RestaurantsLondonCamberwellSE5

survey result

Summary

£57
   ££
4
Very Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Ever popular and always delicious” – this “absolutely fantastic” Camberwell gastropub has earned a reputation almost equal to that of its famous south London stablemate, the Anchor & Hope. It’s a “great local spot”“busy but welcoming”“with generally excellent and ambitious food (we’ve had the occasional less successful plate, but the success rate is high)”.

Summary

£50
   ££
5
Exceptional
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“The menu is SO enticing and the food SO delicious that it is difficult to imagine better pub food than at The Camberwell Arms”“buzzy” sibling to the famous Anchor & Hope. “When on song (and not full of refugees from nearby Peckham) this is one of the best gastropubs in London”. “The wine list is very interesting, with some out-of-the-norm bottles that are modestly priced; and the cocktails are gluggable too”.

Summary

£50
   ££
5
Exceptional
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“The menu is SO enticing and the food SO delicious that it is difficult to imagine better pub food than at The Camberwell Arms”“buzzy” sibling to the famous Anchor & Hope. “When on song (and not full of refugees from nearby Peckham) this is one of the best gastropubs in London”. “The wine list is very interesting, with some out-of-the-norm bottles that are modestly priced; and the cocktails are gluggable too”.

Summary

£54
   ££
5
Exceptional
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Exactly what a good gastropub should be” – Camberwell’s sibling to the acclaimed Anchor & Hope offers “outstanding cooking with very fresh ingredients” and “oomph and umami galore”. “An upgrade to the interior has kept its neighbourhood boozer charm”, and locals are “thankful it’s open for lunch once more (if with a somewhat restricted menu)”. It gets very busy: be prepared for “noise” and a bit of “jostling”.

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Restaurant details

Highchair
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No dress code
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The Camberwell Arms Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of The Camberwell Arms Restaurant in SE5, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of The Camberwell Arms restaurant.
tom b
good sunday chicken roast, poor lamb steak,...
Reviewed 5 months, 4 days ago

"good sunday chicken roast, poor lamb steak, roasted potatoes too salty and some of the veg a bit odd. The music was somewhat overpowering (maybe we're getting a little old for it ... ) but the service was efficient and charming. The lamb was chewy and a bit tight, like it had been cooked to quickly and not rested. The chicken was better. Of the started the bavette and brocolli were good, the anchovies a little divisive but I enjoyed them, especially with the chilli sauce - the mayonnaise was a little bland. Beer selection disappointing - basically draught lagers and a few bottle craft beers. Feels like they expect you to hit the wine list or have cocktails."

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Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£8.00 £18.50 £4.00 £6.80
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £22.00
Filter Coffee £2.00
Extras  
Bread £0.00
Service 12.50%
65 Camberwell Church St, London, SE5 8TR
Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
Tuesday6 pm‑11 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑11 pm
Thursday12 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑11 pm
Friday12 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑11 pm
Saturday12 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑11 pm
Sunday1 pm‑5 pm

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