The Black Dog

Bars and pubs, Gastropubs Vauxhall
5 out of 5 stars
(17user reviews)
The Black Dog, 2016

A historic Vauxhall pub and dining room offering seasonal food alongside a drinks selection boasting real ales, continental beers and wines cherry-picked from across the globe.

The kitchen is headed up by Yoshi Yamakawa (ex-Beach Blanket Babylon), who has put together a menu ranging from breakfasts and brunches through to pan-fried cod with clams, purple-stem broccoli, Jersey potatoes and beurre blanc, and organic Dorset lamb chops served with dauphinois potatoes, spinach and jus.


Venue name: The Black Dog
Address: 112 Vauxhall Walk
SE11 5ER
Transport: Tube: Vauxhall
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Average User Rating

4.7 / 5

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I have worked just across the river from the Black Dog for 3 years and often complained that there are no decent pubs in the area....I don't know what I was thinking, why didnt I look here!!!  I finally stumbled across this place whilst searching for 'dog friendly' pubs in the area and was pleasantly surprised.  They took table bookings for a busy Friday night and  were happy with our four legged friendly joining.  When we arrived we were not disappointed. Service was a bit slow at the bar but when we sat down we then received table service for the rest of the evening.  The food was great (we all had burgers so can not comment on anything else on the menu). Will definitely be back again soon! 

Friendly staff, great variety of ever-rotating ales, cool decor & a handy covered outside area.

I phoned the Black Dog only a few days before I wanted to celebrate my retirement, having been let down by another local venue. I asked them if they could manage 40-50 people. I received an absolutely no fuss positive response which was confirmed by email. On the day the staff could not have been more helpful - they assisted my wife with a surprise cake and balloons. We organised a tab at the bar which all went very smoothly and even the final bill seemed pretty reasonable. Throughout the afternoon and evening the staff remained calm and courteous and coped well with the numbers. It turned out to be a terrific event, all helped by the Black Dogs superbly friendly staff. My wife and I will definitely be giving it a try one night for food, which we could see coming out of the kitchen and looked fantastic.

The black dog is a great little pub, it has a great atmosphere, friendly staff and fantastic food!

Fabulous pub in every way - great atmosphere, friendly staff, lovely food and great beer! I would highly recommend!

The Black Dog represents everything we love about our traditional British pubs and has evolved over the years, staying relevant without detriment to it's values/traditions. The food and ambience is simply wonderful as is there abundance of Lagers and Ales!

Great food and choice of beers, but above all really top quality service from friendly staff.

Great atmosphere, superb pub food, lots of different guest beers with tasters before you buy. Warm friendly and great value.

Great pub with a good range of beers. Small but nice covered outdoor area. The food is seasonal, simple but good quality and reasonable priced

Nice little boozer with good food and a good range of beers. Sunday lunches are awesome but reserve a table as they're always packed. Their Sunday pub quiz is always worth sticking around for too.


This is a really cosy, friendly pub, tucked down a side street in Vauxhall where all of the other options can be a bit grim. A great selection of drinks and food - you could easily whittle away a whole afternoon in here! It can get really busy though but the crowd are usually friendly and happy for you to share their tables!

You know that feeling when work is done and the sun is still shining and you want to go to a little quiet pub that has a garden (or the London version of that:  "outside space"),to have a pint and a snack far away from the madding crowd, on your way home, without fuss or effort or tonnes of other people in your face with the same idea...well this is the place, but please don't go there every week or it will become too busy.  Just off the Albert Embankment, a road away from the main nasty road and with a peaceful little park right outside in which you can throw down your bike with gleeful abandon while one of you get the pints in, is The Black Dog.  The IPAs are fully in stock, and they make their own scotch eggs and pork pies, the former of which are the best I've ever tried.  It's a quiet but happily popular spot that makes you feel you're out of London but in the know.  A local kept busy by locals, but not by the crowds.  You can catch a few of the evening rays with a gentle pint, without anyone bothering you:  the perfect place for 'just the one' on the way home, although it will never be just the one, will it?  It's always at least three, in which case, it's just a short walk to Vauxhall tube and overground so you can get home in one, sunkissed and slightly tipsy, piece.  

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