Restaurants in Peckham
Swiftly becoming South East London's foodie capital, Peckham restaurants are the stars that won't stop rising. From casual boozers serving up Sunday roasts and trendy eateries where pizza and craft beer are king to some of the most exciting dining rooms in London, the options are not just plentiful, they're exceptional. We've dug into our favourite finds from the area, so read on to discover our top 15 from SE15.
One of the best pubs near Queens Road, Prince of Peckham is as great for brunch and dinner as it is for big nights out. With White Men Can't Jerk running the kitchen, this Clayton Road restaurant fronts delicious Caribbean eats throughout the week and a raucous bottomless brunch come Saturday.
A fun Peckham pub, The Montpelier is known for serving up craft pints and affordable cocktails at its Choumert Grove haunt. However, it's also renowned for its incredible seafood small plates, which can sort hungry punters out with salt cod croquettes, Scottish scallops and West Mersea rock oysters.
A chic bar in Peckham Levels, Near & Far is top hangout whether you're in the mood for a date night or dinner with friends. Head over for a few drinks with the gang and grab some delicious street food from the likes of Nandine, Bando Belly and Boxwallah.
When it comes to cool cocktails and slices the size of your head, Voodoo Rays is the place to go. With fun, colourful interiors and friendly staff, this excellent restaurant is ideal for an evening with friends, however when the sun shines, there's no better way to enjoy these massive pizzas than getting a takeaway and heading to Peckham Rye Park.
One of the jewels in Peckham's culinary crown, Levan is the Rye Lane restaurant promising distinctive European small plates and an extensive wine menu. Alongside its neighbouring sister site, Larry's, this Blenheim Grove beaut is one of the most popular dining destinations in the area.
One of the best restaurants on Bellenden Road, Made of Dough is the cool and casual pizza place that's perfect for any occasion. With a varied selection of slices, plenty of vegan options and a fun lineup of cocktails and boozy milkshakes, it's become one of the most popular places to eat in Peckham.
Tonkotsu is always a popular spot for ramen in London, but its Peckham restaurant has a lot more going for it than just mouthwatering bowls of noodles and delicious gyoza. Located on top of Bussey Building, the casual eatery promises great views over the area and an impressive sake selection.
A fantastic rooftop restaurant in Peckham, Forza Wine is one of the most sought after bookings in the area. Sat on top of Market, the bar and eatery specialises in contemporary Italian small plates - think anchovy and mozzarella toasties, cauliflower fritti and grilled flatbreads with pesto.
Among the most unique restaurants in Peckham, Kudu is serving up modern European plates with a South African twist. Head over to the Queens Road hotspot and discover Boerewors brunch rolls, braai aubergine and their house bread that has to be eaten to be believed. And on the way home? Stop by the eatery's cocktail bar, Smokey Kudu, for some exceptional sips.
Known for whipping up some of the best Sunday roasts in South East London, The Coal Rooms also offers incredible brunch options and tasting menus too. Housed in the forecourt of Peckham Rye Station, the restaurant is an ideal place for unique dinners and long lunches.
One of the best restaurants in Peckham, Pedler is a popular neighbourhood eatery with a passion for international plates and fun cocktails. Open for brunch and dinner from Thursday to Sunday, the friendly bistro fronts a range of delicious dishes, such as baked aubergine, cauliflower pakoras and rare breed pork chops.
One of the newest additions to the Copeland Park complex, Mike's is a pizzeria from the team behind iconic Peckham rooftop bar, Frank's Cafe. With cult chef Gabriele Bonci in the kitchen, the restaurant goes far beyond pedestrian slices with toppings such as pineapple with scotch bonnet onions and a menu of unique brunch plates.
When it comes to finding some of the best pizza South London, Four Hundred Rabbits is certainly staking its claim. Head over to their Nunhead restaurant for the chance to chow down on Neapolitan crusts and sink some of the capital's most affordable negronis.