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5.0 /6 Excellent 374 Reviews

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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374 Reviews

5.0 /6 Excellent 374 Reviews
Atmosphere: entertaining
Service: friendly
Waiting Time: short
Noise: average
Quality/Price: cheap
Food: delicious
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1 review so far 6
27.09.2017 15:16

Excellent food at reasonable prices. Service was good but it was not a busy night (Tuesday) Will definitely return again as it's local for us.

2 reviews so far 6
20.09.2017 08:59

Excellent food as always, the pork belly special was very good, shame the crab had run out as I really wanted to try that. Good selection of craft beers.

1 review so far 6
18.09.2017 22:10

Booked for 6, 3 kids 2 adults & grandma for Sunday lunch. Table was ready when we arrived, service was great, staff were friendly and the food was amazing. Would recommend to anyone.

1 review so far 6
10.09.2017 22:17

Absolutely wonderful roast dinner. Fantastic ambience. Alex was an amazing waiter. Couldn't ask for a greater experience taking the stress out of cooking for a family catch up

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!

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
13.03.2016 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.

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.

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.

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.

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
28.08.2017 07:50

We had a catch up with a group of friends at The Rosendale. The service was good and the food really nice. One pizza wasn't hot enough but they rectified that easily. The ambience of the pub is great. Definitely recommend for dinner.

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.