Peckham’s restaurant scene has been on the rise for some time now. So much so, in-fact, that it is now well and truly on the map for London foodies.
With that in mind, we thought it high time to draw up a list of our favourite places to eat in Peckham.
The Southern London district is a current favourite amongst students and families. This diversity is reflected amongst its restaurants.
That’s great news. With competition fierce, the quality of restaurants is high. It also means that whatever your needs, you’re sure to find what you’re looking for in SE15.
Are you after a – perhaps boozy – brunch in Peckham? Pizza? Your new favourite restaurant? We’ve got you covered for all those and more with our list of the best places to eat in Peckham.
Places to Eat in Peckham
Handily located right next to the station (it’s housed in the former ticket office), Coal Rooms delivers small plates with big flavours. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, diners can sit at the bar and watch the action unfold or opt for a table in the light and scandi-esque dining room.
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Coal Rooms serves brunch on weekends and dishes out some of Peckham’s best roast dinners to lucky diners on Sundays. The menu is wide and the kitchen has a penchant for flames, with dry aged duck, mutton and sirloins cooked on the charcoal grill.
Coal Rooms is also the spot for locals to pick up their morning coffee on their way to work. That location right next to the station means the restaurant is equally well known for slinging lattes made from Old Spike Roastery’s coffee and cinnamon buns to Peckham’s commuters.
Address: 11a Station Way, Peckham, London SE15 4RX
Opening hours: Mon – Fri: 6.30 – 11pm / Sat: 7.30 – 11pm / Sun: 8 – 6pm
Contact: 020 7635 6699 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Anderson & Co
Anderson & Co is the go-to for breakfast and brunch in Peckham. There are healthy options like porridge and vegan cacao and buckwheat granola but those with a sweet tooth are equally well catered for, with french toast and American pancakes nestled among the menu options.
Lunch brings hearty options like mussels and steak to the table, while some of Peckham’s best cakes are served all day. The dreamy interior is perfect to wile away lazy Autumn days and there’s an outdoor terrace for summer!
We know that coffee is just as important as food when it comes to breakfast time. Luckily, so does Anderson & Co. The cafe serves London’s Square Mile coffee and teas from Good&Proper, Birchall and Teapigs.
Address: 139 Bellenden Rd, Peckham, London, SE15 4DH, UK
Opening hours: Mon – Sat: 8.00 – 4pm / Sun: 8.30 – 4pm
Contact: 0207 469 7078 / Lisa@andersonandcompany.co.uk
Artusi is perhaps our favourite place for Italian food in Peckham and a perfect neighbourhood joint. The interior is effortlessly cool and the revolving menu is written on a chalkboard. The concise menu always features a couple of pasta dishes made fresh that day, along with two to three other starters and mains.
The food is simple and unfussy yet delicious and elegant, with the ingredients taking centre stage. But it’s the pasta that we – along with most of London – know and love Artusi for.
Address: 161 Bellenden Road, Peckham, London, SE15 4DH
Opening hours: Lunch: Tue – Sat: 12 – 2.30pm / Dinner: Mon – Sat: 6.00 – 10.30pm / Sun: 12.30 – 8pm
Contact: 020 3302 8200 / email@example.com
Four Hundred Rabbits
The curiously named Four Hundred Rabbits is perhaps Peckham’s best pizza slinger. Organic sourdough pizzas are the name of the game, all washed down with a selection of craft beers that would make any hipster bar jealous.
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Top notch ingredients like San Marzano DOP tomatoes and fior di latte mozzarella are baked at 400 degrees in a wood fired oven for pizza perfection. The informal eatery now has three London locations across South London; a testament to just how delicious the pizzas are!
Address: 30 – 32 Westow Street, London, SE19 3AH
Opening hours: Sun – Thu: 12pm – 9.30pm / Fri & Sat: 12pm – 10pm
Contact: 020 8771 6249
Here are some more of our guides to London restaurants.
Mr Bao markets itself as Peckham’s Taiwanese restaurant and who are we to disagree? Fluffy bao buns filled with all sorts of goodness are of course what it’s all about. There’s a choice of five fillings, from pork belly to tofu, and even a separate all vegan menu.
Such high quality food with low prices means that Mr Bao is a popular man and queues can sometimes be long. Especially so at weekends for the bottomless brunch, where you can find bao benedict amongst the options.
Don’t despair if there’s a queue! Put your name down and grab a pint at The Rye or The White Horse just across the road.
Address: 293 Rye Ln, Peckham, London SE15 4UA, UK
Opening hours: Mon: Closed / Tues – Fri: 12pm – 3pm & 6pm – 11pm / Sat: 11 – 11pm / Sun: 11 – 10pm (brunch until 4pm on weekends)
Contact: 020 7635 0325
The younger sister restaurant of Brixton’s Salon, Levan is definitely the cooler sibling. While the food is super serious, Levan certainly knows how to have fun. Expect disco music, a party-like atmosphere and informal yet quality service.
The menu is geniously split into snacks, sharing plates and cheese. There’s something for everyone, but you could quite easily just come here to drink a few glasses of wine and nibble on the bar snacks. In truth, we’ve done just that!
The Comté Fries have already got a bit of a cult following. Made using whipped chickpea flour, they have a Comté cheese centre and are deep fried, before being dusted with more cheese. Yes, they are as good as they sound. Just look at them!
Address: 12-16 Blenheim Grove, Peckham, London, SE15 4QL
Opening hours: Mon: Closed / Tue – Fri 8am – 11.30pm / Sat: 10am – 11.30pm / Sun: 10 – 3pm
Contact: 020 7732 2256
Made of Dough
Made of Dough is another of Peckham’s popular Bellenden Road restaurants. Slick for a pizza joint thanks to its marble bar, Made of Dough is a street food stall turned restaurant that is now much loved in SE15.
It’s easy to see why. The pizzas are simply fantastic. Quality ingredients meet a sourdough base to create a Neapolitan style pizza of epic proportions. And don’t just take our word for it. Made of Dough was twice voted London’s best pizza, in 2015 and 2018.
Oh, and did we mention it’s half price pizzas on Monday?
Address: 182 Bellenden Road, London, SE15 4BW
Opening hours: Mon – Sat: 12pm – 10pm / Sun: 12pm – 9pm
Contact: 0207 064 5288 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Something a bit different to the stylish modern restaurants taking up most of this list is Silk Road. This neighbourhood joint is unpretentious, simple and cheap. The best bit? It cooks up some of the best Xinjiang style noodles anywhere in London.
There are meat skewers, dumplings and stews on the menu, along with some seriously spicy chili cabbage (don’t say we didn’t warn you). This place has been on many peoples’ list of Peckham’s best restaurants for years and we hope it never leaves.
Address: 49 Camberwell Church St, Camberwell, London SE5 8TR, UK
Opening hours: Mon – Fri: 5pm – 11pm / Sat – Sun: 2pm – 11pm
Contact: 020 7703 4832