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The Phoenix

#8,399 of 19,555 Restaurants in London
₹₹ - ₹₹₹, British,
Windsor Walk | Denmark Hill, London SE5 8BB, England
+44 20 7703 8767
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible16%
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Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
Windsor Walk | Denmark Hill, London SE5 8BB, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Second time coming here. Both times the lovely young man serving us was very helpful and friendly. The food was delish BUT they had run out of our first choice both times. Aside from that though my mother and I had a lovely time.

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank GeneMHarris
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This pub has gone downhill. It used to be a dead very for a decent pint and good choice of well kept, varied, cask beers. However this is my second visit either side of Christmas and once again it has really disappointed. Four cask pumps...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank HopeRobert
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Four hand pumps, one ale on. Turned out cloudy and sour. Had to get two barmen to agree it was naff. Offered something else. Chose one . Told it was another quid. Making that one £6.80. Won’t be back!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank L9067VCpetera
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Don't come to this pub for food!!! We used to come here all the time but they must have changed management/chef recently. Our Sunday roast for us and the chips and squid for the kids were all horrific. A microwaveable Sunday roast would have been...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Venetia L
GeneralManagerAA, Manager at The Phoenix, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Venetia, Thank you for taking the time to write your review and bring this to my attention. I'm sorry that you feel disappointed by your visit to the Phoenix on Sunday. I have been here for 10 months, and the most recent change to...More

Reviewed 14 December 2018

Went for our work Christmas lunch today, oh boy big mistake! At the time of booking we had to submit our choices from the menu. Arrived at 2pm and had to wait 45 minutes for our starter - how long does it take to heat...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank paulacfreak2017
GeneralManagerAA, Manager at The Phoenix, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Paula, Thank you for taking the time to write your review. I'm really sorry that you felt we missed the mark with your festive lunch. I'm sure you can appreciate that it's a challenging time of year, with an additional food and service offer...More

Reviewed 1 November 2018 via mobile

Stopped with a coworker after deciding we didn’t want to eat at a ritzy restaurant in London. We stopped in and order dinner and a few drinks. The food was good and the service was good as well. Definitely recommend it!

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank 938justink
GeneralManagerAA, Manager at The Phoenix, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2018

Thank you for taking the time to shout about us, Justin. We're so pleased you had such a great time, and that ritzy resto's loss was absolutely our gain. I hope we're able to welcome you again soon.

Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile

I visited the Phoenix on a Friday night and was pleasantly surprised by the warm and friendly atmosphere inside. Drinks and Food were of high quality and extremely fairly priced for a London Venue, however as good as the atmosphere and drinks were it was...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank ZoeR_12
GeneralManagerAA, Manager at The Phoenix, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2018

Hi Zoe. Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such an awesome note about your evening with us. I have passed your comments on to our lovely Rowan; she is really touched by your kind words, and I am very proud of...More

Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile

Arriving in London 7.40, Heathrow Express, walking downtown , bying just by coincidence a flat cap at Farlows (since1840). An Americano and a scone in Hide Parc . Discussing Tioguanine and IBD in Kings and What to do your “last hour” before going back to...More

Date of visit: July 2018
1  Thank Christinus
General Manager A, Manager at The Phoenix, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2018

Thank you so much for such a wonderfully descriptive review, Christinus. We're so pleased that you all enjoyed life in the Phoenix. We're very proud of the quality of our beers, and were awarded full marks from Cask Marque in July, so I'm sure if...More

Reviewed 18 June 2018

We found this pub by chance a year or so ago and after another wonderful visit thought it only right to leave a review. The pub has been lovingly restored and coupled with the location above the railway (and perhaps helped by the prosecco) we...More

Date of visit: June 2018
5  Thank trudibrowne
Reviewed 13 June 2018 via mobile

Such a lovley looking pub and I have wanted to visit this pub for years with my family . so I paid £8.00 for parking outside and then went inside to fabulous decor and extremely moody and most miserable staff I have ever come across....More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank 209lynnes
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 12 - US$ 21
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Windsor Walk | Denmark Hill, London SE5 8BB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7703 8767
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A Denmark Hill pub of mythical proportions.It's not often a pub can make the earth move. Abuzz with friendly banter and offbeat charm, you'll find The Phoenix benefits from more than just good vibrations from the throng of trains below. Like its mythical namesake, this quirky venue rose from the flames of the great Denmark Hill Station fire. Remnants of the building's original character blend effortlessly with the cosy furnishings, resulting in a look as sublimely eclectic as our speciality drinks list, and as timeless as the defunct yet impressive station clock hanging pride of place from our high-vaulted ceilings.
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