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During peace time, you can enjoy our Hi Fi system featuring Icon valve amps & vintage Grundig, Celestion & Tannoy studio monitors to ensure the music played is represented at its best.

Occasional DJs play accessible yet credible musical selections across all formats (not just vinyl…). You can listen to past recorded sets on our Mixcloud channel here.

Live music features too… thanks to a Grassroots Music grant from the Arts Council of England, we have the resources to present 24 shows in 2020 both in our basement + in the community (all postponed to 2021 now…)


New for 2021_

The wonderful Jess & George aka the Omni Collective return for a “Veganuary” and beyond evening kitchen residency!

Omni is The passion project of George Matheou and Jess McGill, who both worked in the London street food team for a spell before taking on a year’s residency of their own at The Yard Theatre in Hackney Wick. George had started working in restaurants a few years before and at this time was working at Ottolenghi in Notting Hill before moving to NOPI, and most recently, Duck Soup, in Soho. Whilst working most stations and learning new techniques, he had the space to experiment with many ideas that would make their way to the Omni menu. Since May 2018, both Jess and George have been running Omni full-time, moving from trading at Greenwich Market to completing residencies at Louie Louie, Great Guns Social and most recently Bar Stockton, Deptford, alongside continuing their fully plant-based brunch at The Peckham Pelican every Sunday. Calling their style “modern, international, plant-based” they take flavours and inspiration from around the world to create new and interesting combinations, as well as stamping their own adaptations on traditional classics. To many, Omni means omnivore, those who eat meat and vegetables, those who eat everything. They decided to call themselves Omni because instead of eating everything, they feed everyone. Aiming to bring people together to share a meal. They believe that whether or not you are vegan, whether you are Muslim, kosher, halal or whether you are omnivorous, for one meal they encourage everyone to sit down and share.

The final stretch_ 

Dec will be the final month in our kitchen for The Common Table chefs Tonoya & Som, and to go out with a bang, their focus will be on Awadhi cuisine  from the city of Nawabs, Lucknow.

The Nawabs of Awadh were a clan of rulers that came from Persia in the early 18th century, bringing with them an aura of grandeur and an opulent lifestyle.

The cooking patterns of Awadhi cuisine are an amalgamation of Central Asia, the Middle East, and Northern India. An Awadhi feast, known as Dastarkhwan, consists of elaborate dishes, primarily meat-based, with flavors of over 150 spices.

They introduced the  technique of ‘Dum’ ( slow cooking on low heat ) to Indian cooking

LIVE MUSIC.. all postponed for now 🙁

Thanks to the Arts Council England  and their new “Grassroots Music” fund, we will be presenting 20 x live music shows in-house + a series of 4 larger “Altar>Native” ones at St Peter’s C of E Church, Walworth over the next 12 months.


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!




Our suppliers are called REDEMPTION. Their roastery is based inside the walls of Aylesbury Prison. As well as producing damn fine blends, it’s where they transform young offenders into specialty coffee industry professionals. They learn on the job, equipping them with the real skills they need to work in a cafe or roastery on the outside.

“Blablabla Hahaha” brunch at Louie Louie via the eyes of 9 year old Camille Phoenix