The Dutchie - Croydon

Caribbean, International·
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Average Price
££££ - £30 - £49
Cuisines
Caribbean, International
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About

The Dutchie is a Caribbean restaurant and bar on Croydon High Street in South London. Its decor reflects the food, creating a small feeling of being in the Caribbean as soon as you walk through the door. Light wood panelling is present throughout, while the dining area is compact and inviting. This is one of three Dutchie’s in London. The others are in Camberwell and Thornton Heath.

Dutchie’s menu covers the full range of Caribbean food. Starters include jerk wings, roti and chickpea curry and sweet chilli fish. There’s also four sharing platters: ochi, negril, nuff wings and jerk sampler. These are the best way to sample a range of flavours.

Classic caribbean dishes headline the main course options. Curry goat, oxtail stew, jerk chicken and ackee and saltfish are all on the menu. These can be teamed with a range of sides, such as mac and cheese, fried plantain and rice and peas. Vegetarian options are also plentiful. There’s a rasta vegan stew, chickpea curry and ackee and callaloo. The jerk options are marinated for 24 hours and jerked on a traditional drum. These can either be chicken or pork.

A large selection of seafood dishes complete the savoury part of the menu. Jerk lobster and lobster supreme are both on offer. There’s also bayou bayou: king prawns, mussels, squid rings and half a lobster served in a bag and accompanied by a bib and gloves.

The whole menu is also available for takeaway and can be ordered via the Dutchie’s website.

Location

32 - 34 High Street, Croydon Centre, CR0 1YB

+442086037238 +442086037238

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Opening Times

Lunch
Mon 11:30-23:00
Tue 11:30-23:00
Wed 11:30-23:00
Thu 11:30-23:00
Fri 11:30-23:00
Sat 11:30-23:00
Sun Closed
Dinner
Mon Closed
Tue Closed
Wed Closed
Thu Closed
Fri Closed
Sat Closed
Sun 13:00-21:00

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Anon

10 November 2022  
Food & Drink 0.5
Service 0.5
Atmosphere 0.5
Value 0.5
The Dutchie horrendous experience

Bob Bob

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The Dutchie Express
33 Whitehorse Ln, London SE25 6RD
In store, bought & paid for the boneless mutton curry to takeaway. It was an hour or two before closing. We was told the takeaway would be ready in 45 mins so we popped up the road until it was ready. Upon our return we collected the takeaway and headed back out to our destination. As we were preparing to eat to our disappointment & disbelief the boneless mutton dish was full of bones at the cost of £17.50. I had recommended this dish to my friend so it was very uncomfortable to see that the dish was nothing like what the dutchie's promised it'd be (boneless).
 
I though maybe it had been a mistake so we drove back to the restaurant to get a replacement, this is where it took a turn for the worse. When we knocked on the door the server hid and pretended not to see us or hear us knocking the door. We had to keep knocking until a manager came out and opened the door. We explained what had happened & he let us in to get the order corrected. However the chef was very unprofessional & got rather nasty towards us. The replacement order was full of curry liquid with a few pieces of curry mutton swimming in the container. It took 5 minutes to get a replacement so it wasn't fresh food. Upon leaving the establishment the chef & management shouted such rude & undignified comments towards me & my friend (who's first time it was in this restaurant) as we made our way out of the establishment. We left feeling humiliated, hurt & traumatised. It was the worst experience I have ever had at a restaurant & we couldn't bring ourselves to eat the food because we just didn't trust the dutchie staff anymore. Would not recommend this restaurant.
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