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“OK but would not return .....”
Review of The Recreation Ground - CLOSED

The Recreation Ground
Price range: $18 - $32
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Neighborhood: London Bridge
Description: The Recreation Ground is Camberwell's newest late night pub venue offering fresh, locally sourced food, accompanied by delicious cocktails and refreshing beers. Private function room available for free hire.
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“OK but would not return .....”
Reviewed October 14, 2012

My partner and I visited this pub/restaurant today as I had purchased a voucher from LivingSocial which entitled us to a Sunday Roast for 2 plus a drink each for £15. We know the area where the pub is located so knew it was not going to be in a plush area or surroundings and we were proved to be right!

On entering the pub two things hit me, the overpowering smell of joss sticks and that, apart from us the pub was virtually empty! The whole place seemed rather sad and down at heel and was generally lacking in atmosphere. The barmaid that took our order was friendly enough and efficient when taking our orders, bringing us our drinks etc but we had to wait AGES for our food, weird given the fact that there were only 3 tables we're occupied and eating! I ordered the roast lamb and my partner ordered the beef and when the food finally did arrive, we certainly could not complain about the quantities !! There was loads of meat, roast new potatoes and veg on our plates as well as gravy and Yorkshire pudding, condiments such as horseradish and mint sauce were also all available. Whilst the plates on which the food was delivered were very hot, sadly the food itself was not, in particular the vegetables. In fact, if the food was any colder we certainly would have sent it back ! Due to the lack of atmosphere, plus the fact that the only desert on offer seemed to be chocolate fudge cake and ice cream, we decided not have any more drinks or a dessert and left shortly after eating. All in all, our lunch was OK but I certainly would not make a return trip on another occasion or recommend it to others particularly.

  • Visited October 2012
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1 Thank Katalin R
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
“Wrong location for this average pub...”
Reviewed July 31, 2011

We brought a Sunday roast from group-on at £13.00 for 2 + bottle of wine.
So decided to use this weekend at the pub concerned...
It was nothing special to ride home about / make the special trip, other than the price...
We arrived to discover this modern pub, though nearly empty, (probably due to the fine weather Sunday 31st July) but strange place considering decor....
Ordered duck egg scotch eggs to share, very nice except the sauce(from a bottle)...
Main was roast beef and fish pie.... Both average. the house wine was nice.
Atmosphere was dead; with 1 bar girl and about 4 tables....
the plus point was the modern clean toilets...
Over all don't go out of your way for this place....

  • Visited July 2011
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Thank cookiedave
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