If you want a bite to eat or a few drinks...

17. Mar, 2019

157-159 Rye Lane, London SE15 4TL

Really cool and funky little converted pub/bar complete with its own DJs and a giant spinning mirror ball.

Situated in the middle of Rye Lane, right in the heart of Peckham, this fun and friendly shabby chic drinking hole, is both welcoming and a great place to have drinks.

With its industrial and minimal inspired interiors, the ground floor lounge and bar has a great atmosphere and various little areas you can make your own, to drink the night away and with the upstairs space offering banquette seating for more of an eating experience serving the usual take on the traditional British Menu (from brunch to dinner)

With a wide range of local and regional craft beers & ales (if that’s your tipple) from some of South East London’s local microbreweries, or a healthy and interesting wine and spirits list, there is plenty of good stuff to choose from.

We really liked the relaxed and cool atmosphere in JTU and will be back as it’s the perfect location to have a pre-dinner drink and then to pop back to following dinner, if you wish to ‘go on’!

Website: https://johntheunicorn.com/

 

 

17. Mar, 2019

12-16 Blenheim Grove, London SE15 4QL

The second and additional South London location from the team behind Top-notch ‘Salon’ restaurant in trendy Brixton Village that does not stand in anyone else’s shadow.

With its simple but stylish welcoming  interiors, Levan is more about the food (and the food was good, really good!) Serving a great combination of European bistro-style dishes from the mouth-watering Beef shank, juicy old spot chop, lovely chickpea fries and on-point roasted Cauli-flower to the delicious choice of tasty desserts, the combination of ‘good-sized’ sharing plates were as delicious as they were filling, nothing was left on any of our plates! and apparently, you can even pop in for a tasty breakfast!

For drinks you will be offered a selection of low-intervention wines and a great combination of fresh botanical cocktails made with ingredients from their own kitchen garden.

Its small, and purposely dusky with a very buzzy and fun vibe and the serving staff do everything to make your visit a memorable treat! Loved it!

Don’t leave it to chance, this place is popular so please book in advance to avoid ‘any’ disappointment. Lock it down, it’s worth it

Website: https://www.levanlondon.co.uk/

 

 

17. Mar, 2019

2 Crucifix Lane, London SE1 3JW

Kin + Deum’s apparently meaning ‘eat and drink’ in Thai (which is great!) because that’s ‘exactly’ what we did a lot of!

Situated in the trendy little enclave that is Bermondsey street, K&D has a combination of two sizable dining rooms, with a lively, light and fun feel, simplistic in its interior design but functional in its approach.

Here you will find a great selection of traditional Thai dishes, however, they do have a contemporary spin added to modernise the choices,  the Thai dumplings, spicy squid, pork and lard herb balls, weeping tiger steak, the pork belly stir fry and pad Thai were all delicious dishes.

We added a bottle of the red house wine and a few Thai beers and everyone was happy! If yuu like Thai food its worth a spin, affordable, tasty and in a great location for after-drinks too.

Website: https://www.kindeum.com/

 

 

25. Feb, 2019

73 Great Eastern Street, London EC2A 3HR

Super cool Peruvian inspired dishes with an East Asian infusion, Yeah! that’s right and a really ‘good’ infusion of flavours, textures and colours (very pretty colours actually!) that work really-well together.

Find Pachamama in Shoreditch, it’s a great space and a cosy layout too, enter at street level but drop a level via the DJ box/Staircase! (she was very nice actually!) then enter the modest dining area which is split into two sections, a busy, buzzy space filled with a lively atmosphere or the slightly quieter bar area to the rear with a bar dining area or a small number of private tables to one side to choose from, however, wherever you sit you will still be blast out by banging house tunes, which we really loved! Got the place alive!

The food menu is cleverly split into Soil, Land and Sea to support you with your choices and the snacks section deserves a close look too (the ceviche choices were really-good too!) Veggies fear not, the hispi cabbage and smoked aubergine dishes were delish too!

If you like a Cocktail then Pachamama Cocktails will sort you right out, with a wide selection to choose from or even design your own, then you know you’re in for a good night (especially with the pumping DJ choices ‘loudly’ filling the space) and of course there are great choices of both beers and wines to compliment your meal.

Their open kitchen and coal fire are the centre piece of the venue, with an abundance of live greenery dotted about to brighten up the space, great food, great vibe and great location. Enjoy!

Website: https://www.pachamamalondon.com/

 

 

25. Feb, 2019

2 Exmouth Market, Clerkenwell, London EC1R 4PX

Comfortable and rustic Italian countryside inspired restaurant, situated at the entrance to Exmouth Market, a super cool little market offering a number of exclusive privately owned (non-chain) quality eateries.

Paesan is based on a traditional neighbourhood Italian trattoria with dishes that are earthy, classic and what you would expect from a good Italian rural establishment. The décor is rustic (like the menu) with dark wooden floorboards, large windows providing natural light and the staff are Italian and happy to explain anything on the menu.

The menu is not too unruly with a decent set of aperitivo’s (negroni, campari or aperol spritz) to choose from, there’s a good selection of antipasti platters, heaped with beautiful cured meats and Mediterranean vegetables and a good selection of small plate (the stufato di salsiccia, slow cooked sausage stew with polenta fries was delish!) and homemade pasta treats, we went for the ragu di manzo (emilia romagna) pappardelle with slow roasted beef shin which was amazingly tasty, as was the spaghetti alla vongole (campania) with clams, chilli & garlic.

All dishes at Paesan go very well with a delicious glass or two of their wide selection of Italian wines or a cold beer

A lively Italian restaurant offering reasonable prices and good traditional Italian food.

Website: https://paesanlondon.com