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.
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 (see below), natural wines and local beers. On selected Sunday evenings, we operate supper clubs with WeFiFo .
For our sixth evening residency of 2018 ’til Saturday 29 September, we hand the apron over to the most excellent chef FUMIO TANGA and his SHO FOO DOH crew for unconventional Japanese food & Hiroshima style Okonomiyaki.
In Fumio’s own words …
“There are a few different okonomiyaki styles in different regions in Japan. The most popular and well-known one worldwide is the Osaka-style, which is a more doughy pancake where all the ingredients are mixed into the batter. Hiroshima-style on the other hand is more layered, starting with a thin crepe, loads of vitamin K boosting cabbages, beanshoots, pork belly, egg noodles and an omelette, with sauce, mayo and scallions on top. Basically Hiroshima-style is more substantial, yet lighter, and infinitely better than Osaka style. I’m absolutely not biased.”
Full menu here…
From Oct 1 until Christmas, we welcome KLOSE & SOAN for a six-nights-a-week evening service take over.
A partnership between chefs Matt Klose (formerly Grub London) and Sam Soan (previously Head Chef at Camberwell Arms & Franks Cafe), their ethos is simple: to use the best seasonal produce to cook creatively, sustainably and collaboratively.
Full menu here…
Every Monday from October onwards… Klose & Soan make fresh tagliatelle and delicious sauces. Choose either beef shin ragu & pecorino or tomatoes & buratta and add a glass of house wine, beer or a soft drink & pay just £12.50. Buon apetito!
Christmas 2018 with Klose & Soan… private dining for parties up to 30, lunch or evenings, throughout December.
At the weekends… DJs play through a bespoke vintage HiFi system with the emphasis firmly on great music and excellent sound quality.
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 of up to 40 guests every evening for drinks & food (check out our party menu here).
We have received an Arts Council/Lottery Grant to present live music from local bands (Representative Music Residencies), so watch out for some fantastic monthly free 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