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Summary

£68
  £££
3
Good
3
Good
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“The menu hugely understates the deliciousness that will soon follow” and “service is lovely and easygoing”, say southeast London fans of their “dream neighbourhood restaurant”, opposite Herne Hill station, which they acclaim for “very good”, if rather understated, “modern European, primarily Italian food”. The interior is the weakest link – it’s an “oddly shaped space” and “lacks character” – meaning that for some fans it’s “not quite as much fun as it could be”.

Summary

£62
  £££
3
Good
2
Average
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

This “all-day neighbourhood restaurant” opened two years ago in an old Victorian dining room opposite Herne Hill station, and quickly established itself as “a top local option” for many reporters; although, because it’s “small”, it becomes “crowded and noisy” as a result. The “admirably daily-changing menu” has Mediterranean influences and “usually offers interesting dishes” at “good prices” – they would be rated even higher were it not for a few reporters who see them as “decent enough, but nothing special”.

Summary

£62
  £££
3
Good
2
Average
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

This “all-day neighbourhood restaurant” opened two years ago in an old Victorian dining room opposite Herne Hill station, and quickly established itself as “a top local option” for many reporters; although, because it’s “small”, it becomes “crowded and noisy” as a result. The “admirably daily-changing menu” has Mediterranean influences and “usually offers interesting dishes” at “good prices” – they would be rated even higher were it not for a few reporters who see them as “decent enough, but nothing special”.

Summary

£54
   ££
3
Good
2
Average
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Just the kind of restaurant you want down your street” – this all-day yearling in a former Victorian dining room opposite Herne Hill station can deliver “wonderfully judged, honest modern British food”. It’s by no means perfect – one or two reporters have been disappointed by the cooking, “tables are close together” and “it gets noisy when it’s crowded” – but the response is mostly upbeat (and it’s kid-friendly too).

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Llewelyn's Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Llewelyn's Restaurant in SE24, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Llewelyn's restaurant.
Sam P
The restaurant goes from strength to streng...
Reviewed 8 months, 3 days ago

"The restaurant goes from strength to strength. The cooking is inventive without being gimmicky and skilled without being over the top. Service is always friendly and prompt. Whenever I visit I feel so fortunate that this is a local restaurant."

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Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Pudding
£11.50 £24.50 £8.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £26.00
Filter Coffee £2.80
Extras  
Bread £3.50
Service 12.50%
293-295 Railton Rd, London, SE24 0JP
Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
Tuesday6 pm‑9 pm
Wednesday6 pm‑9 pm
Thursday6 pm‑9 pm
Friday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑9:30 pm
Saturday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑9:30 pm
Sunday12 pm‑3:15 pm

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