The Tommy Tucker

Little Tommy Tucker
Sings for his supper.
What shall we give him?
White bread and butter.

Or, if you’re at the Tommy Tucker in Fulham, we shall give him coal-roasted aubergine decorated with pistachios, tahini, and some cooling coconut tzatziki. And a cocktail.

Tommy Tucker started life as a character from a Georgian-era folk song (and the origin of the phrase ‘to sing for your supper’), then became a member of the Cockney rhyming slang family (meaning ‘supper’), and finally ended up as a nicely polished Fulham gastro, tying the saga up with a particularly fitting bow.

You’ll find it a few yards down the road from the tube station. It’s dressed in a rich navy on the outside, opening up into a nice, light interior loaded with distressed wood floorboards & furnishings that surround a studded zinc bar. Dangling above that bar is a large vintage sign reminding us that this is indeed a pub: “Esso Lubrication Service”. But first, let’s talk about the  tucker they’re serving to go with it.

The Tommy Tucker

The menu features a wealth of gastro goodness, including small bites like avocado tempura with a peanut & cashew sauce, or some harissa chicken wings with a rich lemon charcoal aioli. The larger stuff includes the aforementioned smokey aubergine as well as some seared duck breast with kale & sour cherry; balsamic pork ribs with pale & fennel slaw; and some Lebanese spiced fish shaksuka with wild rice. And if you’re just in the market for a burger? They’ve got a masterpiece made with HG Walter aged beef, or a Moving Mountains plant-based number.

Now back to the lubrications. They’ve got all the pub usuals (as well as a cask beer, too) and a few cocktails to boot. It’s not groundbreaking stuff, but you can’t really go wrong with an espresso martini or an Aperol Spritz. And they DO have a frozen Sevilla cocktail on offer, with you don’t find everyday. It’ll help you get your head around poor Tommy Tucker’s paradoxical matrimonial arrangements…

How will he be married
Without a wife?


NOTE: The Tommy Tucker is open now. You can find out more and make a booking at their website right HERE.


The Tommy Tucker | 22 Waterford Road, Fulham, SW6 2DR


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The Tommy Tucker

22 Waterford Road, Fulham, SW6 2DR
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0207 183 0882

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