RestaurantsLondonPeckhamSE15

survey result

Summary

£50
   ££
3
Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Celebrating its tenth anniversary this year, this Peckham crowd-pleaser was an early proponent of “genuinely spiced” Thai street food in the capital, and works hard to stay ahead of the pack. Co-owner Jane Alty fell for Thai food while working in the kitchen at David Thompson’s Nahm (long RIP), and makes regular trips to Bangkok to source recipes and ingredients. These days they take bookings – removing the irritation of waiting in the pub opposite for a table.

Summary

£49
   ££
4
Very Good
3
Good
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Spicy scoff “continues to impress at this authentic and very busy Peckham fixture” – a corner site with terrace, which has been a well-known feature of the local food scene since 2012 (and was refurbed in December 2018). It’s not Thai-run: chef and co-owner Jane Alty worked at David Thompson’s much-vaunted Nahm (long RIP) back in the dim and distant past.

Summary

£49
   ££
4
Very Good
3
Good
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Spicy scoff “continues to impress at this authentic and very busy Peckham fixture” – a corner site with terrace, which has been a well-known feature of the local food scene since 2012 (and was refurbed in December 2018). It’s not Thai-run: chef and co-owner Jane Alty worked at David Thompson’s much-vaunted Nahm (long RIP) back in the dim and distant past.

Summary

£45
   ££
4
Very Good
2
Average
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“As close to the food in Thailand as you’re likely to get in London”, this “good value” Peckham café has invigorated the southeast London culinary scene in recent years. “Go for the food” even if the no-bookings policy – which irritates some reporters – “can mean a long wait in The Victoria opposite”.

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Restaurant details

Highchair,Menu
No dress code

Prices

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£3.50 £17.00 £8.50 £5.50
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £26.00
Filter Coffee £2.00
Extras  
Service 10.00%
168 Bellenden Rd, London, SE15 4BW
Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
Tuesday6 pm‑10 pm
Wednesday5 pm‑10 pm
Thursday5 pm‑10 pm
Friday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5 pm‑10 pm
Saturday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5 pm‑10 pm
Sunday12 pm‑4 pm

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