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Bars and pubs, Gastropubs Tooting
4 out of 5 stars
4 out of 5 stars
(39user reviews)

Time Out says

4 out of 5 stars

The interior of this brilliantly tasteful south London boozer is strewn with so many taxidermied animals and skulls it’s like a homage to the Grant Museum of Zoology. A fox rears proudly above the main bar, a deer reads the events listings on a chalkboard and the titular antelope horns hang above a vintagey dining area. Best to head to the vast rear room to sample a impressive selection of wines, spirits and draught craft beers, though. Think ‘1950s village hall’: it’s full of gorgeous wood panelling, stained glass windows, church pews and criss-crossing floral fabric bunting. If it weren’t for the young, trendy drinkers it attracted, you could be at a meeting of your nan’s bridge club.

By: Alexi Duggins



Address: 76 Mitcham Road
SW17 9NG
Transport: Tube: Tooting Broadway
Price: Main courses £10.50-£15
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
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Users say (39)

4 out of 5 stars

Average User Rating

4.3 / 5

Rating Breakdown

  • 5 star:22
  • 4 star:10
  • 3 star:6
  • 2 star:1
  • 1 star:1
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I’ve been going to this cool looking shabby chic Pub with great food for about 3 years. However I have never experienced such consistently miserable and slow bar staff over such a long period of time. My patience is finally done.

Ultimately I lay this completely at the managements door, this establishment simply does not deserve your custom.


A great pub right in the heart of Tooting Broadway. It's warm and friendly with a large circular bar in the centre room. They've got a wide variety of London beers, lagers, IPAs and bitters as well as a pretty decent wine list.

The outside area is great, patioed and a huge amount of seating. The inside dining room is lovely, oak panelled and high ceilings. When the rugby's on, they'll put the projector down. A good pub!!


Really great to find a pub that still has a lot going on. Pub quiz on a Monday, Banjo lessons on Tuesday, swing dance Wednesday, life drawing on Thursday and roasts on Sundays! What more could you need in a pub? 

The pub is big, but you never feel lost in it. Very comfortable relaxed vibe with plenty of little corners to snug into, Really good selection of beer and cider available with some that constantly changes. 


Lovely, friendly pub in the middle of Tooting.  Great food and big dining area out the back of the restaurant.  Live music some evenings as well. The food is great and very reasonably priced.  Will definitely visit often! 


A lovely cosy pub in Tooting perfect for the Winter months.  If you want something a bit different to your usual pub atmosphere try this place.  It has a big room around the side which I only found on my second visit which has fairy lights trailing down from the centre of the ceiling adding to the atmosphere.

A bit of a strange crowd on a Saturday night though, with a mix of hipster guys and older locals frequenting.

A bottle of house wine costs around 16 quid so pretty happy clappy.


I ended up in Tooting, lurred in by the pretence that there was an event called Tootsmas happening in the area... Which I didn't get to see any of. God knows what was actually meant to be happening but, to lower the disappointment, I tried to find the best pub in Tooting and drink as much mulled wine as sensible. Well, as it turns out, they didn't serve any mulled anything, the card machine had broken down and every single person that arrived after me at the bar got served before me but there was a great Irish folk band playing so that has to count for something. The decoration was pretty nice too.


This is the closest pub to where I live, being a resident of Tooting and what a good local to have! The pub is really cosy and just the type of pub you want in winter with comfy mismatched furniture, a great wine list and good food. The restaurant is really nice and a good shout if you have family or friends visiting. The roasts are also lovely and very popular so best to get down there before they run out! There's also a great room out the back where big sports events are shown and overall the pub has a really great atmosphere with friendly staff!

Great beer, great staff, great atmosphere. Good community pub - our second home!


Great typical pub in the heart of Tooting (short walk from Tooting Broadway tube station).

Very cosy, big, friendly with great food and atmosphere

Great friendly atmosphere, lovely food, good selection of drinks and also show the football tucked away in the back room

Great pub - it's very big but spread across 3 rooms so still feels cosy and inviting. The bar area has lots of character, and there is a good choice of ales. Great atmosphere, on both week days and week ends. Food is usually great - the restaurant area feels a bit more special than your average gastro pub with its wood panelled walls and the menu is a bit more sophisticated too, without being pretentious. The room at the back is great to watch sports! One of my favourite pubs in Tooting.


This is quite possibly the closest pub to my house and I do love it, though I often choose others for some bizarre reason. We went along as a family and had a tremendous Mother's day Sunday lunch. The service was really friendly, personal and efficient. The menu was interesting, with enough to be unusual but not too quirky. All the food was delicious - and the chocolate fondant was particularly memorable. Definitely worth a visit and if it's your local should (like I plan to) visit more to make sure it stays in business.

Beautiful pub with an amazing amount of space and outstanding staff. The food is incredible and the prices are extremely affordable. A clear winner for this years timeout awards. Truly a cut above the rest.

Relaxed, homely, welcoming atmosphere. Friendly staff. Great food. Favourite place to drink in Tooting.

You begin walking to the "back" and realise it just keep opening up! Also, the bouncy old chesterfields are nice and comfy.

Love this pub! Great ales, great atmosphere, great food and great service! It's a simple review but there is no need to say anything more, it just tickets all the boxes

A really excellent place for any occasion. Enjoy a couple of pints and snacks watching the rugby and football, or settle down to a great meal from their brilliant menu along with a great choice of wines. The beer choice is really good as its CAMRA approved with at least eight rotating real ales.

The draft choice is great, and the atmosphere is always light and fun. A brilliant pub, and also they do fantastic food. The barmen are pretty hot as well which always helps ;-)

A gorgeous pub! Lovely staff, knowledgable about food and wine. The food is great and well priced. There is a lovely garden, projector for sport if that's your thing, a beautiful French looking restaurant.

A great local with a wide range of ever changing ales, including several local varieties and decent food.

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.

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.

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