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Top 10 things you need to know about The Phoenix:
1) A visit to The Phoenix might just teach you how to continue your love of regular pub visits and yet still emerge with a gym fit beach body.
2) Choosing a pub on top of a hill - in this case, Denmark Hill - will help burn off the calories; unless you arrive by train that is: the pub is situated directly above Denmark Hill train station.
3) You can partake in more physical exertion once inside: ascend their lengthy, elegant spiral staircase leading to further cosy drinking spaces and a spectacular wall mural of a legendary phoenix.
4) Don’t forget those superfood buzzwords. You might have an affection for tender chicken skewers, but at least make sure to combine them with healthy companions like quinoa salad.
5) Yes, pubs still put bangers and mash and fish and chips on their menus, otherwise there'd be riots; but you can always go for the classier pan-fried sea bass with crunchy British asparagus. It might require some thought reconfiguration, but healthy can also be tasty. Plus, thankfully, prices for mains are only around the slim £10 mark.
6) Admittedly, desserts are the arch-nemesis of the perfect body, so choose their lemon and wild blueberry ricotta cheesecake with British strawberry compote. With three fruits in one dish, it goes some way to filling your five-a-day quota.
7) If the nearby King's College Hospital were going to prescribe the perfect gin and tonic, it probably would be as follows: classic British Sipsmith gin combined with rhubarb lemonade to offer cathartic relief, and Earl Grey tea to offer a soothing sensation.
8) The clientele are mostly people who commute to the hospital for work or those who are returning home from work since they’ve been priced out of buying or renting in posher South London areas like Clapham or Battersea.
9) Whether you’re a health freak or a fast food fanatic, service is suitably non-judgemental and efficient. The staff are just as delighted whether you order a bottle of sparkling water or a magnum of champagne and will joyfully converse with you in the friendliest manner possible.
10) Lesson learnt from a visit to The Phoenix: pubs are not the enemy of the modern man, much like your trusty canine companion, they can be a man's best friend too....read more
Customer Reviews for The Phoenix
Average (based on 2 votes): 2 Atmosphere: Value: Quality:
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“Best pub inside a train station ever! Loads of unusual character, which is so frequently missing from many a gastropub. And the transport connections couldn’t be any better really. Never looks like it’s busy, even though it should be. Great selection of interesting beers and a fairly decent menu too. Perfect outdoor seating for late summer afternoons because it is west-facing.”
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Tasha Nabbs, Dulwich (9 years 1 months 19 days ago)
“Yes, the Phoenix was a great pub. I used to live nearby and i was a local. I came back last Tuesday for a pint, something to eat and have a nice evening with a friend to find that the food was overpriced for the quality which i would say is a 3 out of 10 and the staff was rude. Thank to God the beer is still very good, otherwise i would say it is not worth to going there.
It is a pitty as i thought before it was one of the best pubs in south London.”
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Marta, London (10 years 10 months 4 days ago)
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