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The Crooked Well

#2,781 of 18,273 Restaurants in London
€€ - €€€European, British,
16 Grove Lane, London SE5 8SY, England
+44 20 7252 7798
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible1%
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European, British, Pub, Bar, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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16 Grove Lane, London SE5 8SY, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

there's a reasonably varied menu and a good selection of real ales and ciders. Be aware the kitchen doesn't start cooking until 6.30pm so if you are looking for something to eat between wor and the train, you may be disappointed

Thank markmsomerset
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I came here with my boss for a quick lunch one weekday afternoon. It was delicious, much better than expected. I would definetly eat here again. Being a work lunch I didn't drink any alcohol, but it looked like there was a wide range to...More

Thank lozzyhickers
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A wonderful gastro-pub all days all times. Food delicious. Service immaculate. Staff always knowledgeable and friendly. We are a 15 minute walk and very lucky that the Crooked Well is so close. Easily Camberwell's finest. (Ignore the visit dates...we go often for lunch at weekends...More

Thank RMWatson
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have been there for a dinner with friends! I must say that steaks we’re amazing cooked well and tasty ! Very friendly staff ! I’ll come back again !

Thank John W
Reviewed 15 January 2018

Went to a birthday lunch on a Sunday in the private room upstairs. A little quirky adjacent to the kitchen prep area with a curtain making up one wall.A nice relaxed place. Drink service was excellent from the small bar in the room and so...More

Thank davidgibbs583
Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

We were made up by the ethos of this restaurant. Lots of the menu are things to share, which works well with a group. The food was excellent. We had the roast lamb for two. The service was very good. We had an American waiter...More

Thank Damonwalker666
Reviewed 4 January 2018

I popped in over the Christmas period. I didn't look at the menu before we went in but checked with the waitress before we sat down and she said they had a vegan dish they could do. it was delicious and the service very good,...More

Thank anne1202016
Reviewed 19 December 2017

I live nearby so will admit some local loyalty but I wouldn't keep going here if it wasn't very good. Be it dinner or Sunday lunch the quality of the food is always good as is the service and wine. My teenage children always enjoy...More

Thank Adam P
Reviewed 18 December 2017

We had the private room upstairs for our Christmas meal. The food was excellent - the squid to start was amazing, I went for turkey as the main course and it was beautifully cooked, and there was plenty of it. Unfortunately I had to leave...More

Thank ab06122017
Reviewed 2 December 2017 via mobile

This is a nice pub with good food, friendly staff and a nice atmosphere. It would be 5 stars but it's on the slightly pricey side for Camberwell. Recommended.

Thank James V
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Daniel D
30 January 2015|
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business casual, not jeans and tshirt, lots of family outings, smart attire but not semi-formal, hope this helps.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:30 - 22:00
12:30 - 22:00
12:30 - 00:00
12:30 - 00:00
12:30 - 00:00
12:30 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
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
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The Crooked Well is a neighbourhood favourite in the heart of Camberwell. Our award winning drinks list of classic cocktails, local beers and handpicked wines is sure to quench your thirst. And whether you are looking for a light bite or a full slap-up meal, our seasonal menu of family-style sharing dishes, and modern european home-cooking will fit the bill.
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