LOUIE LOUIE is a cafe during the day with excellent coffee, homemade cakes & sandwiches, guest chefs in the evenings plus all day brunch at the weekends. We will also be serving brunch on both May Bank Holiday Mondays (6th + 27th).
In the evening… from Monday to Saturday, we transform into a bar & restaurant featuring rotating Chefs In Residence preparing a broad range of cuisines from NY to Iran, Tel Aviv to Oaxaca, Dulwich to Hiroshima, natural wines and local beers. On selected Sunday evenings, we operate supper clubs with WeFiFo .
Our current evening Chefs In Residence are called WHOLE BEAST. Sam Bryant (ex-Smokehouse) and Alicja Specjalna met at Peckham favourite, Coal Rooms, where Sam was head chef. Now the duo are going properly primitive with their new nose-to-tail concept, Whole Beast. Using flame, smoke, ember and ash to achieve subtle variances in flavour and texture – like pyromaniac sommeliers, matching different woods to different cuts for maximum taste – the pair pride themselves on using every element of the animal to ensure that absolutely nothing is wasted. Fat, bones, offal and all. If all this sounds just a bit too red blooded for your millennial sensibilities, fear not; veggies are given equal billing on Whole Beast’s thrillingly elemental menus. Our advice though? Embrace your inner caveman ( or woman). They will be cooking for us ’til Saturday 1 June.
See the evening menu here…
PIEROGI MONDAY. Every Monday, Whole Beast freshly prepare authentic Polish dumplings with traditional toppings. Choose from changing meat or vegetarian options and add a glass of house wine, beer or a soft drink for £12.50
BURGER TUESDAY. Every Tuesday, Whole Beast make aged beef and bone marrow burgers, beef fat mayonnaise, lettuce, bread & butter pickles, custard bun + beef dripping chips, all for just £12.50
From Monday 3 June Romanian chefs Alex Sava and Cristian San from EASTERN BLOC put a South London stamp on traditional Eastern European recipes from around the Black Sea. Focusing on underdog ingredients, they look forward to charring & grilling their way through their summer Louie Louie evening residency.
Private dining… We have a fantastic room with booths for up to 30 people in total, with a menu starting from £27.50 per head including service.
See the private dining menu here…
Happy hour-and-a-half… 2 for 1 cocktails 5.30 to 7pm Monday to Saturday
At the weekends… occasional DJs play through a bespoke vintage HiFi system with the emphasis firmly on great music and excellent sound quality.
Louie Louie EVNTS… our latest venture. Read all about it here
Late Night Louie… our naughty basement is open between 7 pm & 1 am, Friday & Saturday for cocktails and lounge lizard vibes. You can reserve a booth by clicking here or calling 020 7450 3223. The space is also for hire for private parties up to 40 guests every evening for drinks & food
We have received an Arts Council/Lottery Grant to present live music from local bands (Representative Music Residencies), so watch out for some fantastic gigs, workshops & special events out and about in the neighbourhood.
And finally… Time Out London readers have been voting for their most-loved local city venue in a range of different categories … and we have won best restaurant, best coffee place, best brunch spot AND best bar in Walworth 2018! Big love to all our faithful customers & staff, we could not have done this without you! xxx
Kickstarter Hall Of Fame! Louise Alison & Simon Greg Caterer Gotham & Jess Chambers, Benn & Jen Glazier