Went December 2011 for my birthday. Went last night for my partners birthday. Both times experienced terrible service. Last night the food was terrible. I paid £16.99 for a fillet steak, waited about an hour after finishing the starter before the steak arrived, I had ordered it rare, so it was hard to ruin, but they managed. It was so dry, it had obviously been reheated, the chips were dry too. Plate presentation did not exist. Utterly terrible, it was low quality pub grub, charging gastro pub prices. I will never eat there again, unless I hear that the management and chef have both changed.
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Time Out says
Posted: Tue Aug 2 2011
Dating back to 1620, the Mayflower certainly looks the part: appearing suddenly along the Thames path, its white and black-timbered frontage set with diamond-leaded windows positively oozes tradition. Inside, beyond the counter, the small main bar area (cosy alcoves, open fire) leads to a deck outside at the rear.
So far, so apparently authentic, but the prices tagged both to the drinks (a fairly uninspiring selection of beers punctuated by the odd real ale) and the food (fish a speciality of sorts) are pure 21st century, and the nagging suspicion of being in a tourist trap is hard to shake off.
For all that, the pub has been a thriving local over the years: in the front room, brass plaques on the back of the dark wooden seats commemorate deceased regulars and serve as a testament to the loyalty that the Mayflower once inspired. A waterfront terrace makes up for any disappointment.
The menu throughout the pub and restaurant serves delicious British gastro-pub dishes and European-fusion style food, cooked fresh to order by top trained chefs. The main bar has a great range of well kept ales and lagers and tastefully chosen wines. This is a great place for a celebration, family meal or quirky date with the cosy snug area perfect as a function room for a gathering of around 20 or you can hire out the upstairs restaurant for sit down meals of up to 45 people.
Serving food ALL DAY Saturday & Sunday and on week nights from 6pm until 9.30pm, The Mayflower is very popular and it is advisable to book a table in the restaurant.
The nearest tube is Rotherhithe station on the orange line, just a 2 minute walk away, or Canada Water & Bermondsey stations just ten minutes away on the Jubilee.
Email for a booking: email@example.com
Visit the website: www.themayflowerrotherhithe.com
Mayflower 117 Rotherhithe Street
- Venue phone:
020 7237 4088
- Opening hours:
Open 11am-11pm daily. Food served noon-3pm, 6pm -9.30pm Mon-Fri; noon-3pm, 6-9.30pm Sat; noon-9.30pm, 6pm - 8pm Sun
Tube: Rotherhithe tube
- 117 Rotherhithe Street
- 020 7237 4088
- 117 Rotherhithe Street