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Nape by Cannon & Cannon (CLOSED)

Restaurants, Delis Camberwell

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A buzzy bottle shop and charcuterie bar near Camberwell Green.

Please note, Nape is now closed. Time Out Food editors, October 2017.

Nape is an atmospheric charcuterie bar, deli and bottle shop in Camberwell from Borough Market meat mavens Cannon & Cannon. It’s an intimate space: all white tiles and straight lines, a long concrete bar adorned with a few beer taps, slicing machines and a meat-filled display case on view. There’s high-bar seating out front and ‘proper’ tables in the back. Lighting is low. Hip but unpretentious, it’s got bags of charm and I loved it.

That’s saying nothing of the food, which was grand. The menu is carved up into snacks, hot, meat and not meat. They’re all small plates: this is food for sharing, preferably with salacious conversation over a bottle of wine (which was superb: I could’ve drunk the Chateau Plaisance house red for days). Cucumber, radish and carrot pickles from Vadasz Deli were zingy and moreish. A slightly subdued plate of smoked mutton was lifted by a scattering of pickled walnuts, while slivers of brawn had a slightly cakey, herbaceous tang. A honky little dish of goat’s curd was the best of the veggie options, sloshed with lurid basil oil. We finished with a brick of a toasted sandwich, filled with spring onion, Ogleshield, cheddar and cured ‘meat scatterings’, which was as good as that sounds. It’s all pretty reasonable too: we left tipsy and full for around £30 a head.

These days, Camberwell is almost surreally flush with super eating spots (never thought you’d read that, eh?), but Nape is a little beacon, nonetheless. Good food, fine wine and a toasty ambience? Make me a regular.

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Address: 21 Camberwell Church St
London
SE5 8TR
Transport: Denmark Hill rail
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