RestaurantsLondonCamberwellSE5

survey result

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”.

Summary

£54
   ££
4
Very Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“They pack in the umami flavour here”, with “inspired British cooking” at this Camberwell gastro-boozer that retains the “slightly grubby”, “rough-around-the-edges decor” of the traditional pub. There’s an argument that “the little sibling is finally outgunning SE1’s Anchor & Hope: the food’s more interesting and original”“and you can even get a table!”.

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Restaurant details

Highchair
40
No dress code
80

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
Tuesday12 pm‑3 pm, 6 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
Sunday12 pm‑5 pm

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