Whether you are a cricket lover spending the day at the Oval or not, the locals at the Fentiman agree that this is the only pub in the area with a homely feel, superb food and friendly faces. Perfectly situated just a short stroll from the famous cricket ground, the pub features a wild garden where the team cooks up a great barbecue in the summer, accompanied by bottles of rosé for you to enjoy. And with cosy soft seats, lounging areas, upholstered bench seating, rows of bookcases, a log fire and variety of amazing lamps, it is also the perfect place for a great winter meal. On top of this, the wonderful first floor private room features its own bar and is perfect for hosting board meetings, drinks parties, dinners, or even a lavish lunch to enjoy whilst watching the Six Nations on a large TV.
Seriously good place to chill out and enjoy a long Sunday lunch. They've got the ambience right, the service is good and the menu includes old faves and interesting ideas too. BUT just sometimes the food isn't as good as it might be - not actually bad more fair-to-middling. It's just that when its busy I wonder if the kitchen simply can't keep up with the demand.more
This was my very first stop on my very first trip to London. Wait, that's not true, we stopped at Tesco's on the way from the Tube station to my fiance's flat.
Anyway, my guide picked this place due to its location (within walking distance of his place), its ambiance (a pub-like atmosphere but with a classier touch) and its food. And I say he nailed it: I loved this place.
They reserved the...more
The food is unpretentiously good. The wine and beer are well selected and high quality. Open fire and interesting music make for a superb atmosphere. Just arrange a table early during busy periods like Friday night and over the weekend.more
I was seriously disappointed in this pub. Most of the Geronimo chain have been pretty good, and we were just popping for a quick pint and a bite to eat before the cricket - what could go wrong? They had a table which needed to bevacated in an hour and a half - no problem, we thought, since we'd be off by then. How wrong we were!
We ordered 3 roasts and a pork thing, some lime and sodas and a...more
This pub used to be my local when I first decided to move south of the river. Vauxhall is very odd place, on one hand there are few rough and industrial parts where I wouldn't venture after dark and then you also have got cute little places like Fentiman Arms or nearby Vauxhall Park with miniature houses, bird fountain and bowling green - absolutely gorgeous for picnic on a sunny day.