Levan | Romantic Modern European Spot From Salon's Nicholas Balfe

Salon Gets A Little Sibling


Levan | Peckham Restaurant

Nicholas Balfe is following up his Salon.

And it’s going to be a cut above your usual.

Called Levan, it’ll be bringing a slice of Parisian ‘bistronomy’ to Peckham, serving up Modern European dishes alongside low-intervention wines.

Like its predecessor, it’ll boast an up-cycled aesthetic, making its home in a former warehouse block. Furnishings will be minimalist and mid-century in style, with a dedicated bar area making up half the space.

The day will start with freshly baked pastries and savoury tartines (toasted bread) topped with the likes of house-cured salmon, goat’s curd and pickled elderberries. Lunches will be 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 promise 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 will have 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 due to open this October. We’ll be back with the full scoop when they do, but in the meantime you can check out their website HERE.

Levan | 3-4, 12-16 Blenheim Grove, SE15 4QL

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3-4, 12-16 Blenheim Grove, Peckham, South London, SE15 4QL


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