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This is not a pub. Why is it here?
IKBrunel - 18 Sep 2013 12:49
Food's perfectly good, but the staff are absolutely dreadful. In your face with too much volume, not particularly helpful and seem to think they're part of the package. The way they were carrying on it made the place feel like a speak-easy for northern idiots. Wind it in, lads, you're extremely unappealing.
beer.sniffer - 19 Jun 2010 21:25
You all may have gleaned this from the previous comments.

This is a small friendly RESTAURANT with Peroni on draft. If you are looking for a good evening meal with a few friends this is your place, but if you are looking for a good beer in the evening give it a miss.
Strongers - 2 Oct 2008 13:53
Delightful local eaterie. Fab secret garden at rear.
We love the al fresco option when the weather permits!!
Food - good portions, tasty, well presented and unpretentious. Service warm and friendly. This is my 'home away from home'.
BobA - 5 Sep 2007 12:09
Getting better by the visit.

Friendly (now) and there seems to have been a sea change in attitude. Have had some bad experiences with staff there - one so bad said I'd never return.

But have. And pleased we did.

Food is spot on - and if you smile, they make an effort to accomodate you when you haven't booked.

Happy to recommend.

Rating 7/10 with lots of room for improvement.

Come on Annies - get with it and take heed of customer comments.

anonymous - 11 Apr 2007 20:20
Went there last night with a friend. FANTASTIC!!!
Food was brilliant and if people are moaning about the prices then hello? This restaurant is in Barnes! Staff were absolutely superb - always smiling, knew their products and gave a cheerful goodbye at the end. Top night indeed - well done to all at Annie's!
anonymous - 30 Nov 2006 20:50
Nice food although the burger and chips and risotto are overpriced in our experience. Prawn starter nice.
Good food, slightly arrogant staff (especially french head waiter or whatever he is). Maybe the one in Chiswick is a bit more user-friendly!

louise1 - 3 Nov 2006 19:28
My husband and I wanted to treat my parents to a nice meal somewhere in Barnes to thank them for our recent wedding. It is with great regret that we chose to book at Annie's. On arrival, all was looking favorable. Nicely decorated interior with good lighting and nice outside tables. The initial disapointment started when we waited by the desk, ignored for over 5 minutes by the waiting staff. Following this, we were seated 1.5 metres from the bar yet it took over 45 minutes for all the drinks to come at different intervals. When the main meals arrived, my mother did not even have the 1st glass of wine that she ordered. In reality, this would not have been the end of the world but the utterly disdainful attitude of the waiting staff when we mentioned we were still waiting for this drink was unbeleivable! The food was average and my husbands 'medium-rare' steak still had a pulse. We all left feeling that we had hugely inconvenienced the wait staffs evening by mearly showing up and expecting a
decent experience. Needless to say we will not be coming back!
WildCat - 22 Aug 2006 19:46
First impressions of Annie's were favourable. It was bustling and intimate with seemingly only one table free - which luckily was the one I booked. The staff appeared a little keen to have us place an order slightly quicker than perhaps we were doing. The menu was short with reasonably interesting things on. It was shortly after ordering that I changed the shade position of a nearby lamp to lessen the interrogation like effect of the immediate lighting. To my dismay, the lampshade was adjusted back to its previous (not lopsided) position by a passing waitress. A small battle ensued with further adjustment exchanges. I cant remember who won in the end. As for the food, I had a plate of pork basically - there was not much else, just pork really. It was quite nice. My (delightful) companion went for the risotto which was bland - really bland - as bland as the singer James Blunt. We ordered Jamaican coffees and they were great.
In summary: a nice atmosphere (the people of Barnes on nearby tables were interesting to look at and remark upon) but the service and food were disappointing. For some reason the bill was just short of �100. There may have been a charge for a new lampshade in there somewhere however.
iloveJamesBlunt - 12 Dec 2005 12:19
This is most certainly a restaurant rather than a pub. Food was good and there was a nice range on the menu (I'd recommend the prawn starter), a good selection of reasonably priced wines and very good service. Nice cosy atmosphere, would be great to visit for a romantic dinner as it's candlelit. Nice.
Cleversaz - 1 Sep 2005 22:30
Fantastic - food, service and atmosphere! A gem of a local restaurant - every area should have one. And as we're about to move away, let's hope they all do....
aj1 - 1 Jun 2005 13:39

Had a really good meal first time around then took my parents and not so good - the hamburger and chips (steak burger) was dry and came with no relishes except a bottle of tom sauce. Chips were obviously frozen chips. Bit much at �9.95. My shepherds pie good and prawn cocktails are fab. Titchy portion of risotto tho @�10.95 - only cheese and peas in it!

Smoking gets a bit much - table of 12 near us smoked all the time - before , during and after meal!

Would go back but bit careful over ordering.

harietta - 16 Apr 2005 17:09
The one appears to have gone, so now no complaints about the service.
codpiece - 24 Feb 2005 23:24
Generally good food and, excepting one waiter, very good service. We use it regularly.
codpiece - 19 Nov 2004 15:40
Fab steak, cooked just how you ask for it.
Even better than The Tree House down the road....... and that's saying something!!!!!!
S Macdonald - 18 Nov 2004 15:46
I love this place. My friend lives in Barnes and every time we visit we always have breakfast at Annies - a real treat!
Emily - 8 Nov 2004 10:26
Great food (many old favourites on the menu), service is friendly and there is a reasonable wine selection. The best recommendation seems to be that the local punters vote with their feet - it seems to be full most nights.
Phil B - 12 Oct 2004 14:39
This is a fantastic place hidden away, great food and amazing service, you can't be disappointed here.
Just watch out for the candles!

glen - 22 Jun 2004 20:10
Nice food and good polite service Almost as good as The Tree House down the road.Bar /restaurant.Definately worth a visit then onto the Idle Hour for your last drink,perfect end to the evening in this fantastic village.
anonymous - 5 Apr 2004 22:41

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