The Actress

4.4
9 reviews
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£25 and under
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Pizzeria
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  • Child Friendly
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Group Bookings
The Actress pub in East Dulwich lies just off Lordship Lane in a peaceful and popular residential area. Our helpful and friendly staff create a relaxed environment for our locals visitors and their dogs to enjoy, a perfect meeting place for friends. Outdoor heaters ensure our beer garden is comfortable all year round and can seat over 60 people!

Aperitivo Hours have launched! Every Monday to Friday, between 5 and 7!

Currently, we cannot offer reserving tables for watching the big screen.

All bookings of 5 or more in December must have a £10 deposit per person and Christmas food can be pre-ordered! The Christmas menu can be found on our website and booklets are available in the pub!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Pizzeria
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Hours of Operation
Mon–Thu 12:00–23:00
Fri, Sat 12:00–23:30
Sun 12:00–22:30
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Phone number
020 8693 2130
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Public Transit
Nearest station: East Dulwich Station, Bus 12
Additional
Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining , Outdoor Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 9 People Are Saying
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E
London
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just an all-round great pub, highly recommend for any occasion.

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SO
London
1 review
Dined on 1 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The ladies serving are always very friendly, atmosphere is welcoming and love vegetarian roast!

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h
London
1 review
Dined on 25 March 2018
Overall 5food 3service 4ambience 5

We loved the actress, looked after well, we had a toddler and s 5 yr old with us too and we were made to feel very welcome. We were there for sunday lunch and the roasts were really good but we all felt slightly let down by gravy that was too salty (The food was really nice, apart from the gravy so our star rating might be harsh but it was the only way to reflect that unfortunately. - BUT TO THE HUGE CREDIT of the staff there when we were asked how our food was and then we gave them our feedback on the gravy they went out of their way to try and rectify the issue)

We would 1 million percent go back there and recommend it to anyone, and im now thinking we're quite harsh at giving out star ratings (but I find it difficult to give 5 stars unless it's flawless)

Thanks to the team at the actress!!!!

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E
London
35 reviews
Dined on 19 March 2018
Overall 4food 4service 1ambience 4

I took 12 children here for pizza and burgers for my son's 8th birthday. They didn't seem to be expecting us despite the booking and we had to push tables together ourselves. The bar staff were unresponsive. The chef was very nice and the pizzas were excellent. Most burgers were good (1 was burnt a little too much) and pasta slightly greasy, but overall a great meal.

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D
London
1 review
Dined on 18 February 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The most I like was the awesome staff! People make an experience the icing on the cake! Genuine Dog lovers here which was great as we have one!

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AC
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent Service and delicious home made pizza, good space.the restaurant is good for bringing children.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Booked for a family gathering for 12 people - Great restaurant, lovely roast. Love the nachos

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d
London
16 reviews
Dined on 26 April 2014
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The Actress is a pub with a food corner. Their speciality seems to be pizzas which are done in a wood oven. We had starters and mains, all of us having pizza but one. The pizzas were very good and a great combination of toppings and not just your normal arrangement of options. One person had the pork burger and they said that went down a treat. The outstanding item on the menu has to go to the chicken wings in honey and soy sauce. These were absolutely amazing.
Only disappointment was all the food turned up at the same time rather than being separated into mains and starters. Also with only, what felt like, one person doing the food section it was difficult to get his attention to order drinks or get the bill etc.
Overall a good meal had.

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D
London
27 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2014
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Excellent, friendly and extremely helpful staff. Good selection of dishes on the menu and food was cooked to perfection. One area of suggested improvement would be to review the noise level of the background music. Very few people in the pub when we ate, yet the music was so loud we couldn't have a conversation at our table. This is a minor point when viewed against the overall positive experience of this venue. We will definitely eat there again.

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