Frank’s Cafe | Peckham Bar
97% of the people who visit multi-storey car parks after dark do so with the primary intention of scoring an eight-ball of crack. That’s a scientific fact.
Which is why you may feel nervous at the prospect of heading to Frank’s Café, which opens every summer on the 10th floor of a multi-storey car park in Peckham.
But rest assured that this is one of those occasions where fortune really does favour the brave… Particularly on a sunny day.
Part of the Bold Tendencies Sculpture project, the bar was designed by Paloma Gormley and Lettice Drake, and offers views out to St Paul’s, in addition to a vantage point from which to gawk at the Peckham streets below. The drinks menu includes a choice of twelve different cocktails (negronis, boulevardiers, and spritzes), Estrella beers and wine; while the food options range from brown sugar hot wings and BBQ pork neck to roasted cauliflower with zhug and pitta, and aubergines with harissa and yoghurt. Prime visiting time, of course, is for summer brunches, when you can score smoked salmon, creamed leeks and poached eggs on toast; merguez sausages and harissa scrambled eggs; and – finally – a proper ‘Breakfast G&T’.
In summary, Frank’s Cafe remains – in the face of rising competition – London’s best bar-on-the-roof-of-a-carpark.
He who dares Rodney. He who dares.
NOTE: Frank’s Cafe is open Tues to Wed (5-11pm), Thurs-Fri (2-11pm) and Sat/Sun (11am – 11pm). They only take walk-ins, but you can find out more on their website HERE.
Frank’s Cafe | 10th Floor, Multi Storey Car Park, 95A Rye Lane, Peckham, SE15 4ST
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