British Restaurant in Dulwich
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7 / 10 from 1 review
157 Lordship Lane
SE22 8HX
020 8299 9598
Nearest Station
East Dulwich
0.41 miles
Opening Times
Monday Open 12:00 - Closes 23:00
Tuesday Open 12:00 - Closes 23:00
Wednesday Open 12:00 - Closes 23:00
Thursday Open 12:00 - Closes 00:00
Friday Open 12:00 - Closes 00:00
Saturday Open 12:00 - Closes 00:00
Sunday Open 12:00 - Closes 23:00

Franklins is a British restaurant serving seasonal dishes from all around the British Isles.

All In London Review

With fine dining in the back and relaxed drinking in the front Franklin's has a good mix

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As you’d expect for a restaurant/pub in the heart of the upper middle class haven that is East Dulwich, Franklin’s takes its produce seriously. Which is why you might find yourself confused on your first visit. The bar and restaurant stand on one side of the road but looking extremely similar in a position adjacent is the outfit’s farm shop and deli. One eat-in venue and one space dedicated to providing you with the provisions to take it away and do your best impression of the Franklin’s menu at home. We headed for drinks and snacks at the Franklin’s bar…

Split into two separate sections there is a clear divide here. In the back, the white table cloths and neatly arranged tables offer a formal dining area that boasts a menu likely to convince you that the average price of £17 per main is worth paying. The calf’s liver, onion and black pudding looked particularly appealing. However, we weren’t in for dining but to make the most of the other half – the Franklin’s pub. A sort of cross between classic pub and farmhouse dining room, the space is comfortable and communal in a way you don’t see that much. Or maybe it was just the fact that Eurovision was on the TV in the corner. Either way, the staff were friendly, the locals chatty and the draught beer exotic enough to appeal. On this occasion we found Benediktiner wheat beer and Camden Pale Ale on the taps and ordered a side of excellent black pudding on toast to wash down.

The area of Lordship lane where Franklin’s stands is undoubtedly the quiet end and the venue reflects that. It’s peaceful, relaxed and ideal for evening drinks in a comfortable – if not fun-packed – environment.

Reviewed by T.A.O
Published on Jun 5, 2015

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