Ever reached the top of a multi-storey car park and thought to yourself, ‘Now what this place really needs is a Campari bar?’. The guys at Frank’s in Peckham did, and they’ve converted said car park into a rooftop bar for the ages. You can see the entire London skyline, there’s masses of room to sprawl with a crew, tasty grilled food, and excellent (and reasonably priced) drinks, including excellent Aperols and negronis. There being no roof, it’s obviously grim when it rains, and the queue is agonisingly long past 7pm - but it is absolutely worth faking a hernia for in order to bunk off work early.
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Artusi is a modern take on a neighbourhood Italian restaurant. It’s a small, casual place perfect for catching up with friends.
Mr Bao is a Taiwanese restaurant in Peckham that we challenge anyone not to love. The mushroom bao in particular is worth crossing London for.
Persepolis is a BYOB deli-cum-café in Peckham serving excellent Persian meze at fantastic prices.
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Temper City is an open-fire BBQ restaurant with lots of meat, lots of curry, and an excellent soundtrack of classic 90′s rock.
Modern BBQ restaurant Temper grills whole joints of meat on an open fire. They also have a great mezcal list, and tacos.
BBQ restaurant Pitt Cue is all about eating your body weight in smoked and slow-cooked meat. It’s close to the City for perfect after-work eats.
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Maltby Street Market
Welcome to one of the best food markets in all of London - Maltby Street Market is so good that we even come in the middle of winter.
The best parties involve drinks, pizza, and tunes. Crate Brewery in Hackney Wick has all three, and tons of space to sit by the canal on a nice day.
Bussey Rooftop Bar
The rooftop bar in Peckham’s Bussey Building is a great place to get a drink with friends and watch the sunset. There’s a rooftop cinema next door.
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