New Cross House

316 New Cross Road , London, SE14 6AF

2 reviews

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Formerly the rather grim Goldsmith’s Tavern, the re-invented New Cross House retains some of its original, Victorian gin-palace features (note the wall tiles) in a lighter, brighter space tricked out in 21st-century shabby-chic with bentwood chairs & berry tones. This venue gained a reputation when it was briefly home to much-lauded pop-up burger joint, Meateasy, but it has now taken on new persona as part of the Capital Pubs’ stable. Enjoy a pint of Bonobo, Weasel or Greenwich Meantime in the sociable decked beer garden, with a wood burner to warm up chilly chill sessions. A pizza oven produces admirable thin crusts with a choice of toppings & there are modish bar bites, Asian-style seafood dishes, salads & veggie options for cal-counting yummy mummies – plus jumbo hot dogs, fried chicken & Sunday roasts for their meat-loving hubbies.

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6.5

Food & Drink: 6.0

Service: 4.0

Atmosphere: 5.5

Value: 5.5

Food & Drink: 1.0

Service: 1.0

Atmosphere: 1.0

Value: 1.0

simon w. 30 November 2014

got shortmeasured on my pint , ordered beef roast , the veg all ok , potatoes too salty but nothing compared to the beef which was far too salty and each mouthful like drinking sea water , so didnt eat it all . told waitress / barstaff who didnt comment even apologise , wont go there for food again

Food & Drink: 4.0

Service: 2.0

Atmosphere: 4.0

Value: 4.0

http://woman-v-food.blogspot.co.uk/ J. 13 August 2012

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.

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