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The Old Frizzle (Bar, Restaurant)

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74-78 The Broadway, Wimbledon, London, SW19 1RQ
Cuisine: Gastro
Tel: 0203 274 3056 | Email to The Old Frizzle | Transport: Wimbledon | Write review

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Top 10 things we learned about Old Frizzle bar when we visited:

1) Old Frizzle was a 19th century tax on card games. This bar was not created to commemorate bureaucratic tariffs, but to steadfastly advocate the good old times, when the good old times were tough.

2) Ergo, austerity measures have been put in place to provide remarkable value for money, both on drinks and on food; with portion sizes keeping the most ravenous hunger placated. When visiting the New Wimbledon theatre across the road, there’s a handy pre-theatre menu at 2 courses for £13.95.

3) Sports fans, you’re covered. Plasma screens offer Heineken Cup rugby, Ashes cricket, Premier League and UEFA Champions League football every day and night.

4) Old Frizzle is split into two areas: the high-ceilinged rear library with its conservatory roof, lofty stools, and cackling high jinx, where the young and fresh-from-work release a day’s worth of office tension. Whereas at the front, in the low-level dining area (note the ceiling made from former squash courts), a cosy Swedish skiing lodge is peopled by the casually dressed and those who are, you know, ‘our age’.

5) At 6.24pm, the near-full venue is certainly not wanting for atmosphere. The lights are dimmed and the old rockabilly gee-tar music grows a little louder, provoking friends and couples to move closer together. Later, funk will surreptitiously enter the frame.

6) Despite a drab, perfunctory accompanying salad, the BBQ pork rib sliders are encouraging starters and the tang of sauerkraut really gets things going.

7) There is less success with our mains. The pile of gritty, orange slop is arguably the world’s worst impression of seafood linguine and my guest spends more time ejecting bits of inedible gristle than enjoying actual minted lamb.

8) The burger creations, however, look magnificent. I’d suggest Old Frizzle keeps it simple and sticks to what it does best: burgers, obviously.

9) The wine list is confusing, but there are plenty by the glass and no bottles over £32, we think. Redemption comes in the form of the superb cocktails. The vodka-passoa-passionfruit Solero practically needs a dessert spoon to tackle it, and I’m sure the secret ingredient in the potent Bee Sting cocktail is diesel. Woof!

10) With live sports, live music, beefy burgers, pub quizzes, Sunday roasts, and brunch, this reliable bar keeps the wombles of Wimbledon Common wombling free.
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Customer Reviews for The Old Frizzle

Average (based on 2 votes): 2 Atmosphere: Value: Quality:

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“SUCH a welcome addition to Wimbledon. Had a great evening at The Old Frizzle last week. The staff were so friendly and welcoming and the food was out of this world...so much better than the standard pub food I was expecting. I like that the pub is split into 2 sections, the back being sport and entertainment and the front dining. I'll be back for their Thursday live blues band nights and definitely for another meal or few!”
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emma b, henfield (6 years 1 months 20 days ago)

“Had lunch with my wife - food quality was a bit above average - Atmosphere was alright considering it was a Sunday Lunch - Extreme efforts to improve the look of the place, still ended up like a pub - loved the Library”
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M Benebou, London (6 years 1 months 29 days ago)

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Food

A seasonal menu using the finest ingredients from around the British Isles. Expect pub classics along with a few exciting dishes created by our head chef.

Updated 11/12/2013

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The Old Frizzle Opening Hours

Monday: 11:00am - 11:00pm Friday: 11:00am - 12:00am
Tuesday: 11:00am - 11:00pm Saturday: 10:00am - 12:00am
Wednesday: 11:00am - 11:00pm Sunday: 10:00am - 10:30pm
Thursday: 11:00am - 12:00am    

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