Cuisine: Contemporary, European, Middle Eastern
Price Point: Mains from £10-£20
Nowhere embodies the creative zeitgeist in Peckham quite like this sleek restaurant on Walworth Road.
By day, a cool crowd of freelancers sip cortados and nibble colourful cakes made by Brazilian pastry chef Michel Scherer. They often host free workshops too, so you can kickstart your writing career and meet like-minded types while enjoying treats such as dulce de leche donuts.
A vintage Hi-Fi sound system announces the start of the evening session when this serene space transforms into a vibrant restaurant where a roster of brilliant visiting chefs flex their culinary muscles. Former names include Pip Lacey, previously of one-Michelin-starred Murano, and Oded Oren, a rising star from Tel Aviv. Residencies typically last between one and two months, so there is something new to discover every time you visit.
After dinner slip down to the basement, where moody lighting and serves such as La Tea En Rose, a heady blend of vodka, Aperol and dried roses, create a sophisticated, decadent vibe.
Jessica Odigie - dined at Louie Louie on 17 May 2019
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