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The Black Sheep Cafe Bar (Bar)

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23 Westow Hill, Crystal Palace & Norwood, London, SE19 1TQ
Cuisine: Bar
Tel: 020 8670 9990 | Email to The Black Sheep Cafe Bar | Transport: Crystal Palace | Write review

The Black Sheep Cafe Bar Review

Legend has it that a dark sheep-shaped ghost roams the hills near Crystal Palace in search of its lamb, which was slaughtered many moons ago. She be sister to the Black Sheep of Oval, t’be sure!

Actually, aside from the latter sibling-outlet comment, I’m talking complete sheep-dip. The occupants of said bar & cafe, however, are probably not so sheepish, especially in herds. Although they do wear wool caps. And bleat a lot. And have long spotted necks that reach up high to the tasty leaves at the top of the tree (wait, that’s not the right animal?!)

Smoothies, a decent cocktail menu, a bottle of vino for a mere 9 gold pieces, and a 4-pint pitcher at a quid less than that. You can even buy Cointeau mixed with lemonade, although I can’t think why you’d want to.

Posters in the lavs declare the venue a salsa-lesson and speed-dating zone (not simultaneously though, someone might get hurt). Obviously, the Black Sheep is a party animal.

“Baa, baa black sheep, have you any wool?”
“Oh, right then. Errm, just a pint and a packet of crisps then please.”

Christian Rose-Day

Customer Reviews for The Black Sheep Cafe Bar

Average (based on 12 votes): 12 Atmosphere: Value: Quality:

The following customer reviews are not endorsed by Fluid London and are simply those of users who wish to publish their independent experiences of The Black Sheep Cafe Bar.

“Use to be a nice bar, but gone downhill rude slow staff, smelly toilets, only good thing was they have a dj on sat night that plays good music, but staff and management in this place are disgraceful!”
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Sal, London (4 years 5 months 2 days ago)

“I was there and it was a very bad experience. The service in incredible slow and the food is fnot good. I prefer don't talk about the manager.”
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Franck, London (4 years 7 months 4 days ago)

“Drop in this bar for a pint or two, especially over the Summer, usually afternoons ar early evenings. The garden is good, gets a fair bit of sun, and has some plants greenery around (but could do more with it!). Inside it can be a bit dark, but the sofas are comfy. Bar staff are very cheerful and helpful (at the time of writing they were Ibby, Natalie, Barbara and Joe) and the range of beers good (Hoegarden and Leffe being my faves). They're trying to bring in a lot of people earlier in the week by having Mojita Mondays and double cocktail Tuesdays etc, and I hope they succeed. Food is ok, but the fave for food seems to be the nearby White Hart. All in all, probably the best pub to chill in the Palace, and if you see me sitting by the bar there come up and say hi!”
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Colin, London (8 years 13 days ago)

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“This is one of the best bars i've been to. Really lively on weekends, and great atmosphere, lighting and seating is perfect. the cocktails are AMAZING they are all i drink - these are proper cocktails! Friendly staff, great snacks. On Wednesdays its 2 4 1 on cocktails which is great, always lively on Wednesdays - can't guess why! Highly recommended. Be There Or Be Square :)”
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GINA, London (9 years 8 months ago)

“I came here one evening for a chill out with a couple of my friends. I could not have asked for a better evening. The music was good, the people were friendly, not to mention the comfortable sofas!If you live near by, it's definately the place to hang out after a long day at work.”
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ladycharisma [rachel beaumont], london (9 years 11 months 8 days ago)

“This is one of the best bars in south london, its relaxed and stylish but not overpriced, with excellent and attentative bar staff. Lovely comfortable inside seating as well as a great outdoor pub garden, with funky cushions. The food and cocktails are very good! Bruce”
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Bruce, London (10 years 3 months 9 days ago)

“This bar has an intimate and stylish room available to hire for private parties which i would recommend to anyone. I had a top notch function at the Black Sheep recently and both the organisation and management were perfect.”
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vince, london (11 years 3 months 3 days ago)

“Blacksheep is a great bar. . The atmosphere is delightful, the seating so comfy and the lighting is just right. value for money: excellent, they do all sorts of great cocktails. A great place if u wanna go and have a nice relaxed drink.”
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G, London (11 years 7 months 18 days ago)

“Turned up with friends off the cuff, had a fantastic meal, ended spending the whole night. 5/5 A breath of fresh air for the town. ”
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Chris Tolcher, somerset (11 years 8 months 10 days ago)

“Fantastic venue, polite and well trained bar staff, great cocktails. This bar has set the standard that all will need to follow in Crystal Palace.”
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Gary, London (11 years 9 months 4 days ago)

“Just what the area needed. The cocktals are great, the service frindly and the seating is fab.”
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RONI, London (11 years 10 months 2 days ago)

“Excellent Bar. Just what Crystal Palace needed. Relaxed atmosphere, great cocktails & food. On the Evening Standards short list for best bar in London!”
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Gaz, [ Unknown ] (12 years 7 months 18 days ago)

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