The Herne Tavern

London, SE22 0RR ·Website ·Call020 8299 9521

SquareMeal Review of The Herne Tavern

The Herne is the slightly scruffier cousin of The Palmerston on Lordship Lane, although here, drink is more of a priority. It’s a handsome place: a proper boozer with lots of dark wooden panelling, original Victorian fittings & a lived-in feel. A new chef has added a Mediterranean twist to the menu, so dishes like linguini with cherry tomatoes & rocket sit happily alongside an organic beef burger, or ‘adult scampi’ – a larger portion of the kids’ favourite. On Wednesdays, special cut-price nights are themed around tapas, pies or mussels. To drink, there’s a well-annotated, Old World-dominated wine list, & you’ll always find a selection of decent beers on hand pump. The enormous garden, complete with climbing frame, is a big hit with young children & their adults.

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Average Price
££££ - £30 - £49
Food Occasions
Sunday roast
Alfresco And Views
Beer garden
Food Hygiene Rating

Location for The Herne Tavern

2 Forest Hill Road, London, SE22 0RR

020 8299 9521


Opening Times

Mon-Sun 12N-11pm (Fri-Sat -2pm)

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