If you want a bite to eat or a few drinks...
293 Rye Lane, Peckham, London SE15 4UA
A brilliant little find in South East London specialising in deliciously filled Taiwanese bao buns (puffed up glistening white steamed buns filled to the brim with goodies).
This pint-sized restaurant buzzes with atmosphere, the staff are fun and attentive, and the food options are nicely varied (5 different savoury bun fillings to try out) and all affordable and delicious (the prawn, crab and shiitake mushroom options were all excellent) and if you want to feast on even more buns, there’s sweetened bao buns for dessert too.
Interiors wise, there’s designer pedant bulb lighting, stripped back wooden tables and lots of appropriate artefacts from Taiwan scattered around the space, there’s even an Asian-only beer policy! and why not!
If you like a kiss of wasabi mayo or kimchi with your dinner (or lunch) then head down to Mr Bao’s, you won’t be disappointed, it delivers what it says it will, delicious, tasty buns.
A must visit when in SE London, www.ificould.co.uk loved this place.
69-73 Atlantic Road, Brixton SW9 8PU
This super retro stylised dim sum and tea parlour found right in the heart of Brixton is not to be sniffed at, the mood, the vibe and the Dim Sum are all wonderful, with the whole concept beautifully harping back to moody, atmospheric 1920s Old Shanghai.
Beautiful jade velvet booths, dark wooden tables, silk Chinese lanterns, traditional vintage Asian prints and flickering candles in abundance, all set the scene of those wonderful intriguing times gone by, bringing them right up to date.
The menu is pleasing and offers a wide choice of delicious Dim Sum presented and served in various traditional options. With a good selection of seafood, meat and veggie options to choose from and with the addition of other tasty little Cantonese treats on offer, you won’t leave hungry and you may even have tried something new!.
But it doesn’t end there, every Friday and Saturday night, feast your eyes on the intimate cabaret and burlesque performances laid on especially for restaurant guests. The entertainment even carries on late into the night, for those that don’t do early nights! Well it is Brixton after all, what else would you expect! Excellent.
Step back in time, relax and enjoy a fun and tasty meal, sip on cool cocktails or long and sleek glasses of sparking fizz and enjoy the top class show and it’s all in one venue. Cool, hip, fun and just perfect!
1 Bedale Street, London SE1 9AL
Located right in the heart of the ever buzzy, vibrant, atmospheric Borough market. This new little number fits in perfectly and is this latest venture following their success with Lyles Restaurant in Shoreditch. Flor can definitely cut its cloth and has easily earned its stripes, already
Wine bar come baker come restaurant, Flor has and does it all, this super cosy and petite space is spread over two very small floors, setting the scene for a wonderfully relaxed evening of top-quality food tasting
We went for a combination of small tasting plates that we shared, the oysters were plump, fresh and delicious, the anchovies were succulent and bursting with flavour, the orange scented prawns were a dream and the mutton just melted, we also tried their smoked eel (slightly hesitantly) which was beautiful and subtle and went down a treat, with all of these dishes washed down nicely with a couple of bottles of their beautiful natural bubbles, Maule Garg’n’go sparkling, all delicious.
If you are not lucky enough to bag a table, there is some counter top dining on a first come first served basis but the small, cosy dining room on the second floor accessed by a small spiral staircase is a great place to socialise and eat.
Be warned, Flor is not that big and is currently very popular, so please book early if you want to avoid disappointment, its well worth the wait, the food was delicious.
49 Columbia Road, London E2 7RG
What a cosy, comfortable and welcoming top-end local neighbourhood restaurant Brawn is! Serves a daily menu of seasonal small plates and a nice selection of natural wines to choose from, the dishes offer a wide array of the best European favourites.
Situated quite comfortably in a reverbed high-ceilinged old warehouse, the space is really nice, it’s not too big and has kept is cosiness due to the simplistic but effective interiors
With a modern British & European mix menu, the dishes are wonderful, perfectly made Ravioli, succulent scallops, the anchovies were delicious and fresh and the slices steak pieces were full of flavour and rather adorable, oh and the accompanying fresh bread was just perfect.
Excellent venue, excellent food and excellent service, can’t fault it a wonderful evening was had by all and it didn’t break the bank
Highly recommended by www.ificould.co.uk
169 S Lambeth Road, Stockwell, London SW8 1XW
LSC is yet another successful venue from the team that run those famous gastropubs, The Anchor & Hope and Canton Arms, which we all seem to love.
Situated right in the centre of what Londoners fondly call Little Portugal (Stockwell South London) close your eyes and it won’t be difficult to imagine you are nibbling on a selection of delicious antipasti (which apparently changes every few days) small dishes such slow-cooked pork ragu or try an amazing wood-fired oven pizza, as if you were in the heart of Italy itself.
A vibrant, friendly atmosphere will add to your experience, there’s coffee, breakfast and delicious Italian pastries too.
To accompany your food choices there are a selection of chilled Craft beers, wines-on-tap or even a Port or a Campari spritz.
Kick back a relax at Stockwell Continental, there are no fluffy airs and graces here, the mood is relaxed, informal and fun, with really good food and drinks thrown in for good measure.
Loved it! We will be back.