Review on The Rosendale
The Rosendale in Dulwich is under the new ownership of The Three Cheers Pub Company who already own three pubs in Clapham, The Avalon, The Stonhouse and The Abbeville, The Bolingbroke in Battersea as well as The Tommyfield in Kennington. They are owned by three South London friends, Nick Fox, Mark Reynolds and Tom Peake who opened their first pub in 2002 and now their successes have been awarded with the Best Multiple Operator 2011 by the Publican. They are keen to emphasise that this is not a chain, but their ethos is to ensure that each pub has a clear sense of their locality and individual DNA, where the customers needs are met.
The Rosendale was closed for six weeks while it has been transformed into a very handsome local pub, with a new dining room, private function rooms and a stunning garden, where you can dine or just stop by for a drink. The kitchen is keen to source local and sustainable produce for its dishes and some of this comes from a farm in Hampshire, where the group has an invested interest.
Dishes on offer might include goat's cheese pannacotta, beetroot crisps and caponata or squid and cuttlefish with chorizo, fennel and rocket among the starters. For mains choose beer battered fish and chips with mushy peas and tartare sauce or josper grilled sea bass, samphire, crayfish, rouille or for carnivores there's pork belly, salsa verde with crushed Jersey Royals. There are traditional desserts on offer such as sticky toffee pudding, Eton mess or banoffe pie. There is an excellent Sunday lunch together with a bar menu, and children are made welcome and have their own menu as well. The food is supported by a carefully chosen wine list from around the globe offering good value.
Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 11.00am - 3.30pm (4.00pm Sat) (12.00 - 9.00pm Sun)
Dinner: 6.00 - 10.30pm Mon-Sat
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card, American Express