A foodie’s guide to Peckham

Picture this. You have touched down in Peckham and are getting settled into your new home at YourTRIBE. You want to get out and explore your neighbourhood, but first you need food.

So, where do you head?

One of the best ways to get acquainted with an area is to explore the foodie scene and we have handpicked some of the best pubs, restaurants and cafes nearby to help you navigate one of South London’s coolest and liveliest localities. We’ve even listed how long it takes to get there from YourTRIBE Peckham. That’s handy, isn’t it?

Blackbird Bakery London (16 min walk or 4 min cycle)

Hidden under the archway on Queens Road in Peckham, Blackbird Bakery roosts.

Filled to the rafters with bread, cakes, pastries, biscuits, cereals, jams, fresh juice, sandwiches and even dog biscuits for its furry regulars. Here you’ll find an all-day breakfast menu with not your usual brekkie bits from Huevos Rancheros with sour cream and cowboy ketchup, to classic blueberry pancakes with maple syrup. Of course, you can grab a coffee here too – and some general store style bits to fill up your larder.

Blackbird Bakery London134 Queen’s Rd, London SE15 2N

The Duke of Sussex SE15 (10 min walk)

There are certainly plenty of good ol’ English pubs to choose from in SE15, and The Duke of Sussex is a great place to start.

For history buffs, there has been a pub on this spot since the 1800s and the pub is still a family-owned establishment to this day. Pop in here for a friendly atmosphere, some good pub grub and decent beer garden, too.

The Duke of Sussex SE15, 77 Friary Rd, London SE15 1QS

Frank’s Cafe at Bold Tendencies (28 min walk or 7 min cycle)

Frank’s Cafe is a summer venue for sure, being the result of an architecture project on a rooftop in Peckham.

It completely closes for the winter season, but its summer return is hotly awaited by locals who can’t wait to climb the stairwell of a carpark to get to the wooden pallets and drapery known as Frank’s. Here, you can sit and refresh with a beer or a cocktail, and the food menu changes season-by-season with snacky bits and main courses that wouldn’t be out of place somewhere a bit closer to the ground. That said, it is a popular rooftop bar, so get down early if you want to get a good view from the top, because it doesn’t take table reservations.

Frank’s Cafe at Bold Tendencies, 7th-10th Floor Multi Storey Car Park, 95A Rye Ln, London SE15 4ST

Market Place Peckham (25 min walk or 6 min cycle)

Where to start? Market Place Peckham is your one-stop-shop for daytime drinks and dining – with absolutely tonnes of great grub to choose from.

Mexican delights served by Los Tacos, bento boxes from Little Tokyo and loads more keep your taste buds tingling all day. This indoor market even has a photobooth and pool tables. It’s the perfect place to meet up with your mates and make a day of it.

Market Place PeckhamUnit 10, The Aylesham Centre, Rye Ln, London SE15 5EW

Mr Bao (33 min walk or 8 min cycle)

Mr Bao has been serving up London’s fluffiest buns since 2016 with an original menu featuring a mix of Taiwanese steamed buns, Asian favourites and some signature twists.

Ingredients come straight in from small suppliers around South East London and Asia, and this informal spot on the corner of Rye Lane is a local favourite with a bit of something for everyone to enjoy.

Mr Bao293-295 Rye Ln, London SE15 4UA

Nola Coffee (32 min walk or 10 min cycle)

If you are looking for a cool local coffee shop where you can chill with your daily caffeine addiction, Nola is going to be right up your street.

Owned by Antony and Josephine (who used to be in a band, by the way), Nola is a place you can feel at home and explore some of the couple’s favourite brews in a space created as an embodiment of all their favourite experiences of cafes around the world.

Nola Coffee224 Rye Ln, London SE15 4NL

Peckham Levels (26 min walk or 8 min cycle)

What do you fancy today? If you feel like watching the footy on a big screen with a pint, learning how to DJ, or even catching a bit of theatre – you’re probably going to want to check out Peckham Levels.

Another destination dreamt out of a multi-storey car park, it’s basically a home for creatives, local entrepreneurs and the good people of Peckham. With quizzes, art exhibitions and even a discount for locals, Peckham Levels could be your new fave spot.

Peckham Levels95a Rye Ln, London SE15 4ST

Prince of Peckham (19 min walk or 5 min cycle)

In just under 20 minutes from your front door, you could be drinking a pint in one of South London’s most famous pubs.

The Prince of Peckham is fairly new to the area, only opening in 2017, but if daily offers including £6 cocktails, £20 snack platters, bottomless brunch and late night happy hours are your thing, then this is the place to head to.

Prince of Peckham, 1 Clayton Rd, London SE15 5JA

Voodoo Ray’s (33 min walk or 8 min cycle)

When you want pizza, and we mean PIZZA, the place to head is Voodoo Ray’s, London’s OG NYC pizza joint.

These huge slices of heaven come as big as your head, cut from a massive 22-inch pie, just two are the equivalent of a whole 11-incher. Italian Caputo flour, San Marzano tomatoes and two kinds of mozzarella make these pizzas a cut above the rest. Toppings are ever-changing and seasonal – you never knew you wanted sprouts on pizza until now. Trust us.

Voodoo Ray’s Peckham285 Rye Ln, London SE15 4U

The Warehouse Café SE16 (11 min walk)

While there may be sandwiches on offer at The Warehouse Cafe SE16, the real reason you want to swing by here is to get your chops around a really great Full English Breakfast™.

Some people describe it as a “hidden gem” in the heart of Peckham, and its ethos of welcoming people from all walks of life certainly rings true with locals and visitors alike loving the friendly atmosphere and generous portions. It’s open on Sundays, too.

The Warehouse Cafe SE16Verney Way, London SE16 3DH

The White Horse (33 min walk or 8 min cycle)

When we think of a classic London Pub, our thoughts almost always drift to The White Horse.

It’s pretty much the embodiment of Peckham life where you can get your hands on some of the best pints around. including their very own Parched Session IPA, brewed to commemorate the 20th anniversary of Parched Pubs, and not forgetting a real Irish Murphy’s stout – which some argue is better than the big G. Tuesday is Pub Quiz night, and the weekends always turn into a bit of a knees-up, too. By way of food, local legend Mike Chaplin serves up authentic Caribbean roti, rice and ribs all cooked over flame – offering real barbacoa vibes to very happy punters.

The White Horse Peckham20-22 Peckham Rye, London SE15 4JR

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