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Blades is a classic Italian Grill Restaurant, featuring a traditional open grill as a centre piece, so you can sit back and watch as your meal is prepared. All dishes are cooked fresh and to order, using only the best of Italy’s herbs and spices, and the freshest cuts of meat around.

All dishes are made with the same passion and love that is used in Italy, and this is evidenced in the presentation and taste of every dish that they serve.

The atmosphere at Blades is warm and friendly, and each and every member of staff works hard to make sure that all have a pleasant dining experience

Relax and enjoy the warm and friendly surroundings which make Blades a perfect choice for any occasion.

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Please Note: The restaurant is closed on Mondays.

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Blades Restaurant
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Libby said "Amazing As Usual
Great Italian food, really really beautiful, can't recommend enough."
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"Excellent
...as always!"
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Timdytandy said
" Great food and a gem of a find. Will happily Coke back again!"
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Michael said "Birthday meal
Nice portions and good tasty food.

Waiter tried his best considering he..."
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Dominik said "Good food and A Pleasant Service
I went there for a date and must say that I was nicely surprised with the food and the service...."
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PDB said "Delighted To Reconnect With Blades
Wonderful staff, tasty food and very relaxed."
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Ian said "Great Food And Atmosphere
Had a great time here. Really authentic Italian restaurant"
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Luke said "Hidden Treasure
Fantastic home made Italian food in a traditional setting. The service was also great, the..."
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Rodrigo said "Good Italian in Putney
Great atmosphere and good food. Can get a bit smoky inside."
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Matt said "Excellent
Fantastic food, attentive and well timed service but not intrusive. Good atmosphere, especially..."
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Lucia said "Really amazing place!!
We had an amazing dinner !!"
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Chantal said "A cut above any Italian restaurant in london
Atmosphere, food and choice for every palate, friendliness, and great wine menu... no faults ....."
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Cliffster said "Worth A Visit
We went to this place with an open mind and had a great meal.The food was nice and well..."
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Mr said "Fantastic
One of the best Italian restaurant experience I have had in years.... Booked a table for 12 and..."
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Autumn said
" Ok"
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Mike said
" Great dinner. Great environment."
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Jonathan said "Good value on tastecard
Bit of a local gem, very relaxed service (if you like that sort of thing), the kind of place to..."
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" Old school plate of vegetables with main. Risotto passable, artichoke salad great, calamari and..."
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"Friendly, Nice Atmosphere, authentic Food
Enjoyed the experience, think this place will become one of our locals...."
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Jenny said "Fantastic meal, recommend the specials
Lovely restaurant full of character. Delicious grilled food choices for those who want to be..."
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Mary said
" Excellent food and service"
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Rosie said "Lovely
Really liked this little restaurant. Food was simple, tasty & generous. I liked the rustic..."
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CA said "Worth re-visiting
1st use of the Tastecard and also 1st visit to Blades was very pleased with the result and..."
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DR said "Be Very Careful
Went in here a few months ago and was welcomed in with the tastecard. Service was terrible e.g...."
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Natalia said "Very nice!
That was our first restaurant with tastecard. Great experience and we are very please! (Me and my..."
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STEPHEN said "A great find
This restaurant is delightful the food is lovely with a warm welcome and atmosphere worth a..."
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jmtwalker said "best place ever
title says it all"
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Angela said "Nice food and great service
Nice experience. Following Italian and Spanish tradition, the food came with bread, butter and..."
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Francis said
" Blades has as warm Mediterranean feeling but with Putney Rowing influences. The food is great..."
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Josephine said "Good value and nice service
Hi there, went to eat last weekend. Had a nice table in the back half of the restaurant which..."
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Bianca said "nice, cozy italian restaurant
we've been to Blades twice due to being able to use taste card on a friday night. the..."
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Victoria said
" The worst meal I have ever been unlucky enough to have in a restaurant. Definitely one to..."
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Hollie said "Mr and Mrs Spry
We went to Blades last Sunday for the first time and have to say it was the best steak we have..."
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RA said "Worst tastecard experience
Really not worth going. Have been using tastecard for over a year at numerous restaurants and..."
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RJ said
" I LOVE Blades - great food and extremely friendly staff - they made us feel very welcome indeed...."
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D&K said "Good!
I used to frequent Blades years ago as a child. I’m happy to see that this restaurant is still as..."
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  • Libby said: "Amazing As Usual
    Great Italian food, really really beautiful, can't recommend enough. "
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  • "Excellent
    ...as always! "
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  • Timdytandy said:
    " Great food and a gem of a find. Will happily Coke back again! "
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  • Michael said: "Birthday meal
    Nice portions and good tasty food.

    Waiter tried his best considering he couldn't speak English.

    Would return again. "
    Posted 5 months, 21 days ago...
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  • Dominik said: "Good food and A Pleasant Service
    I went there for a date and must say that I was nicely surprised with the food and the service. Mind you, some of the reviews I read beforehand were off putting but I took the risk and armed with my taste card I went ahead and stepped inside. Portions were quite large including starters so I advise to share one started between two unless you are super starving. For mains we had calve's liver and chicken with mushrooms - both were delicious and well prepared. Wine selection was ok but mostly you have to buy a bottle so for someone who is driving this is not a wine choice paradise, but still the glass of house white and red met our expectations. Overall we've spent around £57 including service charge but with the benefits of having a taste card the bill came to £37 so £20 in the pocket and a belly full of good food! Oh and service was good despite some of the comments - staff were friendly and quite attentive and not one moan about the taste card! I will come and visit again with another date! "
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  • PDB said: "Delighted To Reconnect With Blades
    Wonderful staff, tasty food and very relaxed. "
    Posted 6 months, 4 days ago...
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  • Ian said: "Great Food And Atmosphere
    Had a great time here. Really authentic Italian restaurant "
    Posted 6 months, 6 days ago...
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  • Luke said: "Hidden Treasure
    Fantastic home made Italian food in a traditional setting. The service was also great, the Italian waiter made us feel like we were no longer in London and in his home in Italy. Definitely recommend! "
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  • Rodrigo said: "Good Italian in Putney
    Great atmosphere and good food. Can get a bit smoky inside. "
    Posted 10 months, 23 days ago...
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  • Matt said: "Excellent
    Fantastic food, attentive and well timed service but not intrusive. Good atmosphere, especially for a Sunday evening. Staff very friendly. Would recommend to anyone seeing good quality Italian food that's obviously well made on the premises. "
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  • Lucia said: "Really amazing place!!
    We had an amazing dinner !! "
    Posted 1 year, 1 month, 8 days ago...
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  • Chantal said: "A cut above any Italian restaurant in london
    Atmosphere, food and choice for every palate, friendliness, and great wine menu... no faults .. a superb experience. . I will definitely go again... met the chef and such nice waiter and manager... a must try... "
    Posted 1 year, 2 months, 27 days ago...
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  • Cliffster said: "Worth A Visit
    We went to this place with an open mind and had a great meal.The food was nice and well cooked,the service was fine and the atmosphere of the place was most pleasant.We will return. "
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  • Mr said: "Fantastic
    One of the best Italian restaurant experience I have had in years.... Booked a table for 12 and then increased the seating to18 on the day (22nd August) with ease, no fuss and hassle free. It was my 40 something birthday meal with my family and I couldn't have picked a better place. This was the second time we had been to this place and it was a pleasure to discover that the food was just as good and as tasty as my first visit. Food and service was excellent, food came out hot, in good time with all 18 of us eating together. All 13 adults and 5 kids satisfied!!!!! Thank you Blades!! "
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  • Autumn said:
    " Ok "
    Posted 1 year, 3 months, 17 days ago...
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  • Mike said:
    " Great dinner. Great environment. "
    Posted 1 year, 4 months, 14 days ago...
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  • Jonathan said: "Good value on tastecard
    Bit of a local gem, very relaxed service (if you like that sort of thing), the kind of place to come and relax and dine when you're not in a rush. Great starters and the pasta dishes were tasty, good sized portions, unfussy tasty food. Only disappointment was the Italian sausages, very salty to the point I didn't really enjoy them. Sides of vegetables and fries quite basic but ok.

    We had dinner for people, two starters and four mains, which came to £10 each (though we didn't buy drinks). I think this was good value on tastecard though would have been pretty poor value full price, in my opinion. Nice staff and an enjoyable experience overall. "
    Posted 1 year, 5 months, 16 days ago...
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  • " Old school plate of vegetables with main. Risotto passable, artichoke salad great, calamari and fish ok. Special wine dire but they offered to change. Service really sweet. Seems to be full of locals. Perhaps we should have gone for the grill options which looked good on our way out. Not sure there will be a next time though. Didn't seem to be very Italian. "
    Posted 1 year, 7 months, 1 day ago...
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  • "Friendly, Nice Atmosphere, authentic Food
    Enjoyed the experience, think this place will become one of our locals.... "
    Posted 1 year, 7 months, 2 days ago...
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  • Jenny said: "Fantastic meal, recommend the specials
    Lovely restaurant full of character. Delicious grilled food choices for those who want to be healthier, all of which are cooked in front of you. Friendly, helpful staff and really easy to use tastecard. Definitely recommend! "
    Posted 1 year, 7 months, 16 days ago...
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  • Mary said:
    " Excellent food and service "
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  • Rosie said: "Lovely
    Really liked this little restaurant. Food was simple, tasty & generous. I liked the rustic decor.

    First time using taste card and I was amazed that bill for 2 starters, 2 mains, a pudding and bottle of wine came to £50 incl service!

    Will definitely go again. "
    Posted 1 year, 10 months, 2 days ago...
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  • CA said: "Worth re-visiting
    1st use of the Tastecard and also 1st visit to Blades was very pleased with the result and experience of both. Restaurant staff very welcoming, variety of food choices, well cooked & delicious, and generous portions (they were even happy to box up our leftovers).
    Being a Sunday evening the restauarant wasn't over busy but that made for an extra pleasant evening to be able to chat and catch up with my friends and not have to shout or feel rushed to finsih up and free the table.
    Definitely planning on returning. "
    Posted 2 years, 2 days ago...
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  • DR said: "Be Very Careful
    Went in here a few months ago and was welcomed in with the tastecard. Service was terrible e.g. Waiter wasn't aware of what a Coca Cola drink was. Fillet steaks weren't fillet steaks. As such we didn't feel comfortable paying the service charge. As we made this clear we were verbally abused on our exit with obscene language in front of the other customers. Extraordinary experience and couldn't recommend to
    anyone. "
    Posted 2 years, 16 days ago...
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  • Natalia said: "Very nice!
    That was our first restaurant with tastecard. Great experience and we are very please! (Me and my partner).

    I was welcomed by name which was really nice, restaurant has this amazing, Italian ish atmosphere. I really liked the fact that place was old fashioned.

    Starters weren't big but absolutely delicious. I can't describe taste with words! Probably best starters I have ever had.

    Main course might have been average but portion was massive. They had very nice house wine too!

    On start you will be served bread with butter. Butter was fantastic and bread was fresh and just delicious!

    Go and try yourself! You can't go wrong with this one! "
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  • STEPHEN said: "A great find
    This restaurant is delightful the food is lovely with a warm welcome and atmosphere worth a revisit. "
    Posted 2 years, 2 months, 6 days ago...
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  • jmtwalker said: "best place ever
    title says it all "
    Posted 2 years, 2 months, 8 days ago...
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  • Angela said: "Nice food and great service
    Nice experience. Following Italian and Spanish tradition, the food came with bread, butter and generous portions of vegetables and potatoes. We will definitely be coming back. "
    Posted 2 years, 3 months, 13 days ago...
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  • Francis said:
    " Blades has as warm Mediterranean feeling but with Putney Rowing influences. The food is great and the portions ample.
    We liked the friendly staff and the convenience of booking.
    We will go back as the prices even without the tastecard are very reasonable. "
    Posted 2 years, 4 months, 28 days ago...
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  • Josephine said: "Good value and nice service
    Hi there, went to eat last weekend. Had a nice table in the back half of the restaurant which was nicely decorated and ordered 2 steaks after a mushrooms in cream sauce starter for my husband and fresh artichokes with parmesan for me. All was delicious well flavoured and the steaks came with a lovely peppercorn sauce. The red house wine was reasonable and pleasant and the end price was more than reasonable ! We will go back again and carry on our conversation with the nice waiter from catelonia.. thanks again and see you soon. "
    Posted 2 years, 7 months, 3 days ago...
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  • Bianca said: "nice, cozy italian restaurant
    we've been to Blades twice due to being able to use taste card on a friday night. the atmosphere and place feels very much like Italy particularly when some of the servers barely speak any english. Indeed it feels like you have left the island and arrived in the Mediterranean. as for the food, it's really delicious and plentiful! overall, i really enjoy my visits to Blades and would definitely recommend it. it may not be the most modern restaurant but the food wine and offerings feels truly homemade "
    Posted 2 years, 11 months ago...
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  • Victoria said:
    " The worst meal I have ever been unlucky enough to have in a restaurant. Definitely one to avoid, even with TasteCard.

    Have been using Tastecard for over a year so am used to trying different restaurants. We went to Blades for just that reason. I really really wish we hadn't bothered and had gone to the usual curryhouse.

    The whole experience was awful. The service was atrocious, with two chaps who didn't speak any English. We had to ask for the menu 3 times. The bread (with butter) was stale. The garlic bread was probably out of a packet. The house wine was like vinegar. My grilled swordfish steak was cooked right behind my seat by one of the atrocious waiters, who clearly didn't know how to cook. The fish was served just about cooked on the outside and raw in the middle. I sent it back. It came back still raw in the middle. I left it. My boyfriend had congealed lamb. Awful. The side salad came with tomatoes that were so old they were inedible. The "French dressing" was salad cream - probably from Sainsburys across the road. The roast vegetables were frozen and re-heated. The boiled potatoes were white, and were probably frozen too - or re-constituted. The food was just dire.

    We had to ask for the bill SIX times, and then they forgot to include the TasteCard reduction.

    Our table was literally next to the grill, so that my coat/dress was covered in meat fat by the end of the evening and stunk. As soon as I got home I put the washing machine on and had a shower.

    The only good thing was that the whole experience was so bad, we got the giggles and will no doubt dine out on this story for years.

    Avoid avoid avoid avoid avoid. "
    Posted 3 years, 6 days ago...
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  • Hollie said: "Mr and Mrs Spry
    We went to Blades last Sunday for the first time and have to say it was the best steak we have had in London. We went again last night and the food again was excellent. Great service, food and staff. Definitely try this restaurant best in Putney by far. "
    Posted 3 years, 1 month, 1 day ago...
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  • RA said: "Worst tastecard experience
    Really not worth going. Have been using tastecard for over a year at numerous restaurants and this was by far the worst dinner I ever had.

    My wife had the duck which was not medium but just overly well done and she could barely eat more than a slice as it was just chewy and tasteless meat.

    My Saltimbocca was overly salty and meat was overcooked. The fries that we ordered extra were McCain crinkle cut oven fries together with some frozen vegetables that were heated up. Never seen that in a proper restaurant.

    The grilled sardines to start with were great but the quality of the main courses was horrendous and we left the restaurant hungry and disappointed. Even with tastecard discount this was bad value and I recommend to stay clear.

    Waiter was nice and friendly though he could not save this visit. "
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  • RJ said:
    " I LOVE Blades - great food and extremely friendly staff - they made us feel very welcome indeed. Going again tonight! "
    Posted 3 years, 5 months, 12 days ago...
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  • D&K said: "Good!
    I used to frequent Blades years ago as a child. I’m happy to see that this restaurant is still as busy as it was back then (although a different style.)

    The food was exceptional, the steak was perfectly grilled, and the veg was as crispy as you like. Unfortunately we did experience a slight tale location problem, we were sat in the main thoroughfare of staff traffic, which didn't allow us to settle down and enjoy each other’s company.

    Apart from that everything was tiptop, the decor is rustic, and hasn't changed too much from what I can remember (mostly the oars on the walls)

    I would recommend Blades, as it serves excellent food. "
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  • Libby said: "Amazing As Usual
    Great Italian food, really really beautiful, can't recommend enough. "
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  • "Excellent
    ...as always! "
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  • Timdytandy said:
    " Great food and a gem of a find. Will happily Coke back again! "
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  • Michael said: "Birthday meal
    Nice portions and good tasty food.

    Waiter tried his best considering he couldn't speak English.

    Would return again. "
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  • Dominik said: "Good food and A Pleasant Service
    I went there for a date and must say that I was nicely surprised with the food and the service. Mind you, some of the reviews I read beforehand were off putting but I took the risk and armed with my taste card I went ahead and stepped inside. Portions were quite large including starters so I advise to share one started between two unless you are super starving. For mains we had calve's liver and chicken with mushrooms - both were delicious and well prepared. Wine selection was ok but mostly you have to buy a bottle so for someone who is driving this is not a wine choice paradise, but still the glass of house white and red met our expectations. Overall we've spent around £57 including service charge but with the benefits of having a taste card the bill came to £37 so £20 in the pocket and a belly full of good food! Oh and service was good despite some of the comments - staff were friendly and quite attentive and not one moan about the taste card! I will come and visit again with another date! "
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  • PDB said: "Delighted To Reconnect With Blades
    Wonderful staff, tasty food and very relaxed. "
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  • Ian said: "Great Food And Atmosphere
    Had a great time here. Really authentic Italian restaurant "
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  • Luke said: "Hidden Treasure
    Fantastic home made Italian food in a traditional setting. The service was also great, the Italian waiter made us feel like we were no longer in London and in his home in Italy. Definitely recommend! "
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  • Rodrigo said: "Good Italian in Putney
    Great atmosphere and good food. Can get a bit smoky inside. "
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  • Matt said: "Excellent
    Fantastic food, attentive and well timed service but not intrusive. Good atmosphere, especially for a Sunday evening. Staff very friendly. Would recommend to anyone seeing good quality Italian food that's obviously well made on the premises. "
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  • Lucia said: "Really amazing place!!
    We had an amazing dinner !! "
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  • Chantal said: "A cut above any Italian restaurant in london
    Atmosphere, food and choice for every palate, friendliness, and great wine menu... no faults .. a superb experience. . I will definitely go again... met the chef and such nice waiter and manager... a must try... "
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  • Cliffster said: "Worth A Visit
    We went to this place with an open mind and had a great meal.The food was nice and well cooked,the service was fine and the atmosphere of the place was most pleasant.We will return. "
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  • Mr said: "Fantastic
    One of the best Italian restaurant experience I have had in years.... Booked a table for 12 and then increased the seating to18 on the day (22nd August) with ease, no fuss and hassle free. It was my 40 something birthday meal with my family and I couldn't have picked a better place. This was the second time we had been to this place and it was a pleasure to discover that the food was just as good and as tasty as my first visit. Food and service was excellent, food came out hot, in good time with all 18 of us eating together. All 13 adults and 5 kids satisfied!!!!! Thank you Blades!! "
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  • Autumn said:
    " Ok "
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  • Mike said:
    " Great dinner. Great environment. "
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  • Jonathan said: "Good value on tastecard
    Bit of a local gem, very relaxed service (if you like that sort of thing), the kind of place to come and relax and dine when you're not in a rush. Great starters and the pasta dishes were tasty, good sized portions, unfussy tasty food. Only disappointment was the Italian sausages, very salty to the point I didn't really enjoy them. Sides of vegetables and fries quite basic but ok.

    We had dinner for people, two starters and four mains, which came to £10 each (though we didn't buy drinks). I think this was good value on tastecard though would have been pretty poor value full price, in my opinion. Nice staff and an enjoyable experience overall. "
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  • " Old school plate of vegetables with main. Risotto passable, artichoke salad great, calamari and fish ok. Special wine dire but they offered to change. Service really sweet. Seems to be full of locals. Perhaps we should have gone for the grill options which looked good on our way out. Not sure there will be a next time though. Didn't seem to be very Italian. "
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  • "Friendly, Nice Atmosphere, authentic Food
    Enjoyed the experience, think this place will become one of our locals.... "
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  • Jenny said: "Fantastic meal, recommend the specials
    Lovely restaurant full of character. Delicious grilled food choices for those who want to be healthier, all of which are cooked in front of you. Friendly, helpful staff and really easy to use tastecard. Definitely recommend! "
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  • Mary said:
    " Excellent food and service "
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  • Rosie said: "Lovely
    Really liked this little restaurant. Food was simple, tasty & generous. I liked the rustic decor.

    First time using taste card and I was amazed that bill for 2 starters, 2 mains, a pudding and bottle of wine came to £50 incl service!

    Will definitely go again. "
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  • CA said: "Worth re-visiting
    1st use of the Tastecard and also 1st visit to Blades was very pleased with the result and experience of both. Restaurant staff very welcoming, variety of food choices, well cooked & delicious, and generous portions (they were even happy to box up our leftovers).
    Being a Sunday evening the restauarant wasn't over busy but that made for an extra pleasant evening to be able to chat and catch up with my friends and not have to shout or feel rushed to finsih up and free the table.
    Definitely planning on returning. "
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  • DR said: "Be Very Careful
    Went in here a few months ago and was welcomed in with the tastecard. Service was terrible e.g. Waiter wasn't aware of what a Coca Cola drink was. Fillet steaks weren't fillet steaks. As such we didn't feel comfortable paying the service charge. As we made this clear we were verbally abused on our exit with obscene language in front of the other customers. Extraordinary experience and couldn't recommend to
    anyone. "
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  • Natalia said: "Very nice!
    That was our first restaurant with tastecard. Great experience and we are very please! (Me and my partner).

    I was welcomed by name which was really nice, restaurant has this amazing, Italian ish atmosphere. I really liked the fact that place was old fashioned.

    Starters weren't big but absolutely delicious. I can't describe taste with words! Probably best starters I have ever had.

    Main course might have been average but portion was massive. They had very nice house wine too!

    On start you will be served bread with butter. Butter was fantastic and bread was fresh and just delicious!

    Go and try yourself! You can't go wrong with this one! "
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  • STEPHEN said: "A great find
    This restaurant is delightful the food is lovely with a warm welcome and atmosphere worth a revisit. "
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  • jmtwalker said: "best place ever
    title says it all "
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  • Angela said: "Nice food and great service
    Nice experience. Following Italian and Spanish tradition, the food came with bread, butter and generous portions of vegetables and potatoes. We will definitely be coming back. "
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  • Francis said:
    " Blades has as warm Mediterranean feeling but with Putney Rowing influences. The food is great and the portions ample.
    We liked the friendly staff and the convenience of booking.
    We will go back as the prices even without the tastecard are very reasonable. "
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  • Josephine said: "Good value and nice service
    Hi there, went to eat last weekend. Had a nice table in the back half of the restaurant which was nicely decorated and ordered 2 steaks after a mushrooms in cream sauce starter for my husband and fresh artichokes with parmesan for me. All was delicious well flavoured and the steaks came with a lovely peppercorn sauce. The red house wine was reasonable and pleasant and the end price was more than reasonable ! We will go back again and carry on our conversation with the nice waiter from catelonia.. thanks again and see you soon. "
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  • Bianca said: "nice, cozy italian restaurant
    we've been to Blades twice due to being able to use taste card on a friday night. the atmosphere and place feels very much like Italy particularly when some of the servers barely speak any english. Indeed it feels like you have left the island and arrived in the Mediterranean. as for the food, it's really delicious and plentiful! overall, i really enjoy my visits to Blades and would definitely recommend it. it may not be the most modern restaurant but the food wine and offerings feels truly homemade "
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  • Victoria said:
    " The worst meal I have ever been unlucky enough to have in a restaurant. Definitely one to avoid, even with TasteCard.

    Have been using Tastecard for over a year so am used to trying different restaurants. We went to Blades for just that reason. I really really wish we hadn't bothered and had gone to the usual curryhouse.

    The whole experience was awful. The service was atrocious, with two chaps who didn't speak any English. We had to ask for the menu 3 times. The bread (with butter) was stale. The garlic bread was probably out of a packet. The house wine was like vinegar. My grilled swordfish steak was cooked right behind my seat by one of the atrocious waiters, who clearly didn't know how to cook. The fish was served just about cooked on the outside and raw in the middle. I sent it back. It came back still raw in the middle. I left it. My boyfriend had congealed lamb. Awful. The side salad came with tomatoes that were so old they were inedible. The "French dressing" was salad cream - probably from Sainsburys across the road. The roast vegetables were frozen and re-heated. The boiled potatoes were white, and were probably frozen too - or re-constituted. The food was just dire.

    We had to ask for the bill SIX times, and then they forgot to include the TasteCard reduction.

    Our table was literally next to the grill, so that my coat/dress was covered in meat fat by the end of the evening and stunk. As soon as I got home I put the washing machine on and had a shower.

    The only good thing was that the whole experience was so bad, we got the giggles and will no doubt dine out on this story for years.

    Avoid avoid avoid avoid avoid. "
    Posted 3 years, 6 days ago...
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  • Hollie said: "Mr and Mrs Spry
    We went to Blades last Sunday for the first time and have to say it was the best steak we have had in London. We went again last night and the food again was excellent. Great service, food and staff. Definitely try this restaurant best in Putney by far. "
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  • RA said: "Worst tastecard experience
    Really not worth going. Have been using tastecard for over a year at numerous restaurants and this was by far the worst dinner I ever had.

    My wife had the duck which was not medium but just overly well done and she could barely eat more than a slice as it was just chewy and tasteless meat.

    My Saltimbocca was overly salty and meat was overcooked. The fries that we ordered extra were McCain crinkle cut oven fries together with some frozen vegetables that were heated up. Never seen that in a proper restaurant.

    The grilled sardines to start with were great but the quality of the main courses was horrendous and we left the restaurant hungry and disappointed. Even with tastecard discount this was bad value and I recommend to stay clear.

    Waiter was nice and friendly though he could not save this visit. "
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  • RJ said:
    " I LOVE Blades - great food and extremely friendly staff - they made us feel very welcome indeed. Going again tonight! "
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  • D&K said: "Good!
    I used to frequent Blades years ago as a child. I’m happy to see that this restaurant is still as busy as it was back then (although a different style.)

    The food was exceptional, the steak was perfectly grilled, and the veg was as crispy as you like. Unfortunately we did experience a slight tale location problem, we were sat in the main thoroughfare of staff traffic, which didn't allow us to settle down and enjoy each other’s company.

    Apart from that everything was tiptop, the decor is rustic, and hasn't changed too much from what I can remember (mostly the oars on the walls)

    I would recommend Blades, as it serves excellent food. "
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