine I ordered (Provence rosé) I could see from their website was out of stock. When I ordered it they brought me an inferior house wine without mentioning the substitution, then proceeded to charge me the higher price as if they had given me what I ordered.

To top it off, an extra charge for “Black Dog” was added to my bill, put through silently with no one drawing attention to it, hoping their clientele would not notice. After considerable online searching I discovered it was a mental health charity they have affiliation with. If they want customers to donate to a charity, they should ask at the point of paying whether you want to add a donation rather than trying to slip it through on your bill forcing people to question it / ask to remove it, or better yet not notice it.

Will not be dining here again any time soon. Previously a regular customer but they have lost me.

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tomthub
Wales
7 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice big garden and decent gastropub food (we had fish and chips, but the Sunday roast looked very good). Service was a little slow - I'd advise asking the waiting staff for service rather than using the app.

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DonnaF
London
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Super friendly and helpful staff, plenty of socially distanced space

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vipPennyM
London
2 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food3service4ambience4

Very friendly staff and the garden was set up well for safe and warm dining,

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carolpast
London
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience1

Our table was in the car park...not quite what I expected for my first meal out in months, completely lacked the charm of the pub and the garden. I wish I had been told at the time of booking. Food was ok, burgers were delicious but the roast beef was poor, and my portion had a lot of chewy fat that should have been removed. I had much better meals there!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall1food3service3ambience1

They sat us down in the parking lot - terrible ambience

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Amie
London
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, drinks and service was extremely attentive. Will definitely be back.

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SandraN
London
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Nice setting and good food selection

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Jakjak
London
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The team on May 1st at lunchtime were truly amazing so charming friendly and professional. Sat out in the covered car park but was annoyed to see other people complaining and being moved into the beer garden.
Overall a great place with good food and fantastic friendly front of house team.

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SteveG
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great lunch as always. Great service, great selection of drinks and great food.

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AnnaG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Staff were really great and the food is delicious.
Tent in car park lacks any atmosphere at all, but appreciate it’s only a short term thing.

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Fearlessfoodies
London
5 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

They never let us down. Service was prompt and enthusiastic.

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JessicaL
London
4 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, excellent and friendly service. Burgers are superb!

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PhilH
Isle of Wight
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall1food3service2ambience1

We booked expecting to be seated in the lovely outdoor garden as had been publicised. However, when we arrived we were walked through the garden to a back area with a makeshift gazebo that had been set up in the car park which was very exposed to the main road and was generally very grim. There was no heating, just some basic chairs and flimsy tables. We decided to leave after having a drink and so did not order food. This was really disappointing as we have been to Tulse Hill Hotel a number of times and have always enjoyed ourselves and the good food.

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GemmaC
London
4 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food and service were excellent. It was initially very quiet and we were having a very relaxing lunch but then a fairly rowdy work party came in which did spoil the ambience slightly but was absolutely NOT the fault of the establishment. Would definitely recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!

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RachelD
London
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Had a delicious meal in the patio area.
Seating was comfortable and the booths in particular were quite cosy.
Service as ever was good.

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Lauren
London
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food2service4ambience5

Good drinks and nice ambience. Lovely outdoor area and dog friendly.

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Naomi
London
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience1

We had booked for Sunday Lunch as a table of 6. When we arrived we were asked whether we just wanted drinks when our booking was for food. We then were sat out the front instead of the back and so we had to drink our wine out of plastic cups, not ideal for a Sunday Lunch. It would have been good to be informed we would be out the front / have the option to be out the back. The road was very loud and busy.

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RosieC
Brighton
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious roast - the best vegetarian / vegan roast I've had ( a delicious beetroot wellington) Very friendly and accommodating staff - will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went on Sunday for mum’s birthday and the staff were all absolutely lovely. Garden was understandably v busy but the service was excellent and food and drinks were great.

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Michele
London
2 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I was there on a Sunday with my friends and we all ordered the Pork Sunday roast. The food was very good and the staff very friendly. Overall we had a nice experience. I would go back, definitely.

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claireL
London
2 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience1

I had never had a disappointing visit to the Tulse Hill hotel pre lockdown, the food and service had always been amazing, and the garden out the back is a little oasis. This time however it feels like a different pub, we were seated out the front which I feel should be communicated when booking. I don’t think they used to take bookings out the front for food. We wouldn’t have booked the table for a relaxing Sunday lunch if we’d known we’d be inhaling all the fumes and noise from the south circular. There are no heaters, blankets or covers out the front so it was a bit blustery to eat outside. The squid and white bait starter has gone massively down hill and whilst the Sunday roast was nice, it’s not £18 a main nice when you have to sit on the South Circular to eat it. I always used to recommend the Tulse Hill hotel for food and a place to stay, as we’d never had a bad experience there, unfortunately Sundays experience means we won’t recommend it anymore. Hopefully it’s a post lockdown blip and it’ll get back to it’s usual high standards soon.

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RosalbaT
London
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience2

I wasn’t aware that they had put tables in the parking space so when I was seated there i was a bit disappointed. There was no ambiance at all.
The table was very wably, the service was very slow and not very good. I manage to finish the last bite and my time slot was up already. I had to get more drinks take away.
The food was good, but £16 for chicken breast and a small pea salad I find it very expensive.
The service charge i understand it’s fair to pay as i work in hospitality too but when the ambience and especially the service are at good standards.

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KatyD
London
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

A lovely sunny lunch in the marquee. Food service was a little slow but forgivable in their first week, drinks arrived with a smile and very promptly. The food was very tasty and we had a very enjoyable lunch. We will be back

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Hazel
London
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Heard great things on this pub but unfortunately on the day our starter was cold and main course. I think it's due to being busy and the turn over of people coming in. There was also empty seats in the garden however we were put into the carpark.

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NicolaJenks
London
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience1

It would have been great to have known we were going to be sitting in a car park away from the pub and under a marquee on a beautiful sunny day. We only had our table for 1.45 minutes which again we weren’t informed about - the food was lovely but think it needs a bit of tweaking.

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Duncan
London
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

We booked a table in the beer garden for 6-8:30. When we got there they tried to tell us we could only be there until 7. They eventually said 8 oclock after discussing with them for ages. After this, they walked us through the beer garden and put us under a marquee in the car park. The atmosphere was awful and I am really disappointed as I feel I have been misled. We booked to be in the beer garden not in the car park. If I had known we were going to be in a dark car park I would not have booked.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely drinks and nibbles in the garden. The staff were very friendly and despite being next to a busy road the garden felt secluded.

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Chantelle
London
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent quality food and excellent portions for the price. Our entire table was shocked by how much food we get for that price. Service was outstanding. Felt very welcomed and staff were very accommodating (e.g. changing a table in the shade for a table in the sun even though was quite fully booked). Would highly recommend this restaurant.

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AdamM
London
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely staff, really attentive and cheery, thanks for a great night.

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Jdine
London
11 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great to be back at the Tulse Hill Hotel! Service was outstanding as ever. They’ve done an excellent job with fitting people in outside. Looking forward to coming back when we can be inside again, and they’ve got all the beers back on tap.

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Nassy
London
5 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience2

Great service but we were sat in a marquee with no heaters while there were other tables (obviously booked) with heaters and much nicer space so felt like we got the raw end of the deal. Really nice and helpful staff though but just felt like we were sat in a car park watching other people enjoy themselves

FAQs

Tulse Hill Hotel offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 8671 7499.

Tulse Hill Hotel is rated 4.3 stars by 481 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.