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Duke of Sussex is a warm and easy-going eating house serving a well sourced and seasonal menu with British and Spanish influences. The wine is served in carafes as well as bottles and the bar includes an excellent selection of real ales.

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Opening Hours
Opening Hours
MON

12:00 - 23:00

TUE

12:00 - 23:00

WED

12:00 - 23:00

THU

12:00 - 23:00

FRI

12:00 - 00:00

SAT

12:00 - 00:00

SUN

12:00 - 22:30

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By Colin G.

probably the worst pub i have ever been to.

I had the unfortunate experience of visiting this awful expensive pub, and quickly realised I would need to be very wealthy to call this my local,
At six pounds for A pint of beer and nine pounds and 5 P for A glass of Bland wine, the beer garden was like A creche with Mothers tending their screaming kids hell on earth unless you are A Butlins fan.
Two very uninterested bar man and an even more uninterested Manager who didn't Care when I Questioned the prices and just shrugged her shoulders.
A truly awful pub


By I.

Place to be avoided! we had an unpleasant experience - terrible service, not acceptable, it was overcrowded, very noisy i chaotic.


By Antony O.

Food is half decent, beers ok without being inspiring choice wise but its the service thats almost comically bad. If John Cleese did a pub version of fawlty towers he'd do it in The Sussex. So....couldnt put card behind bar witout a long chat, asked to wait to order food. Some food took an hour some was there in 10 seconds. 20 minute waits at the bar even though only 2 or 3 people waiting to be served. Waiter was ordering us about, we had to move off some tables even thpough it was half empty and the free'd up tables were never used. What i assume to be the manager was busy busy..busy doing very little but certainly not busy smiling. Such a brilliant pub deserves better thsn the amateurs currentlyrunning it


By Hannah C.

Well, this place is a very disappointing disaster. After recommendations from our new neighbours, we booked a table for 12 for a family celebration. Sunday roast of topside beef was inedible, so tough the meet could not be masticated. the roast potatoes soggy on the outside and crunchy in the middle. The carrots near raw. everything cold and inedible. The rib of beef for “5 or 6” folk was a single rib bone, large, but a single rib. 50% plus fat. We love a rib of beef and are fine with it being marbled and some fat, but this was pure blubber. And a single rib bone of beef, even from the forerib, for £90, really? With the rib of beef, again raw carrots, with an over boiled gloopy surface. Roadt potatoes, anemic and soggy on the outside, crunchy and raw on the inside. Maybe the tapas is better. But the Paella had dry and overcooked rice. The shelfish in it was ok. The starter of cured meats and deep fried baby octopus was good. I guess when the illusion is shattered everyone get’s critical, but its fair to say that the chicken pie for two looked nice, but was light on the chicken for £20... The staff were polite and attentive. When I complained to the manager, hsi fisrt line of tact was that the beef was organic. I’m sorry buddy, it was disgraceful to serve up platters of blubber and over cooked topside. After a disgraceful negotiation they took something off the bill. I really did not want a discount with my friends and family, just a pleasant meal, they totally failed. Place seems to have nice vibe, so enjoy a drink, but if you’re hungry, stick with a packet of nuts.


By N.

This is a fabulous local gastro pub on many levels but oh.. the service is terrible. Staff seem overwhelmed on big nights and the manager had a bit of an attitude when we last went! Come on guys sort it out.


By N.

Really want this pub to work; it has fabulous food, beautiful garden space, animal friendly and buzzy ambience but ohh... the service is shocklingly bad. Understaffed, massively slow and the manager had a bit of an attitude the night we went. Come on guys sort it out - we have skipped the pub twice in a month because of this.


By Laura S.

I went there last night with my partner as he used to eat there alot and was a big fan of the food. However I feel compelled to review it as the service was SO terrible it was almost funny. When we had to wait nearly 20 minutes to even see a menu we should have left. The 5 plates of tapas we ordered took more than hour - we didn't get any plates so passed the dishes between us. The wine we ordered never appeared, even after chasing both the restaurant staff and then queueing at the understaffed bar. We settled for tap water. What a tragedy because the food IS good, but the experience was far too Fawlty Towers for me.


By Leanne P.

Recently went to the duke of Sussex in Chiswick for dinner with some friends. I had only had a drink in there before and the food had always looked quite inviting. However by the end of the night we were left feeling close to suicidal from the experience... We were initially served by the manager (whilst talking and swearing on his mobile phone behind the bar) who looked at me with a rather disgusted expression when i asked him for another drink - sorry mate for letting you rip me off nearly £5 a pint mate! We had booked a table in the dining room where four of us were cramped on a tiny table next to the staff walkway. Every time the waiter walked past my wife was shoved in the side with not so much as a look of ackknowledgment let alone an apology. Service throughout the evening was all together shocking. I honestly wouldn't trust any of them to run a bath! The steak was disgraceful, it was chewy and had more fat on it than meat. And to top it all off the bill was an absolute joke... They tried to over charge us THREE TIMES by putting other peoples drinks onto ours - and even by the end of arguing with a waiter (who could hardly speak a word of english) it was an absolute rip off for the stupid amount they made us pay. In short what a horrible little experience it was. You'll never be seeing me in that foul, jumped-up hole ever again; I think I 'd rather walk infront of a bus!


By Caroline D.

I think it's important to mention that since the review from viewlondon and the first reader (in 2007), the food has significantly changed at the Duke. It's definitely a Spanish inspired menu, with a fantastic seafood paella and my personal favourite, black rice with grilled cod / hake served with aioli. Whilst I am not from there, I could not comment on the authenticity of the food, but if I go by the number of Spanish people watching their team go through the rounds and finally winning the world in the Summer, I would think that the food is well received by the natives! For the natives of this country, The Sunday roast is also fantastic and very good value, compared to other venues in London (and so is the fish & chips!). Finally, the service is impeccable, very friendly and efficient. Fantastic venue for a lazy Saturday or Sunday lunch. Considering how busy it gets and that unless you booked a table, you are unlikely to be able to have lunch there, it is a testament that this is a favourite with the locals.


By Elisa M.

A superb gastropub in Chiswick- although we live a good 7mns cab ride, we always come here for some hearty tasty comforting food and it never fails to satisfy us. The service is great too, which is a bonus. At times a little too oily though, the food is overall fantastic varied and original! Would recommend.


By Terence M.

Felt complelled to write some kind words about this place. Having read a glowing review in The Guardian I popped in for lunch with my mother after visiting the Henry Moore exhibition at Kew Gardens. The food was faultless - simply prepared but delicious - and the staff made us feel very welcome. I had a perfectly cooked and extremely tasty steak while my mother enjoyed a trout with almonds and runner beans. We were so full after that and all the bread we were given that we had to share a pudding - apple and blackberry crumble - which tasted as good, if not better (shush), as my mothers own.


By S.

The Duke of Sussex is an inviting gastropub serving up an array of modern British cuisine with a few unusual dishes thrown in.

The Venue
Situated on South Parade, close to Chiswick High Street, the location of the Duke of Sussex is a little off the beaten track but is well worth the trek. Presented in a solid building with a striking main dining room, the decor features art deco glass chandeliers, curved arches leading up to an impressive skylight adorned with cherub images, and tasteful art with a Chiswick focus.

The Atmosphere
Neighbouring business parks and companies take full advantage of the location of the Duke of Sussex and make up a large portion of the clientele. However, this is a good place to make a point of visiting for a swift half, just to soak up the ambiance.

The Food
The Head Chef brings a wealth of experience from the well known St Johns gastropub in Archway. For starters, there’s an attractive looking beetroot soup finished off with a dollop of creme fraiche and a beetroot, spring onion, red cabbage and chervil salad. The soup’s colour is a powerful, deep red with a thick consistency, which is only let down by being a little on the peppery side. Meanwhile, the beetroot salad is a sexy, more upmarket version of a Russian salad. Crunchy vegetables mix together well with creme fraiche with just the right amount of bite. Other dishes include homemade crabcakes, beer battered prawns with tartare sauce and the more unusual brawn with gherkins and toast and, better still, crispy pig’s ear with celeriac, andives and capers.

Mains feature such dishes as a well cooked and soft dover sole served with a caper butter, which gives the fish an intense flavour, and al dente green beans; Galician fish stew, including squid and other treats from the ocean; and a tender 28-day Angus sirloin served with chips and a pepper sauce. All the meat comes from a local farm in Somerset, enhancing this gastropub’s reputation for quality produce.

Desserts include a hearty blackberry and apple crumble with vanilla ice cream. This does not suffer from too much sweetness in the pastry and has enough natural sugar from the fruit to give it a good taste. Try the strawberry fool with homemade shortbread. Creamy and not too heavy and served in a small glass this is more than enough to cater for those with a sweet tooth. The honeycomb ice cream is fresh and has a clean taste and is served with almonds.

The Drink
The Duke of Sussex boasts an eclectic wine list with over 10 reds and whites by the carafe. Try the crisp French Muscat Sec, Mas La Perre or the fragrant and flowery Viognier Domaine Vaubois, which are served by the half carafe. Red wines by the carafe include a Portuguese Palestra Tinto 2003 and a Tuscan Morellino di Scansano 2004, which has a clean finish.

The Last Word
With an interesting, eclectic menu coupled with modern British dishes and an unusual, well thought out wine selection, the Duke of Sussex will continue to grow in stature and popularity as the months go by.

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