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The Hill Lounge Bar and Kitchen

Forest Hill · International · ££££
28 Reviews

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.


The Hill Lounge Bar and Kitchen
45-47 Dartmouth Road, Forest Hill
London SE23 3HN

Opening Times

Open now - Closes at 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Chef's Choice



Homemade Soup with a crusty bread and butter


Caramelised Red Onion Tart with a walnut and parmesan crust and spiced butternut squash chutney


Breaded King Prawns with a sweet chili dip



Cauliflower, Yellow Lentil and Coconut Curry

with wild rice and poppadoms

Oven Roasted Salmon Supreme wrapped in Parma Ham

with a roasted Mediterranean vegetable sauce, served with Lyonnnaise potatoes

10oz Tender Australian Rump Steak

with thick cut chips, grilled field mushroom and a salad garnish


Chocolate Fondant

with vanilla pod ice-cream

Nana Nora's good ol' fashioned crumble

Apple and rhubarb crumble topped with oats, choose custard or pouring cream to go with it

Ultimate ice cream sundae

Ice-cream sundae with 12 scoops of our current flavours with lashings of all our sauces

More about The Hill Lounge Bar and Kitchen, London

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 The Hill Lounge Bar and Kitchen Reviews

Kathy R.6 months ago · 1 review

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.

katie g.10 months ago · 1 review

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

imgDeborah F.10 months ago · 2 reviews

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

lavinia c.a year ago · 1 review

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

Ian B.2 years ago · 1 review

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

Leah S.a year ago · 1 review

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.

Jan k.2 years ago · 1 review

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.

Stepheni M.2 years ago · 2 reviews

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

Natalie E.2 years ago · 1 review

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.

Jo B.2 years ago · 1 review

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!