A South London district surrounded by big green spaces like Tooting Bec Common and Wandsworth Common, Tooting is well served by transport links including Tooting Broadway and Upper Tooting Tubes. It’s a quiet residential area, and restaurants in Tooting are relaxed, informal and unpretentious. Traditional pubs abound, while there’s an array of curry houses along Upper Tooting Road, which is Brick Lane’s South London equivalent.
When it comes to authentic Indian cuisine amongst Tooting restaurants, give Mirch Masala a try. Just a few minutes’ walk from Tooting Broadway and Upper Tooting Tubes, Mirch Masala offers Indian classics with a strong vegetarian selection. Prices are very reasonable, while guests can bring their own alcohol, making for a very affordable evening out. Meat dishes at Mirch Masala are halal.
Amongst Tooting’s gastropubs, a highlight is The Antelope on Mitcham Road. No ordinary boozer, The Antelope does a great line in speciality beers, with an esoteric selection of Belgian lagers and Trappist ales. The Antelope’s a place to really unwind, with its relaxed, cosy atmosphere and quirky décor. On the menu, there’s seasonal, freshly prepared pub grub including a selection of burgers.