The Best Restaurants In South London
Last updated: 3rd of February 2020
Nudge Reader, meet South London’s best restaurants.
South London’s best restaurants, meet Nudge Reader.
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A MODERN-EUROPEAN ICON: THE DAIRY
Critically lavished, The Dairy offers simple but memorable Modern European cooking in an enigmatic farmhouse bar and bistro. They even make their own butter. Spread the word. READ MORE.
Details: 15 The Pavement, Clapham Old Town, SW4 0HY | £££
FRESH, HAND-MADE PASTA THAT WON’T BREAK THE BANK: PADELLA
Home-made pasta never tasted so good… Though to be fair, a home could never compete with this slick, art-deco-styled pasta-house brimming with a possé of young, highly skilled pasta chefs. READ MORE.
Details: 6 Southwark St, London SE1 1TQ | ££
A LIVELY TAQUERIA IN BOROUGH: EL PASTOR
A mezcaleria, a tortilla-making machine and a chocolate dessert taco. Everyone else can queue for Barrafina, we’ll save you a seat at the real best restaurant from the Hart brothers. READ MORE.
Details: 7a Stoney Street, SE1 9AA | ££
FAULTLESS FOOD AND INTERESTING WINES: LEVAN
Just like its equally brilliant Brixton-based sibling Salon, Levan offers up seasonal, sustainable small plates, alongside a carefully-curated menu of natural wines. READ MORE.
Details: 3-4, 12-16 Blenheim Grove, Peckham, South London, SE15 4QL | ££
A CHIC SOUTH-AFRICAN DATE SPOT IN PECKHAM: KUDU
Taking someone to this stylish South African eatery could earn you some serious kudu-s. Expect artfully distressed surroundings, classic cocktails, and foraged ingredients cooked up by a former Paradise Garage chef. READ MORE.
Details: 119 Queens Road, SE15 2EZ | £££
A LAID-BACK, LEAFY RETREAT: THE GARDEN CAFÉ
Not just your common or garden café. Tacked onto the recently opened Garden Museum, it’s a sleek Modern European spot housed in a stunning glass extension to the church, complete with gravestone flooring. READ MORE.
Details: The Garden Museum, Lambeth Palace Road, SE1 7LB | £££
A SKY-HIGH WINE BAR WITH INCREDIBLE VIEWS: FORZA WINE
If you’re looking to make an impression, head to Forza Wine. Ideally around/after sunset. Here you can feast on Italian small plates, and swill large glasses of the finest Italian grapes, all to a backdrop of London, lit-up like stars. READ MORE.
Details: 5th Floor, The Market, 133 Rye Lane, Peckham, SE15 4ST | ££
SOUTH LONDON’S BEST SUNDAY ROAST: THE CAMBERWELL ARMS
It’s South London’s The Marksman – a handsome gastropub, serving outstanding food. Their Sunday lunch is legendary. READ MORE.
Details: 65 Camberwell Church Street, Camberwell, SE5 8TR | £££
NATURAL WINES AND FLAWLESS FOOD IN A CONVERTED RAILWAY ARCH: 40 MALTBY STREET
“We sell wines produced by a handful of wine-makers who eschew the use of chemical fertilisers and pesticides in favour of letting the land and the grape speak.” – 40 Maltby St. The grape spoke; it wanted to let you know that it tastes good. And that they also serve seasonal modern-European food, of course. READ MORE.
Details: 40 Maltby St, London SE1 3PA | ££
AN UNDERSTATED NEIGHBOURHOOD ITALIAN: ARTUSI
Tucked away along Peckham’s Picturesque Bellenden Road, Artusi serves simple and considered Mediterranean cuisine, in a laid-back, Scandi-esque setting. READ MORE.
Details: 161 Bellenden Road, Peckham, SE15 4DH | ££££
BRUNCH AT ITS BEST: MILK
Vouched for by the queues. It’s a fuss-free South London eatery, serving up everything from caramel-topped buckwheat pancakes, to scrambled eggs with smoked caviar
Details: 18-20 Bedford Hill, Balham, SW12 9RG | ££
Main image: Kudu
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