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Peckham’s 805 Restaurant is the place to if you’re looking for upscale West African cuisine south of the river. This is, in fact, the London flagship and extension of 805’s successful restaurant in Abuja, Nigeria, where most of the culinary action in this Old Kent Road kitchen hails from. This family-run business has gone from strength to strength, expanding its capacities from 50 to 150 covers – locals know it, and so should you, especially if you’ve never sampled African and Nigerian food before.
When we talk West African cuisine, and Nigerian cuisine in particular (805’s big brother is headquartered in Abuja), we’re talking deeply delicious soups and sauces building from a base of palm and groundnut oils, indigenous herbs and spices, and quite often a whole heap of chilli heat. Social and sumptuous, a banquet at London’s best ambassador for this kind of food is sure to exceed aficionados’ expectations, and surprise curious foodies. You’ll definitely want to sample 805 Restaurant’s chef’s specials when you dine at this one-of-a-kind restaurant down Peckham’s Old Kent Road.
Meat and pepper soup with okra and pounded yam, tiger prawns with ogbono (just ask the friendly, knowledgeable staff!) and vegetable soup – just a couple of the dishes with which you might want kickstart a meal at Peckham’s 805 Restaurant. These are drawn from the list of chef’s specials, that while presenting a picture of what this unique, upscale West African restaurant can do, by no means exhaust the extensive offering of (predominantly) Nigerian dishes on offer. Moving into the main event, tuck into spicy whole grilled fish with croaker, tilapia, and traditional jollof rice on the side, or go for the authentic eforiro chopped traditional vegetables in a spicy tomato sauce with your choice of fish, beef or chicken. Booking a table at this spacious, airy, but all-too-often packed out London gem down Old Kent Road is a must.
Lovely food, good vibe and great manger. My husband and I had a great time. 805 is a classic restaurant and we will be coming back again but this time with our children.
From the States and have never been to a Nigerian restaurant before so I didn’t know what to expect but I was very impressed! Food was delicious!
I really enjoyed the food and the service was great. Staff were polite and joyful. I highly recommend trying the cuisine at 805 restaurant as it is a breath of fresh air.