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The Crooked Well

#2,774 of 17,925 Restaurants in London
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16 Grove Lane, London SE5 8SY, England
+44 20 7252 7798
12:00 - 00:00
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Sun 12:00 - 23:00
Mon 17:00 - 00:00
Tue - Thu 12:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 01:00
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Greater London, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 water and lime, which was £2.75! Daylight robbery to be honest and no way should... More 

Thank Djuro R
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
Guildford, United Kingdom
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135 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 first sunlight of the year. Would go back!

Thank Laura H
London, England, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a lovely pub in Camberwell. The food was really good, better and interesting choice than your average gastro pub. The building itself is also lovely, and staff and service were unfailingly polite. We went most recently for lunch on a saturday and it was fairly empty but previously have been for sunday lunch and booking was essential. They... More 

Thank MollyB697
London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2017

I celebrated my 30th birthday party at The Crooked Well, packing out the private upstairs dining space with fifty guests. The Crooked Well team were incredibly easy to work with and accommodating in the run-up, and the day went so smoothly I can’t thank them enough for being such a fantastic venue to work with. Everyone I spoke to remarked... More 

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Cirencester, United Kingdom
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210 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

Good points: Very good food, chicken, beef and fish pie all very tasty. Wines reasonably priced. Good ambience. Friendly staff. Negatives: Too busy at Sunday lunch. We were 6 crammed on to a small table ( previously we had booked the table). Vegetables arrived way too late.

Thank Chispeee
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30 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Really nice pub. Great service, our waitress was new but very pleasant and endearing. Shared a chateaubriand with the misses, very good value at half price on the steak night offer. Very good quality steak and a nice atmosphere. Enjoyable evening

Thank chauveau_10
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Just moved to the area and was looking forward to trying out their Sunday Roast. Booked a week in advance only to be given a table next to bar service area with a wall covered in fruit flies. Waitress arrived quickly with no greeting or warmth. Gave us tap water and bread before my boyfriend had even had the chance... More 

Thank TracyStreatham
Jennifer A, Owner at The Crooked Well, responded to this review

TraceyStreatham, I am so sorry you have had such a bad experience. I can assure you that is not the way we do things and certainly not the way the staff usually behave. Please contact me directly and let me see if we can go some way to restoring your faith in us. Kind Regards, Jen jen@thecrookedwell.com More 

London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

I came here for a celebration meal on a whim, my partner found this restaurant in the taste card app and we managed to book online for the same evening. The staff were extremely professional and efficient without being overbearing, the food excellent and came in good time, and the beer was well kept. Even without the taste card discount... More 

Thank MaryMelody84
London, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

Went for lunch and can't fault it. great food.. not my first time. The service is charming, friendly and interested. You deserve more business..and less noisy yummy mummies for lunch ;)

Thank pi-esse72

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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, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?