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The Tommyfield is a stylish gastro pub that offers a range of rustic British cuisine. The daily changing menu features fish, meat and pie and mash dishes made using fresh produce bought on the day. The drinks list offers real ales and twenty wines available by the glass.

Ranked #1089 of 5241 restaurants in London
Part of the Three Cheers Pub Co group

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Non-smoking throughout
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8.8

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Score from 382 reviews at Booking.com
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From 15:00 hrs until 23:00 hrs
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Until 11:00 hrs
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MON

12:00 - 23:00

TUE

12:00 - 23:00

WED

12:00 - 23:00

THU

12:00 - 23:00

FRI

12:00 - 01:00

SAT

08:30 - 01:00

SUN

08:30 - 22:30

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The Tommyfield reviews



By Kevin O.

The Tommyfield is one of my favourite spots in Kennington, and I'm a regular with friends for some decent quality pub grub. Its usually reasonably busy with a decent atmosphere, and the decor is a nice mix of modern and classic. The menu has a nice variety and will usually have something for everyone. The wine list is varied, and the food is better than most pubs at a reasonable price. Try the pies, they're really tasty. Oh and it takes tastecard on weeknights so the food can be a real bargain. Recommended.


By Kevin M.

I go quite often to the Tommyfield for so many reasons, the place is cool, delicious food, You can order drinks and pay at the end, there is a waiter service for drinks when you get a table, Staff are so friendly, other punters are friendly, cocktails are great, there is great comedy night upstairs every week, its dog friendly etc. I could go on and on but I decided to review it because sometimes you forget to review the good ones and I realised that I should have done this a long time ago.


By Rich K.

'instantly gratifying food'? Come on View London, are you sure you weren't eating next door at the local kebab shop? Tommyfield is a standard style over substance job, where the distinctly average food is served at ludicrous prices, seemingly justified by the gastropub decor. Fine for a couple if you're trying to impress the other half, but steer well clear of the grub.


By Rita W.

Tommyfield is certainly a welcome site after walking around Kennington station looking for somewhere to eat. The first thing that greets you is the smartly dressed staff who welcome you with a smile. The interior stripped and dull quality to it which contracted the flavours of the delicious Bacon and Brie Sandwich I was eating. The food was very tasty and it exceeded my expectations, I also enjoyed the bottle of tap water that was left on the table. However I found the food to be a bit overpriced for my liking, but the cocktails they were serving looked good and the price was right.


By Sian G.

I felt moved to write a review when I saw the other reviews posted. It almost feels as though they are not talking about the Tommyfield. I have never had anything but great service. On the last 2 occassions I have eaten with my husband, 3 children and friends, both times we were a group of 10 and the service and food were great. They do really good hamburgers. In fact I have never had a bad meal and only had very good meals. I think the staff are always helpful and polite. If I had any complaint at all it would be about the acoustics of the place, it can sometimes feel very loud even when there are only a few people in the place.


By Brian M.

For me Sunday lunch conjures up images of crispy roast potatoes with a hint of rosemary and garlic, rich hot gravy, freshly risen Yorkshire puds and a nice warm and cozy atmosphere. If it's the same for you AVOID the Tommyfield. We had to send the first plates back as all aspects of the food were stone cold. What we had instead was no better, it seemed the meat had been taken off the plate and the rest put in the microwave. Cooks (Trades Description Act prevents me from calling them chefs) from catering college these days seem to attend the 'How to Overprice Food' class and the 'Stack the Food like a tower for presentation' lecture but must still be in the Sunday all-nighter for the 9am Monday morning lecture on basic cooking skills. They did take 25% off the final bill but so thankful that I didn't take my mother there, god forbid, she'd think all London eateries were like this.. Surprising really that the place was busy with the yummy mummy brigade but I suppose with the hectic lives they lead having anything cooked for them, no matter how badly, is a godsend..


By Phillip A.

I had a very good experience at the Tommyfield. The food was all good, and in my view, reasonably priced; the steak and stout pie in particular was excellent. The Tommyfield has a wide choice of wines by the glass, and plenty at under £20 under a bottle. I found the service to be polite and helpful, and would happily go back, even though it's not particularly local to me. If I lived in the area, I'd definitely be a regular.


By Emmanuel U.

I have been to the Tommyfield a few times, before and after the refurbishment and the change of name. The quality of the food has not improved and, if possible, it has worsened; the service is as slow as ever and often the staff commit themselves to do things they don't do (either they forget about what they have just said or they don't care): once with friends we booked the function room and when we arrived nothing of what was supposed to be there was ready (it seems that nobody checked the diary to see whether there was any bookings and prepare the room. The manager did not look very concerned either!). As just said, the level of service, the quality and the commitment of staff and management is poor and this is very unfortunate because the place is nice and the function room is beautiful. The quality of the food, cooking and presentation is very poor but, at least, is not extremely expensive (or It would be better to say that it is expensive when compared with its quality!). The prices of the drinks are, on the contrary, among the highest in the area so I would expect something more in terms of service and reliability of staff. I do not thinks, and many of my friends think the same, I will go there anymore - or more often - or advice other people to go even if I live and work in the area.


By Charlotte M.

Food is good but service is dreadful. I've been there many times as it's local and hasn't really changed since its been refurbished. The service is always very slow and took almost an hour to get served with dessert last visit. We always end up having to go to the bar to get served or get the bill. Don't visit unless you have lots of time to spare.


By Ben W.

Nestling at the smarter end of the gastropub spectrum, The Tommyfield serves the needs of upmarket diners and drinkers from its location in the heart of Kennington.

The Venue
Simple but tasteful decor and darkly lit, the white tiling on the walls and large chalk board menu both lend it the air of being one huge kitchen, a feel emphasised even further by the fact the kitchen at the far end is openly on view to diners. Drinkers occupy the floor of the single room, while those dining take up residence on the more sumptuous leather banquettes by the windows or at the raised area by the kitchen.

The Atmosphere
The Tommyfield attracts a mixture of generations - you may well see parents sharing a meal with their grown up children - with the main core of clients coming from the 30-50 age range. It's definitely female-friendly, especially for the post-work crowd which is often in evidence.

The Food
The blackboard menu features the day's specials in terms of fish, pies or steaks and burgers from the grill, but there's also a highly innovative selection of dishes from the pub's Sicilian-born chef. It's not a huge menu, but with plenty of veggie choices - the cauliflower fritters and roast pepper raita make for an excellent starter (£5.50) - and nice touches like a haddock smokie served with poached egg and soldiers (£6.25), it's got a lot to recommend it. The mains are equally original and impressive; the slow cooked pork belly on mash with apple and cider sauce (£12.50) is perfection itself, while the pumpkin and porcini mushroom lasagne (£10.50) is arguably the most vivid, zesty tasting vegetarian lasagne on offer anywhere in London. Other choices include pan fried sea bass with fennel (£12:50), calves' liver (£13), chicken ballotine (£13) and a roasted vegetable and mozzarella sausage roll (£9.50).

The Drink
The Tommyfield has a great wine list, with the chef's Sicily connections coming to the fore - the vivacious Ca di Ponti Catarratto (£13.95) house wine hails from there and it’s a classy option for its relatively low price. Elsewhere there are wines from South Africa, France, Spain and even an English Chapel Down rose (£23), champagnes, spirits and cocktails and a selection of guest ales.

The Last Word
The Tommyfield is a civilised but relaxed environment in which to enjoy a low key drink, but you really should go for the truly exceptional cooking.

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