Reserve a Table
Reserve a table
To make a reservation, please use the booking widget, which offers real-time bookings using the “instant book” buttons. Tables at the most popular times (7pm-8pm) generally get booked up first. If “instant book” is not available for the exact time you want, do check to see if it is available at a slightly different time. Alternatively you can make an enquiry and we will respond within 24 hours but generally it is best to use the “instant book” buttons. Weekends are particularly busy so we recommend you secure a table well in advance.
Last Minute Reservations
If you wish to make a last minute reservation, or you can’t find a table at your preferred time, feel free to email us or call us on 020 7186 5555.
If you are local and want to “try your luck” we do keep the tables on the terrace at the front of the restaurant for “walk-in” guests and last-minute phone bookings. However please note these tables do not have heating available and face onto London Road.
Eat indoors or 'al fresco'
Our courtyard garden is currently covered with a temporary roof to keep you dry and we have three three powerful IR heaters to keep the chill off during colder weather. Please note that during the colder months we do not always open the garden and, for operational reasons, may have to reallocate your table indoors.
Government restrictions on the number of diners on a table, and maximum group sizes have currently been withdrawn. Our floor staff are still wearing masks and we request that diners still wear masks when walking around inside the restaurant.
Demand for tables, both indoors and outdoors is still high at the moment – especially at weekends.
We take credit card authorisations for parties of more than two on weekdays and for all bookings at weekends. Your card would only be charged in the event that you do not honour the reservation without giving us minimum 24 hours notice (or 48 hours for tables of more than six).
Frequently Asked Questions
We strongly recommend booking a table – especially at weekends (Friday evening – Sunday afternoon). We generally keep tables on the front terrace for last minute bookings and walk-in guests on the day – subject to suitable weather.
Unfortunately, experience shows that occasionally guests book a table and then do not honour their
reservation (i.e. they just don’t show up). This means that we are holding a table, which other guests
could have booked and because we are not in a prime footfall area we are unlikely to be able to fill
booked tables with “walk-in” guests.
Unlike some restaurants, which actually take a deposit to secure tables, we only take a card
authorisation to confirm tables at busy times. We would only charge the card if you did not honour
the reservation without giving us at least 24 hours notice of cancellation (or 48 hours notice in the
case of larger tables)
We do understand that during the current pandemic things can change at the last minute, and we
can generally make exceptions and be flexible if you call us and explain the situation if it related to
Covid-19. In the worst case scenario – providing you give us at least a couple of hours’ notice – we
may charge your card with a late cancellation charge, but issue you with a voucher which you can
use on a future occasion.
If you are booking a large group, or need exclusive use of an area of the restaurant, we would take a
deposit up-front, which is then either offset against the bill, or refunded to you the next day (if the
bill is paid in full).
Reservation Terms and Conditions
We take credit card authorisations of £20 per head for all tables at weekends and for most tables on weekday evenings. For weekday lunches we take card authorisations of £10 per head for parties of more than five.
We will not charge anything on the card unless you fail to honour your reservation without giving us at least 24 hours notice of cancellation (this increases to 48 hours or more for a total cancellation of larger parties).
We understand that circumstances may change on the day – particularly during the Covid pandemic. We will try to be as flexible as possible within the last 24 hours and may waive the charge if you contact us and explain the situation at the earliest opportunity. Alternatively, we may make the charge and offer you a voucher to the same value to be redeemed on a future date.
If the numbers of guests changes on the day, please let us know at the earliest opportunity. We generally take a reasonable approach to changes of number on the day and understand that one or two people could drop out. However, if the number of guests dining decreases by more than 20% of those booked we may make a charge on the card for those guests who are absent – particularly if we are not informed about the change at least two hours prior to arrival. Please also be advised that if the number of guests ends up more than the table capacity we may not be able to accommodate the extra guest(s).
For private hire of the whole restaurant, or for a part of the restaurant (eg the garden, or the main restaurant) we require a deposit up-front at the time of booking. Please enquire.