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Serving steak, seafood and cocktails, Locale is situated in the heart of Blackheath village. A firm fixture on the Blackheath restaurant scene for many years, Locale re-opened in 2014 with a new look for the new season. Locale is, as the name suggests, about great, local neighbourhood dining, and continues to be one of south London?s premier dining destinations. The menu by Executive Chef Paolo Barone, (formerly of Osteria Basilico and the renowned Locanda Locettelli,) is an exciting mix of: homemade pasta and ravioli, as well as a great selection of seafood, sushi and grilled meats. Specialist meats include steaks from Chianina beef, imported direct from Tuscany, cooked to perfection on the Josper grill.


Average main course: £14.00 (USD17.62) per diner
Average food spend: £32.00 (USD40.28) per diner

Venue Details & Map


1 Lawn Terrace
+44 (0)20 8852 0700

Yelp Reviews

3.5 out of 5 based on 8 reviews

Top 5 reviews of Locale

1.0 out of 5 4 February 2014
by Dario B.

I'm italian and the food doesn't taste italian.. it doesn't even taste good at all! Service wasn't satisfying and everything is very overpriced.

Will never come back!more

4.0 out of 5 7 October 2011
by Eileen N.

I went to Locale last night and had a wonderful experience. I agree with one reviewer who says the service can be a little slow at times, however, Locale makes up for that in the high quality of their cuisine. I started with the Prawn Salad and my main was the Bass served with mussels and clams lying on wilted spinach in a spicy tomato sauce . This was the star of the show and an AMAZING...more

4.0 out of 5 5 September 2011
by Chris R.

This is a great little hole in the wall just off of the Blackheath Station. Locale is quite the accommodating place as they have a private hire downstairs area, a quaint bar upstairs and a good sized dining room.

While I have only been for a private party and numerous cocktails at the bar, I will say this is a great place to meet up to kick start your night.

The cocktail list is quite...more

4.0 out of 5 4 May 2011
by Ed H.

Went with my wife for my 30th last week. As always, the food was brilliant, however the service was a little slower than usual. That being said, I will definitely be going back.

Was intrigued by the jazz-themed brunch on offer (Sunday's, I think) and would be tempted to come back and try that.

Now offers a happy hour with a decent cocktail selection; in fairness, may have offered this before...more

5.0 out of 5 18 January 2010
by Tuyen T.

Had a really nice dining experience here. My friends and I went on Christmas for their Christmas dinner. We all really liked the meal.

I had a seafood themed meal with a smoked salmon and crab meat salad first course. Main course I had codfish. For dessert I had the profiteroles. The others had an Argentinean beef fillet. There was a bowl of vegetables for us to share - I thought the brussels...more

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