Posted: 23 Jun 2016
Category: Area Guide
The definitive guide to eating and drinking in SE15
A few years ago a night out in Peckham conjured up images of The Nag’s Head from the hit BBC comedy Only Fools & Horses. How times have changed. Peckham now boasts some of the best pubs, bars and restaurants in London, and it’s just a short train or bus journey from Central London.
PUBS AND BARS
Frank’s Café *Star Pick*
Not-for-profit Frank’s Café opened in 2008 and has been serving up the best Campari and Negroni cocktails ever since. Its unique location, atop multi-storey car park on Rye Lane will ensure that every visit is memorable. Frank’s is particularly enjoyable on a long summer night, where you can sit and watch the sunset over the capital. The food is excellent and there is also a Sunday brunch. A must visit for any SE15 first-timer.
Address: 10th Floor, Peckham Multi-Story Car Park, Rye Lane, SE15 4ST.
The Rye on Peckham Rye Road features a whopper-of-a-beer garden, a decent ale selection, an outside table tennis table, separate bar and restaurant menus, and does a mean Sunday roast. A solid Peckham pub choice.
Address: 31 Peckham Rye, London, SE15 3NX.
Telephone: 020 7639 5397
The independently run Montpellier is another great Peckham pub, and offers locally brewed beers from Meantime and Sambrooks as well as spirits from independent distillers Haymans Gin and Goslings Rum. The kitchen also serves quality seasonal fayre. However, what sets The Montpellier apart is it’s 30-seater Back Room Cinema, showing the latest independent films and documentaries.
Website: http://www.themontpelier.net, https://www.backroomcinema.co.uk
Address: The Montpelier, 43 Choumert Road, London, SE15 4AR
Telephone: 020 7635 9483
CAFES AND COFFEE SHOPS
Attached to The South London Gallery, this bright and airy Café is the perfect spot for some post-culture conversation and delicious food. Weekend brunch is a highlight, and they have also just opened an espresso bar serving Allpress coffee and donuts from St John bakery.
Address: 67 Peckham Rd, London SE5 8UH, United Kingdom
Telephone: 020 7252 7649
Parked next to a beautiful London Plane tree, Peitou is an everyday neighbourhood café perfect for a quick, quality coffee or a leisurely wholesome lunch. Petiou’s also donates all leftover food to Peckham Copleston Centre for Assylum Seekers.
Address: 63 Choumert Rd, London SE15 4AR, United Kingdom
Telephone: 020 7639 2613
Locally sourced produce and a menu that changes regularly helps to separate Artusi from the ever bulging Peckham restaurant scene. Dishes such as lamb leg, jersey royals, green beans, and tropea onions will undoubtedly make your mouth water. Artusi also offers a 3 course set menu on Sundays for a reasonable £20. Guardian restaurant critic Jay Rayner is a fan.
Address: 161 Bellenden Road, Peckham, London, SE15 4DH
Telephone: 020 3302 8200
The Begging Bowl
The Begging Bowl offers up comforting Thai street food dishes in a friendly atmosphere. Main courses are designed for sharing, and you can order unlimited jasmine or stick rice as an accompaniment. Expect big, punchy flavours.
Address: 168 Bellenden Rd, London, Peckham SE15 4BW, United Kingdom
Telephone: 020 7635 2627
A relaxed, neighbourhood restaurant specialising in British and European cuisine, Pedlar, located in Peckham Rye, is a popular local hangout. Pedlar serves up plates such as pan fried sea bass, sweet potato, red onions and kale. It also has an extensive and notorious cocktail menu.
Address: 48 Peckham Rye, London, SE15 4JR
Telephone: 020 3030 5015
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