Opening Times

Sun - Thurs
12 -11.30pm
Fri & Sat
12 - 12pm
Sat & Sun
Brunch 9am - 12noon


Come & sample our fantastic atmosphere & enjoy our ever changing food menu from talented head chef Rafael Pecora. Raf worked at Roast in Borough market & ¬†held the head chef’s position at Gordon Ramsay’s gastro pub The Narrow before joining our team at The Alma.

Sample Menus

Christmas Menu

Evening Menu

Brunch Menu

Wine List


We are currently taking bookings ...

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"One of the best pubs in the area. The staff are always friendly and the food is amazing. Nothing ready made from the microwave here. The burgers are huge! And Sunday roast is excellent. Good selection of wines and beers too. Definitely worth checking out if you're in the area.."

"Friends and I have visited The Alma 4 times in the past couple of months and we all love - the ribs are to die for (happy men folk) and the food in general is great. Also the staff are really friendly, happy and helpful. Went for Sunday lunch this week and, though the staff were exceptionally busy they always had a smile, helped when we asked etc and the longhorn IPA was deemed very drinkable indeed! The beer garden is also good - look forward to revisiting it in the summer."

Boydy would like to welcome you all to The Alma...

The Alma has been at the heart of the Crystal Palace triangle for many years. Built in 1854, it is now a well established part of the Crystal Palace eating & drinking scene. We are a relaxed and friendly pub with a great reputation for quality ales, wines and great British pub food.

We are passionate about pubs, people, food, quality drinks & music and we hope our venture is reflective of this.We serve a contemporary style yet traditional seasonal British menu which changes on a daily basis.The menu is cooked to order using only the best fresh British seasonal ingredients from our quality suppliers.

Tucked behind is our huge beer garden with built-in BBQ, simply ideal for those long summer evenings & weekends.


To go with our food we have a great collection of cask ales, keg beers & English lagers such as Purity Longhorn IPA, Adnams Mosaic Leffe, Hoegaarden, Freedom four, Warsteiner & others from many local London breweries. We are accredited by CAMRA and part of the LocAla scheme. Our wines are only imported from small production family owned vineyards with many being organic, & if you don’t recognise some of our spirits its because we look for the best quality, not the biggest brands. You can also enjoy our great selection of Scotch whiskies, gins, world rums, vodkas & London distilled aperitifs.

What customers are saying...

"The Alma one of the contributing factors to making me move back to the Palace as I loved the fact of having a good honest decent pub with amazing food without the Gastropub cliché and crap! The staff are always welcoming, very friendly and accommodating to everyone. I have taken friends and family that are visiting or do not live in the area and all have been blown away by the quality of the food. I can happily say some of the best food I have had in my seven years in London. It is always be my first port of call for a meal out and considering the wide variety and quality of food on offer in Crystal this is credit to their service and offerings. Can not recommend enough!"

"Lovely location, fantastic friendly staff even welcoming my dog and pampering her. Nice atmosphere even on a busy Saturday night. Four of us ordered a variety of burgers and one ordered ribs When the food arrived we weren't disappointed, it was presented brilliantly and tasted just as good as it looked. If we were in the area again, we'd certainly be heading back "


Contact Us

The Alma

95 Church Road
Crystal Palace
SE19 2TA

T: (+44) 0208 768 1885

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