Search
The Caterer

Crooked Well team opens second London site

08 October 2015 by
Crooked Well team opens second London site

Hector Skinner and Crooked Well head chef Matt Green-Armytage have partnered with Royston Holmes to open the restaurant in Forest Hill, south London.

Holmes, who is co-owner of the Galleon bar in Blackpool, met Skinner and Green-Armytage when he took on some shifts at the Crooked Well, before the trio began searching for an investment opportunity together.

Billed as a British bistro, the 70-cover Perryvale restaurant will be fronted by Holmes, alongside head chef Damien Rice, who - like Green-Armytage - refined his craft at Le Gavroche, before spending five years working in the US.

Dishes will include crisp squid, black beans, tomato, garlic and lemon; seared mackerel, potato, horseradish & watercress, pickled cucumber; and belly of lamb, peas a la Francais.

"This site has great potential," Holmes said. "Forest Hill isn't quite on the map but it's definitely getting there. It is an up and coming area of London with a strong community. It's definitely a great site for us.

"In the kitchen we have Damien Rice who is in his first head chef role and has been passionate and committed from day one, while I've a fantastic front of house team too."

The Perryvale will serve a modern British menu alongside an extensive wine list, which includes a wide choice by the glass and carafe, a selection of craft beers, gins and cocktails. It will offer a lunch menu featuring two courses for £10.


Menuwatch: the Crooked Well >>


Are you looking for a new role? See all the current restaurant vacancies available with The Caterer Jobs >>

Latest video from The Caterer

The Caterer Breakfast Briefing Email

Start the working day with The Caterer’s free breakfast briefing email

Sign Up and manage your preferences below

Thank you

You have successfully signed up for the Caterer Breakfast Briefing Email and will hear from us soon!