Camberwell is famous for its restaurants… and rightly so! We invited local restaurants to run pop-ups showcasing the delicious tastes from around the world they have to offer.
Speciality: In-house cured charcuterie, aged meats, chargrilled fresh fish from Cornwall’s daily boats and the legendary pork fat and scotch bonnet on toast!
Location: 65 Camberwell Church Street, SE5 8TR
Favourite fact about Camberwell: Myatt’s Fields Park was originally a strawberry and rhubarb plot that Joseph Myatt bequeathed to the people of Camberwell in his will.
About Camberwell Arms: Opened in February 2014, The Camberwell Arms is a pub which serves delicious food and drinks. Its sister pubs The Anchor and Hope in Waterloo and The Canton Arms in Stockwell have blazed the trail for beautiful pub food since they both opened and it is in their footsteps that The Camberwell Arms follows. The pub was recently shortlisted for The Evening Standard’s best new restaurant award.
Head chef Michael Davies devises a daily-changing menu focussing on the best seasonally available fruit and vegetables, diligently reared and aged rare breed meat and sustainably caught fish. There is a charcoal grill, the use of which features heavily on all the menus, whether for larger sharing steaks or the freshest grilled sardines.
RETURN OF THE MAC
Speciality: Our gremolata crumb - it's packed full of herbs, garlic and lemon zest, and makes every dish we serve special.
About Return Of The Mac: Return Of The Mac was born from the love of our childhood favourite, Macaroni and Cheese. We discovered that we weren't the only people obsessed with this cheesy delight, but that others had their own personal affair with the dish.
With over 30 years of hospitality experience between us, we put our creative heads together and endeavoured to make the tastiest, unique Mac 'n' Cheese combinations we could, and serve it to the world with a big cheesy smile.
We serve up quality Mac 'n' Cheese with the option of adding tasty toppings for some extra flavour. All our dishes are topped off with a herby gremolata crumb.
Old Spike Roastery
Location: 54 Peckham Rye London SE15 4JR
Favourite fact about Camberwell: Pre-1860, Camberwell was visited by Londoners for its rural tranquility and reputed healing properties of its mineral springs.
About Old Spike Roastery: Old Spike Roastery is a coffee roasting company based at 54 Peckham Rye, offering great quality coffee and jobs for homeless people in London. The shop was set up to provide some of the finest, freshly roasted coffee around. The team source their premium beans from all over the world and roast them at the shop on their very own roaster, affectionately known as 'Torberg'.
What makes Old Spike Roastery a little different from your regular coffee shop is the fact they are 100% not-for profit and are set up exclusively to help local homeless people in the community. Their mission is to provide expert training, housing and a job that will hopefully be a stepping stone into long term employment.
Old Spike works alongside Rye Pantry; exclusively providing delicious coffee based syrups, as well as Old Spike beans and cold brew coffee.
PIGEON HOLE CAFE
Location: 2 Datchelor place, SE5 7AP
About The Pigeon Hole: The idea for The Pigeon Hole is simple; a small but beautifully designed cafe that doubles as a second-hand furniture shop within the heart of south London’s Camberwell.
In essence it is interactive shopping. The items you see inside – from the tables and chairs, to the artwork on the walls – are for sale, whilst the cafe provides customers with the best of local food and drink.
As well as this The Pigeon Hole continues to sell their homemade jams, jellies and chutneys in store, so pop by to see what latest combinations are on offer.