The Rose & Crown

4.2
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339 reviews
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£26 to £40
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British

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Sunday Lunch
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What 339 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.1
Food
4.2
Service
4.1
Ambience
3.8
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JD
London
6 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was good quality and reasonably priced with first class service by the very helpful staff

W
Kent
1 review
Dined on 5 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Food and service consistently good which is why we return often . Don’t change a thing !

EX
Kent
1 review
Dined on 3 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was lovely and the staff were very attentive and accommodating...can’t wait to go back and would highly recommended this gem of a place...

SS
London
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

We had Sunday lunch here, it was very busy so parking can be an issue. The service was good and we weren't kept waiting. We ordered a roast beef lunch and it was quick to arrive, unfortunately the roast potatoes were so hard it was difficult to cut they probably had been cooked and reheated, the vegatables were disappointing and the beef whilst it was tasty it did have a lot of fat on it.

PM
Kent
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Nice visit to this lively place. Bar staff were friendly and helpful, we had a table booked and this was ready for us when after we had had a drink at the bar.
Attentive staff in the restaurant, food was very nice.
Overall had a very nice Sunday afternoon at this establishment, will return

P
Kent
4 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Lovely pub/restaurant. Service was quick and the food good.
Make sure you don’t sit at the table by the back door. Endless Kids going out to play and smokers. It was extremely cold when the door was open

DF
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We had a really nice meal at the Rose and Crown. Food was very good as was the service

MT
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very friendly atmosphere. Excellent food and service. Will certainly visit again when in the area.

DT
Kent
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The place and the staff were welcoming if not a little busy as there didn't appear to be more that 2 staff serving food and the bar. However, the food was very good and tasty, value for money and we didn't feel rushed to leave. I would definitely recommend the Rose and Crown to people.

PH
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Food was excellent - the roast was very good and there were lots of side dishes included. Service was good but had a bit of a wait although the restaurant was not that busy. Overall, we had a really lovely meal and would definitely recommend and visit the Rose and Crown again.

BW
London
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

Delicious food, lovely decor and ambience by the open fire. Staff were very friendly and helpful but service was a bit slow at times despite it being relatively quiet. But as we had plenty of time and were in a relaxed mood we didn't mind too much. Quality of food and drink helped us to forget all the above.

RT
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience4

Host Andy was excellent. Very welcoming, friendly and efficient. Rest of staff also good.
Unfortunately, we had to return two of the four main courses as they were inedible. Andy very apologetic, and offered alternatives.
We thought it was expensive for what we got, and beer also dear.

RM
Kent
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall4Food3Service1Ambience4

Took 25min for someone to take our order! Food ok not particularly good value

VT
London
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service , Manager and staff very friendly and welcoming top marks

JC
Kent
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Staff were really friendly and very helpful, food great. We will definitely be going back.

HW
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really lovely meal, fabulous service and not rushed so enjoyed a good catch up with friends

R
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Easy to book the table on line and received a reminder by email the day before!
Staff were friendly and helpful and provided a high chair for one of my granddaughters.
The meals were delicious and well presented which most of us enjoyed- the speciality sausages were disappointing though. A nice relaxed place to eat particularly for a family.

ST
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service2Ambience4

Excellent Sunday roast good food and service will definitely go back again

JG
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

Excellent food and very helpful, friendly staff. It seemed quite pricey for a roast but was well cooked and presented. It would bring my parents again.

MG
London
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Lovely food, nicely presented. We booked ahead which was a wise move, quite busy. No obvious focal point on arrival and had to search around for someone to check in with. Main meals came out without vegetables and had to 'chase' staff for these. Meals were hearty and good. A fair few restless youngsters in the pub which was a distraction but didn't spoil a pleasant meal and afternoon.

F
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Fabulous roast here, always yummy

PC
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great food at a good price and very friendly service. Never disappoints

JH
London
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The Rose and Crown is a venue that is always incredibly popular especially on sunny days and our most recent visit was no exception. The team had clearly been working tirelessly all day but as always still had a smile on their faces and by nearly 6pm on a Sunday still had all bar two items available on the menu.
Looking forward to our next visit as always.

GA
London
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

The pub was very busy but the service was still very good and the food was lovely.

CW
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

The greeting, friendliness and service are better than any local competition.. The menu choices cover all tastes.. .. Sunday lunch is a manic time, causing our only problem of the roast being cold and was sent back for a ‘zap’ in microwave.
Will always come back whilst present manager running such an efficient and friendly pub..

VS
London
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience3

Our visit was overall poor. We had to wait for such a long time to order drinks and food and then took ages to come. Prawn cocktail starter was not very nice and was not eaten. we had to ask where our main courses were. staff were clearly run off their feet and not enough of them for the amount of diners.

RP
London
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very happy and contented experience . Our waitress were very friendly , efficient great quality food excellent service and environment. Would highly reccomend . Lovely choice of menu . Expensive but really worth the value.

JH
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Happy with the service and the meals. The manageress apologised for the slow service. They were short staffed. Yes, we had to wait a while for our food but it wasn’t a problem. We were chatting away and didn’t really notice the passing of time - I don’t think we left until well after 4.00. Nevertheless we were well treated by the staff and I am sure we will go back there again.

c
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience4

got desert and was told they had no desert spoons so we will have to eat our desert with a teaspoon. when we said that we should not have to pay for our deserts we where told we had finished them so we have to pay.

OT
Kent
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was my birthday, so there were 9 of us. The restaurant is fabulous, the garden is amazing. The food was perfect and the service was first class. Staff were amazing. Will definitely be going back, highly recommend it.
Love the menu too. Not boring ‘pub grub’

F
London
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience2

Would not recommend at present as poor new menu- no fish except battered, no beef, pork or lamb dishes. More burgers and salads than anything else. Getting pricy.
Watch out for the service charge added, charged 15% on a group of five. The menu states that 12.5% will be added to groups of 6 or more and therefore presume 1 to 5 would be discretionary! Complained and had all service cancelled.
It was very very busy that evening as schools broke up for summer that day but waitresses worked very hard to please.
The bar areas were very loud and children in restaurant area noisy.
Main gripes- the poor menu and excessive service charged.

JR
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Delicious food. Young staff v efficient and attentive. Nice breaks between courses

LP
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Been to the rose and crown many times. Its a great all round pub. Good food, service and a large garden for the kids to run about. Ticks all the boxes for us.

CS
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience2

I would probably try again one day. The tables were all full when we arrived. Long waits for some, with at least one complaint to management overheard by us.

I just don't think they were staffed in the kitchen to cope well with a full house.

Interesting menu, very modest portion of the hand made brisket corned beef hash, larger than a starter but not a main course size. My partner's fish and chips had chips only just cooked, rather too firm in the middle rather than fluffy, batter on a small thin piece of fish pale, oily and flabby - both an indication of a kitchen not coping and a head chef/waiting staff a touch indifferent to the quality delivered to table.
Sticky toffee pudding not sticky, spotted dick 4/10.

Maybe worth a visit on a weeknight...

AN
Kent
1 review
Dined on 10 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic service good choice and great parking food lovely

SP
London
4 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience3

Sunday in the sunshine. Always busy here but always able to accommodate. However food quality suffers when it is so busy. Reheated, dry and a little bit tasteless Sunday roast. I like it here cos its local and friendly but needs more attention as its the food that keeps this place floating.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall3Food3Service1Ambience4

Service was poor. We got all meals together. Something for a starter was not delivered at all, we went to ask for it. Waitresses were not professional, looks like students.

WE
London
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

I’d recommend the Rose & Crown for a relaxed Sunday lunch. The food is good and there’s a nice atmosphere in the restaurant area. The service is very attentive too.

PK
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience1

Not as good as others in the same chain. Noisy and with the atmosphere of a goldfish bowl. Menu was dull and unadventurous. Food was average at best. Serving staff were pleasant enough but knew nothing about the food or wine.

SW
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

The food was quite good but unfortunately the burger was overcooked and dry. The service was not very good at all - untrained, disinterested teenagers who did not know the menu and were not bothered whether we enjoyed our meal at all.