Enable JavaScript to run this app.
Skip to main content
OpenTable logo
  1. Home
  2. United Kingdom
  3. London
  4. South East London
  5. London Bridge
Boot and Flogger, London,
0

Boot and Flogger

4.6
4.6
203 reviews
£26 to £40
British
This hidden gem, a short walk from London Bridge, is London’s first real wine bar opened in 1965 by John Davy trading as a Free Vintner. Brimming with genuine character and jovial service, it has the feel of a private members club (for ladies and gentleman) and is home to some of the most original private rooms in the area. Best quality meats hand carved off the bone, award winning steak and delicious seasonal dishes cater for discerning customers. All polished off with a British cheese board and sticky puds. Our wine list boasts a large number of rare vintages alongside an extensive range from Davy’s wine merchant cellars.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 1 time today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    British, Winery, Wine Bar

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Tue–Sat 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–6:00 pm

  • Phone number

    020 7407 1184

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

What 203 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • South East London

    Good for business meals

  • South East London

    Good for business meals

  • South East London

    Neighbourhood gem

  • South East London

    Great for fine wines

  • South East London

    British

Sort by

Filters

  1. B

    Beverley

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 January 2023

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    I've dined here several times and often bring out-of-towners. However, on this occasion there was a large private party so all the focus of the waiting staff was directed towards them. Even though I had booked several weeks ahead, we were stuck in an out-of-the way table with no atmosphere. Within seconds of taking off our coats we were asked for our orders. From this moment on, we were rushed to order and then rushed to leave. Unfortunately the whole experience made me less inclined to return. There are plenty of other restaurants in the vicinity. Very disappointed.
  2. s

    saribienchen

    Hamburg

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 13 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A wonderful experience!
  3. S

    Slmc

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 31 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent New Year’s Eve dinner!
  4. JR

    JR123

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 31 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fish pie and fish and chips were really good. Can recommend the sticky toffee pudding. Waiter was very attentive. Will definitely go back to try the Sunday roast.
  5. MC

    MariCaro

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 December 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Rather disappointing in the food department. Limited choice for veggies such that I had the same mains dish as I’d had the previous visit (celeriac Wellington) and was offered extra sides because they thought it was rather bland.
  6. S

    Seniorsurfer76

    Dorset

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 18 December 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Always a great place to go. Staff excellent. Food is good. Atmosphere great. One of my favourite old London pubs.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely lunch and such a cool venue!
  8. S

    Seniorsurfer76

    Dorset

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 29 October 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience2
    I love this pub but was confused by your booking system. I was booked for 8 45 and confirmed that we had 15 mins to play with. We attended a huge concert at Southwark cathedral across the road. By the time we battled across to the pub it was 8 55. The pub phoned us to say were we coming. I told them I was literally crossing the road to them. When we arrived the pub was empty. We found this v strange as the week before I phoned the boot to try and book a large table to take many of the musicians who had been appearing at Southwark. I was told they were full. I was also told that last orders for food were 9 30. On Saturday night the manager told us people hadn’t turned up. They were totally empty and also told us last orders were at 9 pm. So either they are very unlucky or they all wanted to ho home early. So annoying as this is a good pub and I told friends at Southwark that they couldn’t join us as the pub was full. I could have brought 30 people. But they didn’t want the business I would like clarification as to when Saturday closing time actually is and also last orders.
  9. A

    Alang38

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very relaxed ambience and chilled place amongst all the noise around London Bridge. A gem of an old school pub
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 10 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely superb service, fantastic environment to eat in and beautifully cooked food.
  11. MF

    MarkF

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was amazing, lovely friendly staff, would definitely return
  12. RL

    RoastLunch

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 October 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    We took an American friend who's recently moved to London out for a Sunday roast, lunch was nice and the roast was pretty good. Excellent cauliflower cheese and lovely gravy. Unfortunately the service was patchy, we were forgotten about for ages after arriving and had to flag someone down twice before we were able to order drinks and had similar experiences asking for the bill. There seemed to only be one waiter working so we did understand he was stretched, but it wasn't so busy that it felt unavoidable.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a nice experience, great food and wine! And very nice ambience, excellent service
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Newcastle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 August 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Excellent service, the food was great, and had a really lovely atmosphere. I don't think I've ever had a cheese plate before where I've ran out of crackers/biscuits and have the server just ask if I wanted more.
  15. SQ

    SueyQP

    London

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 21 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Thoroughly enjoyed my meal (Mackerel to start - delicious, followed by heavenly smoked haddock fish cakes). Staff are very helpful and friendly. Two courses and a jug of Pimms £60. Not cheap but such a comfortable yet smart place. Presentation and quality of food plus the professional staff make for a very good experience
  16. D

    David

    Brighton

    83 reviews

    5.0

    83 reviews

    Dined on 26 May 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great place to meet with friends or colleagues, very relaxed great friendly service - which was just right for a catch up with friends after the chaos of the last few years where we had all been working remotely. Would definately go back
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    2nd time we have eaten at the Boot and Flogger. Service, food and wine were all outstanding.
  18. SL

    SteveL

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service from start to finish, tapas dishes and mains were really tasty.
  19. NP

    NikkiP

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 May 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    A really characterful pub set on a quiet lane, but within easy reach of buzzy Borough and London Bridge. The staff were all lovely. Food was delicious and portions generous.
  20. SP

    SamanthaP

    London

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 11 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good find and super food and good location. Great to see an old pub in to a nice restaurant. private dining also available
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 10 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb and always is
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 5 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just about the best old world, hidden away and quality service experience you can get
  23. D

    Davie

    London

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another great evening here. Thank you to everyone for providing excellent food and charming service. A memorable time was had by all. And the bangers were gorgeous :-)
  24. m

    mulberry63

    West Sussex

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Belated Mothers Day celebration.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Surrey

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 23 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Bit dark, but really delicious food!
  26. T

    Tiresias

    London

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 21 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great team. Good food, great wine selection.
  27. S

    Sean

    Anchorage

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on 19 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful and unique interior with attentive wait staff and a well curated wine menu. This is a cozy place for a couple on a date or for a group - the space can accommodate each with its layout.
  28. W

    alexW

    London

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on 26 January 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great pub for food- lots of character and a great drinks selection
  29. N

    Natasha

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and incredible food. I would highly recommend this place
  30. AJ

    AnthonyJ

    London

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 31 December 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We arrived at the restaurant to find that it was closed, notwithstanding that they had accepted our reservation via Open Table. As it was New Year's Eve, this oversight condemned us to more than two hours of wandering around seeking to find an alternative place to dine.
  31. P

    Pezza

    London

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 20 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I went with my wife and found it to be a lovely spot for a cosy drink and meal. I'd not been to a Davy's for quite some time, so I was delighted that this restaurant (the original!) still retains the traditional charm and ambience of the brand that I recall. Great food, very helpful and friendly staff, and great service. Thoroughly recommend and will be returning.
  32. MW

    MichaelW

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Eaten here many times, great atmosphere, service and food.
  33. G

    Goodgrub

    London

    52 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on 15 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service staff cozy quiet wine bar a hidden gem 5 🌟
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Unspecified

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the decor, service was excellent, the food was amazing. We had a Rioja 2013 it was incredible! Amazing varieties of wines. Such a interesting pub, very old and traditional which added to its charm.
  35. SP

    SallyP

    London

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 9 December 2020

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    We had a problem with payment - there is still a second charge on a credit card and I have been unable to get the accounts department on the phone despite 4 phone calls and leaving a message
  36. DB

    DanielB

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 10 October 2020

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Just a very friendly, relaxed place with a good atmosphere, great wine and a simple but good menu.
  37. JM

    JohnM

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 6 March 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice bar / restaurant off the beaten track - busy but quiet enough to have a decent conversation with mates. Food was great - smallish size but a great taste. Staff very warm and welcoming and a credit to the establishment. Thanks for a great night.
  38. JA

    JamesA

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 February 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    My first visit to Boot and Flogger, but decidedly not my last! Truly a perfect ambience, with excellent British and continental food, for entertaining friends or international guests. Comfortable seating, attentive but not intrusive service, moderate pricing (for London) - it was a terrific night. I noted that they also have private rooms of various sizes, which would be great for special entertaining.
  39. ET

    EstherT

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Food was amazing. Service ok - the waiter we had struggled to make recommendations. Really lovely venue inside. One loud and very brash table dominated the noise levels. When they left it was much better. Some quiet background music wouldn’t go amiss. Would definitely go again - not cheap but very reasonable for the quality of food.
  40. B

    Bill

    London

    130 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    130 reviews

    Dined on 2 February 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Went for Sunday lunch before seeing a show at the chocolate factory which is closeby. Both starters and main courses were first class and the recommendation to have the cauliflower cheese was a good one! Staff were very helpful. well worth a visit.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Boot and Flogger is rated 4.6 stars by 203 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 1 time today
Google Map for Boot and Flogger

10-20 Redcross Way, London, SE1 1TA

Additional information

  • Area

    London Bridge

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Tue–Sat 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–6:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    British, Winery, Wine Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Public Transit

    London Bridge

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Patio/Outdoor Dining

Copyright © 2023 OpenTable, Inc. 1 Montgomery St Ste 700, San Francisco CA 94104 - All rights reserved.
OpenTable is part of Booking Holdings, the world leader in online travel and related services.
Booking LogoPriceline LogoKAYAK LogoAgoda LogoRentalcars LogoOpenTable Logo