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The Crooked Well

#2,777 of 17,931 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
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16 Grove Lane, London SE5 8SY, England
+44 20 7252 7798
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tue - Thu 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
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London, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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Reviewed November 3, 2015 via mobile

I ordered a ribeye steak which was £23. It was a slab on a plate with half tomato. Are you kidding me? Not even a little salad and needed to pay extra for chips? That's outrageous! 23£? Not worth it. Sorry!

Thank Gianni M
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3 reviews
Reviewed November 2, 2015

Really delicious food, but do check out the price of the specials. We chose a dish "for two" of veal and assumed it would be in the same price range as other dishes for two, such as rabbit pie i.e. c.£27, but when the bill came it was £57! In the spirit of giving constructive feedback, it was suggested to... More 

Thank Stephanie H
Alsager, United Kingdom
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205 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed October 27, 2015

Enjoyed a Sunday lunch with friends and family. Good food and very good portions. The sharing game pie and roast lamb were exceptional. Ten of us sat comfortably at a high table and enjoyed the busy yet calm atmosphere.

1 Thank Pikemere
West Sussex
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764 reviews
397 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 312 helpful votes
Reviewed October 16, 2015 via mobile

We dined here on recommendation and really liked the atmosphere and the ambiance. The menu looked interesting and the wine list reasonably priced: in fact the chosen wine was the highlight of our meal. Two of us chose pigeon as a starter and whilst it was a sizeable portion it was both tough and raw: neither of us enjoyed this,... More 

1 Thank Skippy50
London, Uni
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19 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed October 11, 2015

Fabulous pub with great food and lovely staff. We eat here regularly, it's a real South East gem. They also have a lovely collection of wines and spirits.

Thank Jules9696
London, England, United Kingdom
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135 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed October 4, 2015

This is a local eaterie in Camberwell - a part of London not blessed with many top class places to dine (and I used to live in Chelsea). I used to be a bit shocked by the price but the food never disappoints and the service is tip top so I can't really complain too much. There's no attitude and... More 

Thank Tony M
London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed October 4, 2015

The Crooked Well is a lovely pub/restaurant in a great location just off Camberwell Church Street. We went there for late-night drinks after going for dinner elsewhere, and there was a great, relaxed atmosphere. The service was professional and helpful at all times.

1 Thank rhiannonbee
Southampton, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed September 14, 2015

We celebrated a significant birthday in the 1st floor function room at this restaurant/pub, for 16 people. Service was very good even though they only had one waitress serving in the function room. She was very attentive and friendly. The restaurant only wanted us to have one choice of main course (pre-ordered), but we negotiated to 2. These being served... More 

1 Thank MatthewA386
London, United Kingdom
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87 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed August 30, 2015

Been meaning to write about the Crooked Well for ages. Have eaten downstairs here on many occasions - dinner for two or lunch with the sons, larger birthday occasions or an evening with friends. The menu isn't extensive (and it's pity the website doesn't provide a regular update or current guide) but the food is always very good and well... More 

Thank Colin M
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed August 24, 2015 via mobile

I've tried on a number of occasions to give this place a chance but sadly I accept defeat. The prices are high, the menu rarely changes, which is a shame for local diners, and is often elaborate without being enjoyable. As a bar it is a pleasant experience with a great selection of wine and beer but the restaurant sadly... More 

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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, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Free Wifi
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 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
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?