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Pedler Peckham Rye – South London Restaurant, bar, café
Please note that we operate a two sittings system in the evening with two hours maximum on tables for our first sitting (arrivals between 6pm and 7.45pm).
During breakfast, brunch & lunch we allow one and a half hours.
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A New Restaurant on Peckham Rye: Pedler Review
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A group of friends and I went to Pedler, a new neighbourhood eatery on Peckham Rye, which was having its soft launch at the weekend.
Pedler is the sister restaurant of the south-London distillery Little Bird Gin, which produces amazing cocktails at Maltby Street every weekend.
After a quick read of the cocktail menu, I had settled on the SE15 Collins, which involved mahonia syrup — sourced from locally foraged berries — but they had already run out.
The Little Bird gin wings were probably my favourite — so juicy and junipery!
Luckily, we didn't have any veggies in our group, and as all of the mains came with plenty of roast potatoes, sprouts, carrots and Yorkshire puddings.
Restaurant Review | Pedler, Peckham Rye - Country & Town House ...
David Sexton reviews Pedler - restaurant review | London Evening ...
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Water came in a funkily re-used old screwtop jar but the cutlery and napkins are good quality and every table has its own flowers, little bellis daisies.
There’s a long list of enticing cocktails, mostly using Little Bird gin, around the £6-£8 mark: Peck’em Martini with gin, Aperol, Cinzano and grapefruit was excellent, as was a well-presented plate of English charcuterie (£7) with good ham and chorizo.
The food comes as plates for sharing, both starters and mains, with plenty of clean sideplates to make that less mucky — and the adventurous menu, full of on-trend offerings (braised octopus, quinoa, cauliflower fritters, beetroot and shallot tart — all printed lower case for added modesty) changes often.
Frizzle chicken, polenta, parmesan, attitude sauce (£10) might be Pedler’s signature dish, basically a refined take on southern fried chicken, conceived in homage to the place’s previous incarnation — good quality chicken in peppery but gluten-free batter, plus fried polenta, with a very hot sauce on the side, too fiery for us but evidently enjoyed by all around (on the night we went, the crowd, young and happy, was exclusively white by the way, or not at all by the way).
In the night, it further came to me that this cuisine’s spiritual inspiration is to be found in that priceless document, the Texas Department of Criminal Justice’s final meal requests (sample order: six pieces of crispy fried chicken, four jalapeno peppers, four buttered buttermilk biscuits, chef salad with bacon bits, black olives, ham and Italian dressing, six Sprites, and white cake with white icing).