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The Old Nuns Head

#4,655 of 18,295 Restaurants in London
#4,991 of 19,222 Places to Eat in London
Certificate of Excellence
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15 Nunhead Green, London SE15 3QQ, England
020 7639 4007
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12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Mon - Thu 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating

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  • Food
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  • Value
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Tuesday burger night

Fantastic burgers, to die for onion rings, one time I just wish their chilli chips were actually available!! Never managed that yet.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The staff and pub itself were/are great, which is why were even more disappointed with our £14 roast - very small portion of average food. In brief, we got: Some kind of cauliflower cheese (but with no cauliflower?!!) One floret of severely under cooked broccoli A few carrots Some burnt crackling One flat as a pancake Yorkshire pudding The meat... More 

Thank Andrew L
Droxford, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

Fantastic selection real ale and loved the three 'taster' 1/3rd of a pint glasses option. Warm and welcoming bar staff with an added bonus of the Oh My Dog pop up there for the evening made for a great night out.

Thank Janetyjanet
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

Happy that this is my local & is Amazing! Good beer, great staff, top food (Burger Bear are the best burgers in London) & I only have to stumble home at the end of the night! Love it!

Thank TheStricklands
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Warmly greeted as we arrived. Great variety of beers and wines all served with expert knowledge and a smile. Ordered the Sunday roast, huge portions and seriously yummy food. Will be going back for sure, like a home from home on a Sunday afternoon! (Or any afternoon come to think of it) keep up the good work, not enough pubs... More 

Thank Christabellab
London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I absolutely LOVE this pub. Their focus on constantly offering something new and never standing still means there's a different pop-up restaurant every 4-6 weeks offering food from all around the world. They are an integral part of the community with their upstairs space being used by all sorts of local groups. I find the staff really friendly and knowledgable... More 

Thank HuddersfieldWit
London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Just had an awesome Sunday lunch at a pub close to where we live. The Old Nuns Head is fab. Gorgeous food at reasonable prices and a great atmosphere with friendly locals and bar staff. Nunhead is getting better and better and this pub is leading the way. Cheers guys. See you next Sunday.

Thank JimmyMcLean
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Most awful Roast Meat undercooked and tough, Swimming in blood and too much gravy, we all left are plates full of food but staff didn't bother to ask why , charged full price for what left really bad taste in my mouth and almost ruined my Sunday ..... I will not be visiting this pub again that's for sure ....... More 

Thank Dominika S
NickTheSnick, Manager at The Old Nuns Head, responded to this review

Hi Dominika, I'm very sorry that you had such a bad experience. When people order the roast beef here they are given the options of rare, medium or well done. The only complaint that our staff received last Sunday was from someone who ordered a medium beef which came out a bit too rare. This was quickly exchanged and apologised... More 

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7 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We visited here with a friend on Sunday 5th July 2015. The pub was clean and the staff were friendly the food looked amazing so we ordered a pork a chicken and a vegetarian choice, we sat outside in the beer garden which was really nice, the food came quickly I asked for Apple sauce and I was given the... More 

Thank Tracey R
NickTheSnick, Manager at The Old Nuns Head, responded to this review

Hi Tracey, apologies that not every part of your meal was perfect - I hope you brought this up with the staff on duty at the time. Gravy is VERY important to us, we now make sure regular taste tests happen throughout the day to ensure no meals are ruined by overly-salty gravy. More 

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3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Fantastic burgers, to die for onion rings, one time I just wish their chilli chips were actually available!! Never managed that yet.

Thank Bricker67
NickTheSnick, Manager at The Old Nuns Head, responded to this review

Thanks for the nice comments, and sorry you seem to keep missing the Chilli Fries. We've recently tightened up on lots of supply issues, you should find the full Burger Bear menu available every time now (but occasionally some items will sell out on very busy shifts). More 

London, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Love going here on Monday when the Burger Bear is in residence. The staff here always look they are enjoying themselves, and are very welcoming and friendly. Family friendly. Yummy sunday roast. There is a cosy spot in the corner with sofas that I like to get. The building is very old and has a cosy, traditional atmosphere. Perfect place... More 

Thank Rebecca W

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 15 Nunhead Green, London SE15 3QQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: 020 7639 4007

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British, European, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene


Open Hours
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 am

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