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4.8 /6 Excellent 28 Reviews

The Hill Lounge Bar and Kitchen

Forest Hill International ££ +100
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About The Hill Lounge Bar and Kitchen

A Forest Hill favourite, this stylish gastropub is the place to go to feast on classic British cuisine, boasting an impressive outdoor area, a lengthy cocktail list and one of the finest Sunday roast dinners this side of London! Located on Dartmouth Street, The Hill Lounge Bar and Kitchen pride themselves on using locally-sourced, seasonal produce to create their mouth-watering dishes, from gourmet burgers and pizzas to traditional British options and afternoon tea. Please note that there is no table service, diners should pay at the cashier.

Opening Hours

  • Monday 12:00 - 21:30
  • Tuesday 12:00 - 21:30
  • Wednesday 12:00 - 21:30
  • Thursday 12:00 - 21:30
  • Friday 12:00 - 22:00
  • Saturday 12:00 - 22:00
  • Sunday 12:00 - 21:00
The Hill Lounge Bar and Kitchen, 45-47 Dartmouth Road, SE23 3HN London

Further Information

Stylish yet unpretentious, head to this Dartmouth Street bar and restaurant in London’s Forest Hill to dine on classic pub food and British dishes in an elegant but relaxed setting. Whether it is for afternoon tea – The Hill Lounge Bar and Kitchen’s traditional offering consists of cocktail sandwiches, freshly-baked scones with creme chantilly and fruit jam, homemade cakes and an assortment of quality teas – or something from the main menu, you’ll find an array of choices.

We love the pan-seared chicken supreme served on a bed of pesto crushed potatoes drizzled with a chorizo, red pepper and sun-blush tomato sauce, and the oven-roasted salmon wrapped in parma ham with a Mediterranean sauce and Lyonnaise potatoes, but it is the Sunday roast that steals the show over at The Hill Lounge Bar and Kitchen. Choose from lamb, beef, slow-cooked pork shoulder, or the vegetarian option, all served with roasted potatoes, Yorkshire pudding, carrot and swede mash, cauliflower in a creamy cheese sauce, broccoli, carrots and honey and rosemary parsnip… it is no surprise that the hungry population of London’s Forest Hill flock here on Sundays. With a function room also available, The House Lounge Bar and Kitchen is the perfect place to celebrate a birthday, wedding or baby shower. Booking in advance is recommended!


28 Reviews

4.8 /6 Excellent 28 Reviews
Quality/Price: cheap
Atmosphere: entertaining
Service: friendly
Noise: quiet
Waiting Time: short
Food: delicious
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1 review so far 6
07.07.2017 23:34

There is great food, nice staff and cool music. Reasonably priced meals and offers on cocktails and wine. The venue is clean, comfortable and has good transport links.

1 review so far 6
30.03.2017 19:38

Had afternoon tea here today and what an amazing job they did! They even went out of their way to cater for our vegetarian diet and everything tasted wonderful! 100% recommend

1 review so far 6
27.03.2017 16:15

I do love it here. Food is always on point and wished that I got to visit more often. Took my slightly fussy Mum for Mother's Day lunch and she thoroughly enjoyed her Sunday Roast and we all were definitely stuffed after two courses. My daughter loved the asparagus starter and the butternut and coconut soup was out of this world. Looking forward to my next visit. Lovely, cosy, child friendly place with an attractive little (and relatively quiet) beer garden

1 review so far 6
09.02.2017 10:08

Fab roast dinner with all the trimmings with wine that compliments its menu! The staff are friendly. highly recommend! Decor is 1920's weird and wonderful

1 review so far 4
02.05.2016 09:21

We do like the quirky nature/decor of the Hill and laid back feel but just feel its looking a little tired-dead flies on windowsill and dirty glass on table and no acknowledgement when standing at a quiet bar are frustrating but important-shame as I really want to love this place Service is pretty laid back and a little cool for some maybe? Foods pretty good-decent roast dinner to keep you going and cooked well-good range of bottled beers too which is a plus for me!-and decent value and you are not rushed which is a plus! I would go back here again as there is a place for The Hill locally just needs to tighten up a bit on a few things

1 review so far 2
25.12.2016 20:57

A not so merry Christmas lunch at The Hill today. I had the samosa starter which was very dry. My fiancé had prawns which were unfortunately burned. The toasted bread accompanying both had no butter with it, so was exceedingly dry. We both had the vegetarian nut loaf for our main. This was very crumbly and overly sweet. Vegetables were dry. Parsnip was undercooked and roasties over cooked. Not enough gravy on plate which made it even dryer. Fiancé had cheese board for desert. This contained a ridiculously high ratio of crackers to cheese. I couldn't even comment on my brandy snap basket as it came that far behind my fiances starter that I asked for the bill in the interim period. We have been to The Hill for Sunday roast several times and always been impressed. I cannot say the same for Christmas lunch however. Overpriced and did not deliver.

2 reviews so far 6
21.07.2016 07:41

Excellent food wonderful & warm atmosphere friendly staff. It was a Sunday and we wanted to find a place that provided a traditional roast. We both went for lamb and will definitely be back for more with our children. Great vale for money

1 review so far 6
13.12.2015 18:05

The Hill has lovely friendly and helpful staff. Food is very nice with generous portions. It is a great place for Sunday Lunch in Forest Hill. The roast comes with a great variety of vegetables alongside the normal yorkshire pudding and roast potatoes.

1 review so far 6
02.05.2016 10:34

Best roast dinner I've had out in a very long time. Chef put together a lovely dinner for my friend who is vegetarian and gluten free too. Friendly staff and nice atmosphere. Look forward to going back.

1 review so far 6
30.03.2016 08:02

Lovely place - food is amazing especially the burgers and great service! Though don't fil up on the bread starter as the burgers are huge! Have a cocktail - they are great. Would go again!

1 review so far 3
24.01.2016 18:55

This place has a real identity crisis and I think that's why it had just 10 people in on a Saturday night. The set up & mention of an "executive chef" on the menu both suggest a bistro with table service, yet the menus are on cheap plastic & you need to order at the bar. The food is very nice but it needs to decide what it is.

1 review so far 5
13.02.2017 10:02

We visited the Hill for Sunday lunch. Both the roasts and desserts were delicious and very reasonably priced. The service was excellent. The only downside was the Taylor Swift album playing on repeat throughout the afternoon

1 review so far 6
12.10.2016 18:35

Food and service was excellent atmosphere was good the only down fall for the night was the music system it was very cheap sounding but other than that great

1 review so far 5
24.04.2016 18:53

Great burger, Sunday roast hit the spot. Service with a smile. Wine (Malbec) best drunk with food and needs as much air as possible! First time visit and will try mid week next time.

2 reviews so far 6
17.07.2016 19:45

Food was fantastic.....I had a lamb roast it all came out within perfect timing & was nice & hot I will defiantly be back for more xx

5 reviews so far 5
06.03.2016 18:34

Lovely large portions of roast dinner for mother's day. Lots of kids options. High chair available. Nice decor and comfy table. Shame bit of mix up on orders but would go back

1 review so far 6
19.06.2016 20:37

Really happy with the food and service. Friendly and helpful staff and reasonably priced food. I would definitely go there again as have lots of offers.

3 reviews so far 6
29.11.2016 10:00

Lovey food & great service. Cocktails were amazing with 2 for 1 on Fridays. Also great atmosphere after a long week at work. Will visit again

1 review so far 6
15.02.2016 05:43

Visited for a Valentines day meal had a lovely time, thevHill has great atmosphere great service and top quality food, will return in the near future.

1 review so far 5
28.03.2016 06:56

A great Sunday lunch really enjoyed it, will definitely be back again and amazing value one thing please when you have the money please do a make over on the toilets

1 review so far 6
28.02.2016 16:53

Very Nice. Great service & Food. Enjoyed the cocktails very much and the meal I ordered was very nice , the chips wow.! Thank u

5 reviews so far 5
19.03.2016 17:05

Had amazing afternoon tea for 14 mums and a few toddlers. Staff mainly looked after us well. Spacious place. Good lot of food. Scones delicious

1 review so far 3
09.11.2015 16:07

Had a lovely Sunday Roast - Food wad good but could not provide alternatives as I am lactose intolerant so I missed out on a number of components of the meal. That said I would recommend

1 review so far 4
11.09.2016 20:39

Service was great, really friendly staff. Food was slow but given free drinks. Veggie food good, meat with Sunday roast not so. Pretty garden (though small).

5 reviews so far 3
07.08.2016 17:59

Not as nice as we've had before. Staff distracted . Roasts not as tasty. Sadly disappointed as was family lunch. They do have highchaurs but didn't seem friendly to toddler.

1 review so far 3
25.02.2016 07:15

Lovely venue.. Shabby chic only down side no table service miserable staff..good pub food.. But more of a lunch venue rather then a birthday meal

1 review so far 1
13.11.2016 08:05

Lovely staff but sat on 3 chairs and all were broken...then we were seated next to the music speakers. We left...it has potential but it needs a makeover