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The Ritzy

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Coldharbour Lane Brixton Oval | Brixton, London SW2 1JG, England
+44 871 902 5739
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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Mixed bag really. Had the veggie taco for lunch today, which turned out to be mushroom and brie, a few strands of cabbagey stuff, and a dressing - in what seemed more like a tortilla 'open' wrap. Very tasty but was presented badly, and nothing else on the plate to make it look super yum. A salad garnish would've given... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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223 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Part of the picturehouse group, this more local independent cinema offers an alternative cinema experience. Tailored to adults, the place screens a combination of blockbuster and alternative films. The sears are very comfortable and you can enjoy a glass of wine while you watch the film- the overall experience is so much more enjoyable. I recommend arriving early and having... More 

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Thank Vishna
london
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40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Recently I went to see Moonlight at the Ritzy. Thje final scene of tyhe film is tender and moving, but even before the credits started rolling, the auditorium lights were slammed up., thus ruining the atmosphertre. Anybody who wanted to leave before the credits finished would be able to see perfectly well by the side lights. I spoke to the... More 

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Thank dcolins
London, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

It's my local. so would almost be rude not to go. Best deals I think come with membership, which although lapsed now I had for 3/4 years. It gets you free reduced tickets, discount on refreshments at all Picturehouse screenings and a few other places to boot. I've been going to this cinema since college, 3 decades (ahem - don't... More 

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Thank Vanessacalling
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Visit the Ritzy regularly to go to the cinema. Much nicer experience than your Vue/Odeon etc, and the cost isn't much different. I have a membership which reduces the cost and gives you discount at a range of places. Tried out the cafe downstairs for brunch the other week and only good things to say about it. Portions are good,... More 

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Thank Lalls92
London
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70 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

I've made reference before that London is a unique place. People spend money. The Ritzy is in a good location and I took my teenage daughter during half term. In total spent £17 for two tickets. It's overpriced as are practically most cinemas. Cannot get into selected theatre in time due to cleaning in progress. Either don't sell popcorn or... More 

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Thank George L L
London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017

I live in Brixton, so went to the Ritzy for a birthday lunch with my sister. We sat outside because the weather was quite pleasant, however the Pizza's we had were completely tasteless, like eating cardboard. We did complain and were offered a free dessert, a very ordinary chocolate cake type concoction. Very disappointing.

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Thank ama57
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63 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

Love this cinema, has a cool independent vibe even though it's a chain. Staff are always friendly and educated about the films they have. Also great popcorn! The bar is great too.

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Thank Isobel T
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27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

The Ritzy is something of a Brixton institution, and has been going in one form or another for over a century now. It's a lovely cinema showing a mixture of arthouse, independent films as well as more mainstream offerings. It has a restaurant/bar downstairs with a view out over Windrush Square, as well as a bar upstairs which runs various... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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224 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Right near Brixton Village and street market, we went for a movie to watch Dr. Strange after having yummy lunch at The Joint and Mama Lan. Love the concession food and snack variety here and ice cream cup choices were awesome. Cinema was clean and comfortable. Definitely recommend to come with family and friends.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, British
Meals
Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Coldharbour Lane Brixton Oval | Brixton, London SW2 1JG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: +44 871 902 5739

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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