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The Crooked Well

#1,581 of 18,389 Restaurants in London
$$ - $$$European, British,
16 Grove Lane, London SE5 8SY, England
+44 20 7252 7798
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“rabbit pie” (9 reviews)
“gazpacho” (3 reviews)
“sunday roast” (11 reviews)
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CUISINES
European, British, Pub, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
16 Grove Lane, London SE5 8SY, England
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1 - 10 of 268 reviews

Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

I’ve had two meals recently at this popular gastropub. First time round the rabbit-based sharing pie. With beers. That was good. Second time the “picanha” steak at half price. Relatively disappointing steak, but okish. Rioja ok. I just feel the place tries a bit too...More

Thank Floripano
Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

Perhaps I can get away with the painfully slow service, with the ludicrous price, with cold bun, but seriously, where do you buy meat? Worst hamburger ever. The good news is I didn’t get sick.

Thank NoAssumptions
16MGA, Owner at The Crooked Well, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

The beef for the burgers is pedigree Sussex sourced directly from Coopers Farm in East sussex. We have great feedback from our burgers so i'm sorry to hear you did not enjoy yours in this occasion!

Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

My daughter’s wedding reception at this lovely venue in easy walking distance of Peckham Registry Office was excellent. All dietary needs were catered for with an excellent range of beautifully prepared and presented food. The starters were served downstairs, followed by delicious beef wellington and...More

Thank JMCefalas01
Reviewed 28 February 2018 via mobile

The title says it all, this has to be one of the best locations for a great traditional Sunday roast! Book in advance, it’s very popular.

Thank Jason K
Reviewed 9 February 2018

there's a reasonably varied menu and a good selection of real ales and ciders. Be aware the kitchen doesn't start cooking until 6.30pm so if you are looking for something to eat between wor and the train, you may be disappointed

Thank markmsomerset
Reviewed 26 January 2018

I came here with my boss for a quick lunch one weekday afternoon. It was delicious, much better than expected. I would definetly eat here again. Being a work lunch I didn't drink any alcohol, but it looked like there was a wide range to...More

Thank lozzyhickers
Reviewed 22 January 2018

A wonderful gastro-pub all days all times. Food delicious. Service immaculate. Staff always knowledgeable and friendly. We are a 15 minute walk and very lucky that the Crooked Well is so close. Easily Camberwell's finest. (Ignore the visit dates...we go often for lunch at weekends...More

Thank RMWatson
Reviewed 19 January 2018 via mobile

I have been there for a dinner with friends! I must say that steaks we’re amazing cooked well and tasty ! Very friendly staff ! I’ll come back again !

Thank John W
Reviewed 15 January 2018

Went to a birthday lunch on a Sunday in the private room upstairs. A little quirky adjacent to the kitchen prep area with a curtain making up one wall.A nice relaxed place. Drink service was excellent from the small bar in the room and so...More

Thank davidgibbs583
Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

We were made up by the ethos of this restaurant. Lots of the menu are things to share, which works well with a group. The food was excellent. We had the roast lamb for two. The service was very good. We had an American waiter...More

Thank Damonwalker666
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Daniel D
31 January 2015|
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business casual, not jeans and tshirt, lots of family outings, smart attire but not semi-formal, hope this helps.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Monday
12:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
12:30 PM - 12:00 AM
Wednesday
12:30 PM - 12:00 AM
Thursday
12:30 PM - 12:00 AM
Friday
12:30 PM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 12:00 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
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Description
The Crooked Well is a neighbourhood favourite in the heart of Camberwell. Our award winning drinks list of classic cocktails, local beers and handpicked wines is sure to quench your thirst. And whether you are looking for a light bite or a full slap-up meal, our seasonal menu of family-style sharing dishes, and modern european home-cooking will fit the bill.
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