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The Black Dog Freehouse

#450 of 17,567 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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112 Vauxhall Walk, London SE11 5ER, England
+44 20 7735 4440
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I had been here before and returned with some colleagues for Christmas get together. I did find the whole online booking, credit card verification and pre-ordering food online a bit onerous, especially when I received a message saying my booking had been cancelled (it had not). That's perhaps Christmas for you. That being said it had no impact on my... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I've been to the Black Dog after work many times, but this was my first visit on a weekend. I took around 25 of my friends there for a Christmas lunch, and we had a great time. The staff were really helpful and friendly, the atmosphere was fun and the food was great.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

In a back street of Vauxhall away from the tourist trail. Not unreasonably priced drinks for London. But a small bowl of peanuts is nearly three quid so perhaps smuggle in a packet from the corner shop if you must nibble! Nice decor and friendly staff. Interesting clientele, good selection of real ales. Recommended.

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Raritan, NJ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

After a long day exploring the streets of London, we came in for a pint of English beer and a cheeseburger! The place was packed. As we walked by, we originally thought to go back to the hotel unwind and then go out to dinner. This place was lively it just drew us in! Friendly staff, reasonable prices, and convenient... More 

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love this pub and come here practically every week, not because I'm an alcoholic but because I work nearby and it's excellent. This review though is for a party I hosted there yesterday - Sunday lunch for 50 people. The lunch was delicious and the kitchen and staff were able to cope expertly with serving so many people at... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Met colleagues after work here for a pint and a cheeseburger. Both were excellent and even though the place was packed the food and drink all came relatively quickly. The burger was very tasty and sizeable!

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Thank Windsor999
London, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best pub in Vauxhall by far. Food is above what most "gastro" pubs offer. Well looked after beer. Amazing staff. Always nice and busy.

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Thank Robson84
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great little bar in Vauxhall - VERY Open kitchen, did not eat however it all looked impressive. Bar staff are fast and friendly (plus they didn't charge me for 1 of my glasses of wine - Always a bonus!) Would go back again

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited as part of some birthday celebrations and it did not disappoint. I had heard good things about the food and drink and it lived up to them. I had a couple of bloody Mary's and they were stunning took me a bit of guard at first with the spice but it was very good. Food wise we shared... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Needed to go out for a quick bite before going to Brixton Academy with er indoors. Vauxhall was the meeting place and a friend suggested The Black Dog. Had a very nice atmosphere - great waiter and waitress looking after us (he saw a tiny bit of water on our reserved table,so dried it down, then noticed table was a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, European, British, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 112 Vauxhall Walk, London SE11 5ER, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7735 4440

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?