Levan | Peckham Restaurant
Nicholas Balfe has followed up his Salon.
And it’s a cut above your usual.
Called Levan, it brings a slice of Parisian ‘bistronomy’ to Peckham, serving up Modern European dishes alongside low-intervention wines.
Like its predecessor, it boasts an up-cycled aesthetic, making its home in a former warehouse block. Furnishings is minimalist and mid-century in style, with a dedicated bar area making up half the space.
The day starts with freshly baked pastries and savoury tartines (toasted bread) topped with the likes of house-cured salmon, goat’s curd and pickled elderberries. Lunches are light, with dishes like potato, chanterelle and Vacherin pie or fig salad with candied walnuts & Tymsboro goat’s cheese; while the more romantic, candle-lit evening sessions have classic bistro fare like smoked pollock with spinach, asparagus and vin jaune; and 50-day aged rump cap, with wild garlic aioli and grilled calçots.
Plus, the whole place has a low-waste philosophy, aiming to reuse at least 90% of leftover ingredients to make useful products including tinctures for the botanical cocktails (like sweet cicely margaritas), and a house curd made out of excess steamed milk from the coffee bar.
Nothing cheesy about that.
NOTE: Levan is open now. You can make a booking, and find out more at their website HERE.
Levan | 3-4, 12-16 Blenheim Grove, SE15 4QL
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