Sun of Camberwell

Pub
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Description

Located on Coldharbour Lane, a short walk from the hustle and bustle of Camberwell Green and Loughborough Junction, The Sun of Camberwell is a charming local’s local at the heart of the Camberwell community. 

Spread across a bright open bar and seating area, spacious restaurant and two beer gardens at the front and rear, they pride themselves on serving quality food, drink and friendly service.

Boasting 6 hand pumps, they serve a rotational selection of local and regional Cask Marque certified real ales. Their bar offers an exciting selection of bottled craft beers, premium lagers and the finest spirits – including 7 single malt whiskies for you to ponder. Their carefully selected wine list offers an even mix of Old and New World grapes to compliment our dishes.

Open seven days a week, their kitchen serves modern British pub fare, using fresh seasonal ingredients. They have delicious homemade bar snacks throughout the week and serve traditional roast on Sundays. Located at the heart of the restaurant, their open kitchen allows you to see their Head chef cook your order in front of you. If you have any questions about the menu or would like to pick up some helpful tips and advice, feel free to have a chat with the team.

Their décor is an eclectic mix of vintage designs, exposed brickwork, comfy seating, quirky recycled furniture and textured wallpapers. In the winter months you can sit by their open fireplace, sip mulled wine and wind away the evening.

If you are planning a party or private event, their function space, The Parlour can accommodate a gathering of up to 40. With entrances to the main bar and out to the garden, The Parlour is perfect for any social occasion. 

To keep you entertained they have a variety of events throughout the week, as well as one-off annual events and celebrations. They have a Pub Quiz every Wednesday, live music nights featuring local bands playing blues, jazz and folk every Thursday and every Friday evening they have resident DJs taking to the decks to kick start your weekend.

Info

None
No queues normally
Happily Affordable ££
South London
18 For Alcohol
Pub
Disabled Toilets
None

Hours

Day Open Close Notes
16:00 23:00
16:00 00:00
16:00 00:00
16:00 00:00
12:00 01:00
12:00 01:00
12:00 23:00

Location

Sun of Camberwell
61-63 Coldharhour Lane, London, SE5 9NS

Area:
London

Nearest station:
Denmark Hill (Rail)
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Menus

Drink Prices Price
Glass of Wine (175ml measure Large ) £5.40
Bottle of House Wine £15.00

This venue serves Gastro, British, Roast Dinner and Pub Food food.

A word from the chef:
Head on over to The Sun of Camberwell for a moreish taste of authentic, gastro bites with a British edge and seasonal produce throughout.

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The table wasn't ready for my Christmas booking and the first server was unprofessional and lazy (e.g. plopping the bottle of wine and glasses at the end of the table and walking off). The second server was lovely though. The Christmas food was nothing to shout about and slightly disappointing based on the description in the menu. Visited Sun of Camberwell on 2017-12-19
by on December 21st, 2017
2

Had a really lovely night at The Sun. I'm leaving London tomorrow, but all my colleagues who came will definitely be returning. Thanks for a great night. Visited Sun of Camberwell on 2017-12-19
by on December 21st, 2017
5

Great, well priced Christmas menu which we all thoroughly enjoyed. There was a nice Christmassy set-up for the table with crackers etc. Good service but we had to wait ages and then go up and ask for the bill- once we'd finished eating we seemed to be forgotten about a little bit. Visited Sun of Camberwell on 2017-12-18
by on December 20th, 2017
4

I would have given 5 stars if the food was better. We chose the Xmas set-menu and some of the mains were a bit disappointed - the cod was a really small portion, over cooked and dry. Same for the pheasant unlike the lamb which was very good. The service was friendly, professional and spotless. Well done to Jamie and his team. The place was so well decorated and the atmosphere was really warm. Nice music was playing. All in all we had a very good time. Visited Sun of Camberwell on 2017-12-16
by on December 18th, 2017
4

Excellent food, great pub, good ambience and helpful staff. We came for our annual old friends’ Christmas dinner. The only reason I am giving three stars is that we arrived at 1.30pm, having booked and pre ordered a three course lunch well in advance and did not get our starters until 3pm. Visited Sun of Camberwell on 2017-12-16
by on December 18th, 2017
3

Great service, lovely food. Thank you! Visited Sun of Camberwell on 2017-12-16
by on December 18th, 2017
5

Great food , great service at a good price! Visited Sun of Camberwell on 2017-12-14
by on December 18th, 2017
5

Delicious Christmas dinner. Had a great time! Visited Sun of Camberwell on 2017-12-15
by on December 17th, 2017
5

Two thumbs-up!! The ambiance was nice and cozy. The quality of food and it's the costing was really great! I will defo be delighted to go back and have a meal or a drink . Visited Sun of Camberwell on 2017-12-08
by on December 13th, 2017
4

Superb food from the kitchen, beyond pub grub. Keep the chef! Visited Sun of Camberwell on 2017-12-08
by on December 12th, 2017
4

We had a lovely evening at the Sun, the food and vibe was great. Would defo book again. Only critism is that the puddings took ages to arrive. Visited Sun of Camberwell on 2017-12-09
by on December 11th, 2017
4

Such a great pub - its cosy and warm in the winter and has a great pub garden in the summer! Staff are always lovely, good range of reasonably priced beers and great food. One of the best pubs in London imo. Visited Sun of Camberwell on 2017-12-09
by on December 11th, 2017
5

Thanks for having us. Shame we couldn’t pre-book food for less than 15 people. Visited Sun of Camberwell on 2017-12-09
by on December 11th, 2017
4

An excellent venue for a group party or for meeting up. We had our Team Christmas dinner there and it was wonderful. The atmosphere is quirky and good homely with rustic decor. The food was absolutely wonderful..well cooked and seasoned... none of us could find a fault, even with those who do not normally like to eat out at restaurants. We want to go back there again. Visited Sun of Camberwell on 2017-12-08
by on December 11th, 2017
5

Great Sunday roast - highly recommend ! Visited Sun of Camberwell on 2017-12-03
by on December 5th, 2017
5

The food and atmosphere was excellent. Next year we want the whole of the back area as it was a little cramped . Thank you Visited Sun of Camberwell on 2017-12-01
by on December 5th, 2017
4

Great venue with friendly accommodating staff Visited Sun of Camberwell on 2017-11-25
by on November 27th, 2017
5

Sadly I think we were too large a group for the pub to really cater for adequately. I booked for 25 people (to eat) but there were only 15 chairs when we arrived. The pub was very busy so no other space. Lots of people did not receive their food for over an hour, and then there was items missing. There was a really nice woman helping us, and she tried her best to make the event better, but I felt in the end that it would have been better if The Sun had told me they were full and we could have gone somewhere else. My birthday a bit ruined because I felt stressed. Visited Sun of Camberwell on 2017-11-19
by on November 21st, 2017
2

Food was ok. Service was friendly but incredibly slow... Visited Sun of Camberwell on 2017-11-05
by on November 7th, 2017
2

We booked the back room for a function. The staff were very welcoming and we all had a great evening. Thanks so much ! Visited Sun of Camberwell on 2017-10-30
by on November 1st, 2017
5

Great food, lovely staff, and amazing to be able to book a table at such sort notice. Will definitely be back - cheers guys! Visited Sun of Camberwell on 2017-10-28
by on October 30th, 2017
5

Always good. Thanks for looking after us so well. See you again soon :) Visited Sun of Camberwell on 2017-10-25
by on October 27th, 2017
4

Unfortunately not a great experience. Some members of the staff were very unfriendly and meals were on the small side. We were in a private room and were forgotten about - had to ask several times menu's and people to take our order. I have been many times to The Sun of Camberwell and previously always had great service and meals. Hopefully this was a one off Visited Sun of Camberwell on 2017-10-22
by on October 24th, 2017
1

Great pub and great Sunday roast. We had to wait a little while for our food, but the staff were very attentive and gave us a free bottle of wine to make up for it. Visited Sun of Camberwell on 2017-10-08
by on October 15th, 2017
4

We spent a very warm and relaxing Sunday afternoon at the Sun. The roast was well prepared and good value, the staff attentive and friendly, and the room spacious with good light. Definitely coming back soon! Visited Sun of Camberwell on 2017-10-08
by on October 10th, 2017
4

The venue was perfect for my 30th birthday! I was really impressed. Visited Sun of Camberwell on 2017-10-06
by on October 9th, 2017
5

Super yummy loved the roast and such a pretty pub Visited Sun of Camberwell on 2017-09-17
by on September 19th, 2017
5

Really excellent room - staff are super friendly- loved it! Visited Sun of Camberwell on 2017-09-09
by on September 11th, 2017
5

Had a lovely evening - space reserved was great and friends enjoyed the food! This is my favourite pub in camberwell. Staff are always super friendly and music is great. Visited Sun of Camberwell on 2017-09-09
by on September 11th, 2017
5

Good night as usual. I love this pub. Visited Sun of Camberwell on 2017-02-01
by on August 24th, 2017
5

We love the Sun, the staff are always friendly, the food good and the atmosphere is just lovely. Thanks for making our Sunday afternoon! Visited Sun of Camberwell on 2017-08-13
by on August 15th, 2017
5

The Sun is a lovely pub and 'The Parlour' was the perfect place for the surprise party I threw for my boyfriend. The staff were friendly and attentive to our requests and needs and checked throughout the day if everything was going well. We were able to bring our own cake and decorate the room as we wished and were able to put our own playlist on the speakers in the room. The staff helped the day run smoothly but with a relaxed and unfussy vibe. Would definitely recommend! Visited Sun of Camberwell on 2017-07-29
by on August 10th, 2017
5

I had dinner and drinks with a large party on the weekend. The bbq food arrived more than one hour after the menu food, the fries were very under cooked and the halloumi was raw along with the vegetables. We returned some of the food, although we had already had a very long wait. We were advised we could have a free desert which we accepted, but one of the party was allergic to gluten and couldn't eat that desert. She was told that was all they could offer, she was also one who returned her food so in a 3 hour visit to the pub on Sunday didn't manage to eat anything. I have regularly visited the pub and always been very happy with the food and service which is why I booked in a large party. I was left embarrassed and disappointed and send apologies messages to everyone who attended. Visited Sun of Camberwell on 2017-08-06
by on August 10th, 2017
2

Really lovely and food was spot on Visited Sun of Camberwell on 2017-07-29
by on July 31st, 2017
5

Thank you to the team at the Sun - we had a great night, the buffet was excellent, you can book space for free, and it's one of the only pubs in South London that's wheelchair accessible. Highly recommend. Visited Sun of Camberwell on 2017-07-29
by on July 31st, 2017
5

Great as always! Thanks for providing a room for our leaving drinks Visited Sun of Camberwell on 2017-07-26
by on July 28th, 2017
4

We had a staff party here and a great night! Would definitely recommend Visited Sun of Camberwell on 2017-07-23
by on July 28th, 2017
5

Its always a treat coming to The Sun, the staff are amazing and between the lovely dining room, buzzy bar and massive garden your spoilt for places to sit! Visited Sun of Camberwell on 2017-07-23
by on July 28th, 2017
5

Celebrated my birthday here. Bar staff were brilliant. Great DJ too. Visited Sun of Camberwell on 2017-07-22
by on July 28th, 2017
5

Really great food and friendly service. Only disappointment was that all of the bitter beer was off. Other than that, it was great and would recommend! 😄👍 Visited Sun of Camberwell on 2017-07-01
by on July 3rd, 2017
4

The food was good and reasonably priced although not entirely convinced about Mexican wine. Visited Sun of Camberwell on 2017-06-16
by on June 18th, 2017
4

Our trip to our local pub was very disappointing for a third time. The food took an hour (despite it being half empty), and the quality of the food appears to have slowly decreased over the last 18 months. It's just not what it was when it re-launched 2-3 years ago. Very sad as we only live several doors away!. Visited Sun of Camberwell on 2017-05-24
by on May 30th, 2017
3

Last Saturday we booked out the Parlour room for 18 adults for lunch and a kids party (8 x 1.5yr olds). This was the third time we booked the Parlour and had been really happy with the arrangement to date. The room is tucked away from the main bar and dining area so the kids don't bother other customers and we take our own toys for them to occupy themselves while we eat lunch. The experience has varied quite a bit from visit to visit, on our first party (Halloween 2016) we had to set up the tables and chairs ourselves to suit the 16 people but they agreed to do table service which was great because we had everything arrive at a similar time and the table was cleared afterwards. The second party (Christmas 2016) we were told we had to order separately from the bar, which wasn't ideal but not a big issue. Again we set the tables up ourselves. Last Saturday however we had to pay a £25 non-redeemable deposit to book the room. I was told this was standard policy, but clearly its not been in the past. I don't have an issue with establishments setting deposits for holding a room etc. but what I would expect for that fee (if you cant use it against your food/drink) would be at least a set-up dining table for the number of guests and table service. It was too late to find an alternative room when I was asked to pay the deposit, but unfortunately we will be picking an alternative venue next time as the arrangement last Saturday doesn't quite meet our expectations. The food as ever was lovely, so it is a shame. That said, I'm sure we'll continue to visit in smaller numbers where we can avail of the free services that come with the dining room i.e. a table and waiting staff! Visited Sun of Camberwell on 2017-05-07
by on May 9th, 2017
2

Had a brilliant time, super helpful with my booking and top staff the whole time we were there. Great pub all round Visited Sun of Camberwell on 2017-05-06
by on May 8th, 2017
5

Super tasty food every time I visit!! Great value for money, plus fun and friendly atmosphere!!! Visited Sun of Camberwell on 2017-04-23
by on April 25th, 2017
5

Great, relaxed venue, big garden, friendly and efficient staff and good food Visited Sun of Camberwell on 2017-04-02
by on April 4th, 2017
4

I had an excellent birthday in the Parlour Room. The staff were really helpful and food was great. Visited Sun of Camberwell on 2017-04-01
by on April 3rd, 2017
5

Good selection of beers, sunny beer garden, great food! Visited Sun of Camberwell on 2017-04-01
by on April 3rd, 2017
5

In all my years (14) dining here it was by far the worse experience I have ever had. After booking a table for 8 we were presented with a table of 4 with 6 chairs. No apology or recompense aforwarded by management. We are seriously weighing up to return after this, we were treated like 2nd class citizens as oppose to the loyal paying customers that we are. Visited Sun of Camberwell on 2017-03-31
by on April 2nd, 2017
1

The food was fantastic quality and the service was top notch. All of the staff were incredibly helpful and friendly. We were made to feel very welcome and part of the family! Visited Sun of Camberwell on 2017-03-28
by on March 30th, 2017
5

Great food and service! ThAnk you! Visited Sun of Camberwell on 2017-03-19
by on March 21st, 2017
5

Been here a number of times and always find it has a great atmosphere and good service. Visited Sun of Camberwell on 2017-03-17
by on March 19th, 2017
5

The manager Alex was very helpful. He arranged a bigger area for us to celebrate birthday. Visited Sun of Camberwell on 2017-03-10
by on March 12th, 2017
5

The manager Alex was very helpful. He arranged a bigger area for us to celebrate birthday. Visited Sun of Camberwell on 2017-03-10
by on March 12th, 2017
5

7 of us went for Sunday lunch and it was fabulous, clean plates all round and not one grumble from any of us. Staff were great to . My brother has booked to hold his wedding reception there later this year, hope the food is just as good. Visited Sun of Camberwell on 2017-03-05
by on March 7th, 2017
5

I had a brilliant birthday at the Sun - they were very accommodating and helpful. They comfortably fit in 20 people for lunch and reserved an area in the bar in the afternoon for people to stay for drinks. There was a great atmosphere and the staff were very friendly. The food was delicious and great value. I would definitely recommend it. Visited Sun of Camberwell on 2017-03-04
by on March 6th, 2017
5

Excellent customer service and wishing them best of luck Visited Sun of Camberwell on 2017-03-02
by on March 5th, 2017
5

Sunday lunch was delicious and the Bloody Mary was amazing! Definitely will be back. Visited Sun of Camberwell on 2017-02-19
by on February 22nd, 2017
5

Good atmosphere but terrible restaurant service. Given 2 menus for a table of 6 by a waitress who hardly acknowledged us. Waited over an hour to have our order taken and food was very slow with no warning or explanation. Disappointed Visited Sun of Camberwell on 2017-02-19
by on February 21st, 2017
2

I had a great time as always Visited Sun of Camberwell on 2017-02-11
by on February 13th, 2017
5

Food was fab, service was slower than normal as they had a wedding upstairs and could have done with getting more staff in for the evening! Visited Sun of Camberwell on 2017-02-10
by on February 12th, 2017
4

The food and wine was lovely. But, whilst our waitress was great and Woking extremely hard, our service was very slow. This is the second time I have eaten in the restaurant on a Wednesday night, which is quiz night and the restaurant seems chronically under staffed. The wait on both occasions was painful. Visited Sun of Camberwell on 2017-02-08
by on February 10th, 2017
3

Great atmosphere, had a lovely time. Visited Sun of Camberwell on 2017-02-03
by on February 5th, 2017
5

Love food, great service. Really enjoyed it, thank you. Visited Sun of Camberwell on 2017-01-29
by on January 31st, 2017
5

Love the style of the english menu, simple food well done.However to use more frequently would like to see more variety to the menu, chicken dishes in particular, maybe vegetarian options too, thanks. I love the pub 😆 Visited Sun of Camberwell on 2017-01-24
by on January 26th, 2017
4

I had a great time thanks. All the staff were really helpful and friendly. Food was lovely too Visited Sun of Camberwell on 2017-01-08
by on January 10th, 2017
5

The food was great - best Sunday roast in south London ! We went for the new year's day roast and the staff were attentive and quick . Glad we booked a table because it got packed really quickly . Visited Sun of Camberwell on 2017-01-01
by on January 3rd, 2017
5

Great place, really enjoyed it. Visited Sun of Camberwell on 2016-12-31
by on January 2nd, 2017
5

Excellent food, excellent customer service, nothing was too much trouble the manager Kathy helped fixed one of our groups shoe. Would thoroughly recommend The Sun of Camberwell for any group bookings or just a general night out. Visited Sun of Camberwell on 2016-12-15
by on December 23rd, 2016
5

The System allow me to booking a table in the restaurant at 18.45 but when we arrived there the Kitchen was close. So disappoint because was our Christmas Party. Visited Sun of Camberwell on 2016-12-18
by on December 20th, 2016
1

Excellent service and atmosphere - great place for our Christmas gathering! Visited Sun of Camberwell on 2016-12-12
by on December 19th, 2016
5

Delicious food and great value! The staff were amazing and we all had a wonderful time. Will definitely come back next year :) Visited Sun of Camberwell on 2016-12-10
by on December 12th, 2016
5

Great place, lovely decor and cosy atmosphere. Good service, very good value and a great Sunday roast! We will be back Visited Sun of Camberwell on 2016-12-04
by on December 7th, 2016
5

I love this pub - the food was delicious and atmosphere is great but the service was terrible. One of the women behind the bar was extremely rude - all the other staff were busy but trying their best Visited Sun of Camberwell on 2016-12-04
by on December 6th, 2016
3

Sunday lunch is excellent especially if you book the restaurant. We would visit the bar more often if the seating wasn't so very uncomfortable, sitting on old lab stools is not an experience you want very often. Visited Sun of Camberwell on 2016-12-04
by on December 6th, 2016
4

Excellent food and great surroundings Visited Sun of Camberwell on 2016-12-03
by on December 5th, 2016
5

really good food had a great time! Visited Sun of Camberwell on 2016-11-25
by on November 28th, 2016
5

Very enjoyable. Good food. Friendly staff. See you again soon. Keith Visited Sun of Camberwell on 2016-11-13
by on November 15th, 2016
4

Nice reserved area for colleague's leaving do. Great music too. Many thanks Visited Sun of Camberwell on 2016-11-04
by on November 6th, 2016
4

Lovely as always , favourite pub south of the river. Visited Sun of Camberwell on 2016-10-22
by on October 24th, 2016
5

Dined at the Sun for the first time. Had a lovely table, both the food and service were excellent, couldnt fault it. Try the tasty lamb stew with soda bread, sticky toffee pud and crumble that has suttle christmas flavours. Will definately dine again. Visited Sun of Camberwell on 2016-10-19
by on October 22nd, 2016
4

Food was fantastic - although could have had more gravy and homemade Yorkshire puds. Unfortunately one of the waitresses was very rude and condescending to us - more interested in holding hands with her boyfriend over the counter than in customers. Other staff were lovely. Pub is a great space, especially on a sunny day. Visited Sun of Camberwell on 1970-01-01
by on January 1st, 1970
4

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