The Depot

Tideway Yard, Mortlake High Street, Barnes, London, SW14 8SN - View on a map
Telephone: 020 8878 9462

The Depot Restaurant In London
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Overall 9.4
Food 9.0
Service 9.5
Atmosphere 9.5
Value 9.5
Based on 2 reviews

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Had a lovely supper with friends. Table overlooked the Thames on a beautiful summers evening and we found it so relaxing watching the rowers go by as we chatted.

The food was delicious. Starters of Salad Nicoise, spinach, aubergine and dolceletta, chicken caeser were perfect on a warm evening. Their freshly baked break is lovely. Main of roast salmon came with lobster and brown shrimp sauce - had a delicious sophisticated taste, the liver again had a lovely light wine-reduction sauce and the Depot fishcake was crispy and again had a good flavour as fishcakes can be bland. Huge choice of desserts but as the evening was so warm we had the sorbets and icecreams - amazing flavours -blood orange was the winner.

A good wine list with a wide selection from around the world. A decent selection of wines by the glass. So often restaurants limit you to one of each colour but not at the Depot.

Service was very courteous and friendly.

The restaurant was full but never felt crowded or too noisy - just a vibrant buzz.

We all agreed we would certainly come back regularly.
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Overall rating 10 stars
Food 10 | Service 10 | Atmosphere 10 | Value for money 10
Thursday, August 15, 2013

Three of us had a great lunch overlooking a rather bleak Thames.

Excellent value and delightful staff, as well as well cooked and tasty food in a good atmosphere.

Definitely worth another visit, perhaps in the evening (instead of going to Sonny's?).
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Overall rating 9 stars
Food 8 | Service 9 | Atmosphere 9 | Value for money 9
Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Beautiful view, cocktails amazing such friendly staff
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Overall rating 10 stars
Food 10 | Service 10 | Atmosphere 10 | Value for money 9
Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Very limited menu. Inattentive and unhelpful waiting staff. "Fresh" fish returned almost uneaten. Shepherd's pie with little meat and haddock with leeks had almost no leeks but lots of overcooked potatoes which were not mentioned on the menu nor by the waiters, so we ordered extra potatoes. Very overpriced. We will not return.
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Overall rating 2 stars
Food 1 | Service 1 | Atmosphere 6 | Value for money 0
Wednesday, November 30, 2011

We booked and requested a nice table by the window as we were celebrating our wedding anniversary. Upon arrival we were given a table between the wall and the check-in desk. We were told that they cannot guarantee specific tables and that everyone else ahead of us was also celebrating - on a Wednesday night at 8.30pm? I suspect not. We were not offered a different table or even a round of drinks on the house to make up for this - despite there being a table for 6 available by the window - presumably 'guaranteed' for someone else?!

The attitude of staff was not in the least conciliatory and we left, safe in the knowledge that Barnes has a lot of nice restaurants. I hope The Depot realises that its service ratings across the board are so much lower than the rest of its ratings and does not allow this to continue. They are up against some stiff competition.
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Overall rating 3 stars
Food 5 | Service 0 | Atmosphere 5 | Value for money 3
Thursday, August 11, 2011

I moved to Barnes recently and had heard about the Depot quite a bit.

Having been there today, I was quite disappointed. We reached there at 7PM, with no other guest in the restaurant. The staff, was very condescending, and responded to our request to seat us with a view by giving us a very odd seat. I appreciate that we had a baby & stroller with us, but that is why we try to beat the traffic and prefer to eat on a Sunday night and not Fri/ Sat. It was strange, how the waiters were talking loudly between themselves, but were bothered by our little one playing with her toys.

The food was okay. I ordered the fish cake that was decent.

Overall, I am disappointed with both service and food.
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Overall rating 4 stars
Food 3 | Service 2 | Atmosphere 5 | Value for money 4
Sunday, July 10, 2011

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