The Rose

4.5
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165 reviews
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£25 and under
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Sunday Lunch
Boasting reclaimed oak panelled walls, copper topped tables & antiquated artwork The Rose sits in the shadow of The Shard & stones throw away from Bermondsey Street.

We are dog friendly and children are welcome until 6pm.
Please note: We are unable to hold tables for more than 15mins after the original reservation time. If you are running late, please call us directly and we will try our best accommodate.

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What 165 People Are Saying
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BruceP
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The food was OK but this is clearly a place drinking first and foremost. The service was great and the people there were friendly.

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vipNoodun
London
46 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Luckily we booked as the pub was packed, it being a Fri evening.
Food was good as usual, staff busy but service was good.

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vipFinediners
London
60 reviews
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Cosy pub. Not too much excitement with the food. But for the cost, we do not expect too much.

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MichelleK
London
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Enormous (delicious) Sunday roast, table service was a little slow but to get table service in a pub is a bit of a bonus anyway!

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vipNoodun
London
46 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely pub with an interesting selection of beers and cocktails as well as fabulous food. Staff were friendly and efficient. Will definitely return.

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vipSKTK
Savannah
14 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I had lunch at The Rose, and it was great from start to finish. The service was friendly, the pub itself had a great atmosphere and played excellent music, and the food was outstanding. I ordered the classic burger and my wife the sausage and mash - really outstanding quality - we enjoyed both. When we’re next in town, we will definitely stop back in for a meal.

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ClaireM
London
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Nice pub with large portions

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MatthijsL
London
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A nice English pub,with the best sunday roast of Londen!

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Kevin
London
32 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Nice quirky pub with good music but food was mediocre at best. Disappointed as had read good reviews

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vipSuzieD
London
9 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Very nice burgers, I'm glad they do gluten-free buns!

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MatthewB
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent pub experience. Really good staff, nice food, fast service. Faultless.

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jaymac
London
5 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Pub grub with a twist this is a step up from standard pub food without going too `gastro` I recommend the chicken and waffles, lovely.

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JessN
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Very cool pub, good music too! Had a good selection of beers. Will come back.

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vipEpglondon
London
61 reviews
Dined on 24 March 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food and drink. Perfect spot for any day or a Sunday lunch with the trimmings. Service with a smile, too.

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BrendanC
London
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Beautiful food and very friendly and attentive staff

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RoisheenC
London
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Early Thursday evening visit and pub busy. Table booked at front of bar but took a quieter one in back room. Top notch service from staff members. Food reasonable and hit the spot which rounded off a very enjoyable evening at The Rose. Well worth a visit.

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HemaC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

It’s was great place, we were sitting by the door so it was a bit chilly, staff were great, definitely be back soon

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Rachelmcavoy1990
London
1 review
Dined on 3 February 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service ....staff are friendly ....dinner came quickly and was delicious !!

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Nick
London
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, good beer and tasty food. Would recommend and would definitely visit again. One of my favourite pubs in SE1.

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idob
London
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I was impressed by the attentive and super friendly service of the bartender

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NicoleP
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 November 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always, good food and ambience. Great selection of beers too!

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RachaelS
London
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Booked a table for lunch to catch up with an old colleague. Had cod and chips, the portion was massive and really lovely and fresh. The staff were really nice too. They also have a very decadent menu - including chicken and waffles which is definitely great for comfort food. It's a very pleasant experience, definitely recommended.

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FrankieS
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great pub just a stones throw away from the Shard. Amazing food and perfect for Vegans! It’s rare to find a pub that serves so many delicious vegan pub food and The Rose really did this well. Great choices of Beer as well.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice pub, not too quiet. Great for a Sunday roast with friends.

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NicoleP
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a delicious Sunday roast here, great choice of beers too!

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Philip
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I read good reviews but was very disappointed with The Rose. There were a couple of minor issues, for example we booked a table with specific requirements (my dinner guest is disabled) which weren't met. We were supposed to be celebrating a special occasion so ordered bubbly, which arrived warm in an ice bucket with no ice in (why?). When I asked for a cold bottle, staff took our full glasses and warm bottle away very promptly and bought the bottle back with some ice added to the bucket. So we paid through the nose for half a bottle of half-warm prosecco.

Most disappointing was the food though, because it had great potential. The veg was fresh, the meal was nicely prepared, but completely ruined by being covered in ready made bisto-type gravy. What could have been a great dish was turned into cafeteria food for the sake of a few pence. It's a real shame.

I never usually leave negative reviews for restaurants as I'd rather give the benefit of the doubt and accept that sometimes mistakes happen. But when we visited The Rose, we paid the best part of £100 for a very disappointing and frustrating experience. We'd chosen The Rose because all the reviews we read promised it was very good, with a high quality of food, and an excellent venue for a special occasion. Unfortunately, none of this is true and I can't in good conscience *not* leave a review to warn others not to make the same mistake.

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jaymac
London
5 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good food and a lively venue, friendly service with minimum fuss. Pub grub as it should be.

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vipBBBarlow
London
17 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2018
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Both the Sunday roasts chicken and beef are very good. Service here a bit slow but otherwise a good experience

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Jenoir
London
6 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2018
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Great pub and really friendly staff. The food is good but don't expect anything too healthy, most things are fried (but still tasty)!

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SiHa
London
7 reviews
Dined on 19 May 2018
Overall3food3service4ambience3

I have been to this pub before and the food used to be amazing. There is a new menu and it's just your usual pub food now. We had burgers which were average, not good not bad. The vegetarian burger was so greasy that my friend didn't finish it.
I won't go back anymore unless the menu goes back to more restaurant style food than average pub grub.

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BenP
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2018
Overall3food4service5ambience3

Food and service was excellent. Very interesting seitan options for vegans. It is quite expensive for the portion size though.

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BenN
London
6 reviews
Dined on 6 May 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely roast - I had chicken which was delicious and the cauliflower cheese was a winner.
Nice relaxed atmosphere and reasonable prices

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OpenTable Diner
London
9 reviews
Dined on 29 April 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very relaxed atmosphere with lovely food and friendly prompt service

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Yumhunter
London
31 reviews
Dined on 29 April 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and a really great Sunday lunch - we had a burger, two Bermondsey parmos (sensational) and the roast chicken and all were excellent.

It's not a pub you will pass by accident, but its one worth tracking down.

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AlwaysEating
London
1 review
Dined on 29 April 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Cracking roastie and not hectic - perfect for a Sunday afternoon

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vipVidal
London
15 reviews
Dined on 22 April 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Simple, short menu but some interesting choices. Caters for Veggie and Vegans too.
Relaxed atmosphere and friendly service. Give it a try. Also does Sunday roasts.

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NeilM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 April 2018
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Food wasn't up to much, it wasn't awful just not very good. And the table booked was next to the door, which apparently was something to do with a computer. They were very accommodating in moving us to a better table to the. The beer is good in this place, won't be eating again though

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GaryB
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2018
Overall2food4service1ambience3

The waitress serving food was surly and needed a refresher in the art of customer service. Throwing her eyes up in the air each time she was asked for something isn't exactly professional...or am I missing something?!

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Adrian
Denver
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived hungry and we left full. It's a nice pub and we were sat opposite the open kitchen, so we could see the food being prepared. The food is well cooked and very tasty, but don't go there if you are on a diet!! We will be back.

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Rick
London
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2018
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Good food and interesting menu with traditional pub staples too. Very busy (I'm glad I booked) and pretty noisy - but hey, it's a lively, vibrant bar. Very dim lighting wasn't particulary suited to eating, though.

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The Rose does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.

The Rose is rated 4.5 stars by 165 OpenTable diners.

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