Time Out says
This pub on a quiet residential street in Tooting was taken over in spring 2015 by new owners, and now has a new menu and look.
Looking for a great pub barbecue? Then head to Tooting, where the revamped Selkirk (under new management since spring) is on sizzling-hot form. The food-focused landlords have installed an Argentinian-style asado grill in the spacious back garden, and it was in use even on a quiet lunchtime.
And it was being put to very good use indeed. A beef short rib (£12) was large enough to feed both Fred Flintstone and Barney Rubble. Also getting the grill treatment were pork, lamb, chicken, sea bass, mozzarella and peppers, all served with courgettes, tomato, a toasted bun, and rocket. Sitting in the back garden isn’t exactly like being in the Pampas, but it’s the closest you’ll get in this suburban setting.
You’ll not be disappointed if you just pop in for a pint, either, as the bar is Cask Marque approved: one of seven in (lucky) Tooting to win this accreditation. There are session ales such as Sharp’s Coaster from Cornwall, at a steady-as-you-go 3.6 percent ABV. For something more flavourful, there’s the amber ale Portobello Star, or the coppery Junction ale from Sambrooks at 4.5 percent. Most of the draught ale selection costs around £4 a pint. The wine list is lengthy and well-chosen, with plenty by the glass.
If you’re kicking back in one of the big Chesterfield sofas and looking for less inebriating refreshment, the house-made lemonade (£3.50) tastes like summer in a glass. ‘We spend a lot of effort squeezing the lemons by hand,’ the barmaid told us. It sure got a big hand from us.
60 Selkirk Rd
|Transport:||Tube: Tooting Broadway|
|Price:||Meal for two with drinks and service: around £50.|
|Opening hours:||4pm-11pm Mon-Wed; Noon - Midnight Sat - Sun.|
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Users say (31)
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4.9 / 5
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Best pub in the entire area not just Tooting but Balham, Clapham and Streatham included. Great atmosphere, a real pub not a bar, amazing staff, lovely garden, delicious food - show me a better pub...oh and top top management. *****
Such a great pub, a real hidden gem just off the main road. Well worth the 30 second detour! Brilliant food, great atmosphere and great events.
Really amazing food, interesting cocktails and the service is great all the time. They have a very big garden and its off the high street so attracts most of the real locals and people of character! Always have a good time there and love that their beers change frequently.
Lovely pub with a great atmosphere and excellent food. Kerry and her team are very welcoming and the Sunday roasts are gorgeous. And there's always a lovely veggie option!
Great pub and staff. The manager, Kerry is very friendly and happy to chat if she's not busy keeping people happy. Also they do some great, imagitive veggie food, which makes a fantastic change for a pub.
Brilliant local, great food, friendly staff, good drinks. I count myself lucky to have moved very nearby
The Selkirk's always been a fantastic local but Kerry and the team have done an amazing job over the last year. The food's fantastic, new garden looks great and the staff are friendly and efficient.
The landlady has made this a great local pub for a drink, food (amazing nduja croquettes) or just to sit in the garden. A local gem
The secret is out - so come find this amazing local pub, great liquids, great solids and the staff are awesome. Worth jumping on the tube for too. #bestgarden*
If you are ever going to have a local, have this one. Excellent wine list, superb and imaginative food in a really lovely setting and charming staff. It's really well-managed and there's always something new on the horizon. The refurbished garden area has been such a bonus this summer and is a lovely place to while away a warm sunny evening...and after that the roaring lounge fire will get us through to spring again.
Lovely staff and good quality food and drinks.
Fantastic atmosphare. Amazing Quiz.
The range off drinks goes from quality draught beer to top notch cocktails!
love it! like a second home!
Great neighbourhood pub with hearty food and a good wine list (the beer looks good too!). The staff are also fabulous.
This pub is like the more talented understudy to the stalwart pubs on Tooting Bec road that are over-visited by my house alone. I only discovered this gem by pure chance walking the backstreets of Tooting for a short cut to Broadway after living 10 mins away for 2 years! It's got a really lovely atmosphere and a slightly older clientele to the likes of The Castle right beside it.
I have only ever popped in here for a couple of drinks at the start of a night before moving on as it can be quite difficult to get a good table and there are no cosy hidden areas or nice sofas (if you don't want to be in the conservatory in the Winter). Hopefully coming into the Summer months this will be our go to neighbourhood pub for a weekend roast and a cheeky gin.
Excellent venue and most definitely the best beer garden in tooting. Friendly staff and owners. food is also delicious! I always recommend selkirk Sunday roasts to anyone who's asks for the best roast around this area! Full 5 stars!!
This is a local secret, has the best beer garden in south london. Add to that an outstanding menu with a 'to die for' sunday roast but the icing on the cake is the Bloody Mary's, quite simply a homemade sensation!! But in all sincerity, it's the staff who really make the place so special. Kerry who is the manager is 'one in a million', she alone should win an award for what she has nurtured just off the Tooting High Road.
This gem deserves all awards it can get for its friendliness, awesome atmosphere, great food & love of doggies.
Quietly tucked away off the main drag of Tooting High Street sits an understated, welcoming & humble pub. Friendly staff, good beers & lovely food make for everything you need in a local boozer. With a lovely 'homely' back garden to enjoy the sun in & comfortable sofas for when you really want to kick back; for me there's no better.
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