I’ve been planning to try out this pub with a catchy name Tommy Tucker in Fulham, SW London for a while. While there is certainly no lack of gastropubs in Fulham I was still on the search for the one that makes me go “wow”. There is of course the Michelin starred Harwood Arms which is very good, but I really wanted to find something with a more traditional, pubby atmosphere.
Tommy Tucker stands out on Mr Google with its high score (4.6/5) so my expectations were high when I finally ventured there on a rainy Saturday evening. Long story short, Tommy Tucker did not disappoint. It has actually quite impressed with its food. Nothing pretentious yet highly skilfully prepared and presented dishes clearly show that food is taken very seriously here. We had two starters and two mains and every single dish was a delight.
The menu says that “All meat & fish is cut from the bone daily & the produce is held ‘star of the show'”, and I couldn’t disagree with this statement.
The wine list is of decent length, and markups – in particularly on Champagne – are attractively low compared to many other places. Overall very decent price tag, especially considering the quality: under £30 per head for 2 courses and a glass of wine, and that on a Saturday evening.
The service was friendly but inattentive at times (e.g. we sat with empty starter plates for quite a while; or I asked to see the wine list again and it never came), but in their defense it was very busy.
Since I mentioned my preference for a relaxed, pubby atmosphere… TT was exactly as I hoped it would be, lively and buzzing, with a semi-separate quieter area with more tables for two.
With just one visit Tommy Tucker has made it to the list of my local favourites and I will surely be back to taste my way through their menu.
The Tommy Tucker 22 Waterford Road, SW6 2DR Pub Open: 11am – 11pm (Midnight Fri & Sat) Kitchen Open: Mon-Sat Lunch: 12-3pm Dinner from 6-10pm Sunday Lunch: 12-9pm Bar Food: until 10pm