Peckham has a new (-ish, it opened back in November) wine bar and restaurant in the shape of Peckham Cellars. The neighbourhood joint is run by Helen Hall (who’s worked at Rovi), Luke West-Whylie (ex-Marcella and Jones Family Kitchen) and Ben McVeigh (formerly head sommelier at 28-50 Fetter Lane), and serves a seasonal, changing menu and wine list.
You can pop in for a few bar snacks like potato dauphines with gouda and ‘dirty onion’ tortilla, or settle in for a proper dinner with dishes like eel, ‘nduja and pickled green tomatoes; carrot & feta borek with red onion salsa; day-boat Cornish brill with fava and salsa verde; and onglet with Colston Bassett and smashed potatoes, with a family-style menu running on Sunday lunchtimes.
On the wine front, there’s an 80-strong list, which includes classic varieties, bottles from small producers in emerging regions like Slovenia and Tenerife, and a ‘weird and wonderful’ section. All the wines are available to buy in the Peckham Cellars bottle shop should you want to continue the party at home.
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125 Queens Road, London, SE15 2ND
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