Your Ultimate Peckham Restaurant Guide
Find the best Restaurants in Peckham
Discover all the best restaurants in Peckham in one place! We have created the ultimate Peckham restaurant guide, so whether you are just visiting Peckham or live locally, you can use this list as a handy list to find the tastiest food joints south of the river. Peckham has an impressive array of restaurants from new spots like Kudu and Wildflower to firm favourites such as Pedler and Mr Bao, making SE15 quite the culinary hotspot.
Wildflower is the latest Vegetarian and Vegan restaurant to open in Peckham. The canteen is part of the Peckham levels project sat on the fifth floor it serves a daily menu inspired by Middle Eastern, Mediterranean and Asian cuisine. Head chef Joseph Ryan has created an innovative menu with dishes like the Seitan sausage sarnie (£6) for brunch or Almond & sesame smoked tofu, ssamjang sauce, bok choi, carrot kimchi (£8) for dinner. Oh and even their cocktails are vegan! Not satisfied with being just a canteen, Wildflower also morphs into Ghostnotes – a late night bar and music venue.
Peckham Levels, Level 5, 95a Rye Ln, London SE15 4ST
From the team behind Coal rooms and Spike & Earl Roastery comes Aside. A relatively new restaurant to the area, serving up seasonal European dishes. The restaurant is relaxed with whitewashed walls, simple wooden benches and an open kitchen so you can watch the chefs in action. The frequently changing menu is made up of small plates like ‘winter tomato, calcots and beef dressing’ (£9) and some more extravagant larger dishes like ‘Hake, wild garlic and pink fir’ (£18). The menu is on the pricier side so if you fancy sampling the food within your budget, then get yourself down there on Tuesday for the set menu!
56 Goldsmith Rd, London SE15 5TF
A small independent Spanish Tapas restaurant tucked down Choumert Road. Miss Tapas has been serving hearty tapas plates since opening in 2014. The place is relaxed with an intimate dining area (around seven small tables) and an ever changing menu scrawled on a blackboard. Good portions at reasonable prices - the Padron Peppers are a must. Products are sourced from Spain but also locally, meat from Flock and Herd butchers and beers from Peckham Brewery.
46 Choumert Rd, Peckham, SE15
South African inspired restaurant run by a couple team Amy and Patrick. The space in Peckham is stylish and cosy with pale pink walls, low lighting and turquoise sofas. The menu consists of small plates like mussel potjie pot and seaweed gnocchi (£9) and medium plates such as roasted skate wing, charred calcots, samphire (£12). A must try is their traditional pan-cooked South African kudu bread.
119 Queens Road, Peckham SE15 2EZ
Mon/Tues Closed, Wed-Fri 6-10pm, Sat 11am-2.30pm & 6pm-10pm, Sun 11am-2.30pm & 6pm-9pm
Family-run Vietnamese street food style restaurant in Peckham. Run by five siblings who have based their menu on recipes their grandma whilst she was a chef in Saigon during the 1940's. The menu is focused around sharing plates - the house special is banh knot pancakes, small individual pancakes filled with juicy pancakes and spring onions served in a cast-iron skillet. Incredible.
46 Peckham Rye, London SE15 4JR
After a long residency at Rye Wax Records Taco Queen now has a permanent store at the heart of Rye Lane. Their tacos are to die for. From meat to veggie, they have a delicious and varied menu - our favourite being the deep fried avocado taco! A Taco portion is £3.75-£4.50.
Mon/Tues Closed, Weds-Sat 12–4pm, 6–11pm, Sun 12-6pm
191 Rye Lane, Peckham
After the success of Soho's Bao, co-founders Frank Yeung and Nick Birkett decided to bring a taste of Taiwan to Peckham. Mr Bao is a contemporary Taiwanese-style restaurant serving up a variety of mouth-watering steamed buns (veggies are also catered for, they have some tasty tofu buns!). Mr Bao is a buzzy restaurant, simply decorated with wooden table tops and white washed walls. The queues outside Mr Bao prove this joint is a popular choice for locals- unfortunately you can't book, so be prepared to put your name down and grab a drink at the Rye pub. Check out the menu here.
293 Rye Ln, Peckham, SE15 4UA
Tucked away off Rye Lane is the humble Kurdish restaurant Yada's. A charming and colourful space serving delicious authentic Kurdish delicacies such as chicken shawarma served with garlic lemon, kubba (rice patties stuffed with lamb and nuts) and giant flatbread, called Kalana, a type of Kurdish bread traditionally cooked on a huge, round hot plates. We love the authentic and unpretentious vibe of Yada. Expect real homemade Kurdish food inspired by the owners roots and heritage - he is originally from Southern Kurdistan, in Northern Iraq.
Opening hours: Midday-11pm Tues - Sunday
115A Rye Ln, London SE15 4ST Past Ali’s fresh fruit and veg on Rye Lane, under a railway arch.
Lovely House Dim Sum
This little lime-green Chinese restaurant really lives up to its name. It is lovely. Don't let its modest appearance fool you, this is one of the tastiest (and cheapest) Chinese restaurants around. The real focus of this place is its no frills authentic Chinese food, with a varied menu of dishes from £2.95- £8. Three things to note: 1. This place gets pretty packed out by locals in the know 2. The staff are super friendly 3. Har Gau dumplings (aka Prawn dumplings) are amazing.
119 Bellenden Rd, Peckham, SE15 4QY
** NOTE** The Habit modern British Bistro has now taken over SLG cafe gallery.Alongside locally roasted coffee and freshly baked cakes, the café serves a brunch and lunch menu which includes avocado, chilli and courgette on sourdough and The Habit bap with black pudding, chilli jam and treacle cured bacon.
South London Gallery is a beautiful contemporary art space which opened in 1981 with the mission to ‘to bring art to the people of south London. No 67 is an independent cafe-cum-restaurant situated in the gallery serving up a bistro style menu of modern British and European food. No 67 style decor is what you would expect of a gallery eatery, minimalist chic. There is also a beautiful patio area out the back, a perfect spot for alfresco dining during Summer.
67 Peckham Rd, London SE5 8UH
Located in a 1930's Art Deco block round the side of Peckham Rye station. Peckham Refreshment Rooms serve up seasonal European cuisine paired up with local wines and cocktails. For Brunch, you can taste traditional British dishes like Kedgeree (£8.00) and dinner you can sample dishes like chargrilled sea bass with anchovy butter (£16.00) or confit duck leg with pickled red cabbage (£16.00). It is worth booking a table in advance here.
3-4, 12-16 Blenheim Grove, Peckham SE15 4QL
Forza Win is an Italian restaurant situated in an industrial style former warehouse in Peckham. Forza Wins operates a bit differently from other restaurants. They focus on supper clubs, which is all about communal dining and hold seasonal feasts where tickets costs around £35 per person sharing around 5 courses. Forza Win offers à la carte lunch menus Weds-Sun and on Wednesdays 7pm-11pm they offer pasta and a drink for £10.
4.1, Copeland Park, 133 Copeland Rd, Peckham SE15 3SN
Pedler is the well known stylish eatery in Peckham. It offers an innovative menu of modern European dishes packed with seasonal ingredients. The menu is reinvented every day, consisting of small sharing dishes (£5-£12) served upon an array of mismatched crockery.
58 Peckham Rye, SE15 4JR
The begging bowl has been proclaimed as 'Thai street-food heaven in South East London' by The Independent. The menu offers lots of small authentic Thai sharing plates that are colour coded in price, they recommend 5 dishes between 2 people sharing. Prices of dishes vary from £6-£14, there are also veggie options to choose from like Stir-fry of hispi cabbage Thai garlic, fermented tofu (£6.50).
168 Bellenden Road, Peckham SE15 4BW
Mon–Sat: 12pm–2.30pm Lunch / 6pm–10pm Dinner
Sun: 12pm–3pm Lunch / 6pm–9.30pm Dinner
Artusi is a minimalist, contemporary Italian inspired restaurant that serves up a simplistic and fresh menu scrawled in a chalkboard near the entrance. The menu is 'unfussy seasonal Mediterranean dishes' as described by the restaurant itself. The dishes are reasonably priced and the pasta is handmade fresh on the premises.
161 Bellenden Road, Peckham, SE15 4DH
Lunch—Tuesday to Saturday 12 – 2.30pm
Dinner—Monday to Saturday 6pm – 10 / 10.30pm
Sunday—12.30 – 8pm
Peckham Bazaar is a delicious Pan-Balkan mezze and grill. The menu inspired by the Balkans changes daily, blending age-old recipes and flavours cooked over a custom-made charcoal grill. The menu includes the likes of saffron and cardamon spring lamb, courgette fritters, marinated quail chick pea and prune tagine - mains from £13.50 -£17.50.
119 Consort Road, Peckham SE15 3RU
Make a reservation via website
South Indian restaurant Ganapati is an old lil' Peckham treasure. It has been around since late 2004 and has been serving up authentic and spicy dishes ever since. It's menu is inspired by street food from Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. The menu changes often with dishes like 'Thali' which is made up of various pickles and mini dishes served on a steel platter which accompanies the main dish. Ganapati is bright, colourful and a little hippy-like, oh and incase you are wondering, Ganapati is one of South India's names for the elephant-headed God Ganesh.
Main dishes from £11.50-£14.50 / Takeaway available
38 Holly Grove, SE15 5DF
The young team behind Made of Dough started out in late 2014 with a wood-fire mobile pizza oven, travelling to various festivals across the country (who doesn't love a drunken pizza). This then expanded - transforming a shipping container into a pizza kiosk in Brixton.
You can expect all the classics from this trendy pizzeria plus a bar serving Gelato milkshakes including ‘Jackpot Motherf***ing Peanut Butter shake’. Their menu is simple with a list of 6 pizzas to choose from including 'Truffle' portobello mushroom, fior di latte, white alba truffle oil, thyme & buffalo ricotta for £10 or Merguez topped with local butchers "Flock and Herd" lamb.
They promise to pair pizza with good times, great music and loads of fun.
183 Bellenden Road, Peckham
Monday-Sat 12.00-10.30pm, Sun 12.00-9pm
No bookings needed. Takeaway available