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The Telegraph

3.4
3.4
48 Reviews
£25 and under
Modern European
A country pub in the heart of London, dating back to 1856.. The Telegraph retains much of the charm of a traditional pub yet offers a very modern approach to dining. Tucked away from busy roads and prying eyes, The Telegraph is surrounded by the greenery of the Heath, providing visitors with an opportunity to really get away from it all as they relax in the stylish bar and dining room or under the vine laden pergola of the pub’s pretty garden. With the only large function room in the area, above the bar & restaurant, seating up to 90 people or 140 standing the Telegraph offers no hire charge for this decadent space. Though unpretentious, The Telegraph’s menu is nonetheless full of beautifully presented and deliciously skillfully prepared dishes. Pub classics are listed alongside modern European plates and excellent grazing boards.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Modern European
  • Hours of operation
    Monday - Thursday: 12pm - 11:30pm Friday – Saturday: 11am - 12am Sunday: 12pm - 10:30pm
  • Phone number
    020 8788 2011
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Arthur Knights

What 48 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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3.4
3.4 based on all time ratings
  • 3.4Food
  • 3Service
  • 3.5Ambience
  • 3.2Value

NoiseModerate

48 Reviews
  1. food4thought

    London

    6 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2014

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    I live locally to the Telegraph and have been there many times over the years. The proximity to Putney Heath and Wimbledon Common is great for a dog walk (since they're allowed) before or after your meal. The downstairs sections and outside picnic tables are cozy. However, this time we were "stuck" upstairs with all the big group bookings. We were a smaller table of five put in the corner. It was loud and we were basically forgotten. I had to keep getting up to ask for things. Likewise, my daughter asked for no gravy on her roast and it came covered with gravy, which had to be sent back, and she also asked for an extra Yorkshire pudding, which they supplied but was burnt to a crisp. Lastly, they didn't even have our booking from OpenTable, so CALL them as they said the systems aren't linked! First time that's happened to me through OpenTable, so I don't understand how it works.

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  2. gourmandsurrey

    London

    81 reviews

    4.0

    81 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2014

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    The Telegraph in Putney is a good upgraded pub. The menu is varied but not advertised in not having table service. Although not busy, slow delivery of food. However, all dishes for 7 people very good and would consider going again and recommending.

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  3. Jen75

    London

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2014

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Requested the 'snug' for a family of 5 get together so had our own area for the evening.Was quiet in the main bar (although there was a party going on in the usual downstairs dining area). Good food and service and would go again.

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  4. ForeignLondoner

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2014

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    If you live in London and you really hope to escape the busy city environment without going very far, the Telegraph is an excellent choice. The food is good and the beer garden in a hot summer's day is just all you need.

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  5. Nostrastockers

    London

    49 reviews

    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2014

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It's a bit tucked away but well worth a visit. Lovely setting, good food and great service. Particularly good for a lazy Sunday afternoon with lunch...

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  6. Happy18

    Surrey

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 29, 2014

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    This is a quaint place - a country pub tucked into the leafy lanes near Putney Common. Friendly booking over the phone. The starters/ sharing platers were generous, would recommend the whitebait. Eating alfresco has a charm and this is what the Telegraph scores the most points on, especially for its lovely garden. Mustn't forget the sticky toffee pudding.... Yum doesn't do that level of deliciousness justice. Will be back on a weeknight to try the pork belly.

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  7. BlueSaint

    London

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2014

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Decent location, though disappointing outdoor space. Chicken for Caesar Salad was from a packet. Huge portions can never compensate for lack of quality ingredients or imaginative cooking. Not dreadful but no reason to go back.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 2014

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Went for Sunday lunch, had to send the burger back as the bum was so stale it fell apart. We were then told that it was a seeded bun and that was how it was... Asked another waitress if they were doing anything to remedy this and we're told that she was too busy. Should have left when we walked in and saw others sending good back. Such a great venue that it's such a shame it's being run into the ground. And they seem to wash their glasses in orange juice... Filthy!

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  9. DaJaWo

    London

    23 reviews

    3.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on April 18, 2014

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Has excllent outdoor seating in a setting that feels more like a village than london.

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  10. singquee

    London

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2014

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    A birthday lunch was booked and all this worked very well. We opened a tab and food was promptly brought once ordered. Most of us had the Sunday lunch which was only OK. Meat was overcooked and rather dry - ladled with a processed gravy and piled up on top of a soggy heap of vegetables (including the poor roast potatoes - no longer crispy) and all topped off with Yorkshire pud (regardless of the meat - I had lamb - hm). But it was relaxed and the setting was great - we went for a walk on Putney Heath and were able to park the cars so a nice day. I'd go again for something informal but not for a particularly special meal. Prices were fair.

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The Telegraph is rated 3.4 stars by 48 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for The Telegraph

Telegraph Road, Putney Heath, London, London SW15 3TU

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Putney
  • Hours of operation
    Monday - Thursday: 12pm - 11:30pm Friday – Saturday: 11am - 12am Sunday: 12pm - 10:30pm
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Modern European
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Up to 50 free spaces
  • Executive chef
    Arthur Knights
  • Entertainment
    Live Music every second Thursday.
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