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The Light House

4.6
4.6
1390 Reviews
£25 and under
Modern European

Fresh, light, modern, and sophisticated are words that describe both The Light House restaurant in the south London suburb of Wimbledon and its meltingly good Italian fusion cuisine. The dining room is pleasingly modern and spacious, all pale walls with striking artworks, blond floors and furniture, and there is a lovely patio for lingering on and on. The Light House menu changes every day to make best use of the freshest seasonal ingredients and each dish is an adventure. Try perroche bruschetta with piquillo peppers, caperberries, babaganoush and Greek olives to start, perhaps followed by pan-fried sea bass on wild garlic leaves, courgettes, ratte potatoes and romesco sauce. Black pepper cheesecake with gooseberry compote is a winner, too. For chatty lunches, romantic evenings, memorable Sunday lunches or satisfying meals when Wimbledon tennis is in full swing, The Light House is waiting with excellent modern European food and friendly service.

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Booked 12 times today
  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Modern European

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch
    Tue–Sat 12:30 pm–2:30 pm
    Sun 12:30 pm–3:30 pm
    Dinner
    Mon–Sat 6:00 pm–10:30 pm

  • Phone number

    020 8944 6338

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

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Menu

Starters

  • Salt Duck Hash, Poached Egg, Grain Mustard Sauce£7.50

    • Plaice Goujons, Tartare Sauce, Lemon£7.95

      • Blood Orange, Avocado, Lentil, Apple, Beetroot, Watercress, Toasted Seeds & Spiced Walnuts*£7.25

        • Portobello Mushroom, Potato & Thyme Soup, Truffle Oil£7.50

          • Gravadlax, Mixed Beetroot Relish, Mustard Dill Sauce£9.50

            • Chicken Liver, Sherry & Pink Peppercorn Pate with Pear Chutney & Toast£7.95

              • Steamed Mussels, Yellow Coconut Curry & Coriander£7.75

                • Fresh Fettucine, Chanterelles, Parmesan Cream & Baby Spinach£8.50

                  Mains

                  • 32 Day Aged Slow Roasted Long Horn Brisket, Horseradish Mash & Watercress, Shallot Gravy£18.95

                    • Yoghurt Marinated Lamb Rump, Harrisa Roasted Root Vegetables, Aubergine & Tahini*£20.50

                      • Pheasant, Field Mushroom, Baby Spinach Risotto, Parmesan & White Truffle Oil£16.95

                        • Baked Salmon, Avocado, Sugar Snap & Spring Onion Miso Broth£16.50

                          • Seared Mackerel, Parsley Potatoes, Pea Shoots, Lemon Butter Sauce£17.50

                            • Spiced Aubergine with Spinach, Kidney Beans, Spring Onion & Mint Filo Parcel£14.75

                              • Roast Pumpkin, Green Bean Coconut Yellow Curry, Jasmine Rice£14.75

                                Sides

                                • Chilli & Garlic Broccoli£3.95

                                  • Fries£3.95

                                    • Parsley Potatoes£3.95

                                      • Mixed Leaves£4.50

                                        Dessert

                                        • Hot Chocolate Mousse, Vanilla Ice Cream£6.95

                                          • White Chocolate Pannacotta, Strawberry Sauce£6.95

                                            • Apple Pie, Vanilla Custard*£6.95

                                              • Passion Fruit Crème Brulee

                                                • Vanilla Rice Pudding, Poached Prunes£6.95

                                                  • Sorbet Selection£6.50

                                                    • Fudge, Biscotti & Chocolate Truffles*£5.75

                                                      • Neal's Yard Cheese, Chutney & Biscuits£11.50

                                                        Last updated: October 13, 2020

                                                        What 1,390 people are saying

                                                        Overall ratings and reviews

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                                                        4.6
                                                        4.6 based on recent ratings
                                                        • 4.6Food
                                                        • 4.6Service
                                                        • 4.4Ambience
                                                        • 4.3Value

                                                        NoiseModerate

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                                                          carolyn

                                                          1 review

                                                          5.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined 3 days ago

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                          The food and service really were excellent and we felt it was very good value at £50 ph for two courses plus coffee including delicious wines

                                                        2. MG

                                                          MichelleG

                                                          1 review

                                                          5.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined 6 days ago

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Amazing food, the lamb was cooked to perfection, the waitress we had worked very hard and nothing was to much, very much enjoyed the evening

                                                        3. S

                                                          Southsidesue

                                                          London

                                                          23 reviews

                                                          2.0

                                                          23 reviews

                                                          Dined 6 days ago

                                                          overall2food2service2ambience2

                                                          It felt as if there was no one managing the restaurant on the night we were there who really cared. When I sent back my overcooked calves liver, no one came to apologise, or ask how the replacement was - it was not much better!

                                                        4. RB

                                                          RBAsw19

                                                          London

                                                          1 review

                                                          4.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined 7 days ago

                                                          overall4food4service4ambience3

                                                          Lunchtime visit on a Friday with business colleagues. Really enjoyed the meal. Varied menu, excellent food and good service. The restaurant was quite quiet, but nice atmosphere. Definitely impressed and would have no hesitation in returning.

                                                        5. AD

                                                          AlienorD

                                                          1 review

                                                          5.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on October 4, 2021

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                          Amazing food and very friendly and professional service. Everything was very fresh and the wine menu was excellent.

                                                        6. CO

                                                          ChristopherO

                                                          London

                                                          2 reviews

                                                          5.0

                                                          2 reviews

                                                          Dined on October 3, 2021

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Great food as always - both adults and children with clean plates!

                                                        7. FB

                                                          FayeB

                                                          London

                                                          2 reviews

                                                          5.0

                                                          2 reviews

                                                          Dined on October 1, 2021

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Lovely meal at the Lighthouse again - always cater so well for my allergies as well

                                                        8. C

                                                          Cannizaro

                                                          London

                                                          8 reviews

                                                          4.0

                                                          8 reviews

                                                          Dined on October 1, 2021

                                                          overall4food3service4ambience4

                                                          Four of us meet periodically and we used to share a large round table. Unfortunately this has now been removed. Food was OK but the set menu is very limited. Service good.

                                                        9. SC

                                                          SusanC

                                                          Manchester

                                                          6 reviews

                                                          5.0

                                                          6 reviews

                                                          Dined on September 25, 2021

                                                          overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                          We’ve been coming to the Lighthouse for 30 years. It’s always lovely. I usually have fish and it’s always good but one of our guests was disappointed with the quality of the meat. Starters and puddings were fab. Good wine selection by the glass and in bottles.

                                                        10. J

                                                          Jackiew

                                                          London

                                                          2 reviews

                                                          4.0

                                                          2 reviews

                                                          Dined on September 18, 2021

                                                          overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                          Service was great and food was delicious. Highly recommend. We will definitely be back.

                                                        11. R

                                                          Rolleiflex

                                                          1 review

                                                          2.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on September 17, 2021

                                                          overall2food2service2ambience2

                                                          Went there last week. Noisy due to close table arrangement , not enough attention to the customer. Food is mediocre, mussel has sand, Lamb is not medium as I ordered.

                                                        12. N

                                                          Nichola

                                                          London

                                                          3 reviews

                                                          5.0

                                                          3 reviews

                                                          Dined on September 17, 2021

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          30th Anniversary meal. Food delicious. Service perfect. A buzzing vibrant restaurant

                                                        13. MS

                                                          MargaretS

                                                          1 review

                                                          5.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on September 17, 2021

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Wonderful restaurant, we've been going since it first opened, and have never had a bad meal, just gets better and better, very innovative using what's in season, wonderfully fresh fish, excellent meat etc.etc. They are always very accommodating to requests, it is extremely well run by Hugo and the staff are absolutely excellent.

                                                        14. m

                                                          mandan

                                                          London

                                                          1 review

                                                          5.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on September 14, 2021

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Love this place. Great food and service with a nice ambience and reasonable prices.

                                                        15. RF

                                                          RoyF

                                                          London

                                                          1 review

                                                          1.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on September 11, 2021

                                                          overall1food1service2ambience1

                                                          Having eaten at the Lighthouse a good number of times over the last decade, we chose it for a special wedding anniversary and were very disappointed. The food was uninspiring, the £20+ bottle of wine barely drinkable (we didn't want to take the remains home even to cook with, as we could have got better for £5 in the Coop next door) and the presence of a wedding party meant the whole restaurant felt cramped and overpopulated. Service was attentive but obviously unskilled. I'm afraid we won't be back in a hurry.

                                                        16. MC

                                                          MariaC

                                                          London

                                                          2 reviews

                                                          4.0

                                                          2 reviews

                                                          Dined on September 11, 2021

                                                          overall4food5service5ambience4

                                                          The food was excellent as ever but a bit disappointed that the set menu now only offers two choices of starter and main whereas before there was much more choice.

                                                        17. c

                                                          chrissycc57

                                                          London

                                                          12 reviews

                                                          5.0

                                                          12 reviews

                                                          Dined on September 10, 2021

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          The restaurant was busy but we were still able to have a conversation which I really appreciate. The food was excellent - couldn't fault it at all. The service was attentive but not intrusive. All in all an excellent night out!

                                                        18. T

                                                          Tdil

                                                          London

                                                          22 reviews

                                                          vip
                                                          4.0

                                                          22 reviews

                                                          Dined on September 9, 2021

                                                          overall4food4service4ambience2

                                                          Really lovely food and service but the lighting is awful.

                                                        19. MA

                                                          MaryAnnT

                                                          London

                                                          1 review

                                                          2.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on September 9, 2021

                                                          overall2food1service2ambience3

                                                          Menu unexciting, really nothing I wouldn't do myself

                                                        20. OT

                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                          London

                                                          23 reviews

                                                          4.0

                                                          23 reviews

                                                          Dined on September 7, 2021

                                                          overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                          Nice mid-week dinner here. The food was tasty and the ambience was nice and chilled. Very good service.

                                                        21. OT

                                                          OpenTableDiner

                                                          Seattle

                                                          6 reviews

                                                          1.0

                                                          6 reviews

                                                          Dined on August 20, 2021

                                                          overall1food2service2ambience1

                                                          Hard to be critical considering the last 18 months or so but this restaurant missed the mark by some way (especially based on the reviews here) and made for a very disappointing evening. It was quiet for a Friday night and we booked at short notice, so perhaps that was a sign. The restaurant was half full and totally lacked atmosphere. The wait staff were not busy - leading them to hover at the bar or try to over-serve. As soon as we finished our starter, the plates were whipped away and replaced with our main course. Food was average at best, but not at an average price. Dishes were overly oily and flavours were largely indistinguishable. We shared a desert - a plum tart which was tasteless and served with an insipid white dollop of something. Including our taxi, that was GBP200 evening down the drain.

                                                        22. NT

                                                          NiceToEatOut

                                                          London

                                                          9 reviews

                                                          5.0

                                                          9 reviews

                                                          Dined on August 11, 2021

                                                          overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                          Went on jazz night - cafe society -excellent. Set menu with glass of prosecco. Good food but some of courses maybe a little too salty. Enjoyed the evening. Good service from Phoebe.

                                                        23. B

                                                          Bananas

                                                          London

                                                          48 reviews

                                                          vip
                                                          5.0

                                                          48 reviews

                                                          Dined on August 8, 2021

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                          Food always excellent

                                                        24. CF

                                                          CurryFiend72

                                                          London

                                                          2 reviews

                                                          4.0

                                                          2 reviews

                                                          Dined on July 5, 2021

                                                          overall4food3service4ambience4

                                                          Delicious starters but mains disappointing. Lamb tough and chewy, chicken curry lacking flavour. Previous visits have though always been very good. Still one of my favourite restaurants in Wimbledon.

                                                        25. D

                                                          Dwiner

                                                          London

                                                          7 reviews

                                                          5.0

                                                          7 reviews

                                                          Dined on June 25, 2021

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Another excellent meal at my local … salmon nori was lovely and sea bass main tasty with mussels in a Kafka sauce - this place seems to get better with each visit.

                                                        26. SB

                                                          SB46

                                                          London

                                                          3 reviews

                                                          3.0

                                                          3 reviews

                                                          Dined on June 20, 2021

                                                          overall3food4service3ambience3

                                                          Food took a long time to arrive but was very delicious.

                                                        27. M

                                                          Mondie

                                                          London

                                                          24 reviews

                                                          vip
                                                          5.0

                                                          24 reviews

                                                          Dined on June 17, 2021

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          The food was absolutely wonderful and the service was excellent (prefect blend of efficiency and friendliness)!

                                                        28. OT

                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                          London

                                                          2 reviews

                                                          5.0

                                                          2 reviews

                                                          Dined on May 26, 2021

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Always great food and service. As we're local this is a great place with friends or just the two of us.

                                                        29. OT

                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                          London

                                                          2 reviews

                                                          5.0

                                                          2 reviews

                                                          Dined on May 17, 2021

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Perfect in every way. Delicious food. Great service

                                                        30. TL

                                                          TonyL

                                                          London

                                                          2 reviews

                                                          4.0

                                                          2 reviews

                                                          Dined on December 13, 2020

                                                          overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                          We dine here often . It is a very pleasant venue. The staff re most attentive and friendly. He Sunday lunch is very good. We enjoyed the jazz evenings when they were orgnaisied. Now stopped due to Covid. It is well managed by the convivial Hugo .

                                                        31. PB

                                                          PaddyB

                                                          London

                                                          3 reviews

                                                          5.0

                                                          3 reviews

                                                          Dined on December 12, 2020

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Hugo is a wonderful host. The food was delicious & it was great to find that the restaurant was almost full. Unfortunately they have got to close from tomorrow.

                                                        32. D

                                                          Dinastar

                                                          London

                                                          38 reviews

                                                          vip
                                                          5.0

                                                          38 reviews

                                                          Dined on December 12, 2020

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Apart from a period of time a few years ago when the manager wasn’t around, The Light House has been consistently good for many years. Food is great with a varied and interesting menu, staff are very friendly and professional. They’ve removed a number of seats as a result of COVID which is sufficient to make me feel safe in the restaurant. It has the fringe benefit of reducing noise levels too since it’s the larger tables that have been broken up.

                                                        33. T

                                                          Tangelino

                                                          London

                                                          2 reviews

                                                          5.0

                                                          2 reviews

                                                          Dined on December 12, 2020

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Looked after very well, nice buzz and good food. Thanks.

                                                        34. AJ

                                                          AnjieJ

                                                          London

                                                          1 review

                                                          5.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on December 11, 2020

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          I felt really uplifted after my meal in the Lighthouse, really hit the spot, in these weird times. Great buzz, efficient and friendly service, delicious food from an inspiring menu. All in all, would highly recommend and so glad to see this restaurant is still open for business in such a challenging period. Long may that continue.

                                                        35. PL

                                                          PeterLiz

                                                          London

                                                          1 review

                                                          5.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on December 10, 2020

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          We enjoyed a very pleasant evening with a delicious dinner immaculately served. The table spacing was excellent and we shall definitely return as this is a super restaurant by any standard.

                                                        36. f

                                                          fatgirlslim

                                                          London

                                                          11 reviews

                                                          4.0

                                                          11 reviews

                                                          Dined on December 10, 2020

                                                          overall4food4service4ambience3

                                                          Excellent as ever- I just hope that the restaurant survives the current difficulties.

                                                        37. AT

                                                          AnneT

                                                          1 review

                                                          5.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on December 5, 2020

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Excellent food, service and ambience as ever- The Light House delivers every time!

                                                        38. F

                                                          Foodie100

                                                          London

                                                          1 review

                                                          5.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on December 5, 2020

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Lovely restaurant. All the food was excellent particularly the venison

                                                        39. DC

                                                          DonC

                                                          London

                                                          5 reviews

                                                          4.0

                                                          5 reviews

                                                          Dined on December 5, 2020

                                                          overall4food4service4ambience3

                                                          Another very good meal but it is regrettable that the traditional choice of set menu dishes has been reduced to two --albeit for understandable reasons

                                                        40. W

                                                          Wills

                                                          London

                                                          1 review

                                                          5.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on December 4, 2020

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Friendly, informative and attentive service. Good food and excellent wine.

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                                                        The Light House is rated 4.6 stars by 1390 OpenTable diners

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                                                        Booked 12 times today
                                                        Google Map for The Light House

                                                        75-77 Ridgway Wimbledon London, SW19 4ST

                                                        • Neighborhood

                                                          Wimbledon

                                                        • Hours of operation

                                                          Lunch
                                                          Tue–Sat 12:30 pm–2:30 pm
                                                          Sun 12:30 pm–3:30 pm
                                                          Dinner
                                                          Mon–Sat 6:00 pm–10:30 pm

                                                        • Cuisines

                                                          Modern European

                                                        • Dining style

                                                          Casual Dining

                                                        • Dress code

                                                          Casual Dress

                                                        • Payment options

                                                          MasterCard, Visa

                                                        • Additional

                                                          Counter Seating, Full Bar

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