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The Crooked Well

) #2,647 of 17,834 Restaurants in London $$ - $$$ British, Pub, Bar
16 Grove Lane, London SE5 8SY, England
+44 20 7252 7798
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible1%
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British, Pub, Bar, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
16 Grove Lane, London SE5 8SY, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago

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
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...More

Thank angelo65Geneva
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...More

Thank Howard P
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...More

Thank Tessa S
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...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...More

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
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...More

Thank Emily F
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...More

Thank Djuro R
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
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...More

Thank Laura H
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Daniel D
what is the dress code?
30 January 2015|
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Response from Daniel D |
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
  • Value
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, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
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