There are very few oasis of clam in London and even fewer that can offer excellent food in beautiful surroundings. Anderson and Co in Peckham is on the edge o the hipster scene but isn’t yet full of beards ordering craft ale.
While we popped by for dinner, it’s called us back for brunch at the weekend and we’re also looking forward to returning in the summer to appreciate the outdoor space. The whole restaurant is very versatile and you’ll enjoy your visit whether it’s for a big party (space in the back) or a quick coffee.
Many people sing the praise of the Peckhamburgers in a brioche bun and we did enjoy the triple-cooked ‘frites’ but it’s not the first recommendation that springs to mind. The food is all delicious. Though not in huge portions, it is filling. If we returned for dinner it would be most tempting to order every ‘something smaller’ and gorge ourselves with tapas-size foods. Frankly, the problem is that the food is so enjoyable that you want to try everything and if you skip the starters you may never be forgiven.
For dessert you should avoid the banoffee pie, unless you have a sugar addiction and want to fight me for it…
This is actually the perfect place for brunch with a friend on the weekend, a romantic dinner for two or a party of picky guests at any time. Everyone is very friendly and service is almost too speedy!
Bear in mind this is Peckham and therefore it’s not the easier place to get to (the walk is 20 minutes maximum from the overground). But this means it’s a bit of a hidden treasure. You’re not going to have a fight to get a drink and you won’t spend hours waiting for your food.
We indulged in a bottle of house red and found it went well with the food but they’re set up for better options so order whatever makes you happy – they can, and will, accommodate.