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|Address:||316 New Cross Road, London SE14 6AF|
|Tel:||020 8691 8875|
|Price: £33.00||Wine: £16.50|
|Opening Hours:||Mon-Fri 12N-12M Sat-Sun 11am-1am (Sun -12M)|
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New Cross House is a joy to visit. The atmosphere is buzzing, especially on a busy night or a summer’s evening when you can take advantage of the spectacular out building and garden.
The only downside of the venue is that there is normally one rather frazzled waitress manning the whole operation, and you aren’t allowed to order from the bar. I go regularly and often spend the first half a pint trying to grab her attention to put in a food order. Often it’s easier to just follow her around until she gets the idea that you’d like to eat, or wave your hands frantically in her general direction.
I always go for pizza cooked in the wood fired oven in the open plan kitchen. It never disappoints, and normally comes in at £9 dependent on topping. The ground chorizo and pepperoni is a delight, as is the lamb. Best however to avoid the potato, rosemary and blue cheese pizza – it’s just odd.
Despite the poor service, the food is great and the portions are fantastic (if a little on the large side). There are a range of wines and beers (the latter mostly local), but don’t expect the staff of mostly Goldsmiths students to be able to answer any questions you might have about the wine list.
New Cross needs a pub like this, and New Cross House delivers well.