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Elephant on the Hill
47-49 Lavender HillBatterseaLondonSW11 5QN
- +44 (0)20 7978 7682
- Public transport:
- Queenstown Road, National Railway
I brought a friend here on a rainy day and had a very relaxing evening. The place is spacious and laid back with large sofas and wooden tables. Our server was attentive and kept checking on us.
We started with some herbal tea, then ordered dinner. I had a huge portobello mushroom burger with fries. It was so tall that it looked impossible to eat without dislocating my jaw! The buns were...more
Half pub, half gastro-pub, half locals' favourite, half empty most of the time.
I know that's a lot of halves. But I've been here a number of times, and it's had completely different feel to it each time. The food is usually very good, except on the rare occasion this place is busy, then it seems to fall apart a little. But come here when it's quiet and you'll get attentive service (in a pub...more
The classic complaint about eatin' and drinkin ' in The Big Smoke is that we have to overpay for mediocrity. This place is, arguably, a case in point. I'll admit I'm not a regular visitor, but I go past most weekends, and it always seems busy in here. On the evidence of my ( infrequent) visits, I can't for the life of me see why. The last occasion I stopped in was a Sunday afternoon- I was...more
When the manager agrees the food's not good enough, you should get a refund.
Service was dire, even though the place was almost empty, and the steak meal that's advertised above and on their website as being £30, was £35.
When I complained that the chips were not chips but sloppy slices of potato that wobbled when touchd and oozed brown grease (ie inedible), the manager offered me a pudding. I...more
The Elephant on the Hill has recently changed hands and things have got a lot better. This is a venue with a good choice of beer and a decent menu. It is half way between gastro-pub and normal pub food.
The staff are very keen to serve and will provide a drinks service. For the summer 2011 they are advertising a barbecue on the patio from "finish work on Friday, all weekend". I havent tried...more