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The Yellow House

Restaurants, Pizza Surrey Quays
5 out of 5 stars
(35user reviews)

Time Out says

Bar and restaurant serving wood-fired pizzas, steaks and a Sunday roast

It might look like a traditional old boozer, but it's as much about the food as it is the beer at this popular Surrey Quays spot. And just to make sure they're covering as many bases as possible, they offer live music and even art competitions, too.

The wood-fired pizzas are particularly popular here, with traditional margheritas and Fiorentinas alongside those with tiger prawns and chorizo, or prosciutto, mozzarella, rocket, parmesan and pear. The main restaurant menu is influenced by the Med - think crab and samphire tagliatelle, or pan-fried salmon with chorizo. A grill menu, as well as a Sunday roast, does brisk business, too.

The bar here features a solid range of beers on draught, with Peroni, Hoegaarden, Meantime Pilsner and Meantime Pale Ale complementing the bottles in the chiller. There's an accessible wine list too, as well as a selection of classic cocktails.



Address: 126 Lower Road
Surrey Quays
SE16 2UE
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5 out of 5 stars

Average User Rating

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This is an awesome venue right beside the Surrey Quays tube station. The staff are always super friendly and the food is heavenly. I would also highly recommend their mojitos. Perfection!

I have to say that this place does not look so great from the outside but you definitely need to head inside and try it out. You will not be disappointed. Plus they do a points card scheme that results in free goods once you’ve earned enough points. Amazing!

Is the only good restaurant who can supply amazing food in se16 x I love the pizzas and great cocktails.recommend

Whats not to love about the Yelling House. I have been going for the past 13 years and the food has consistently been delicious, the service great and there is always a lovely atmosphere. Plus Jamie's deserts are to die for. Everything yuh could wish for in your neighbourhood restaurant!

Friendly atmosphere, unpretentious ambience, delicious food and attentive service. Thanks to everyone at The Yellow House for making every visit to feel like a special treat!

Fantastic atmosphere combined with culinary delights. Unusual combinations of food such as the lentils dish, followed by the most famous family-recipee fudge! Plus live jazz every first Thursday of the month.

The food and service at this place is fantastic. Their Sunday roast beef is divine.

It's the cosiest rest in Rotherhithe. Their wood-fire pizzas are great. Above all I really appreciate friendliness and care from their staff. Make sure you say hi to Jamie

Amazing local gem. Run by a lovely team from James and Nunu behind the bar to Jaime and Samuel on the good. Love love love this place!

really great pizzas, fantastically friendly service, one of the few proper restaurants in the area. Unlike the horrid chain crap found near by this one really deserves local support

Lovely food, wood fired pizza oven, great Sunday roasts! Quality of food is first class and Jaimie's home made bread and desserts are amazing!

Best pizza in town! Plain décor and it feels a bit isolated to walk to and from late at night but the food is excellent value for money.

Not only the venue makes you feel at home, but the personnel is welcoming and agreable and, last but not least, the food melt in your mouth and remind you what is hapiness.

A restaurant run with love, where food, service and drink is spot on. From their amazing Sunday lunches , to great pizzas and food from the grill menu. All fantastic. Good wine list as well.

Consistently amazing food, a great winelist and friendly, personal service. It's the place we take all our visitors.

Very tasty food and freshly cooked, almost before your very eyes. The baked goods are heavenly and the staff are really good fun and attentive. Good atmosphere and you can easily move into the pub area after you meal or stay where you are and enjoy the rest of the night.

Great pizzas, wonderful burgers, and very friendly owners and staff make this a must-visit restaurant for me.

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One of the best places in my local area and a place we frequent regularly. The pizzas are the main attraction for me, I often go for the spicy salami which always delivers! The atmosphere is nice and relaxed and the owners are very friendly and always very accommodating.

Havent been here in a while since we moved out of the area but came back this evening to see a friend. Service was great food was amazing and the whole place was buzzing on a Thursday night, I can't reccomend this place more highly.

Consistently delicious food. Sourdough pizzas: tasty base with well-balanced toppings. You haven't lived until you have tried the desserts: meringues the size of half a football & much nicer; beautifully spiced carrot cake; creamy, well flavoured ice cream, and the fudge ..... . A great neighbourhood restaurant, with regular jazz nights too. If you fancy a few drinks in the bar, that's a fun spot too.

We have visited on a number of occasions when we are in London 5 out of 5 every time.

Great bar and restaurant, excellent food and drink at a reasonable price. A great place to while away a lazy Sunday afternoon with a friendly atmosphere!

Amazing pizzas, burgers, steaks, and cakes! Great wines too, and very reasonably priced. Exceptionally friendly staff, always a pleasure to visit the Yellow House.

Occasionally slow service but always with a smile.Amazing pastry chef and best pizzas in the area.Great food choices including vegetarian.Saturday live music from time to time is a welcome addition to an always chilled out yet intimate atmosphere.Perfect for friends and family!

unexpectedly great food every time and pizzas are out of this world!

The food is excellent they have a great range of wines and now cocktails. The ambience is fantastic and they also have Jazz nights it is a brilliant venue. The staff are very friendly and it is just a lovely place for dinner or lunch on a Sunday. They also have a veranda so if the weather is good you can sit outside.

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The Yellow House is a fantastic local, with a great offering. Whether you're here for entertainment (live music), just a drink, modern european cuisine, or a pizza from their wood fired oven - there's something for a variety of occasions. 

I was here for a lovely meal several weeks back, and we ordered the salmon (cooked to perfection) and the lamb, which was full of flavour. Prices are very reasonable, too - it's the perfect place to be a regular at and the staff are very welcoming.


The Yellow House is basically the only decent wine bar in Surrey Quays/Canada Water (correct me if I'm wrong, people). It's different to the pubs and other eateries in that it's definitely in the "smarter" category (without being crazy smart). Ie, it's not a chicken shop or chinese takeaway. The yellow house has the absolute friendliest owners - and the owner/chef is very talented. I've had numerous good meals in here, and can say I've especially enjoyed the pizzas - they are fantastic and are made in a proper pizza oven. 

There is a small terrace outdoors which sits in the back of Southwark park almost. When I was dogsitting I took the dog in there and we ate outside. I'm always very happy to recommend the food here and I'm certainly happy that this place is in my 'hood. 

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