RestaurantsLondonLambethSE24

survey result

Summary

£75
 ££££
3
Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

This “high-level local bistro” opposite Herne Hill station is “great for date night”, and its kitchen team is “very accomplished at composing dishes that bring together familiar ingredients in unfamiliar combinations to good effect, rather than for curiosity value”. The latest addition is a wine bar and shop next door, called Lulu’s.

Summary

£71
  £££
3
Good
3
Good
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

A “local favourite” opposite Herne Hill station for its “hearty and tasty European bistro food”, “this restaurant goes from strength to strength. The cooking is inventive without being gimmicky and skilled without being over the top”. It’s “a lovely place”, but “the room is strangely laid out”, with a “cramped interior and hard surfaces, so it gets noisy” (“or you could say buzzy”).

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”.

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293-295 Railton Rd, London, SE24 0JP

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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.
Mitchell L
My wife loves it. I think the food is prec...
Reviewed 5 months, 13 days ago

"My wife loves it. I think the food is precise and clever, although misses a boldness that others manage with the same trendy ingredients. I dont like the white ambiance, but I agree there is a superb buzz. And the service is charming."

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Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Pudding
£13.80 £28.00 £6.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £30.00
Filter Coffee £3.50
Extras  
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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