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The Rosendale

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About The Rosendale

Occupying the former premises of a Victorian West Dulwich coaching inn down Rosendale Road, The Rosendale is another addition to Three Cheers Pub Co.'s excellent stable of public houses, restaurants and gastropubs. The focus is on seasonal, sustainable, and simple British cuisine, enjoyed in elegant surrounds with plenty of fine wine, craft beer and real ale, plus delicious cocktails. With outdoor seating available alongside a range of fun activities, a trip to The Rosendale is perfect for groups of friends and families.

Opening Hours

  • Monday 11:00 - 23:00
  • Tuesday 11:00 - 23:00
  • Wednesday 11:00 - 23:00
  • Thursday 11:00 - 23:00
  • Friday 11:00 - 00:00
  • Saturday 11:00 - 01:00
  • Sunday 12:00 - 22:30
The Rosendale, 65 Rosendale Road, SE21 8EZ London

Further Information

The Rosendale in London’s West Dulwich, like all of Three Cheers Pub Co.'s classic venues, is bursting with opportunities for fine dining and drinking. This elegant tavern is set in a gorgeous Victorian-era coaching inn along Rosendale Road, and has several sumptuous areas for casual dining or private functions. Inside and upstairs, two lavish dining rooms beg to be hired out for your next party. The East Room can comfortably accommodate up to 40 people for a canapé or cocktail reception, or 20 seated at the antique chestnut and walnut dining table for a sumptuous dinner event. The West Room is far larger, with room for 160 standing and 100 seated. Both rooms are equipped for a party, with facilities for music. Combine the two and The Rosendale will provide you with a mobile bar.

Move outdoors and enjoy The Rosendale’s sumptuous, sculpted gardens. The Summer Garden has a children’s’ play area and full-table service so you can keep an eye on the wee ones while you enjoy your meal, while the Side Garden features table tennis, table football and a boules pitch for the mums and dads to get playful. Meanwhile, The Terrace is a no-fuss outdoor pub area perfect for sharing pints with mates. The Rosendale’s menus are bursting with the fine British cuisine we’ve come to expect from Three Cheers Pub Co.'s London venues. Here in West Dulwich, The Rosendale offers meals centred on free-range chicken, pork and lamb sourced from Renaissance’s own farm in the English countryside. Artisanal pizzas made with British charcuterie and cheeses just beg to be matched with a cold pint or a glass of The Rosendale’s award-winning wine. The Rosendale down Rosendale Road is a stellar example of what British gastropubs can achieve.

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350 Reviews

5.0 /6 Excellent 350 Reviews
Atmosphere: entertaining
Food: delicious
Service: friendly
Quality/Price: cheap
Waiting Time: short
Noise: average
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2 reviews so far 6
17.08.2017 17:35

Lovely lunch with family at the Rosendale. The service was superb and the chicken pie and hake special dishes were delicious. Looking forward to my next visit.

1 review so far 6
13.08.2017 21:59

Great food and service... Slightly thicker slices of the beef or a little more please next time. Highly recommend and great on a sunny day . Thanks all at the R.

1 review so far 6
05.08.2017 17:34

Great meal, very nice steak pie, plenty of meat and extremely tasty. The service was polite and efficient. The real ale was rather limited on the day, but of a good standard. The prices are fair, considering the high standard of the grub. I would highly recommend this venue, especially for a lunch time meal.

2 reviews so far 6
12.07.2017 16:37

Fantastic service and all the staff coped very well with our large party. Food was delicious especially the flatbreads and the pizzas as they make it on site. Delicious!

1 review so far 4
02.02.2016 12:04

Overall an enjoyable evening despite some poor service and variable food. My partner's starter of crayfish and mackerel was pretty average (she left most of it, and it didn't look very appetising), while my leek and potato soup was too salty. However, our mains more than made up for it. My partner's ribeye steak was cooked to perfection and very tasty. I had the chicken pie with mash (one of the specials), which was delicious and very filling. We also had some sides: the green salad was so-so (how can dressing taste so bland?) but the mixed vegetables were beautifully tender, and the chips were great. The kids' food was of a decent standard, particularly my son's burger, which he wolfed down (my daughter had the pizza). Portions were generous and we didn't have room for dessert. Unfortunately, the service wasn't always up to scratch TBH. One of the waitresses couldn't have been more helpful (actually without her the meal could have been a disaster) but the others just didn't seem interested (sorry, but that's the truth). I've been a waiter myself and I know it's not fun, but this could have spoilt our evening and that would have been a shame, especially as we were there to celebrate a birthday. The only other negative was my glass of Chilean sauvignon blanc, which I left half finished. They've got a really well-stocked bar, and it's not cheap, so there's no excuse to be serving such poor-quality wine. Would we return? Definitely, it's a beautiful venue and the food is good value (mostly). However, I hope the service, wine and starters are better next time.

1 review so far 6
29.08.2016 14:38

Excellent service and a thoroughly enjoyable meal; steak bearnaise for me and a pizza with an extra bowl of roast potatoes for my wife, delicious! The menu is reassuringly simple and classy, including roasts, burgers, steaks, fish, salads, salads and a host of side orders and extras. The Rosendale is spacious inside and out, offering a very pleasant dining experience. Child friendly and highly recommended!

1 review so far 6
01.05.2017 11:14

The Rosendale is great for families. Helpful staff, delicious and generous food. The staff kept food warm for two of our party while they walked the baby round the block to get him off to sleep. There is also a playground for kids and space to eat outside if you want. We enjoyed our meal and had a lovely relaxing time.

4 reviews so far 5
18.01.2016 12:01

I always enjoy this restaurant. It is quite loud, but it's child friendly, so be prepared to speak a bit more loudly with your fellow diners. We decided to go a bit later than normal and opted for 15:30 and found this past Sunday that it was still very busy. My only complaint, which was immediately rectified, was that drinks were added to our bill that weren't ours. The waitress corrected the situation, but it was still incorrect, so she fixed it again. My only comment would be on busy days to make sure you check your bill in case this sort of thing happens to you. The food has been consistently above average every time we have dined here!

1 review so far 5
13.03.2016 18:45

The restaurant was extremely busy as you would expect for Sunday lunch. We booked a table for 4 adults and 2 kids. We found there are too many tables and not enough space between them. It was very difficult for some of my group to sit comfortably and felt cramped. However when we asked to move table the Staff were very accommodating and moved us as quickly as they could. The food arrived promptly and was excellent, really tasty. However the waiting service was a little slow and disorganised. I would recommend eating at the Rosendale despite these minor hiccups as it is difficult to get a Sunday roast of this quality locally.

2 reviews so far 5
09.04.2015 08:00

The lady who helped us switch tables (we had a dog and I didn't mention when booking) was very friendly and efficient and the waitress who took our order very professional and friendly. Overall it was a good experience and I enjoyed my veggie roast - however, my friend's lamb was tough and unpleasant and my husband said that his beef was average. The complaint about the lamb was dealt with very well but the team were at times difficult to get hold off and we had to call them over rather than have them ask us if we wanted more drinks etc. I would go again but I've had better experiences there.

1 review so far 5
13.01.2017 17:26

January's Half price food ( and good food it is ) is a real draw to this large Dulwich pub. Our party sampled a good crab starter, a delicious cauliflower cheese tart , excellent steaks properly cooked , a generous steak pie and some good quality sea bass. The evening was slightly spoilt by lacklustre service . We had to walk across the restaurant a couple of times to gain the attention of the waiting staff who by the end of the evening were far from rushed off their feet! Coffee from local roaster, Volcano, was good.

3 reviews so far 4
31.03.2016 10:09

Staff were friendly. Food was good & good portion sizes but as it was Easter & there special was Lamb, me & my friend went for the lamb & found that it was cut too thick which made it quite tough so was a little disappointed with the lamb, However the flavour was beautiful. My Partner had the Pork & thought it was the best pork he's ever had! I ordered chicken Goujons for my toddler & they were really over cooked she just ate the chips & peas, I should have sent it back really as it was too tough. Sticky Toffee Pudding lovely as always. Apple Crumble quite watery. Service was good though. Nice Ambience.

4 reviews so far 6
04.06.2015 08:33

We last visited the Rosendale two weeks earlier and came back with a larger party. Booked table and high-chair in advance which was wise for a busy Sunday lunchtime. Delicious Roast Chicken - gargantuan portions, Roast Beef and the famous burger were preceded by a lovely sharing platter of flat breads and tasty dips. Happy, helpful staff and a great cheerful chattery buzz in main dining room. Other tables filled with family groups of all generations. Highly recommended.

6 reviews so far 5
27.06.2016 10:52

We are always guaranteed a good time and great food at The Rosendale and it never disappoints. This restaurant caters for families so it is always quite noisy in there. Perfect for us, as we have a 3 year old, but perhaps too noisy for couples.

1 review so far 6
18.04.2017 08:18

The staff at the Rosendale were so friendly and helpful. The Pizzas were delicious and everyone had a great time. The children played in the playground at the back. It was amazing celebrating my birthday at The Rosendale

1 review so far 6
05.04.2015 16:49

Excellent Easter Sunday lunch. Staff very friendly and service was prompt . The range and quality of the veg was impressive and the portions were huge. (You might want to ask for a steak knife to cut the lamb if still on the menu as it is thick cut.) Yummy. Didn't really have room for the sticky toffee pudding but managed to tuck it away somewhere. Lots of families enjoying Easter Sunday together. Nice.

2 reviews so far 5
29.06.2017 12:08

As an 'occasional regular' I would say the Rosendale is a place we always enjoy visiting. The food is tasty and well prepared (Tomato flatbread is to die for!) and the staff friendly. Top the evening off with a quick game table tennis and you've got a mid-week night out that's hard to beat. Minor niggle? Drinks could come more quickly, it's mildly irritating for the wine to turn up half way through a meal. That aside, I would thoroughly recommend the Rosendale to anyone.

6 reviews so far 6
29.02.2016 14:40

Thanks again for the great food and great atmosphere and especially the great beers on tap! The Rosendale does not disappoint. It's a very child friendly pub, so expect lots of noise and banter!

1 review so far 5
21.01.2017 18:20

Excellent. Top quality food, excellent ale. The staff are lovely. The only downside is that we seemed to have been booked between two sittings. The kitchen closes at 4:00 and reopens early evening for the later meals. Sadly this meant that there was a lack of staff between shifts and so we had an extremely long wait between courses. However we were offered a reduction in our bill, which we considered fair. All in all, well worth a visit.

1 review so far 5
31.12.2016 06:18

Our party of 5, including 3+ year old girl, thoroughly enjoyed our evening meal. Each food course and dish were excellent; tasty innovative and satisfying! There was a minor misunderstanding over the wine order, resolved satisfactorily, although the prices are on the high side The table situation next to the fireplace at the rear of the restaurant was also a little drafty But overall,l an excellent birthday treat We look forward to dining here again Peter Goodwin

1 review so far 6
23.02.2016 10:43

I had a very enjoyable meal at The Rosendale. The atmosphere was relaxing, the hostesses we very polite and helpful and the meal was delightful. I will be going back very soon.

2 reviews so far 6
24.01.2016 17:46

It was much more quieter than the last time I had been in several weeks before. However, this does not detract from lovely relaxed surroundings and as usual, the food was excellent. Always nice to have these factors when re-introducing a friend back to a different Rosendale than the one she experienced 12 years ago. She was very impressed and thoroughly enjoyed her meal!

1 review so far 6
16.10.2016 23:45

Four of us went for Sunday lunch. The food was really good - beautifully cooked and presented - and it arrived quickly. The service was excellent - friendly, attentive and efficient but not intrusive. And it's such a lovely relaxed pub with great outdoor space. Last time I visited I'd been worried standards were slipping but the Rosendale is back on form!

1 review so far 6
14.01.2017 14:04

Lovely lunch at The Rosendale, the food was really good and the staff were excellent particularly with our 1 year old. We are very lucky to have it as our local

4 reviews so far 5
20.05.2016 09:21

We went for dinner on Monday night. When we got there a pub quiz was starting which might have been nice to be informed of. Luckily it was that intrusive but it does take place in the front area of the bar so worth bearing in mind for a Monday night meal in future. The food was great as alway though we did have to wait about 20 minutes which felt a little long.

2 reviews so far 3
30.07.2015 08:20

The food is always great that can not be faulted but on the last three occasions that we have been there the service in the kitchen has not been great. This time round we waited 45min for our starter, both of which was not something that required cooking so very confused why it took so long, then the main came out 5-10min straight after the starter, I'm not sure about everyone else but I prefer a little wait between course. To top it all off we were seated in front of a table of kids which kept going in and out and bumping into my table and back of the chair. Overall good was great but total experience was not.

1 review so far 5
11.11.2016 08:36

Lovely country feel pub. Warm and attentive staff. Good décor, love the high ceilings and light fittings. Classic English style menu all of which served promptly and good presentation. Large portions which is something quite rare in Today's London restaurant scene it seems. Special shout out for the Portobello Mushroom dish which was a delicious, cheese-free, vegetarian and Gluten Free friendly creation. Huge fan - I'd return just for that. Thank you!

1 review so far 5
28.07.2016 09:20

The roast beef dinner here is faultless - absolutely delicious. The kids' meal was amazing value (not sure he got an awful lot less than us!) and the service is always spot on. We've just moved into the area and this is the second time we've had Sunday lunch (and eaten during the week a few other times) and look forward to continuing to come back for more!

2 reviews so far 5
21.12.2015 14:19

Had Sunday lunch for the first time. Two of us ordered the beef which unfortunately was just raw thin strips of beef. Not a proper peice of Meat for Sunday roast so wont be ordering that again. Also is was soooo noisy and bright with a thousand children running around so not too relaxing. On the plus side the pork with the Sunday roast was amazing.

1 review so far 6
22.03.2015 20:21

We went for sunday lunch. It was very busy but the staff gave us a quiet table away from all the babies and toddlers (may have been a coincidence but it seemed that the babies and toddler tables were all grouped together which seemed sensible!) food and atmosphere was very good and the service excellent.

9 reviews so far 6
18.04.2016 09:54

Another great Sunday lunch with my family at The Rosendale all tge roasts are amazing along with the friendly and happy service! Can't wait to go again!

1 review so far 5
03.03.2015 07:46

Staff really efficient and friendly and great that it is a dog friendly gastro pub - immediately asked me if my dog wanted a treat Lovely airy and light space - tables not too close together good atmosphere Only disappointment was that the batter on my fish was a bit greasy but the fish was fresh and overally a good experience will go again

1 review so far 6
10.04.2016 19:11

Great service, lovely food and a very handsome pub! Pizzas are delicious as are their roasts. They also have a new outside area which looks nice and we plan to go there again when the weather improves. They welcome well behaved kids and made space for our two buggies which was very helpful.

4 reviews so far 6
01.11.2015 19:20

Thanks for another great meal. It is a kid-tastic restaurant, so if you want something on the quiet side, this may not be the right place for you, but if you have kids, then look no further for great food, great atmosphere and a kid-friendly pub! Our new go-to place for Sunday lunch.

4 reviews so far 5
27.05.2016 10:32

We felt that the Rosendale was a better restaurant than either the Abbeville or the Avalon. The service was charming and politely efficient. The food was good although we only had a burger each - however they were much better than most I have eaten. Sticky toffee pudding was very good too. Definitely come again (possibly with the dog too)!!

2 reviews so far 6
28.02.2015 22:58

Went to The Rosendale for a birthday meal with friends and family. The food was very good and the service was good. Nice childrens menu.

1 review so far 6
26.01.2016 10:06

Fantastic meal at The Rosendale. The food was excellent and it has a lovely atmosphere. Good value for the quality of the food and drinks.

1 review so far 5
31.03.2015 18:53

Great pub restaurant with good value food and drink in a friendly and relaxed setting. I've been a few times and continue to go back because I know I'll have a good time. If going Saturday or Sunday lunch times it is worth booking a few days in advance, but they will often be able to accommodate large parties (10+).

1 review so far 6
05.01.2016 17:13

Amazing as always! We love going to The Rosendale, it's a fantastic pub with great food and great drinks, we'll be returning that's for sure!

2 reviews so far 6
30.07.2016 19:09

Great location, great staff, great ambience and great food. The Rosendale has a menu that caters fantastically well for veggies and doesn't break the bank.

2 reviews so far 6
04.12.2016 11:00

Always great food and excellent service! We love having Sunday lunch at The Rosendale. Our favourites are Roast beef and the Pork Belly. Always delicious!

1 review so far 3
09.03.2015 09:16

The staff, pub, beer and general atmospere is really lovely. The food is disappointing & overpriced. I think the burgers are good my son & a lot of my fellow dinners were eating them. My meat dish & my partners were uninspiring & badly/over cooked. In fairness when my partner complained we were given are puddings free, (they were good). Unfortunately its not the first time we have had this experience. What a shame, keep going back hoping that we have been unlucky, but I am begining to think that they have a real problem in the kitchen.

1 review so far 6
20.08.2015 07:44

Second time here for Sunday roast, and this time we brought friends. The roast is very good - both meat and the veg. We tucked in for the afternoon/early evening and had a great time. The staff were generally friendly and service was prompt and efficient. Will definitely return.

6 reviews so far 6
23.05.2016 13:04

Always a great experience coming here. We always make a reservation bc it's very busy on a Sunday. We get seated on time and served with a smile. Wait staff are really accommodating and very friendly. Its on the load side, so beware. Food quality is always excellent!

1 review so far 4
09.05.2015 19:14

Service was a little too slow. Had to ask for drinks multiple times. Table was 15 mins late which was disappointing. Food was delicious though and the waitress was lovely. Also they opened a bar tab for us which they said they said would be transferred to our table hit wasn't which caused a issue as we were trying to leave and had to repay - just didn't seem very well organised.

1 review so far 6
25.07.2015 09:08

The Rosedale is a great place to eat with good food for a reasonable price. Service is very good and there is a decent wine list. if the weather is good, you can get a table outside and you can even bring your dog to the bar area!

2 reviews so far 6
27.04.2016 08:30

Very attentive service on a surprisingly busy Tuesday night. Tasty food, generous portions. Six very satisfied guests. Even sending a burger back to be cooked a little longer was no trouble; a brand new one arrived in no time with a complimentary glass of wine in the interim.

1 review so far 6
27.03.2016 19:51

Excellent meal and good service despite a full restaurant! The lamb and pork were delicious and the chocolate cake excellent! Kids enjoyed playing outside too. Loved the Yorkshires. We were here a year ago for an Easter day family lunch -looks like this will become a tradition!

5 reviews so far 6
28.02.2016 19:51

A fantastic Sunday lunch. Great food and extremely efficient service considering how busy it was. I would highly recommend it to anyone. The pork belly roast, sticky toffee pudding and flourless chocolate cake were all excellent. The kids roast dinner for £5 are brilliant value for money.

1 review so far 5
03.04.2017 00:20

Overall, we were very impressed with The Rosendale. It was a very good meal. The food came out quite quickly and was delicious - definitely will be returning.