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Locale - Blackheath

1 Lawn Terrace, London, SE3 9LJ +44 2036417781

((((* Steaks & Grills
Main course: £14
Food spend: £32
Opening hours
Monday to Thursday: 17:00 - 22:30
Friday: 17:00 - 23:00
Saturday: 11:00 - 15:00 & 17:00 - 23:00
Sunday: 11:00 - 22:00

Very good service, great ambience in the restaurant, and a very well positioned table, as we had requested a table out of the way as we were celebrating a special occasion. The food was very good, but the fillet steak was more towards well done than medium.

Eugene Philalithis 12 December 2016
from London

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At the heart of Blackheath Village, Locale is a contemporary restaurant and bar specialising in steaks, seafood and cocktails. A grand wooden staircase leads onto the spacious Locale dining room, with its magnificent open kitchen and contemporary cocktail bar.

From executive chef Paolo Barone, formerly of Osteria Basilico and Locanda Locettelli. the Locale menu mixes homemade pasta with a selection seafood, sushi and grilled meats. The house speciality is Fiorentina steak from specially imported Chianina beef cooked on the Josper grill, whilst elsewhere on the menu, lobster with hand-cut fries, slow-roasted pork belly with slow-braised cabbage, and beer-battered fish and chips are firm favourites.

With an architecturally salvaged cocktail bar at its hub, the lively dining room at Locale in London also offers an extensive drinks list. Sample creative cocktails, local craft beers and wines from the cellar.

In a peaceful suburb, Locale Blackheath evokes an air of sophistication, with regular happy hours on offer. Blackheath Rail Station sits just 2 minutes’ walk away.

Locale - Blackheath

1 Lawn Terrace, London, SE3 9LJ

Contact +44 2088520700
Reservations +44 2036417781

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Customer reviews for Locale - Blackheath

4.0 ((((* (based on 128 reviews)
85% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (91)
  • romantic (59)
  • large parties (42)
  • lunch (38)
  • trendy (30)
  • private dining (28)
  • entertainment (27)
  • luxury (27)
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  • child friendly (16)
  • business (14)
  • al fresco (4)
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  • breakfast (2)
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  • ((*** 23 January 2017 by Pam Bowen from Blackheath

    No problems with booking

  • ((((* 23 January 2017 by Becky Fuller from London

    I had not been to Locale before - I noticed it when it opened but as it's on a side street I had not walked directly past it and so hadn't seen inside or the menu etc. I'd say it probably needs a bit more of a push on the PR side as it was such a treat to finally get to know the place.

    Both our meals were fantastic, I had the burrata and squash salad, then another starter of crab ravioli and both were excellent. We had Vesper Martinis which are my favourite and they were very well done. The building and decor is lovely, I think I'd be as happy coming for cocktails as I would a meal.

    My only reason for not giving 5 stars is that I was brought the wrong starter but it was sorted out immediately.

    Overall, we had a great meal, the staff were all lovely and we will definitely be back.

  • ((((* 20 January 2017 by Mahmoud Mofakham from London

    Excellent service. Friendly and helpful staff. Lovely ambiance and reasonable noise level. Good menu choice.

  • ((((* 19 January 2017 by Mark Richter from London

    It was good but could have been better. They ran out of steak knives on Steak Monday!? Not bad overall but one star missing due to a few minor things

  • ((((* 17 January 2017 by Mary Hunter from London

    Excellent food and valve for money . Good atmosphere for a Monday evening.

  • ((((( 16 January 2017 by Ligaya Wickramanayake from London

    Loved the all day Happy hour cocktails on a Sunday. The food is always of a good standard in Locale and the atmosphere in the restaurant intimate and relaxed.

  • ((((( 19 December 2016 by Elizabeth Pearson from London

    Loved it.

  • ((((* 12 December 2016 by Eugene Philalithis from London

    Very good service, great ambience in the restaurant, and a very well positioned table, as we had requested a table out of the way as we were celebrating a special occasion. The food was very good, but the fillet steak was more towards well done than medium.

  • (((** 9 December 2016 by Louise Blyde from London

    Food, atmosphere and music was fabulous. The food came quickly and tasted as good as it looked however the service was slow on arrival. We eventually ask to see the wine list after being sat at our table for nearly 10 minutes.

  • (**** 7 December 2016 by Martine Atkins from Blackheath

    I was really, disappointed and embarrassed with our experience on Sunday at 2.30 for lunch. We brought 2 friends as we had ALWAYS had such fantastic evenings at Locale in the past for dinner with wonderful food and great atmosphere but Sunday was very different. When I booked the table, I was told that the only option was a Christmas lunch and we had to book in advance from a set menu and pay a deposit as it would be really busy. When we arrived it was really quiet with only a few other diners, the table was looking right into the kitchen. Our starter of Salmon was very good but the main course was very poor, it looked a bit like a turkey dinner you would get at a school lunch. I had requested no potatoes but when the mains arrived I had roast potatoes on my plate and the waitress said she would change the order, I told my friends to start as the meal was only just hot and I did not want it to get cold. I had to wait until they were half way through their meal before mine arrived and again it was only just hot enough to eat and very poor. We had ordered crackers and prosecco on arrival and the crackers must have come from the pound shop and were of very poor quality.The portion of Christmas pudding the men received was really inadequate, very small with a spoonful of custard over the top, in fact the men really did not have enough food in total for the whole meal. I did not eat the panna cotta (one of my favourite desserts) as it was far too sweet, but your staff did not ask when they came to clear the table, I did say "it was far too sweet", which was met with no response at all from the waitress. My friends Chocolate brownie was very good. You may wonder why I did not complain at the time, this was out of embarrassment as we had suggested to our friends that they come with us to Locale as we were so confident and looking forward to the usual great experience we have come to expect from your restaurant. I must say the head waiter was charming. Please respond.

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