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The Rye pub in Peckham, recently taken over by new tenants The Capital Pub Company, is now the home of the Meatwagon, aka Meateasy, to its first a fixed location after leaving a room above a pub in New Cross. It is cooking at this Peckham pub a few nights a week, taking advantage of the 200-seater outdoor area.

Expect a sampler of Meateasy’s greatest hits, from big, sloppy burgers made with prime ingredients (28-day dry-aged steak in a freshly baked sourdough bun) to skinny fries, home-made ’slaw and crispy-on-the-outside, soft-in-the-middle onion rings.

Be warned though that, on our visit, the food simply wasn’t up to the previous Meateasy standards when it was in its prime.

Things are clearly still in a state of flux, but as went to press, Monday nights were being turned over to other street traders for pop-up evenings. So you may find traders such as Kolkata Street Food, Choc Star, Ca Phe VN, The Dogfather and more besides.

In the meantime the pub is not hugely different under new ownership, but a refurb is planned at the end of the summer.

Venue name: Rye
Address: 31 Peckham Rye
SE15 3NX
Transport: Tube: Peckham Rye rail

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Katie D

After a warm pale ale, my boyfriend and I were greeted with our roast dinners.  At first glimpse the
tower of meat and enormous golden Yorkshire pudding looked amazing, sadly we were disappointed. The dry pork was concealing a pitiful amount of cabbage and two burnt carrots.

My boyfriend ordered the roast beef, which was also very dry and chewy, although he did have a few florets of cauliflower and peas thrown in.   I did complain and was given addition cabbage, to gain a variety my boyfriend and I had to share our vegetables.  On plus side, Yorkshire puddings are good.  The roasts are not worth £13, I'd stick to their burgers.  

nicola Powell

Great food, great service . Lovely since the refurb Great for families too We went for a Friday early evening out as a family . Kids enjoyed food and so did we . The portions are large and filling Will Definitely eat there again ! Nicola