I really don't understand where these bad reviews have come from. I love this place. I'm new to the area and find it a welcome repreive from one to many shabby institutions. I've had food from the restaurant on four occassions in the last 2 months; Plaice, Angus Steak, Pork belly and Lamb roast. Each was beautifully cooked and well presented. I've also sampled the Creme catalana and a few of the flavours of ice cream - all gorgeous! Each time I've brought a different friend or family member and all have been impressed by cozy atmosphere and great food. I am shocked that time out have given this the same review as the Wheatsheaf - where food is average at best. Please don't be put pf by the few bad reviews. Go and check it out.
Time Out rating:
Time Out says
Posted: Mon Jul 23 2012
A few years into its refurbished reincarnation as a gastropub, this spacious Tooting boozer may have lost a little of its initial sparkle. But it’s still undoubtedly one of the area’s best pubs, with a fine real ale choice (Purity’s Ubu, Adnams’ Lighthouse and four regularly changing guest beers). Decor sits somewhere between public school assembly hall and junkyard, with dark wooden panelling and a black and white school photo overlooking an eclectic mix of German language cassettes, floral china teacups, and diners stabbing mismatched cutlery into solidly cooked Modern European fare. A seafood stew’s coarse, rich bisque was stuffed with a generous helping of prawns, mussels and squid, while a portion of fluffy ox tongue croquettes were dense with meat and topped with aromatic pickle. Expect to be upsold on the wine choice, though: despite service so thoroughly deferential that we were greeted with a salutation of ‘menu for you, modarm?’, an attempt to talk us into splashing out on vino descended into borderline farce. ‘Just don’t get the house wine,’ pleaded the waiter. ‘It’s horrible!’
Antelope 76 Mitcham Road
- Venue phone:
020 8672 3888
- Venue website:
- Opening hours:
Bar Open 4pm-11pm Mon-Wed; 4pm-midnight Thur; 4pm-1am Fri; noon-1am Sat; noon-11pm Sun. Meals served 5.30-10pm Mon-Fri. Dishes £4-£6.Restaurant Dinner served 6-10pm Mon-Thur; 6.30-10.30pm Fri, Sat. Lunch served noon-4pm Sat; noon-5pm Sun
Tube: Tooting Broadway tube
Main courses £10.50-£15
- 76 Mitcham Road
- 020 8672 3888
- 76 Mitcham Road
Average User Rating
3.9 / 5
- 5 star:5
- 4 star:3
- 3 star:4
- 2 star:1
- 1 star:0
Used to be a great pub but has slipped of late. Loos are too shabby and some of the chairs in the restaurant need replacing as the padding has gone and therefore you get a seriously numb bum. On a positive note good food, good atmosphere and so much better than its predecessors. The Antic chain need to be careful though there shabby chic style (which generally I really like) does not end up being too shabby.
Absolutely awful waste if time and koney. Having lived in this part of London for 4 years we are accustomed to new pubs etc trying to make their mark. 5 of us went for Sunday lunch, with our 9 month daughter in tow. I ordered the pork which duly turned up as a cut of fat with roughly 5 bites of meat on it....for £10. I have NEVER eaten such mediocrity in my life, with another person at our table also concurring. When I informed our waiter he agreed for a Free dessert.....which I was still bloody charged for on the bill! One of us had to watch us finish our desserts before hers arrived also! Frankly the decor reeks cheap and second hand, its like dining in Dellboys garage! All in all steer clear! :(
This one of my favourite pubs in South West. I' ve taken lots of my firends here, and they agree with me it great food and atmosphere. You have got to try the cornflake Ice-cream.
I love this pub. The staff are great, food very good and atmos wonderful! What more could you want from your local?
I Love my Local, the food is perfection and the ale goes down a treat. I'm having my birthday party there soon in the secret room upstairs and I can't bloody wait.
Yeah - nice place but food came out cold last time we were there. Nice ambiance and all that if a bit dark!
The Antelope is our local and we pop in often for a drink after work and on Sundays we often enjoy a good roast. Atmosphere is always warm and welcoming, and service is always friendly and attentive. Food is good but could come out a little faster and warmer. I agree with previous reviews that this place can feel like a creche on the weekends, which is a downside for people who don't have and want to avoid kids, but a plus for young families. Children should probably only be allowed in one section of the pub. would love if they had nice wine glasses too. overall a lovely place to go with a great selection of drinks and a great atmosphere.
I really like this place, I do, and I've been going fairly regularly for a year or so now, but lately I feel it's becoming a victim of its own success. It used to be a really nice place to go for a Sunday roast, and particularly so because they used to do some really innovative veggie options on Sundays. Now every week it seems to be the dreaded nut roast, and it's really putting me off going. It's a shame that standards seem to have slipped in this respect, as you can get nut roast anywhere, and The Antelope used to offer really nice alternatives. Also, the place is really like a creche at weekends, which can be a bit off-putting. It's knee-deep in babies and buggies, which doesn't make for a very relaxing lunch. A year or two ago I would have given a much more positive review. I really hope this can be turned around because it can be (and has been) a really nice place to go. (Oh yeah; they need to sort out their reservations line and email system too actually. They lost our booking two weeks in a row.)
|'m so impressed that this place has dragged itself up off its arse to give the good people of Tooting somewhere good to drink, eat and be merry...... I remember when this used to be the "Foresters Arms" where all you could get in the way of entertainment was an Irish Country and Western Combo, and the food ran to packets of Big D Nuts and pavement pizzas..........
me and some friends poped in while passing to garb dinner (5th nov) amazing food, amazing service and an amazing building so we stayed till the end. nothing quite like the antelope
Great food, great value and very helpful friendly staff made for a really enjoyable Sunday afternoon.
A friend chose this pub to celebrate her birthday today (Sunday) and I am happy to report that Sunday roasts are back on the menu. Ours was a party of 15 and we tried pretty much everything: roast chicken thighs, lamb, pork belly (with crispy crackling) and even nut roast. Great tasting, generously portioned food. Loved the mismatched china and mugs, and individual (mismatched) milk jugs. Surprisingly large pub at the back. Good atmosphere with just-loud-enough jazz playing on the background.