The Dolphin

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29 reviews
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£25 and under
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British
Top tags:
  • Sunday Lunch
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Neighbourhood Gem
Welcome to The Dolphin, we look forward to serving you soon! A high quality, seasonally changing lunch and dinner menu *Please inform your server of any food allergies*
What 29 People Are Saying
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LH
London
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic meal, polite staff and great atmosphere. We were not rushed and it was great value! We love the Dolphin!

BK
London
4 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Booked a table for 7.30pm. We were all late but they held the table and we were then not rushed out. Pleasant service - tasty food.

MR
London
31 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food great value.

b
London
33 reviews
Dined on 23 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Lovely pub, great beer, good food. Reasonable price.

JS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Good food reasonably priced. Wine OK. Modest selection of real ales.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food and friendly staff

OT
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 1

Rabbit pie with barely any filling, dry fish and chips verging on burnt. It's been a year or so since I visited amd standard of food used to be much better.

JW
London
16 reviews
Dined on 24 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 January 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great as always

TF
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great - as always. Friendly professional attentive staff and calm atmosphere

B
London
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had wonderful Christmas do party, despite some bookings mistakes. Everyone was so friendly,and food was delicious. thank you very much. We defiantly will be back!!!

HC
Kent
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyable food, great relaxed atmosphere. Will come again

JB
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favourite pub in South London

My favourite pub in London full stop

DM
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The Dolphin in Sydenham has had lovely food now quite some time. Leave plenty of time, no one rushes in this place.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 April 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great as always.

B
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a beautiful Sunday roast for Mother’s Day. Our daughter has recently moved in to the area and we struck lucky when we chose The Dolphin. Excellent service and knowledgeable about the gin they serve. All waiting staff were lovely . Thankyou for a great meal

CT
London
1 review
Dined on 18 February 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A great Sunday lunch with crispy Yorkshire puddings and very tasty gravy. Friendly service too!

OT
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on 3 February 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Recently moved into the area and love the ambience in the Dolphin, have now had six meals and they are always very good. Have no problem in inviting people for a meal or drink as it is a cosy friendly London pub! Have already got another two bookings!

L
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2017
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

We arrived on sunday for lunch, it was not very busy, staff were helpful. The lunch arrived and was tasty. We then ordered a crumble and a bowl of ice cream which took 30 minutes to arrive. Our lunchtime experience for a roast dinner and desert for 2 children was 2 hours. Good food, attentive staff but very slow.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2017
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Food was good, service was very good. Sound levels a bit loud music wise as we were here to chat and catchup not a night club. Poor veggie options. The nut roast had run out (make more) and the only other option was Gnnochi. Why do restaurants just make a token effort for veggies?

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Good meal, good service and good friendly atmosphere. The staff were very friendly and helpful. It was a little pricey but the service did make up for that. Would definitely come back for dinner or drinks again. Nice having a local restaurant/pub that looked nice and wasn’t run down like a lot in the area.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Really nice Sunday lunch and nice, friendly staff. Food was excellent - we all felt that it was a bit cheap of them not to offer Yorkshire pudding with each option though (especially when as soon as you order they ask you if you want to add a Yorkshire pudding). A little pricey and probably at the very top end of what I'm willing to pay for a pub Sunday lunch, but no complaints about the food itself. Personally I'd rather order at the bar than have table service when eating in a pub, as it makes payment easier, so if I was them I'd lose the table ordering system.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great. We love it here. Service, food and beer always great!

HA
London
3 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Friendly atmosphere and very tasty roast dinners with 3 options to choose from. The treacle tart was a bit dry but the others in the group said the plum crumble and the real mint ice cream were excellent. Would definitely recommend this pub for a lazy lunch!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2017
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Sunday roast veg was boring and cabbage out of date

KB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I take friends here when they visit and have never been disappointed.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2017
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

A nice looking and feeling pub, however the limited Sunday lunch menu for non-meat eaters is very disappointing.

A nut roast in 2017 is woefully outdated, and personally, as someone with a nut allergy, not even an option.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2017
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 2

Service was slow although there was only one other table who were being served. Towards the end of the meal we got the feeling they wanted us to finish quickly and be gone!!

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 May 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The music was too loud which was a shame because the food was very good