Ten restaurants turning up the culinary heat in Peckham in 2018
Exceptional coffee, awesome roasts, authentic Thai and irresistible South African brai bread: why Peckham is South East London's culinary nirvana
One of the newest arrivals, Aside – sibling to the Coal Rooms, and also owned by Old Spike Coffee Roastery – it is tucked away down an unassuming residential street off Queens Road and attached to the Assembly Gallery. The minimalist room is lovely, with swathes of pale wood, an open kitchen counter strewn with vegetables and designer tables with little shelves underneath for menus, cutlery and napkins.
Naturally, there are sharing plates, ultra-seasonal and beautifully refined.
Aside at its busiest on Sundays: the roasts are superb. It's rare to find the beef that dares to be so rare yet so tender. There's invariably pork belly, chicken, and lamb – all piled with veg, and topped with a crisp yet billowing Yorkshire pudding. Finish with the exceptional Tarte Tatin to share. A stupendous treat.
Price: £75.00 for two with wine