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The Hamlet Restaurant - Streatham Hill

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by Anna S (subscribe)
Writer living in South West London
Published June 18th 2012
The Hamlet is now without a doubt, the best place to go in Streatham for a good lunch, dinner or night out. The place is beautifully decorated in what I would call "vintage chic" with flowery wall paper, dim lighting and fun blank picture frames surrounding the lights. Best of all it is a 30 second walk from Streatham Hill Station.

The Hamlet has a great atmosphere with very friendly and helpful staff and great cocktails.

The food is also delicious. I have been now twice for food, once for lunch and once for dinner and each time I can't fault it, apart from wanting more, which is always a good thing.

They do a brilliant roast lunch on a Sunday with a choice of lamb, beef or chicken. I went for the lamb on my visit and it was beautifully juicy and of course served with all the trimmings of a normal roast; potatoes, Yorkshire pudding and nicely cooked veg. My second outing was for an impromptu dinner with friends where I went for the full to bursting beef burger with bacon, cheese, lettuce, tomato and BBQ sauce with big fat crunchy chips to go with it. Perfectly cooked and delicious. The full menu can be found on their website.

This is my favourite table below, the round one right in the corner opposite the bar and giving a nice few to the outside on a sunny day.

They also stay open until 3am on a Friday and Saturday night where a DJ plays. Definitely worth a look in as the DJ is great. Whilst you are there, also try the Bramble, an absolutely delicious cocktail made to perfection here; Bombay Sapphire Gin shaken with lemon juice, syrup de gomme, topped with Chambord Black Raspberry Liqueur. For £7.50 (average price for South London), it is definitely worth it. Or, turn up on a Thursday night and cocktails are just £4.99.

The Hamlet is very cosy and can make for a very romantic evening with your partner, a fun night out with friends or a family Sunday lunch. The venue also offer hire of downstairs for birthdays, engagements etc. I am yet to try this out but kind of want a celebration just to hire it out for the night.

Streatham High Road isn't lacking in bars and restaurants any more but if any more do pop up, they will have a lot to live up to now that The Hamlet with its' ageless glamour and effortless chic atmosphere is here.


The Hamlet, 10 Streatham High Road, SW16 1DB.


020 769 1171
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Why? For food, cocktails or a crisp glass of wine
When: Every day
Where: South West London, Streatham Hill
Cost: Varies
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