loti eats | kudu

Peckham’s restaurant scene has been getting bigger and better for a few years now and one of its newest openings, Kudu, has just taken things up to a whole new level. Located on the busy Queen’s Road this cute little spot has been opened by Amy Corbin, the daughter of Chris Corbin who’s behind The Wolseley etc, and her chef partner Patrick Williams, who was previously at Paradise Garage.

The space is very cosy, with a beautiful reclaimed wood parquet floor, warm pink walls, green leather banquettes and a bar with a few stools around the open kitchen. There’s a short menu of snacks, starters and mains to choose from and, from what we ordered, the guys didn’t put a foot wrong. An absolute must to start with is the Kudu bread, a fresh-out-the-oven loaf served with your choice of melted butter – we went for one with brown shrimp and boy it was good. Crispy fried artichokes with a miso mayonnaise is another winner from the snacks.

Other highlights included the pig’s head tortellini in a mushroom and hay broth that had us drinking straight from the bowl to get the last drops; lamb neck with smoked yoghurt; and a warm chocolate mousse stuffed with mint ice cream in the middle.

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Kudu has made a very strong start down south of the river and we’re sure they’ll go from strength to strength. Here’s hoping there’s a Kudu in our ‘hood soon as we’re mega jealous of Peckham residents right now!

119 Queen’s Rd, London SE15 2EZ