The Dutchie Restaurant - Croydon

4.3
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69 reviews
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£25 and under
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Caribbean
The Dutchie, named after the Caribbean cooking pot, is a Caribbean restaurant serving deliciously authentic Caribbean meals & exotic cocktails.

We are located in the walkway by Surrey Street market footbridge & Grant Centre.

What 69 People Are Saying
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SandraG
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Nice friendly staff and food and drike wad excellent

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CharmaineL
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went for a meal on Valentine's day. Good atmosphere (there was a live DJ), nice decor and great food.

MB
MauriceB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Well cooked and very tasty food, wasn’t our first and definitely won’t our last

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Zahra
London
5 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

The plantain was extremely dry and tasteless. How do you mess plantain up? The drinks took a ridiculously long time to arrive as well as the food. Wasted so much time at this restaurant. I wanted to avoid Turtle Bay but I think I’d rather go there! Horrendously slow service, though the waitress was nice. My friends chicken burger was pink inside and we had to send it back. Barely got an apology and there was no discount on the bill. In fact, they overcharged for the drinks. Will never go again

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foodie57
London
30 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

My first visit so I didn’t know that it was no easily accessible to those with mobility difficulties. I went with an elderly relative who relies on a stick to move around so the steps down to the restaurant was definitely a problem. Out of a wish to not disappoint, she slowly made her way down the stairs refusing to think about how she would leave. Staff was friendly and the restaurant wasn’t very busy. The food was tasty and we didn’t feel rushed. Will go again and recommend to others but wouldn’t recommend to those with a mobility difficulties.

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ShellyS
London
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Was my first time here, overall a nice atmosphere and experience. Had to wait quite a while for the food and one of the side dishes was forgotten. Other than that the staff was friendly, lovely fresh food was served and I would go back again.

GB
vipGourmetBunny2014
London
102 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The jerk chicken and festival balls are always tasty.

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Finn
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food and service great..... BUT..... They need to pay attention to the restroom areas. From the moment you enter the doors to the toilets it lets the restaurant down hugely. It needs redecorating and generally a good going over.

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KristineF
London
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Customer service was wonderful, kind staff, the food was great. I would definitely come back

DH
DanielleH64
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Amazing food, traditional carribean cuisine much better than “plastic” carribean restaurants!

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IngridF
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Lovely food, very good value for food and drinks especially the cocktails which are 241, service much improved from my last visit

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MariaM
1 review
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

I’ve been to similar Caribbean restaurants where the price of a meal for two was a lot less - couldn’t hear the music properly - plantain were cut too thick - ordered them as a aid dish - wish waitress would have told us that plantains were included in the main meal

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AmeerT
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Service was awful 20minutes and had to ask the waitress to take our drinks order, 50 minutes no appetiser and the drinks were wrong and watered down. Manager uncaring, I was prepared to leave but 1 waitress proactively went to the kitchen and got our food and explained/ apologised. One shining light in a rapidly going downhill (interested in online only) restaurant.

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JordanO
London
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, quick service. What more could you want?

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junenembhard55
London
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good customer service friendly helpful staff. Food was excellent loved the music in the back ground

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Benm
London
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2018
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Lovely food
2-4-1 cocktails.
Acceptable service

Would recommend

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Anniversary & Exam celebration

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Daniel
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience5

I come back here time and time again - always wonderful. Best Caribbean food available.

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ZenniaC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Had a lovely meal at the Dutchie, as per usual. Food was so yummy, I ordered take away from their other branch the following day!

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Willtrynething
London
59 reviews
Dined on 13 May 2018
Overall4food5service2ambience3

Great food and great value. No point being in a rush. Took 20 mins to order a round of drinks, further 10 to get them, then the food order was taken.

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MishMash
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Friendly staff, good service and lovely food. A great place to eat and chill with family and friends.

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DMarie
1 review
Dined on 16 April 2018
Overall5food4service4ambience4

It was nice to find an authentic Caribbean restaurant in the neighbourhood. Croydon parking is a challenge though so leave extra time and bring extra cash to park. The restaurant is worth it!

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Bubbles
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2018
Overall5food5service3ambience5

I can’t for my sons birthday. He loved it. It was his first time now he keeps saying when are we going back. He and my daughter said the jerk was really nice.

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CarronT
1 review
Dined on 21 March 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food, nice atmosphere, service was quick

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TheresaB
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food was good and came hot and coctails were good. Very good service from a lovely waitress. Nice atmosphere.

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DUTCHIE
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice Restaurant food was good will be going back there soon

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Doreen
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2018
Overall2food4service2ambience4

I Visited here on valentine’s day with a couple of my girlfriends, after wanting to come here for soooo long and always hearing about it. Before attending I read a number of reviews and saw that one of the things that brought this restaurant down was their service and I can say this is very true.
Firstly the waitress got my drinks order wrong and it took them a while to replace it even though my friends were on their second cocktails.
Secondly me and my friend ordered the same thing. My friend with sweet potato fries and I ordered normal fries. Both came with sweet potato fries. I immediately told the waiter that I ordered normal chips and he said he’ll bring them right out. He never did and I never saw him again. To be fair I think he worked in the kitchen and isn’t really on the front scene. Our main waiter looked extremely tired and over worked. If he could fall asleep on the spot he would’ve. You can tell these waiters/waitresses work very long hours.
On a positive note the food and atmosphere was amazing. They had a dj (wasn’t too sure if it was due to the occasion) but that was a bonus.
On a whole this restaurant has potential but the service lets it down tremendously. Saying that though I would visit here again.

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DestinyD
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2018
Overall3food5service3ambience3

The food is good authentic Jamaican food but the service is a bit sloppy because the had us seating there for a number of minutes just waiting to get served and once we did get served it's about another 30 mins to a hour before we got our food but at the same time it was worth the wait cause the food was really good

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ZenniaC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Had an enjoyable time once again at the Dutchie. Tasty food, quick service, yummy cocktails all at a reasonable price. Will definitely be back again soon and CANNOT wait for the new branch to open closer to where I live!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2017
Overall2food4service2ambience2

The food was amazing but their services were horrible, I had to wait 30 mins before I get my food and another 10 mins for my sides. The staff were very slow and unfriendly.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2017
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Good food, very authentic dishes with lots of flavour.
A casual looking restaurant but with a relaxed atmosphere.
The staff were friendly but a few of them still need more training on how to serve.
The service,very slow at times, could be better.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2017
Overall2food4service1ambience2

to slow some of food come out by time rest come first lot had finsh was hoping to eat to gether

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Mikey
London
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2017
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Good to find a restaurant open on a Monday night. Got 2 for 1 alcoholic cocktails, but not for mock tails.

We were seated near the staff order area so lighting was very dim (you might like that). Unfortunately every time they made a cocktail the sound of the blender made talking impossible.

Most of the staff were nice and friendly. I'd go again but specify a brighter less noisy location.

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Junioreid
London
3 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It’s a shame this Restuarant is not on the high street I think people are missing out!

Really good meal and authentic taste cocktails are great too you just can’t complain.

Prices are decent atmosphere is great it’s a must for proper Caribbean food.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2017
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Good food and staff try their best. Management need to ensure staff pay attention to diners as the wait to be served is too long. The treble from the speakers playing music is ear piecing. Turn it down and add bass tone. As a person who cooks, it's noted that the sauce for the chicken and Oxtail is too thick! Overall experience 7.5 out of 10.00

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VenDen
London
46 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food! Wicked cocktails and good atmosphere!
I went on Thursday night and it was nice - not too busy and the staff were very engaging and attentive. Fridays and Saturdays are busy and lively but good. The food is always D E L I C I O U S

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AuntyD
London
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second visit to this place and I was not disappointed, food very tasty, portions large and filling, atmosphere lovely and you can really be yourself. Nice to be surrounded by your own people, comfortable and relaxing, cocktails 2 for 1 brilliant, location not to bad as parking is a pain sometimes. Overall experience excellent would visit again and again. Staff attentive and polite.

Nice Restaurant to visit and well done to the owner and staff. Love the concept.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2017
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Well let's start by saying I love the concept but services is slow goat and Oxtail was a little under cook for my liking the flavour was great just needed to be cooking a little longer . The prawn starter big waste of money and tasted horrible . I loved how the food was served up n the two for one cocktail great. Seating could be more comfortable. And had to rushave and get our has it was far tooo noisy in there and the AC wasn't working were were all sweating and was over it.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
15 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2017
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Great food at a great price, will be back soon!

AM
AnnMarie
London
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2017
Overall4food5service3ambience5

This is my second time visiting Ritchie and I always enjoy the food and generally enjoy the casual vibe of this happening spot, however this time on of our servers was quite obviously in a rush to get my party out the booth that he failed to offer the dessert menu, and when it was requested that members of my party did in fact want to order a dessert he told us that out seats/booth has another booking...basically saying "time to go....Not what I expected at all and really upset what otherwise was a really nice evening. Very disappointing

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The Dutchie Restaurant - Croydon offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 8667 0132.

The Dutchie Restaurant - Croydon is rated 4.3 stars by 69 OpenTable diners.

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