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.
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.
I always enjoy coming to the Rosendale Pub. They’ve been so supportive of any events I’ve organised there. Very helpful staff and a great menu.
Friendly staff with excellent service, and great food. What more could you want?! Oh yes, and the holy grail of scotch eggs, with a perfectly runny yolk.
Everything was great. Lovely food, attentive service and good value half price January offer food. Nice atmosphere too. No complaints at all, looking forward to next visit.
Friendly. High quality food in good sized portions. Great service. Brixton Effra beer in very good condition. Comfortable and very well laid out. Very clean toilets.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.