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The Crooked Well

#2,646 of 17,852 Restaurants in London
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16 Grove Lane, London SE5 8SY, England
+44 20 7252 7798
12:00 - 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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London, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This restaurant has a lovely, relaxed atmosphere and fantastic, friendly staff. It's so nice to visit somewhere where you can hold a conversation without shouting! The menu is great and all enjoyed our food. Will definitely return.

Thank IshBees
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477 reviews
281 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Second time at the Crooked well. This is exactly what I look for when in London. To start with the venue is lovely.A traditionnel pub but nothing drabby.Good crowd. I had the beef on the rib.Slowly cooked and just peeled off the bone.Excellent dish. Plaice was also very well prepared. Chicken pie is exactly what you would expect.Good crust and... More 

Thank angelo65Geneva
Swansea, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Waiting at Table is not a subservient profession at all. When done well as it certainly is at this restaurant then it can make the customer feel like a king besides the actual enjoyment of a delicious meal. I believe the name of the Manage was Harry and the waiter who served us was Levi. Both were superb, The welcome... More 

Thank Howard P
Oxford, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our friends held a party here after their wedding in Peckham. The wedding group took over the whole of the upstairs restaurant and were served a really delicious roast pork with great spuds. Chocolate pud with ice cream was to die for. Lovely, incredibly hardworking staff and a great atmosphere. Very good light bites later in the evening too. Thank... More 

Thank Tessa S
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 

2 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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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 April 2017

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 13 April 2017 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
19 restaurant reviews
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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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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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135 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
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?