Cuisine: British
Price Point: Mains from £10-£20

In-the-know South Londoners have been prepared to queue for a seat at Joanna’s since 1978, long before this was standard practice among the capital’s trendier restaurants. Now they’ve introduced a booking system, there’s no excuse not to try it.

Founders John and Christina Ellner still own this Crystal Palace institution, although these days their son William leads the operation, and the atmosphere embodies that particular charm which is unique to family-run restaurants.

Dark wooden panelling, whitewashed brick walls and a well-stocked wooden bar bring to mind an old-school Manhattan vibe. The menu is always bang up to date with contemporary London’s cosmopolitan tastes.

The menu is modern British and alongside blushing flat iron steaks and towering burgers you’ll also find mussels in fragrant Malaysian curry sauce, tuna expertly seared in sesame oil and summery tagliarini with freshly picked Devonshire crab.


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56 Westow Hill
Crystal Palace
London SE19 1RX

Open Hours:
Mon - Sun: 10am till 10pm

Phone: 02086 74052

Sample Menu *may not be current

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Location: Crystal Palace
Cuisine: British
Mains: £10-£20


Valeria Toteva

Experience was quite good!

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Ruth Piper

Excellent service! Delicious food!

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Caroline Davis

We had a lovely date night at Joanna’s! Our waiter was fab and welcoming, he was happy to recommend items on the menu and take the time to chat. The food was lovely (although fish burger was a little bland). Ambience is lovely and the staff are all very friendly. We will definitely be going back!

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Food was fantastic.

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Was a wonderful meal and our waiter was really lovely.

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Wonder food as always! Definitely recommend!

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Karen Cartwright


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Stacey Palmer

Food was good, service was great. Will return.

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Excellent first visit, Would highly recommend joannas and we will definitely be returning. Delicious cocktails, well cooked food and great service!

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I have been to this restaurant previously and I have been very impressed with the quality of food and value. I would say its a must place to visit! The fish dishes are always superb and the cinnamon doughnuts are amazing! The table staff are always friendly and the chef is very accommodating with allergies and intolerances.

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Tracey Ruddock

Enjoyed our meal, decor & food was lovely. We did feel our welcome could have been a bit warmer but the staff did become more friendly as the evening went on. Would definitely go back.

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