I went here after seeing that it had been on The F Word and loved it (so much so, I persuaded passer bys to come in!). I really liked the fact that the owner said hello to every table and made sure everything was ok and all the staff were really nice. All of the food was amazing and I would definitely go again.
Time Out rating:
Time Out says
Posted: Tue Nov 30 1999
Recently brought fame by ‘The F Word’, featuring Gordon Ramsay, this restaurant is is the heart of Wandsworth – where Ramsay lives.
Interestingly, two other ‘F Word’ finalists – Battersea’s Lola Rojo, and Battersea’s Santa Maria del Sur – are also within a couple of miles of the Ramsay residence.
We visited Doukan in summer 2009, soon after it opened, and were struck by the contrast between the appealing decor (very well done) and the cooking (poor).
Hence the two star rating. We think it works best as a bar – somewhere friendly you might pop in for a drink and bite.
But on the basis of our visit, it’s no destination eaterie.
Doukan 350 Old York Road
- Venue phone:
020 8870 8280
- Venue website:
- Opening hours:
Open Lunch: 12.30-2.30pm Mon-Fri; 12.30-3pm Sat; 12.30-4.30pm Sun. Dinner: 6.30-10pm Tue-Thur; 6.30-10.30pm Sat, Sun
Tube: Wandsworth Town rail or bus 44, 87
- 350 Old York Road
- 020 8870 8280
- 350 Old York Road
Average User Rating
4.5 / 5
- 5 star:2
- 4 star:2
- 3 star:0
- 2 star:0
- 1 star:0
Great food, great service and erally good value for money. Highly recommend it even for larger groups.
I would have to disagree with this review wholeheartedly. Without blasting the critic, I have to say to compare any restaurant to Gordon Ramsay is a disgrace, simply because anything done by Gordon Ramsay is typical, unoriginal and overrated. With that said, let me be the first to leave an honest and beneficial review based on things that matter to a consumer. Doukan is simple, understated and a genuine delight in London altogether. Want a well made Moorish smoothie? The Doukan has you covered, you won't find over blended ice smoothies that taste more like water than anything fresh and delicious, instead, you will be treated to a thick, creamy and actual smoothie. Why focus on a smoothie at a Moroccan restaurant when it offers substantial quality dishes that delight the tongue and enchant you with flavor? Not only this, but also yes, it is in a well decorated, ethnically delightful setting that is warm and colourful. Wednesday nights there is even live jazz, but unfortunately the previous review didn't provide any of this information as they cut themselves and you as well short. If you are looking for a distinct and original restaurant that will treat you to a enjoyable evening out with your friends or significant other, I personally encourage you to give the Doukan a try as it is ten fold better than neighboring restaurants, especially those of Gordon Ramsay.