Review on Levan
Five years after establishing Salon in Brixton, a sibling restaurant named Levan was opened in Peckham, South East London in October 2018. Its founder is Nicholas Balfe, who previously worked at the critically acclaimed Brunswick House Cafe in Vauxhall, as well as the Young Turks chefs collective. Just steps from Peckham Rye station occupying a converted warehouse block, one side of the restaurant is dedicated to a bar area with high tables and counter seating, plus some tables, while the second space is home to a cosy dining room with mahogany-topped tables and mid-century modernist chairs.
The restaurant is a relaxed all-day dining concept that takes inspiration from the 'bistronomy' movement from casual eateries in Paris, Copenhagen, Barcelona, Stockholm and Berlin. The open kitchen sends out contemporary European seasonal dishes designed for sharing along the lines of house cured sardines from the snack section, moving on to maybe Hereford beef tartare, anchovy and toasted rye or cod crudo, grapefruit and tarragon. Otherwise, why not opt for the Chef's menu and let the kitchen choose a selection of five dishes for you. Close the show with an apple tarte tatin paired with crème fraiche or an expresso and hazelnut choux bun.
The interesting wine list emphasises low intervention, organic and biodynamic wines sourced from small artisanal producers, particularly those from the Jura region of France and snazzy cocktails will include botanicals and tinctures from the kitchen garden.
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Restaurant Opening Times
Breakfast: 8.00am (11.00am Sat & Sun) through
Dinner: 11.30pm Tue-Sat (4.00pm Sun)
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card