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Dirty South is situated in the heart of Lewisham and has re-opened its doors after six years of closure. Previously an iconic music venue, Dirty South is a laid-back pub and restaurant dedicated to bringing the best of booze and grub to Lee High Road, seven days a week.

Whether it’s an indulgent dinner or a relaxing afternoon coffee, we offer the perfect space for people to come together, unwind and enjoy excellent food, drink and service. Dirty South is also ideal for post-work drinks with a selection of credible craft beers and an enticing cocktail menu.

The kitchen will be occupied by fried-food experts Other Side Fried, serving street-food favourites with a sprinkle of South London charm. Specialising in buttermilk-fried food, Other Side Fried will have you drooling over their one-of-a-kind chicken burgers, served with a punchy homemade ranch dressing. OSF also offer vegetarian options, so no one misses out on quality fried delights!



Dirty South was born, opening as a live music venue & pub.


Legendary Ska Burlesque nights launched. Rockabilly and Punk music played as Burlesque dancers entertained. DJs then took over and played Old School Garage music into the night.


Dirty South soon became a famous hang-out area for celebrities including Pete Doherty, Kate Moss and members of The Smiths. Artists including Athlete, The Stone Roses and Oasis also enjoyed a pint at the Dirty South.


La Roux was hired to work behind the bar, shortly before being noticed for her musical talent at the Half Moon Pub in Herne Hill.


Babyshambles also played a historic surprise gig at the venue in August, after their release of ‘Down in Albion’.


As a result of the London Riots, Dirty South was forced to close. Mobs targetted the venue, smashing windows and raiding tills. Unfortunately, the damage was so bad that Dirty South was unable to re-open.


Seven years later, Dirty South re-opens for your enjoyment and is committed to bringing quality food and drink to Lee High Road.