Weekend LunchLovely place for a relaxed lunch. We went at the weekend, but I'm sure this also applies during the week. Really good service and tasty food - the set lunchtime menu is good value. Would definitely go again.11/05/2013 00:00:00Another great meal at Joanna'sFairly busy Sunday night, but service is precise and impeccable. Food, delicious, as always. Recommend the pork belly. Properly cooked to render the fat, tender, and great crackling. My wife and friend had blue cheese gnocchi, and pronounced it fantastic. Less that £100 for three courses with wine for three people is excellent value, considering the classiness of the food. I cannot recommend enough!!05/05/2013 00:00:00Had a lovely evening, foodHad a lovely evening, food good, service good - music was a bit too loud though.04/05/2013 00:00:00Very NiceHad an early dinner at Joanna's, food was pretty good, service was nice and they were very attentive. Probably should have dined a bit later in the day as the place was empty! Towards the end it started filing out abit more. In all really nice experience and would defiantly eat there again.03/05/2013 00:00:00a real findI always thought this would be a pretentious place. How wrong. Right from the start the staff are welcoming and so attentive throughout. Their timing is excellent. As for the food - delicious. I cannot recommend this restaurant highly enough.02/05/2013 00:00:00great!great food, good service, good all around experience26/04/2013 00:00:00Great RestaurantWent to Joanna's with two friends and two children. Had a great time, food was tasty and the sticky toffee pudding was delicious!
Will definitely be going back!21/04/2013 00:00:00Monday nightTook a group of American students for dinner and we had an excellent time. The food was very good and a nice variety and the atmosphere characteristic.It was a good evening and the views over LOndon from outside the door added to the evening. A good time had by all. Highly recommended15/04/2013 00:00:00Perfect food and service withPerfect food and service with lots of smiles. Fabulous07/04/2013 00:00:00Fantastic service - excellent meal!My wife and I have eaten at Joanna's on several occasions and every time the service is impeccable. The waiters are so attentive and friendly that it makes for a really excellent dining experience. The food is always delicious and there's good value to be had with set menus during the week too.04/04/2013 00:00:00Excellent as usualIt's always a pleasure to visit Joanna's in Crystal Palace.
For my wife's birthday this year, it was no exception. The service is attentive, food is great and atmosphere couldn't be better.
It's a testament that they've been around for 30+ years.01/04/2013 00:00:00Took my family here for aTook my family here for a treat. Food was lovely, a tad pricey but good. The beetroot & goats cheese starter is a must. Staff were very attentive & looked after us well. Good for a romantic dinner or if you're out to impress someone.29/03/2013 00:00:00The best service in Crystal PalaceYou can never fault the customer service at Joanna's and the food is simply delicious.16/03/2013 00:00:00A gemIt's not often you find a local restaurant that consistently delivers quality food and service in a starched-linen-tablecloth kind of way. Slightly formal but not stuffy, great atmosphere, decent cocktail bar. The a la carte menu isn't cheap, but the week day set menus are really good value.13/03/2013 00:00:00a lovely eveningOur second visit - some favourites - belly pork, whitebait and the burger (of course). When it came to dessert - not cheap but all thoughts of price went away once I started my apricot bread pudding... We will return. Great to have the fixed price menu option too.11/03/2013 00:00:00A GemA real gem of a restaurant top class food at reasonable prices, long may it contiune.09/03/2013 00:00:00FantasticWe had an early mothers day lunch at Joanna's in Crystal Palace. The food was fantastic and the service was really outstanding. I used to work at Joanna's 28 years ago and the standards were really high then also, the food was so delicious.09/03/2013 00:00:00Great food, fantastic service!This is a fantastic restaurant to have as a local, every time we go the food is great with impeccable service to match. Always a winner, never disappoints.24/02/2013 00:00:00Excellent restaurant!Great value, excellent food and a lovely atmosphere, highly recommended!20/02/2013 00:00:00Delicious!!We visited Joanna's for the first time after it came up in a short list on top table. It had a lovely ambiance and we looked forwards to the meal. The only down point of the evening came when we were told they had run out of four of the main dishes, leaving our selection a little narrow, however we all managed to choose a meal that we thoroughly enjoyed! I went for the roast pork belly which was absolutely delicious!! The highlight of the evening was the incredible bread and butter pudding that was sublime!! All in all a fantastic evening, well worth a visit and I would recommend to all.17/02/2013 00:00:00Repeat visitWe are regulars at this restaurant and are always treated very well. as always food was excellent and the service impeccable and a great vibe as the restaurant was very busy. To top it all off the apricot bread and butter pudding has returned to the menu (personal favourite) and as we left, a good friend of ours was walking by so we went for a post meal beverage.... did Joanna's plan that for us i wonder....?
See you again soon.16/02/2013 00:00:00Impeccable!Joanna's is brilliant - it's our go-to special occasion place. The service is outstanding - friendly, polite, courteous, swift. The food is delicious - you have to try the fried goats cheese with beetroot carpaccio and the sticky toffee pudding is amazing! And the ambience is just lovely. The set menu is great value, otherwise it can get a bit expensive. My only real criticism is the lack of vegetarian (inc non-fish) options - there's only two mains options. Otherwise this is an outstanding dining experience!12/02/2013 00:00:00Stalwart Jem in Crystal PalaceThis restaurant has not changed in years - it doesnt need to. Smart waiters, good service and excellent brassarie style food is a winning combination that keeps me coming back!03/02/2013 00:00:00Decent food but a bit plainDecent food but a bit plain and not inventive. Service was excellent though!01/02/2013 16:00:00Fabulous set menuWe took friends and family for a 21st Birthday celebration meal. The cocktails were divine. The bottle of Malbec was VGV. The choice of courses on the set menu was excellent and beautifully presented. I would recommend this 100% to anyone who loves food . It felt as though we were eating in a Parisiene restaurant. Loved the background music too, not intrusive anda great playlist15/01/2013 16:00:00As good as everWe love Joanna's and although we don't get there all that often, we went there for a special anniversary last Saturday. We were not disappointed! My duck confit was particularly delicious and has recently been improved even further by the touch of (deep-fried?) granted orange peel giving it a deliciously intense burst of orange. My wife's calves liver was also lovely. We particularly love the buzz at Joanna's on a Saturday night but it still provides through subtle lighting a beautifully romantic atmosphere, the service is about the best to be found in South London, in my view.11/01/2013 16:00:00Celebrate Good FoodTook my partner to Joanna's to celebrate a promotion. Lovely venue in the Palace.
From the minute you walk in the service is "on" and this continued through the evening. The menu options for both food & wine were great and we had a really special evening.11/01/2013 16:00:00Consistently excellentWe have been here many times over the last few years and it never disappoints.
The food is excellent, portions are generous and well presented. The staff and service are outstanding - most of the team have worked there as long as we have been going there. They do a great job, they clearly value what they do and are valued by the restaurant - a combination that any business would do well to emulate.
The menu is well balanced and they retain their classic dishes whilst gently rotating through new items. This keeps the menu fresh yet focused on the high quality of the dishes that they have perfected.
Highly recommended.04/01/2013 16:00:00Lovely dinner for twoI needed a nice local restaurant to celebrate my birthday with my partner. Joanna's had always looked like a good place to go, so I'm glad I decided to book a table. The staff were very friendly and we opted for some bellinis whilst we chose from their set menu option and a wide wine list. The duck starter was excellent and nice main course and tasty desserts really mad the meal great.
When we arrived at 7, the restaurant was virtually empty, but when we left just after 9 it was virtually full, so booking is recommend.02/01/2013 16:00:00As always,Friendly and obliging . Had to wait 25 minutes for the food to arrive,though.29/12/2012 00:00:00"Up West in South East"My family and friends have been patrons of Joannas for a number of years, since my friends and I were youngsters. The menu caters for all tastes, exotic to basic and is ideal for a family occasion, a romantic meal, a business lunch and for an evening out at any time. The view from the restaurant is something else, it looks over the City of London skyline and is a picture postcard view. All in all Joanna's is an excellent restaurant with a very good choice of cocktails, spirits and wines.26/12/2012 16:00:00Eating at Joanna's, again!We both enjoyed our meal at Joanna's. this is somewhere we like to go for a treat, the menu is always very appetising and always a good choice. We are always remembered by the maitre'd and we are always well looked after. The staff are very attentive without being overbearing. Good selection of wines and cocktails23/12/2012 16:00:00Birthday TreatFantastic food! a very well thought out menu with some great choices. Very appealling with great taste & presentation. The staff were friendly & was very impressed overall, made for a perfect evening.20/12/2012 16:00:00Lovely atmosphereThis and the Exhibition Rooms compete for my affections as the best restaurant in Crystal Palace.
I think the Exhibition Rooms just about beats Joannas over food but Joannas has a more classier, special feel to it.21/07/2012 16:00:00On the door stepGreat service, good value. Cosy and friendly. Liked lamb cutlets starter.17/07/2012 00:00:00GreatFantastic roast, great atmosphere. None of my other reviews are displaying though so don't want to spend a lot of time doing this.. get it sorted TopTable07/07/2012 16:00:00Sunday dinnerWas so impressed the night before that we returned for Sunday dinner.
Was beautiful. Meat was succulent and not at all stingy with the portions. The Yorkshire was massive and good quality. Potatoes was also nice, as were the spring greens.
Had the asparagus for starter which was very nice and some ice cream for desert. Wasn't disappointed - looking forward to the next visit.23/06/2012 16:00:00Been to Joanna's a few timesBeen to Joanna's a few times now and it is always excellent. Food, service and attention to detail all spot on.16/06/2012 00:00:00Fantastic Meal!I have been attending Joanna's on a yearly basis since I was a small child (now 27).
They never fail to disappoint and seem to be always fairly busy. On this occasion we ate on an early Friday evening.
The service was attentive and friendly and the food was very prompt in arriving.
I enjoyed having a view of the kitchen and seeing our meals being put together.
The asparagus starter, scallops main and chocolate tart were all lovely. But my companions seem to be in fits of ecstasy over the calves liver and pork belly mains they had.
Will always recommend for a special dinner or a date night.24/05/2012 16:00:00Lovely Sunday lunch!This was our second visit to Joanna's for Sunday Lunch. Booking is pretty much essential, since it is so popular. Great atmosphere of conviviality as families, couples and friends chat and tuck in. The food is a mix of British & modern French. The fish dishes are inventive and cooked to perfection. The roast dinner generous and well presented. But special mention goes to the burger - enormous, juicy and beats GBK hands down.20/05/2012 00:00:00Crystal Palance favouriteExJoannas is such a fabulous venue. Set in the village of Crystal Palace it exudes charm and sophistication ,yet is friendly and comfortable. French/parisien 1920s style atmosphere. I am really impressed by the selection on this menu and the quality of food. The scallops were classic and perfectly cooked. The other fish dishes on the menu rate highly. my friend enjoyed his steak and commented the meat was good quality. Perhaps a little pricey but worth it for an atmospheric foodie dining atmosphere and professional friendly staff. I will be back.19/05/2012 00:00:00First trip to Joannas in CrystalFirst trip to Joannas in Crystal Palace and booked for a Thurs night for a romantic meal for 2. Had cocktail to start ( mojito - not the best I'd had) and then wine with meal ( went for one of the "award winning" Sicilian wines which was lovely). Mozarella & tom to start which we shared bwn 2 with a basket of bread. Very tasty & we got a top up on the bread without prompting. I had monkfish for main which was delicious & my fiancee had scallops with chorizo which was v tasty but a little oily.17/05/2012 00:00:00Been past Joanna's many timesBeen past Joanna's many times and wanted to try it, as it has a great reputation. Went on a Saturday night and wasn't disappointed. Great atmosphere and friendly service. Friends has garlic prawns to start and I had crab. All very good. I followed with pork belly with a very tasty apple and ginger sauce. Friends monkfish and Joanna's burger all pronounced very good. Will definitely go again.12/05/2012 00:00:00Joanna's, Crystal Palace.Joanna's, Crystal Palace. Very well cooked and presented food, simple in the best way with some nice touches (ginger in the apple sauce with the pork, sirloin for the Sunday roast), if not amazingly inspired. The staff could have smiled it a bit more but maybe they don't want to go for overly familiar. Not cheap but better than any gastropub at the same price level and better value than some cheaper restaurants we've eaten in.11/03/2012 00:00:00first time at joannas afterfirst time at joannas after some good recommendations and it did not disappoint.
food well prepared and tasty,we were not rushed in and out so all in all an enjoyable experience.will be back11/03/2012 00:00:00A business lunch - ate fromA business lunch - ate from the special's menu - one of the three deserts not available but overall a very pleasant experience.14/02/2012 16:00:00Good food. Perhaps not theGood food. Perhaps not the most exciting option on the Triangle (The Exhibition Rooms and the Sparrowhalk I think are a slight cut above) but still reliable. I find the starters limited in choice, but there is more to choose from on the mains. The food was well cooked and my husband was more than delighted with his burger,01/02/2012 16:00:00We went to Joanna's earlyWe went to Joanna's early on a friday evening. It soon began to fill up and gain its usual level of buzz.The menu was much shorter than has been my experience previously and I found the choice a bit limiting. However, the food and service was good. Still a very good place in Crytstal Palace for a lively night out.12/01/2012 16:00:00