East Dulwich Tavern – The Lodge

The Lodge is a venue that really needs to be seen as it’s full of quirky, clever ideas and special little extras that make this room one of the prettiest and most popular venues in the area. Essentially made of two rooms and with it’s own bar, toilets and entrance, the venue is in high demand for wedding receptions, christenings and birthday parties.

The creative and very experienced staff have managed literally hundreds of events in The Lodge and will pull out all the stops to ensure that yours runs like clockwork. Right from day one a dedicated manager will arrange everything for you, be on hand to answer all your questions and put your mind at ease.

Details and Menus

Hire Details

Costs£250 non refundable hiring fee for parties, platter and buffet style catering events and functions or £500 for seated dining parties, events and functions (price includes table linen)
Minimum spend£1500 on Friday
£2000 on Saturday
£1000 on Sunday
Bespoke figures given on request for Monday to Thursday bookings. Hire fee included in the minimum spend
PaymentsHire fee is required to confirm the booking, room will not be held until it is received.
Food and Drink pre orders must be paid two weeks before the event.
If minimum spend is not met the difference must be made up at end of the night.
FoodWe can cater for a maximum of 120 for a stand up Buffet or Canape event, 80 people for a sit down dinner.
All menus must be confirmed and paid for two weeks prior to your event
We do not allow outside catering apart from a birthday / wedding cake to be brought into the building.
Drinks The bar holds 1 x draught lager and 1 x pale ale, a selection of wines and spirits, soft drinks and water.   
Please ask us if you would like to stock a particular ale for your event. Pre orders on specific wines and champagnes must be made two weeks in advance.
DecorationYou are welcome to decorate the room and early access can be arranged if necessary. We do not allow the use of Sellotape.
EntertainmentIn-house speaker connection for your audio equipment. Acoustic bands of any size allowed, non acoustic bands must be of a maximum 4 people. Hire fee includes use of P.A. system if required.
TimingsMidday to Midnight
AccessSteep stairs with two corners, not accessible by wheelchair

Seated Menu


Tomato & Bean Broth, Sourdough (vg)
Roasted Cauliflower, Raisons, Walnuts, Watercress Pesto (vg)
Endive, Poached Pear, Stilton & Walnut Salad, House Dressing (v)
Prawn Cocktail, Brown Bread & Butter
Pork & Pigeon Terrine, Caramelised Onion, Mix Leaf Salad & Sourdough
Hot Smoked Salmon, Potato, Capers, Horseradish Sauce


Field Mushrooms, Celeriac Wellington, Blue Cheese Sauce(v)
Root Vegetable, Spiced Butternut Squash, Chickpea Stew, Herb Couscous (vg)
Fish Stew & Sourdough
Roasted Cod Fillet, Braised Puy Lentils & Sauce Vierge
Corn-fed Chicken Breast, Dauphinoise Potatoes, Red Cabbage, Thyme and Lemon Gravy
Duck Leg Confit, Lentils, Bacon, Mustard
Roast Dinner with all the trimmings (Beef, Pork, Lamb, Chicken or Veg options)
Braised Ox Cheeks, Truffle Mash, Buttered Greens

Vegan Mains

Crispy Polenta, Wild Mushrooms, Gremolata
Roasted Mediterranean Vegetables, Spiced Chickpeas
Spiced Butternut Squash, Root Vegetables, Bean Stew, Herb Couscous
Vegan Sausages, Braised Lentils, Seasonal Greens
Cauliflower Steak, Heritage Beetroot Puree, Romesco Sauce


Treacle Tart, Clotted Cream
Fruit Crumble, Ice Cream or Custard
Sticky Toffee Pudding, Salted Caramel Sauce & Vanilla Ice Cream
Chocolate & Pistachio Brownie
Selection of Cheese

Buffet Menu

Bite Size Buffet ~ £12 per head

Minimum 25 people
Hummus & Crudités (vg)
Chunky Guacamole on Sourdough (vg)
Crab & Corn Fritters, Chili Mayo
Pork & Chorizo Sausage Rolls
Honey & Mustard Chipolatas
Skin-on Fries with Fresh Dips

Sharing Platters

Each serves approx. 25 people

Veg Platter ~ £350

Minted Grilled Courgette, Roasted Red Peppers, Grilled Chilli Aubergine, Cheddar & Leek Tarts, Olives, Marinated Artichokes and Rocket, Warm Bread

Meat Platter ~ £400

Parma Ham, Bresaola, Chorizo, Salt Beef Brisket, Lamb Skewers & Yoghurt Dip, Chicken and Pepper Skewers with Olives, Gherkins, Pickled Chillies, Warm Bread

Fish Platter ~ £450

Smoked Salmon, Smoked Halibut, Crab & Corn Fritters, Prawn Cocktail, Mini Baked Potatoes with Sour Cream, Tartare Sauce, Warm Bread

Wine List





Abilius Rose, Spain£4.60£5.90£16.50
Strawberry red colour wine with aromas of red berries & raspberries. Vivacious, fresh and fruity
Dominio de Otero, Tempranillo, Rosé, Spain£5.30£6.70£19.00
Aromas of strawberry & peach. Well balanced acidity that leads to a fresh & pleasant wine





Abilius Blanco, Spain£4.60£5.90£16.50
Light, crisp white made from Airen grapes on the palate with hints of white fruit and citrus notes
Vina San Esteban, Sauvignon Blanc, Chile£4.90£6.30£18.00
A great Chilean sauvignon with typical tropical fruit and gooseberry on the palate. Zesty and fresh
Neil Joubert, Chenin Blanc, South Africa£5.30£6.70£19.00
Aromatic wine with a crisp firm backbone and lemon fruit, perfect with seafood
Cuvee Prestige, Picpoul de Pinet, Languedoc, France£5.90£7.30£21.00
Aromatic wine with a crisp firm backbone and lemon fruit, perfect with seafood
Versant, Viognier, France£23.50
Full, ripe wine; peach on the nose and palate, it has good weight and a clean long finish
Sancerre, Les Grand Champs, France£25.00
Light-medium bodied, with a beautiful clean texture, citrus fruit notes. Crisp and bone dry; a world class Sauvignon finish
Etra Albarino 2012, Spain£26.00
Clean and bright. It has an intense nose; it is very fragrant, fruity and floral, showing wonderful peach and apricot flavours





Abilius Tinto, Spain£4.60£5.90£16.50
Juicy red made from tempranillo, garnacha and cabernet; soft, mouth filling and easy drinking
Reserve Saint Marc, Merlot, Languedoc, France£4.90£6.30£18.00
Ripe fruit flavours and overtones of liquorice and blackberries, a versatile wine for drinking alone or with meats and pasta
Montepulciano d’Abruzzo, Italy 2010£5.30£6.70£19.00
Rich and medium-full bodied. Plums & damsons, with good acidity and power, a fruit heavy red perfect for tomato dishes
Las Olas, Malbec, Argentina£5.90£7.30£21.00
Typical broad wine with big, flowing tannins and deep black fruit flavours
Reserve l’Abbe, Cotes du Rhone, France 2011£22.00
A great Rhone full of dark berry flavours enhanced by spice and chocolate notes
Ijalba Livor Rioja, Spain£24.00
A stunning, deep, robust Rioja wine. Bright fresh flavour with berry and stone fruit notes
Le Versant, Pinot Noir, France£26.00
Soft, delicate, light to medium body Pinot Noir from Argentina with black and red cherry, raspberry and currant aromas




Villa Miazzi Prosecco£6.00£25.00
Smooth, soft, fresh and well balanced, with elegant aromas of pear and apple
Haton Champagne, NV, France£42.50
Dry elegant non-vintage. This is an excellent small house from one of the top areas in Champagne. Creamy Chardonnay texture