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The Crooked Well

#1,653 of 18,962 Restaurants in London
££ - £££European, British,
16 Grove Lane, London SE5 8SY, England
+44 20 7252 7798
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good26%
  • Average8%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
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European, British, Pub, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
16 Grove Lane, London SE5 8SY, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We showed up last Sunday, without a reservation. We decided to try our luck, as we had tried to book in advance, we never got an answer via email and phone calls were never picked up. We tried anyway, as we heard amazing things about...More

2  Thank ines p
Hector S, Owner at The Crooked Well, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi, We were sad to read the review for you in regards to last Sunday. We did have an extremely busy service but that is no excuse for rudeness form the management. Sundays can be a real challenge for us to keep up with demand...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This pub was tucked away in a part of London that I've not visited before. The decor was very smart. The menu was not extensive, but had a good variety that meant there was enough to chose from. I opted for the steak as it...More

Thank Shaun E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant is inviting and comfortable - we chose to have 2 starters each - the salt and pepper squid was lovely as was the burrito - followed duck liver parfait, tasty . From there on it went down hill - the Caesar salad inedible...More

Thank kentcritique
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

the dream venue for a small wedding, the crooked well created an intimate, professional and welcoming environment for our family to relax, enjoy and chat. the food was superb and the service matched it

Thank steveandrekabennett
Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

We got married at The Crooked Well and the whole experience was amazing. The owner Jen was a superstar and her flair and attention to detail really came across in the overall vibe of the day. Stress-free prep, brilliant food and lovely wine! It's great...More

2  Thank Gareth E
16MGA, Owner at The Crooked Well, responded to this reviewResponded 2 September 2018

Thanks you for the review, we throughly enjoyed looking after you & glad we added to your special day.

Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

Excellent food and very good service with Jorge made the evening a very pleasant one. Would definitely recommend the duck and the creme brûlée if you need some guidance. Worth trying if you are in the area.

Thank Shaun C
16MGA, Owner at The Crooked Well, responded to this reviewResponded 2 September 2018

I’m glad you enjoyed your visit, we hope to see you again. Thanks for the great review

Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

I know this is London, and that makes things cost more. Nevertheless, £13 for a burger is expensive, especially when it’s a small burger, and not many chips. However this was not the thing that really ticked me off, it was the barefaced audacity of...More

Thank Vaska R
16MGA, Owner at The Crooked Well, responded to this reviewResponded 2 September 2018

Thank you for visiting the Crooked Well, it’s great to get new customers visiting. As a business owner in a very competitive & increasing volatile market place I think charging a nominal amount for a drink is more than fair. The costs behind every transaction...More

Reviewed 19 August 2018

Went to a wedding meal in function room. The food, staff and service was excellent. The staff decorated the room beautifully with decorations supplied by mother of the bride and packed them away afterwards.

Thank Patricia H
Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

Really nice little pub. Great food. Good wine list and really reasonable price. The sharing plates are great

Thank Karthigan
Reviewed 24 July 2018

I went to this pub for dinner a couple of weeks ago with some friends. It is really nice with a very friendly and relaxed atmosphere. We sat outside for a bit with some cocktails, I ordered the pear champagne one and it was delicious....More

1  Thank Giulia P
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Daniel D
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, 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
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
12:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 00:00
12:30 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
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
  • E-mail
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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