Showcasing why sometimes it’s cooler to go with the grain…
…is Two Hundred Rye Lane.
It’s a laid-back, industrial-styled cocktail bar and restaurant, a hop skip and a jump from Peckham Rye Station. During the weekdays the focus is 100% on seasonal cocktails, and Modern European small plates: mozzarella arancini; padron peppers; king prawns in garlic butter; flatbread and humous; and more. However, on the weekend, they also do a delicious and incredibly reasonably priced brunch.
You can nab yourself a posh bacon butty – bacon, fried egg, and chilli jam on a sourdough bun – for just over a fiver. Otherwise, if money’s no object, their Huevos Rotos (fried potato, tofu scrambled egg, smashed avacado, and tomato) are delicious, and definitely worth the extra couple of quid. You can also make your brunch bottomless, with any dish of your choice plus two hours of bottomless bubbles for just £25.
Their cocktail menu changes seasonally, although one thing you can always guarantee is a mix of flavours. They’re also always beautifully presented. Or entertainingly presented – the ‘Rye ’N’ Gosling’ comes in a Ryan Gosling Branded hip flask, whilst others comes split out into their individual parts, handing the whole mixing & shaking thing over to you. Usually cocktails are around the £8 mark, unless you’re there during their happy three hours (Monday – Friday, 5-9pm), at which point they’re £5, alongside £3 pints, and £15 bottles of wine.
And if that’s still not reason enough to visit….you need to consider lowering your standards. Then try booking in for a Sunday post 4pm when all small plates are 50% off, meaning you can eat the entire dessert menu for just £5.50.
That’s the white chocolate and raspberry brownie, banana bread, anddd churros…
NOTE: Two Hundred Rye Lane is open Monday-Thursday 10am – 12am; Friday-Saturday 10am-12.30am; Sunday 10am-11pm. For more information, visit their website here.
Two Hundred Rye Lane | 200 Rye Lane, SE15 4NF
And if you get peckish….try Pedler, or Mr Bao up the road.