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The Crooked Well

#2,830 of 17,958 Restaurants in London
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16 Grove Lane, London SE5 8SY, England
+44 20 7252 7798
17:00 - 00:00
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Sun 12:00 - 23:00
Mon 17:00 - 00:00
Tue - Thu 12:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 01:00
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Every time I have come to this restaurant the same man (small, white, balding manager) has treated me like a criminal. Maybe it's about the way I dress, or talk, but this one particular man is not very receptive to my custom despite my average spend and his air of servitude. The man in question ignored my requests for service... More 

1 Thank woodland w
Management response:

Hi woodland w, My name is Harry and I am the manager in question at the Crooked Well. I remember you from yesterday and I really feel like you have misread the situation here. There is absolutely no reason why you would not be welcome and I don't believe you were treated as such. All of our exchanges with you... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not the cheapest but one of the nicest Sunday lunches. The pie to share was delicious. Friendly staff. Best to book if you want to eat.

Thank Larissa120
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited on a Thursday evening for a quiet drink and some food. Food was excellent but even more impressive was the well knowledgable barman and could suggest the perfect wine to accompany my dinner. After dinner, hung around at the bar for some delicious cocktails which he suggested. Overall it was a lovely buzzing atmosphere with charming staff, would defiantly... More 

Thank Emily F
Greater London, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Visited The Crooked Well on a Sunday afternoon for lunch and it's everything you would expect from a trendy gastro pub, e.g. quality of service, decor, choice etc etc. A couple of things I didn't like were firstly the cost of a pint of soda water and lime, which was £2.75! Daylight robbery to be honest and no way should... More 

Thank Djuro R
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

We returned here after a visit about a year ago. Good food and wine and service, and a step above the usual pub with restaurant fare. Steaks were fabulous. Keep up the good work Crooked Well!

Thank James W
Guildford, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

We needed to be in camberwell as were celebrating at a friends house. We stopped here in the afternoon and it's such a good find. The toilets aren't the best, but prosecco came with an ice bucket and we could sit outside and enjoy the first sunlight of the year. Would go back!

Thank Laura H
London, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

This is a lovely pub in Camberwell. The food was really good, better and interesting choice than your average gastro pub. The building itself is also lovely, and staff and service were unfailingly polite. We went most recently for lunch on a saturday and it was fairly empty but previously have been for sunday lunch and booking was essential. They... More 

Thank MollyB697
London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 February 2017

I celebrated my 30th birthday party at The Crooked Well, packing out the private upstairs dining space with fifty guests. The Crooked Well team were incredibly easy to work with and accommodating in the run-up, and the day went so smoothly I can’t thank them enough for being such a fantastic venue to work with. Everyone I spoke to remarked... More 

1 Thank complimentarybiscuit
Cirencester, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Good points: Very good food, chicken, beef and fish pie all very tasty. Wines reasonably priced. Good ambience. Friendly staff. Negatives: Too busy at Sunday lunch. We were 6 crammed on to a small table ( previously we had booked the table). Vegetables arrived way too late.

Thank Chispeee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Really nice pub. Great service, our waitress was new but very pleasant and endearing. Shared a chateaubriand with the misses, very good value at half price on the steak night offer. Very good quality steak and a nice atmosphere. Enjoyable evening

Thank chauveau_10

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
British, Pub, Bar, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16 Grove Lane, London SE5 8SY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7252 7798
new owners good food in bit of London off beaten track

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?