Friday, January 23, 2015

Peckham Bazaar review

Hands up if you ever believed that there's no such thing as a good restaurant in the south east region of London? Yep, we've all thought about that at least once. But not only are there good restaurants down here, there are loads of hidden gems. One of them is Peckham Bazaar.

Peckham Bazaar started out as a pop-up restaurant in an old pub on the boundary of Peckham and Nunhead. Its location within modest rows of Victorian terraces, low rise council flats and a Grand Design house, might not be an obvious destination for culinary fans, but trust me, it is worth trotting up here (as we so occasionally do from Brockley).
They have since become a permanent fixture at the same location. Peckham Bazaar describes themselves as a pan-Balkan restaurant, and you can tell by the eastern European influences that goes into their innovative dishes, primarily cooked on the grill. The menu changes daily and seasonally, depending on what ingredients their chefs can lay their hands on. This ensure that at least each visit will be a unique experience.

The same goes with their incredibly extensive list of wine, predominately of Bulgarian, Greek and Croatian origins - a nice change from the usual French and Italian affair. The owner's extensive knowledge of wine and food shows, so do not hesitate to ask for recommendations. The staffs here do appear to genuinely care about the food and drinks.
The dining area is very small, so booking is absolutely essential. The decor is simple and respectful of the building's Victorian heritage - which is always a plus in my books.

The small venue is perfect to host intimate parties - which we are planning to sometime in May. So far the restaurant has been very accommodating to our requests, so hats off to them. In the mean time, I can't recommend this restaurant highly enough.

Food: 10/10
Service: 9/10
Value: 9/10

Peckham Bazaar
119 Consort Road
Peckham SE15 3RU
Tube: Peckham Rye Overground/Railway Station

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