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The Crooked Well

The Crooked Well, 16 Grove Lane, Camberwell, London, United Kingdom, SE5 8SY
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Monday: 5.00pm - 10.30pm kitchen last orders 9.30pm
Tuesday & Wednesday: 5pm - 11pm kitchen last orders last orders 9.30pm
Thursday & Friday: 12.30pm - midnight kitchen last orders 10.00pm
Saturday: 11.00am - midnight kitchen last orders 10.00pm
Sunday: 12.30pm - 11.00pm kitchen last orders 9pm

BBQ - Tuesday to Sunday mid afternoon till late - please contact crooked well for private BBQ functions 0207252 7798

Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Private Dining
  • Free WiFi
  • Outside Seating Area
  • Families and Children Welcome
  • Dogs Welcome
  • Children Welcome (Up to 8pm)
  • Buffets, Business Meetings, Functions catered for

About The Crooked Well

The Crooked Well is an award winning Gastropub with private dining
& function rooms in the heart of Camberwell. Our 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 & European classics Or our Summer BBQ will fit the bill.

Cuisine: European
Dress Code: Casual
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Visited On Friday, 19 October 2018

I booked The Crooked Well for my mum's birthday because we have been many times and know it is very good but when we arrived on a Friday lunchtime (normally packed) it was dead, we were the only table, there was no music. On the menu there were no olives (?basic) only one seabass because the delivery had not arrived (??) kids meals came out with adult mains not starters (kids should always be the served first) the pork chops we ordered were not cooked well...the fat was white and chewy (basically the whole thing not been cooked enough) the dover sole with samphire was beyond salty. We didn't bother ordering dessert. The only saving grace was the waitress who, although serving on her own, was very sweet and did her best throughout the meal. Very disappointing and not the lunch I had expected. Unlikely to return. Such a shame.

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Visited On Thursday, 18 October 2018

Really lovely, warm atmosphere.. Lively being a thursday. The staff were really welcoming and responsive/on it - they knew the menu well and were super helpful. They allowed us to enjoy a drink in the bar on arrival - we weren't rushed to our table but they remembered we were there and judged it well seeing us finish our aperitif and then taking us to our table. We felt really looked after and were offered a great deal on an after dinner espresso martini - I was keen for it but my friend wasn't! - I liked the touch. I'd recommend it and definitely go again.

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Visited On Monday, 15 October 2018

Good food, reasonable prices, lovely wine list and competent service. The biggest issue we had was noise. The acoustics in the restaurant allow voices to carry and become amplified. It becomes difficult to have an intimate conversation with your dinner companions. Add a table of raucous young men seated nearby and it was hopeless...

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Visited On Sunday, 14 October 2018

Service initially a little slow but food and atmosphere more than make up for it.

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Visited On Sunday, 14 October 2018

Get there early they ran out of Yorkshire puds!

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Visited On Sunday, 14 October 2018

We had a table reservation for 3pm but unfortunately had to wait 15 minutes for our table. The food was good but not as good as I thought it'd be considering all the awards. The fish pie was mostly potato and not alot of fish. Service was slow. Admittedly it was a busy sunday but they should be used to this.

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Visited On Sunday, 07 October 2018

Delicious food and perfect for a nice boozy Sunday lunch with friends.

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Visited On Sunday, 07 October 2018

Nice pub with lovely decor. Attended for Sunday lunch with my mother in law. Service was erratic at the bar and when we sat for dinner. We were looked after by 4 different people throughout the meal. Has to wait for wine glasses which were then warm. We asked for them to be chilled and had to do this ourselves with ice. Service at the bar was slow although it wasn’t particularly busy. The dinner was nice but cold with only two vegetable accompaniments between the two of us and 1&1/2 small potatoes. No accoutrements, we had to request salt and pepper, mustard, etc. Other than that it’s a pleasant place to eat and drink. I might swerve a Sunday roast but will certainly try mid-week or on a Saturday evening.

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Visited On Sunday, 07 October 2018

As always, delicious food and friendly, helpful service. If you’re looking for a top quality meal in a pub setting around the Camberwell area you won’t go far wrong here. The restaurant is off to the side so it feels like you’re separated from the actual bar.

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Visited On Sunday, 30 September 2018

Chicken and trimmings outstanding, “Jealous Sisters” Pinot excellent, service decent enough but needed extra hands - just a bit frantic. Marked down because the roast silverside was as tough as leather: it’s not a roasting cut, so why try - just buy topside or, better, sirloin, and charge a bit more. However, generally v. happy, will return.

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Visited On Sunday, 30 September 2018

Great roast!

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Visited On Thursday, 27 September 2018

Overall very nice visit, we had a good time. Food was great and the place was very comfortable. Positives: Lovely décor and surroundings Friendly and open service Very tasty food, esp the raspberry and white chocolate tart, calamari and pork and tuna starters Very accommodating for a large group Negatives: Started clearing food too quickly which was a little uncomfortable Two people had to wait longer for their starter as it was incorrect Barrata starter said it comes with flatbread but came with poppadum crisp like bread instead. Asked for sparkling water for the table but were given still and only realised when too late so had to get another round of sparkling water ordered. One person got the wrong drink, not what they ordered.

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Visited On Sunday, 23 September 2018

One of the best roasts we have had in a long time, great food and service, we will be back!

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Visited On Sunday, 09 September 2018

A lovely lunch in a vibrant pub dining room with very good service. Great for family and friend groups. Delicious Sunday roasts.

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Visited On Friday, 07 September 2018

Lovely staff and delicious food. We were on trying out First Table for the first time so excellent value. Will definitely be back as it is very local to us.

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Visited On Monday, 03 September 2018

I felt the pasta starter at £9+ was somewhat over priced. Two pieces of tortellini- but everything was of a high quality. Staff were excellent and I’ll always recommend !

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Visited On Sunday, 02 September 2018

Great food, and staff - just slightly slow service.

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Visited On Wednesday, 29 August 2018

We had a really great night, felt very welcomed by the staff and enjoyed the food

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Visited On Monday, 27 August 2018

great food

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Visited On Sunday, 26 August 2018

Went for the roast lamb to share. I thought it was on the small side for the price. It was a big bone :( That said, it was really tasty.

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Visited On Friday, 03 August 2018

We have been coming to the Crooked Well for years & it is consistently excellent. We have had some private parties here too & can never fault the food, attentive service and atmosphere. Our favourite restaurant in South London.

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Visited On Sunday, 29 July 2018

good as always ! my only thing is that yesterday they run out of nut roast at 2 pm... which meant that the only veg option in the roast menus was unavailable for all the people of the second half of the lunch turn.. :(

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Visited On Thursday, 26 July 2018

The Crooked Well is consistently great. The music is always at a volume that allows you to have a conversation - a rare thing! The menu is delicious and the wine list has some great and varied choices.

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Visited On Friday, 20 July 2018

I've been coming here for years as a local member of staff from the hospital. I was disappointed to see that you have removed the lunch time menu (which used to provide excellent value and good quality food, with a quick turn-around). I was forced to order larger main course items that I didn't really want, which were sadly of poor quality compared to the normal standard and somewhat overpriced.

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Visited On Thursday, 12 July 2018

Great dinner- helpful staff, good food, nice place. Prices reasonable too. Recommended.

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