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Top 10 Best Peckham Restaurants & Bars

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In recent years Peckham in South East London has gone through a series of gentrification changes that has seen the number of new bars and restaurants opening in the area rise dramatically. It is now the Dalston of the South, combining the edgy, rooftop, hipster independent vibe (thanks largely to the student population who live nearby), with the exclusivity that neighbouring areas such as Dulwich bleed into the borough. From themed bars to concept restaurants and roof terrace hangouts, Peckham is one of the coolest places to hang out these days. So what are you waiting for?

Tags: South London, Bars, Restaurants

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Peckham & Camberwell / Restaurant / Cuisine: Eclectic

Pedler is a unique independent, vibrant Peckham neighbourhood eatery. It's been set up by a team that live in and love Peckham. The popular restaurant near Peckham Rye offers a relaxed and beautiful environment to enjoy brunch, lunch and dinner. The imaginative seasonal menu takes its inspiration from using only the best-sourced ingredients and a distinctive wine list and impressive array of Little Bird Gin cocktails to drink alongside. Contact Pedler directly

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Mr Bao
Peckham & Camberwell / Restaurant / Cuisine: Asian

This laid back, local Taiwanese joint is cool without trying too hard and dishes up the sweetest, fluffy white buns (a.k.a. bao, pictured above) we've drooled over in the city. Gorge yourself silly on bao stuffed with slow-roasted lamb, fried chicken and kimchi or prawn with pickled mooli, washed down with a great selection of beers and Eastern inspired cocktails that won't break the bank. Return for weekend brunch of Bao Benedict with slow braised pork or the Full Taiwanese, guaranteed to banish any hangover. Contact Mr Bao directly

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Frank's Bar & Cafe
Peckham & Camberwell / Bar / Restaurant / Cuisine: Italian

Ah yes, Franks; that rooftop London bar that is only open for a few fleeting months of the year (closes in October) but one that nearly any self-respecting Londoner has been to and fallen in love with. There's the mystery of finding it first. Then there's the anticipation as you climb up to the top, getting nearer to the oonst-oonst of the music and the skyline with each step. What's finally revealed is a haven for all the magnificent people of London, sunning themselves on the roof terrace, beer in hand, gazing out at that view. And oh what a view! Quite possibly the best bar in the whole of London, let alone Peckham! Contact Frank's Bar & Cafe directly

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Peckham & Camberwell / Restaurant / Cuisine: Eclectic

An achingly simple, laid-back, local Italian focused on seasonal, daily changing dishes created using top notch, local produce that even Del Boy would be happy with. Three courses from former Clove Club chef Jack Beer, will set you back just £20, with menu highlights including marinated octopus salad; fusilli, spinach, peas and stracciatella; cod, coco beans, chard and tarragon and polenta cake with strawberries. Top tip: Pre-order suckling pig or shin of veal and book out the large table in front of the open kitchen. Contact Artusi directly

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The Four Quarters
Peckham & Camberwell / Bar /

Four Quarters is not your average bar or café. The owners have a huge passion for craft beer and classic arcade games, and also offer film screenings, tournaments, great food, coffee and all sorts of other treats. Driven by a thriving art scene, a vibrant local community and nearby universities, Peckham has become one of London's most diverse and liveliest areas and The Four Quarters is a valued addition to it's stand out nightlife. Try out the vintage gaming cabinets and re-live your teenage years, beat your 15-year-old-self Street Fighter score board position, get immersed in 80's Tron, Pac Man, Outrun, Asteroids, Defender, and Space invaders. Contact The Four Quarters directly

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Bussey Bar
Peckham & Camberwell / Bar / Cuisine: Bar

Bussey Bar's home atop the famous Bussey Building in trendy Peckham is not only where you will find, during the summer months, the rooftop home to Rooftop Film Club, but it also shares the space with full length bar run by cocktail connoisseurs Spirited Mixers, who will flair and mix anything you like. Rooftop sustenance comes from lauded Peckham supper club Forza Win. Contact Bussey Bar directly

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Anderson & Co
Peckham & Camberwell / Restaurant / Cuisine: British

With a combination of excellent food, a carefully crafted wine list, artisan coffee and relaxed ambience, Anderson & Co has a loyal customer base. There is a full evening service Tuesday to Saturday and the evening menu covers everything from accomplished traditional fare to more modern, developed plates. With the menu changing every two weeks, to reflect the seasons, it gives the chefs - previously of Quaglino's and The Soho Hotel - the opportunity to really flex their creative muscles.  Contact Anderson & Co directly

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Bar Story
Peckham & Camberwell / Bar / Cuisine: Pub

Hugely popular with local beards and ladies alike, and tucked under the arches of Peckham Rye station, Bar Story is ready to party any night of the week. Grab a seat on the terrace, decked out with railway sleepers, tear apart design-your-own pizza and work your way through their great selection of craft beer and wine. If you need further convincing, you can grab two for one cocktails for £7 (yes please!), from 6 to 7pm every day. Contact Bar Story directly

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The Dolls House
Peckham & Camberwell / Bar / Cuisine: Bar

The Dolls House's South London home resides in a public house from the 1870s. Today, it has been transformed by its current tenants using their signature marker pen style on the walls, and by creating a welcoming space for debauchery for Peckham's vibrant community. Drink, dine and dance the days away amongst friends. Pool table out back. Top local beers on tap. Food on chopping boards. Jobs a goodun'. Contact The Dolls House directly

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Peckham & Camberwell / Bar /

OK, not technically Peckham but we're still going to throw into the list as it's only an Uber away. Communion is a basement cocktail bar, tucked away in South London's thriving Camberwell Church Street, below the acclaimed Church Street Hotel and tapas restaurant Angels & Gypsies. Adorned with stain glass windows everywhere, it's stunning interior is home to some of the area's finest handcrafted cocktails, inspired and sourced from the South London community. There's also live music every Thursday to Sunday. Contact Communion directly

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