Camberwell is one of the most ancient parts of South London. When it appeared in the Domesday Book back in 1086 it was already a pretty substantial settlement, and due to it's rather central location has a long association with London - much longer than most of South London. For a while Camberwell has gone somewhat unnoticed by those who aren't from the area or live around it due to the success of its near neighbour Peckham, however, due to the potential saturation of Peckham (it's just becoming too trendy for the trendy-types), Camberwell has seen its own form of trend-ification. It's a great place to get some great food, and we think it's about time some of its brilliant eateries got the credit they deserve, so here is our list of the 7 best meals in Camberwell.
The Crooked Well is a fantastic independent pub that was started by three friends with heaps of experience in the hospitality industry. Their aim is to provide a professional and fun experience where you get what you actually want from a pub, no nonsense, no pretentiousness. The name 'Camberwell' is a historic reference to the presence of natural springs in the area, and The Crooked Well fits right in. We're sure you'll enjoy your visit and we're also sure you'll enjoy the 20% off food Mon - Thurs & 10% off food Fri - Sun you get with your South London Club Card.
Reflecting the diverse community of Camberwell, Legacy is an independent restaurant that serves West African cuisine - mainly from Nigeria and Sierra Leone. If you don't know what West African cuisine looks like, expect plantain and plenty of stews. If you are a fan of West African cuisine, then this is one of the best restaurants in all of South London for it. It's especially good because you get 15% off with your South London Club Card.
We're big fans of Purple Mango, and it's our favourite Indian restaurant in Camberwell. We didn't actually know that there was such a thing as a purple mango before we visited Purple Mango, but now we do, and you do to if you've just searched for it. That's not much else to say other than that it's an Indian restaurant, and if you like curry then you will like Purple Mango, particularly when you know that you get 10% off with your South London Club Card.
Pasha is another restaurant in Camberwell that reflects the wonderful diversity of the area. It's rather unique in that it's a Central Asian restaurant and serves the cuisines of countries like Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan, Russia and Turkey. If you've been to three or more of those countries, you are officially very well-travelled. if you're thinking about trying it out, bring your South London Club Card as it gets you 10% off.
We've covered a West African restaurant, we've covered a Central Asian restaurant, and by now you've got to be asking - how many strings does Camberwell have in its bow? Well, it's got another - a deli/restaurant run by two French ladies called Lea and Anne-Marie. Not only is it centre of gastronomic excellence, it's a a centre of artistic excellence - it is French after all - as they put on curated art exhibitions. We're such big fans that we have partnered with them to offer you 10% off with your South London Club Card.
If you're looking for place to enjoy lunch, then Cafe Pronto is certainly the Camberwell restaurant for you. With fantastic breakfast offerings, divine salads, and scrumptious paninis, you better get over to Cafe Pronto...pronto. Their prices are already unreasonably reasonable, but be prepared for them to get even better as you get 10% off with your South London Club Card.
Now, the Breakfast Company is a little different to the other establishments on this list because it's a delivery company, rather than a sit-down restaurant. They serve all the classics and then some, if you're in need of breakfast and can't be bothered to make your own, or haven't got the ingredients, then the Breakfast Company may be the place for you. To sweeten the deal you get a free drink with purchases over £7.
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