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Dog House

4.4
4.4
44 Reviews
£25 and under
Pub
A grand old Victorian corner pub right by Kennington cross in South London. A cracking range of beers, liveners & pick me ups sit behind the horse shoe bar. Local art, curiosities and plenty of cosy or lively spots to enjoy your pint and put the world to rights.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 2 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Pub

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu 12:00–00:00 Fri, Sat 12:00–01:00 Sun 12:00–23:00

  • Phone number

    020 3643 8982

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Area

    Vauxhall

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Additional

    Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway

What 44 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. CH

    CH22

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great time as always - the Dog House team really make everyone welcome and the food / drink / atmosphere were perfect!
  2. A

    Aviv

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 June 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    A really lovely pub with a surprising selection of high quality food. The garden is wonderful in the summertime, and the staff is very friendly.
  3. A

    Alexf

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 May 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Why was a fresh lime and soda water £2.55?! That should be free?!
  4. JS

    JonS

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food, friendly staff, great beer. Comfortable. spacious and no intrusive noise. What's not to like? Would definitely go back.
  5. p

    piccy

    London

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 17 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous pub with great food and friendly staff
  6. RJ

    RhiannonJ

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really quirky pub and the staff are brilliant. The drag night was amazing, can’t wait for the next one
  7. RH

    RobH

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent staff, best roast in Kennington! Having tried them all in the area during my 5 months stay in Kennington,the dog house wins my vote.
  8. JH

    JimH

    Brisbane

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 22 March 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Great food and I love the atmosphere
  9. RP

    RonakP

    London

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 3 March 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great pub with a brilliant selection of beers. Nice to see a pub with a nice wide range of real ale as opposed to just commercialised taps and lagers. The Bermondsey Best is a real favourite of mine and an excellent beer from southwark brewing company, likewise the Nightwatchman premium dark bitter from East London Brewing Company is 5*. Proper boozer this. Food was also excellent. The roast potatoes I had were deliciously crispy and a real departure from the usual boiled and buttered potatoes we had. Only thing perhaps I would say is to have somewhere to tell punters when the kitchen closed, we wanted desserts but missed the chef by about 10 mins.
  10. GH

    GillH

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our new Sunday lunch favorite. Lamb shank was great
  11. L

    Leona

    London

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 26 February 2022

    overall4food1service4ambience4
    No food on offer sadly but we had a nice time watching the rugby!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great birthday drinks
  13. N

    Nathan82

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 24 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great garden, lovely food and so clean. Staff were friendly and all seemed to be having a lovely time working together
  14. CH

    CH22

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 13 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect Sunday lunch, delicious food and drinks with attentive, friendly service - highly recommend.
  15. G

    Goodfoodeater

    London

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    An excellent gastropub with a good and varied menu. Friendly service.
  16. H

    Hannah

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 January 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    A table had not been reserved for me, but we did find one. There was no table service, we tried to order food but were told they had closed the kitchen at 8pm. At no point did the serving staff make us aware of this. Very disappointing.
  17. F

    Frosty

    London

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 8 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the food and the pub and the atmosphere, really good food and good value. Will be returning.
  18. d

    dougw

    London

    10 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 2 January 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    On arrival, it felt we were no way welcome. Then, having to approach the bar as no staff came near our table, were told no hot drinks, ran out of out tomato juice…. We left!
  19. RC

    RichardC

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 1 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The New Team @TheDogHouse are awesome, so friendly and welcoming. The NEW menu is great and deffo needed a lift and the team with chef! Have achieved this / great Veganuary Options also!! Richard
  20. F

    Foodlover

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2021

    overall1food3service1ambience1
    Kitchen closed at 7.30 PM on New Years Eve, an absolute joke…
  21. C

    Claud

    London

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 18 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Beautiful vegan wellington, roasties, lovely staff members and a good drink collection. Absolutely loved the interior aswell.
  22. GJ

    GaryJ

    Savannah

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 10 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a great pub. Lovely ambience, great range of beers and other drinks. Five of us had dinner there. The food was clearly freshly cooked and was delicious. Friendly staff too. Would definitely go again.
  23. EC

    ElaineC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 December 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Had a lovely family meal, good value great food & helpful staff. Would return if in the area.
  24. AS

    AShleyN

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely pub with fantastic attentive service. Food was delicious. Pub wasn’t overly busy which meant Sunday roast could be enjoyed without loud voices! Very relaxed, will definitely return!
  25. J

    Jdog

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 November 2021

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Good atmosphere and great outdoor space. Friendly staff. Food was standard
  26. J

    Jenny

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 November 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    A lovely atmosphere with friendly staff and good beer
  27. c

    carolineg

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect birthday lunch and reunion Excellent service
  28. ND

    NinaD

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 24 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a proper Sunday lunch and it was delicious. The chef is great and the plate is piled high with roast, veg, potatoes and a spectacular Yorkshire pudding. Friendly staff and they do not rush you. This is my second visit and I’ll go back soon!!
  29. KO

    KieronO

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have not been in the dog house for over 20 years and it has not changed.......literally. In a world where nothing stays the same for 6 months, how fabulously reassuring to see the brown walls and red ceiling resplendent with bird cages! Most importantly, the beer and the wine remain very good. The piece de resistance, and the main reason the current Mrs O and I visited, was to relive the doghouse Sunday roast (of which we had a few circa 1997). Oh my goodness, it was EXACTLY as good as we remember even down to the peppered cabbage and perfectly cooked beef. Thank you dog House team....we will be back before another 20 years have passed!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent. Highly recommended.
  31. AO

    AldanO

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice Outside Area, friendly staff, good choice of food
  32. C

    Ciara

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 August 2021

    overall1food3service1ambience4
    Before booking lunch on Friday, I called the restaurant to check if we would be able to come in in fancy dress for the cricket (the child-friendly characters of Mario Kart). We also asked our waitress as we arrived to double check and she said no problem, they aren't rude/offensive. It was the day time and we were very low key. Luigi went to get a drink and the manager was extremely passive aggressive and rude out of nowhere - he began a jovial conversation asking if we were going to the cricket and long story short "you'll be leaving after this drink" we replied "oh we don't mind being a little late" the manager of the Dog House said "no I think you are mistaking me - make this your last pint yeah?" and gestured to the fancy dress. He was very unprofessional and rude to paying customers who were waiting on food and had asked twice beforehand before booking if fancy dress would be ok. We had a few kids having photos with us, we were completely chilled and the rest of the staff were lovely. His attitude was bizarre! We felt unwelcome and the food took nearly an hour to arrive, so we felt weird that we couldn't order a drink in the interim. There were other people in costume that arrive and were served with no problem. Really disappointed - do better Dog House.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 June 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful and professional service during the England round of 16 match - would love to be there for the final if the three lions make it!
  34. P

    Polly

    London

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 June 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely staff and so welcoming of our dog
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 April 2021

    overall5food2service5ambience3
    Good service, not that many veggie food options.
  36. JS

    JamieS

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 April 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We had booked a table for 4 but 2 cancelled, the dog house were able to accommodate us though which was appreciated. Really refreshing to have table service (like normal times) instead of ordering on phones / apps. Service was great. Beer garden is a hidden gem, will be back!
  37. CB

    CaitlinB

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 April 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great pub, nice vibe and well spaced out. Shout out to Matthew our waiter, who was kind even though we were probably extremely annoying customers.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 April 2021

    overall5food4service3ambience5
    The food and drinks were good, only the service wasn’t good but there were no service fees so that’s fine
  39. N

    Nina

    Montreal

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 24 April 2021

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Great place for friends meet-up. Super casual with spacious outdoor seating. Food was ok. Drinks were good. And staff was super nice.
  40. O

    Ollie

    County Durham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 April 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Very nice staff and good value drinks. Food was good too

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Dog House offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 3643 8982.

Dog House is rated 4.4 stars by 44 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 2 times today
Google Map for Dog House

293 Kennington Road, London, ENG SE11 6BY

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Area

    Vauxhall

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu 12:00–00:00 Fri, Sat 12:00–01:00 Sun 12:00–23:00

  • Cuisines

    Pub

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway

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