Time Out says
This stylishly shabby-chic and proudly local neighbourhood eatery focuses on high-quality seasonal ingredients for its daily changing, modern-European menu.
Peckham’s seen a wave of pioneering restaurants opening on its more gentrified streets, paving the way for operations in less obvious parts of SE15. Peckham Rye, dominated by minicab companies, money-transfer outposts and hair-weave shops, is an example of less charted dining territory. But Pedler has come and conquered.
The decor has a whiff of the ski slopes about it: with its long bar, battered wooden floors, warm glow, and lettered mirrors, you half expect to see people clunking past in snow boots. The narrow space is crammed with tables – the most atmospheric around the bar, where the team keeps apace with orders from the all-gin cocktail list. There’s also a cute alcove reserved for groups.
The menu offers Modern British dishes packed with seasonal ingredients and well-judged flavours – cases in point were a juicy salad of red (Russian) kale, golden beetroot, blood orange and tart ricotta, and ‘quacking cherries’ (balls of confit duck covered in cherry-flavoured gel to resemble the fruit). Delicately battered gilt-head bream was served with beautifully cooked chips, but two gargantuan lamb chops were a mixed bag – one supremely tender, one tough. For dessert, a delectable nougat parfait mixed gooey meringue with sugared hazelnuts – we ignored the charred pineapple garnish.
Staff are well-versed, efficient, and – in true Peckham style – straightforward in their approach. This neighbourhood restaurant could well tempt outsiders to the Rye.
58 Peckham Rye
|Transport:||Rail: Peckham Rye|
|Price:||Price for two including drinks: around £60. Please note: Pedler does not add service to bills.|
|Opening hours:||Open 5pm-11pm Tues-Thurs; 9am-11pm Fri-Sat; 9am-5pm Sun.|
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Users say (36)
Average User Rating
4.5 / 5
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- 4 star:8
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Friendly staff in trendy & quirky venue. Interesting menu & delicious food. Highly recommend the brioche garlic bread & frizzle chicken with grits. Only reason 5 stars not awarded was slow service- waited ages for side dishes (fries) & because had plans for later no time for dessert.
Amazing brunch - a really exciting selection of dishes as well as the traditional ones. Great drinks and atmosphere.
Great vibe, really nice food and Bloody Mary's to die for. The service is of the highest quality as well.
Hands down the best front-of-house and bar service I've seen in many years. Great wine list - much of it by the glass - and fantastic food. The small plates for sharing with a glass or two of something are perfect.
We went for dinner last Saturday. I'd been several times for breakfast, brunch & lunch but never dinner.
I was told when booking that we'd have to leave the table after 2 hours. When we arrived and were shown to our table, we were reminded we'd have to leave after 2 hours. When we ordered our meal we were told again. When we asked for another bottle of wine, the waitress looked at her watch and warned us we only had 50 minutes left. Throughout the meal she topped our glasses constantly (too often) and asked whether we wanted anything over and over again. It felt like we were being kicked out from the moment we arrived. On the fifth or sixth time of her mentioning that we had to leave at 9, we said we understood and that it wasn't necessary to be so pushy.
It completely ruined our meal. I do not agree with the 2-hour limit but I understood when I booked that was the policy. But I don't need to be told 10 times and made to feel that I need to gulp down my meal. We didn't enjoy it at all, even though the food was lovely, and I will not be going back for dinner.
Great gin cocktails, tasty innovative cooking with well sourced ingredients, comfortable but buzzy vibe.
The most overhyped restaurant in Peckham.
We have been twice - once to try it, rather excitedly, and the second time to check that out terrible first experience was hopefully just unlucky (it wasn't). The food was fine, some better than others, but all seemingly without a cohesive reason to being on the table. The kebab thing was good, as were desserts, but the salad and the fish dish we had lacked flavour.
then there were the staff who were friendly enough but didn't have a clue about what they were doing (apart from the tall girl doing the coffee who was nice). Our food on both occasions was slow- the second time we sat for the best part of 30 minutes without a drink or food arriving.
But the worst thing about this place is the lack of cleanliness. The photo attached shows the Pedler kitchen with meat above veg out on the counter, and more veg in and open container on the floor. Not how I like to see a kitchen, especially when paying too much for the meal in the first place.
The menu changes every day. Every day it is amazing. I know this because I went three days in a row. I kid you not.
Pedler is clearly a labour of love and brains - the attention to detail is what makes this place such a success. This includes the interior design touches, and of course the food and drinks, which are really elegant and brilliant value for money. The staff are friendly and passionate, they know their stuff too.
Loved this place. Setting is great. Made to feel very welcome, food and cocktails excellent and priced reasonably
Amazing food, cocktail, wine. With excellent and friendly service. Beautiful decor and great ambiance. Can't wait to go back!
I loved this place - came here on a busy Friday night and the service was impeccable, even though the staff were rushed off their feet.
The menu is constantly changing and the food we had was delicious - the gin tossed chicken wings were my favourite! The frizzle chicken, which is their signature dish and is always on the menu, would have been perfect as well but it came doused in hot sauce which - for me - I thought was unnecessary (I would have preferred it as an optional and served on the side) - but that is my only criticism!
Fortunately we live close by so we'll definitely be back, but even if you're not local this is definitely a plce worth going out of your way for; just make sure you book a table to avoid disappointment!
The £9 full English is pure brunch brilliance. That and the £4 Nutella milkshake cured my hangover in one fell swoop. Staff very pleasant, atmosphere the right side of lively. Shall be returning to check out the dinner menu.
Pedler gave me a reason to venture to Peckham for the first time! Love the ever-changing menu - it changes totally and utterly every single day, but the staff are still super knowledgeable and can advise as you order.
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