The Phoenix - Sunbury-on-Thames

Pub, Bars and Pubs, Gastropub, Restaurant



26-28 Thames St, Sunbury-on-Thames, TW16 6AF

+44 1932 785358




Based on 63 reviews.


Agregated reviews (63) The Phoenix - Sunbury-on-Thames

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Went here on the 5th July. The service was terrible and the staff were extremely badly trained. I could have done a better job by myself. Restaurant wasn't busy. Took us 20 mins to get cokes. Waitress forgot our order and came back because she 'didn't have a pad' one of the other waiters spent a good 15 minutes chatting to someone rather than serving. Table next to us hadn't ordered at all and had been there 30mins. Ordered another round of cokes, didn't come. Really ?!! A simple order of cokes??? There was only 2 of us!! They were also giving food to the wrong tables...

I manage a restaurant and this place is a shambles. I get its relatively new but surely that means effort should be made. The service was the worst I've ever experienced and I've been to a lot of restaurants (will never come here again)

It's a shame, considering it's the sister to the Norbiton and Dragon.

Our cokes still haven't arrived. 30 mins later.

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A WONDERFUL PLACE! People respect and enjoys, nice area with great waiters and beautiful, friendly waitresses, the owner manager is always present and interacting with the regulars at the bottom of the bar passes the River Thames a great view, the food is well made and hygienically , delicious with fish, meat, burgers, the tastiest fries from UK, who vistar London and not visit the Phoenix will lose a great opportunity to meet a very pleasant bar.

 The Phoenix pub- LONDON, UK - A Wonderful place! People respect and enjoys, nice area with great waiters and beautiful and friendly waitresses, the owner-manager is always present and interacting with the regulars, behind the bar passes the River Thames a great view, the food is well made and hygienic, delicious with fish, meat, burgers, the tastiest fries from UK, who vistar London and not visit the Phoenix will lose a great opportunity to meet a very pleasant bar. Hug everyone 'NoNo' Norival Praes - Brazil Minas Gerais - Bocaiuva.

5 by Review source

The staff stole money from me by adding three pints that I did not have to my tab. Since then they have lied extensively and have behaved aggressively. I have been advised by the police to speak to the owner or manager but the staff behind the theft will not let me speak to their bosses, the last time I phoned the phone was slammed down on me. I am going to continue pursuing the issue with the help of the police.
Its a shame because its a nice pub that I have been going to 10 years. I like to assume the owner doesn't know what their staff are doing but you never know...

1 by Oli Green Review source

Not only we were overcharged by £11 as a barmaid charged us for two salads instead of one. We also struggled to find a fairly clean space in the garden. All the tables were full of dirty glasses and food plates.
About 10 min after we ordered and paid for the food the same girl came and said 'sorry, I forgot the kitchen is closed until 5pm'and gave us the money back. Working in a pub how can you forget that the kit hen is closed???
Outrageous service and place!!!

1 by Review source

We visited The Phoenix one hot, sunny lunch time and sat by the river. The pub has a large outdoor area with plenty of seating and an outdoor bar. It felt like I was on holiday!

Staff are lovely, came and took our order for food and drinks. There was a slight wait for food but it was worth it. We ordered burgers and nachos. Generous portions and great food. I suggest to share the nachos, even though it's a 'starter'. We will visit again.

5 by Kelly Kothary Review source

Menu on website is completely different to what was offered today, and a lot more limited. Had the fish and chips, fish was not particularly big, a bit dry and the chips were lukewarm/cold. Disappointed that none of the PFC (chicken) was available as that was the one thing on the menu that we both really wanted. Only stayed as didn't have time to go elsewhere. Won't come back.

1 by minface Review source

Great pub, lovely location. Went last night, had to wait well over an hour for food (wasn't told this when we ordered). In the 2 hours we were there no tables out the back were cleared and most were stacked with empites. Very disappointed. Not enough staff which seems to be an on-going issue (from my point of view) for this chain of pubs (certainly the Flower Pot).

1 by Review source

Was really impressed with the food but unfortunately the service and lighting means that I won't be returning. Service was a huge let down, from table not being reserved (and nowhere to sit) and having to wait, to one of the meals not turning up. Also didn't like having to keep getting up to order the drinks but maybe that's how they do it here.

1 by Bob Hope Review source

A really nice, cosy pub by the river. There are two rooms, one more for family and dining and one more of a bar. The service is fast and there's a good range of beers (standard and some unusual ones). The beer quality is good and the food looks impressive too. For the Summer there is also an outdoor bar area right on the river.

4 by Dan Hardaker Review source

We waited over 1 hour for some truly dreadful food. Even then, only 2 out the three meals ordered and payed for arrived. When we asked the waitress about this, her comment was 'well it isn't my fault'. Of the 2 meals that did arrive, both had missing items. Both tasted bland and were served tepid. An awful experience.

1 by Dave Tuttle Review source

Really nice pub. We went on a busy Saturday and contrary to other reviews, we experience very good levels of service. They have some really nice beers on. Loved the fact that they have Ringwood beers. A firm favourite. The riverside garden was lovely and friendly family atmosphere. We will be back!

5 by pp7822 Review source

First time here. Felt like they prioritised the locals to us when ordering drinks. Barman didn't look too happy when serving us! Indoor pub space relatively small. I have to say though the outside area is quite nice, lots of seating and a good view of the river.

4 by Watch Dogg Review source

Very disappointed in the food it had better in the past. Food was cold and we didn't get meals at the same time. I did complain where some food was taken back but the rest of my meal was then cold too, they should really have replaced the whole meal

1 by Review source

Staff don't know their arse from their elbow. Tried to order food. Lied and said wait was an hour wait as they wanted to close kitchen. All staff were telling me different things. Won't be bothering with these again. Nice beer though.

2 by Robert Smith Review source

The Phoenix specialises in Thai food. The food is authentic (I know what I am talking about; my best friend is Thai and I have tasted her lovely food many times), the atmosphere is cosy and friendly. Nice, helpful staff too.

4 by Marie Benoit Review source

Staff had no knowledge of their beers. Place smelled badly of paint. Fire wasn't on in November. Children running around as if it was a playground with nobody caring to reign them in.
Plus our table was wobbly!

1 by James Spratt Review source

They smoke their own meat, but not every day it seems. I went for the beef short rib, and ended up with potato skin taco's.
The Phoenix Beef Rationing is in full effect.

3 by Paddy Hastings Review source

Very traditional looking décor inside and welcoming staff, the best thing about this pub is the beer garden that overlooks the Thames. They serve standard pub grub and Thai dishes.

3 by Jag Skillz Review source

Just had a full refurbishment a few weeks ago really tastefully done, very cosy pub now and very friendly and welcoming staff will definitely be visiting more often,

5 by Review source

Excellent menu,. Smoked short rib of beef was delicious as was baked camembert. Good service as always. Highly recommended.

5 by Victoria McLaren Review source

Cosy place decent pub food. Nice in the summer. Very welcoming staff and very friendly. Always good place for Sunday lunch.

3 by Daniel Pretlove Review source

Think they were short staff that night. The boy did his best! May be the manager who was there should of helped.

3 by Rebecca Bryant Review source

Lovely beer garden with a great view of the river and heat lamps. Nice relaxing environment, will visit again.

4 by Sarah Pimenta Review source

Great service ... menu could be a litte bit more varied. Nice little old pub on thr river. Defo worth a visit.

4 by Review source

At time of writing, selling 'American' style food (burgers & hot dogs) which is above par

4 by Adam Prior Review source

Lovely pub . Riverside garden. Well kept. Dog friendly. Rather pricey but expected due to the location

4 by Sharon Ryan Review source

If you want to be insulted and be rudely treated by the landlady this is the pub you want to visit .

1 by Alex Review source

Good choice of real ale, nice food. Pleasant garden by the river. Friendly staff, would visit again.

5 by Alistair Mckenzie Review source

Thai food lovely, can't fault it and have been few times although waited a while for drinks

4 by Carla Diton Review source

Bit small in the winter but great views in the summer from the patio on the river.

3 by Mark Phillips Review source

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