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Locale (Bar, Restaurant)

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222 Munster Road, Fulham, London, SW6 6AY
Cuisine: Italian
Tel: 0207 381 6137 | Email to Locale | Transport: Parsons Green | Write review

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When it comes to finding Locale, some might say it is tucked away, while the more sceptical would opt for hidden. Whichever you go for, it’s definitely the kind of location that benefits from a handy map on the iPhone or some wily preplanning so you don’t end up wandering along the mainly residential road it’s located on wondering if it actually exists.

At least the little trek from the bus stop meant one thing, we were definitely hungry by the time we arrived. The first thing that struck me about the restaurant was how busy it was for a Wednesday night – everywhere you looked, friends were catching up over a tasty meal and sipping on wine from the restaurant’s select list.

There are too many tables for the restaurant’s size and you’re never very far away from the other diners so Locale is probably not going to score high on those looking for a romantic tête-à-tête in a quiet little restaurant. For those who are looking for a tasty meal but aren’t too bothered about whispering sweet nothings to each other, Locale isn’t a bad choice.

The menu covers the standard antipasti, pastas, pizzas, mains and desserts we’ve come to expect from any Italian worth its weight. Although there are a few dishes that border on the ‘adventurous’, most things err on the tried and tested side – think bruschetta starters, risottos, lasagne and linguine.

Aiming squarely at the mid-dining market, this isn’t the place to go for a cheap steal of a meal, but it’s not a ‘crack open the piggy bank and cry as you hand over the cash’ job either.

The starters didn’t take a long time to arrive, and before we knew it we were tucking into our chosen dishes. The food was well prepared and showed an attention to detail that isn’t often found in smaller restaurants. My scallops were cooked to perfection and contrasted with tiny pieces of pancetta that I chased around the plate long after the scallops had gone.

When it came to mains, though, my dining partner’s chicken and bacon tagliatelle won out. Creamy and delicious, it was good enough to have me sneaking secret bites while his attention was diverted elsewhere. It’s a shame that the tagliatelle trail back to my plate gave me away though. My own salmon with steamed spinach was just that, satisfying but nothing we haven’t all seen before.

In traditional Italian fashion, desserts were on the heavier side and a bit of a challenge after the other courses but appetizing enough that we’d finished them before we had even realised it. And that could go for the whole experience – enjoyable and something you can coast through without really paying too much attention to, aided by some hit and miss service and a congenial atmosphere.
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Customer Reviews for Locale

Average (based on 4 votes): 4 Atmosphere: Value: Quality:

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“I love Locale! It's always busy and has a great atmosphere, the food is tasty and the service is good. It may be slightly more than average pub prices but then it's not a pub!”
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mel, London (7 years 10 months 10 days ago)

“Every time I visit London, I just have to go to Locale in Munster Road. Good Food, Good Wine excellent Service and Fab cocktails.”
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Jeanine Delport, Johannesburg, SA (10 years 11 months 12 days ago)

“Went to Locale with my children and we had a fantastic lunch. A proper childrens menu with proper home made Italian childrens food, no nuggets in site! They loved the meat balls with spaghetti. I had a wonderful sea bass with fennel which I would highly recommend. All in all we had a most enjoyable experience and will I will definitely be back!”
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Sara, london (11 years 4 months 6 days ago)

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“Restaurant was great. Service best i have had in a long time. Waitresses were friendly and efficient and made the experience that bit more enjoyable as they were so happy and made you feel at home! Food is pricey but prices are pretty much at this level anywhere in fulham these days. Quality was good especially when one compares it to Strada down the road. Portions were good.”
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Lavinia, Fulham (12 years 4 months 8 days ago)

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  • Cuisine Type: Italian
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Private hire available in both the restaurant and bar area for events and weddings. Three course menu and buffet menus available.

Updated 11/07/2007

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