Restaurant Review: Levan Restaurant. This is a lovely all-day dining spot located in the heart of Peckham. They serve Seasonal Contemporary European dishes with natural wines. If you’re looking for the best restaurants in Peckham or places for dinner in SE15, you should book a table at the Levan Restaurant.
“We loved our lunch at Levan, the perfect Peckham restaurant for inventive seasonal dishes in a relaxed dining space with great music,” Homegirl London.
Levan Restaurant Peckham Lunch Menu
The website says that the food focus is on Contemporary European Dishes inspired by the Bistronomy Movement and their favourite eateries in all the cool European cities. Start with a snack of Sourdough with Whipped Butter, House Cured Sardines, Duck Rillettes with Cornichons or Jambon de Bayonne. We selected the Mushroom Tempura which had a delicate and delightfully crispy batter. The Sesame Vinaigrette was perfect, I just wanted to dip, dip, dippity dip all day long.
Mushroom Tempura with Sesame Vinaigrette
From the sharing section, we ordered the Purple Sprouting Broccoli with Almonds Cream and Apple. This tasted wholesome, fresh and light. The Burrata with Pear, Mustard Seeds and Jerusalem Artichoke was terrific. The Pear worked well against the Creamy Burrata. My favourite was the Caramelised Celeriac Ravioli with Dashi Butter and Buckwheat, that has now been stored in my fond food memory bank to be recalled when I need a food fantasy. Other sharing dishes included Potato Galette with Green Salad, Monkfish Crudo and Mussels with Leeks and ‘Nduja and Roast Cauliflower with Kale and Parmesan.
Broccoli with Almonds
We were quite full but decided to try the Pear and Black Cardamom Mille-Feuille, this was cute and gone in a flash. Other desserts included Apple Tarte Tatin with Crème Fraiche, Dark Chocolate Mousse with Malt Ice Cream and Blood Orange Campari Sorbet.
Pear and Black Cardamom Mille-Feuille
To give you an idea of price points, the Snacks are £2.5-8.5, Sharing Dishes £7.5-16.5, Desserts £6.50. If you can’t make your mind up, then you could order the Chef’s Menu, which is five courses for the whole table to share priced at £41 per person. They also have cheese! The wine list is worth exploring with a curated collection from France, Italy, Spain and Germany, which are low intervention, organic and biodynamic.
Levan Restaurant Peckham Interiors
I loved the interiors which are small yet cosy. The walls are painted beautiful blue, and they have a shelving section which separates the dining area from the bar and open kitchen. You can sit at the counter on comfy stools or at the intimate tables. The music selection was perfect. The restaurant name is because the owners were huge fans of Larry Levan the American DJ!
Levan Restaurant Peckham Information
To find out more about the restaurant, go to the Levan London Website. The restaurant address is 12-16 Blenheim Grove, London SE15 4QL. The nearest tube station is Peckham Rye which is a one-minute walk. Current opening times listed are Tuesday to Friday from 8 am until 11.30 pm, Saturday 10 am until 11.30 pm, and Sunday 10 am until 3 pm. Book a table now!
Author: Homegirl London. Photographs: Homegirl London and interior image from Levan. Thanks: Homeboy for dining with me.