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Nandine's third branch opened in Camberwell in 2019; they are also in Vestry Road in Peckham and the Peckham Levels food court, all sought after for the Kurdish mezze, brunch and baklava, especially after Jay Rayner's glowing Observer review.

survey result

Summary

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

“Worth trying for the interesting selection of Kurdish dishes”, this “good-value” café in Camberwell shines a different light on Middle Eastern cuisine. Founder Pary Baban was forced from her home as a teenager by Saddam Hussein’s forces in 1989, collecting recipes as she fled across Kurdistan. Nandine means kitchen in Kurdish; there’s also Peckham Levels sibling.

Summary

4
Very Good
5
Exceptional
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“A marvellous alternative to generic Middle East cuisine” – this family business has graduated from Peckham Levels (where they still trade) to this new café in Camberwell, where they offer “a Kurdish take on classic Middle Eastern dishes: well spiced, utterly fresh and served with a warmth worth mentioning because it’s so uncommon...”. A rave August 2019 review from Jay Rayner has propelled it to becoming a fooderati talking point.

Summary

4
Very Good
5
Exceptional
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“A marvellous alternative to generic Middle East cuisine” – this family business has graduated from Peckham Levels (where they still trade) to this new café in Camberwell, where they offer “a Kurdish take on classic Middle Eastern dishes: well spiced, utterly fresh and served with a warmth worth mentioning because it’s so uncommon...”. A rave August 2019 review from Jay Rayner has propelled it to becoming a fooderati talking point.

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Restaurant details

No dress code
45 Camberwell Church Street, London, SE5 8TR
Opening hours
Monday5 pm‑10:30 pm
Tuesday5 pm‑10:30 pm
Wednesday5 pm‑10:30 pm
Thursday5 pm‑10:30 pm
Friday5 pm‑11 pm
Saturday11 am‑11 pm
Sunday11:30 am‑10:30 pm

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