Christmas at Uva

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About Christmas at Uva


Peckham isn't short of great places to hold a Christmas party, but you can add Uva to the list. This all-day Portuguese cafe and tapas bar is just a short walk from Peckham Rye station, and offers everything from pastries and coffee at breakfast to authentic, sophisticated Portuguese tapas (called petiscos) at dinner, all from a prime spot on the increasingly foodie Bellenden Road. 

Uva is also available for private hire throughout the year, but it's particularly popular at Christmas thanks to a combination of great food and flexible, intimate spaces. The restaurant is separated into three distinct sections, each of which is available to hire for Christmas parties. First, you have the front dining room - a charming, airy space, cast in a spectrum of white and pastels, with a smart, tile-clad bar in the far corner and counter seating by the window. Carry on through the restaurant and you'll find the Kitchen View Room, so called because it sits right next to the kitchen pass, where you get a letterbox view of everything happening in the kitchen. The Kitchen View Room is smaller than the Front Room - with a handful of tables and banquette seating along one wall, it's perfect for smaller intimate gatherings.

Keep on walking through the restaurant and you'll stumble upon Uva's peaceful, secluded rear garden - a little oasis of calm in the middle of Peckham, with wicker furniture and plenty of greenery lining the walls. Uva's garden is covered and heated, which makes it a rarity as a warm outdoor space in the middle of winter! As a result it's a popular spot for Christmas parties, so get in early if you like the sound of a Christmas banquet in the garden.

On the food front, Uva serves a compact menu of Portuguese petiscos, split between meat, fish and vegetable dishes, with dishes changing weekly depending on what is in season and available. Currently on the menu you'll find dishes like deep fried cuttlefish with lemon salsa and paprika aioli, crispy garlic and herb piri piri poussin with grilled lime, patatas bravas, and rice croquettas with chive and tomato mayo. Uva also boasts a extensive list of Portuguese wines, so you can taste wines from every region of Portugal.

Venue Facilities
Children Welcome
Dogs Accommodated
Exclusive Hire
Garden or courtyard
Outside Area
Team building facilities

Christmas at Uva details

Venue Style
Designer, Funky, Grand, Iconic, Light and Bright, Modern, On trend
Venue Type
Other event venue, Restaurant, Restaurant with private dining, Sustainable
Venue Atmosphere
Cool, Fun, Intimate, Lively, Relaxed

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Christmas at Uva Rooms

Winter Garden

Dining capacity: 28
Heated and sheltered winter garden with air conditioning for those hot summer nights. 2 full green walls, multiple plants and a real feel of being somewhere special.

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Kitchen View Room

Dining capacity: 10
Tables with a view into the kitchen to watch the magic happen!

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Front Restaurant

Dining capacity: 18
The main room of the restaurant out the front with high chair seating, normal tables and the bar.

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Testimonials For Christmas at Uva

The Perfect PartyMARCH, 2022

The staff were so accomodating and did everything for us no matter what we requested. We hire the whole venue for a 50th birthday party and it was the absolute best time i could have asked for. Really strange but phenomenal food, lovely wine, loads of beers from different breweries around London, it had everything that all our guests wanted and the venue itself was stunning. So happy i found it!

Bridget Cleves

Portuguese Pleasure in PeckhamFEBRUARY, 2022

Uva is a delightful addition to the ever growing number of really good restaurants in this part of South London. Despite it having been open since November, we only discovered it through a recent leafleting campaign. We visited on a Saturday evening and when we arrived at 7pm it was quiet. By the time we were halfway through our meal it was full, and no wonder. While Uva opens for coffee and brunch for the rest of the day, but at 5pm they start serving Portuguese tapas with real flair. We ordered 3 dishes each (garlic bread, pork belly and rosemary fries for him, seasonal veg, crispy duck with orange and rice and papatas brava for me) and these arrived as they were cooked, which is of course usual with tapas. And although this gives the meal a slightly lopsided feel, it worked for me as the last dish to arrive was the duck with its little morsels of crispy deliciousness, zingy orange and excellent rice. The OH declared his pork belly to be excellent, and we shared the remaining dishes. The garlic bread was of the very good Portuguese roll type, the patatas, roasted with rosemary and served with tomato sauce and aioli were spicy, and the fries were exceptional. The OH was waving the white flag by this time, but I just had room for the salted caramel mousse from the short desert menu. The wine list is exclusively Portuguese with helpful tasting notes, and the lager of choice is the aptly named Super Bock. Entertainment was in the form of dishes of steak and chorizo being served at neighbouring tables on flaming beds, so diners can choose how well they want the meat cooked. Service (which is not included) is smiley and efficient, and the biggest shock at the end was the bill - £30 a head for a full meal including drinks. I've been to nearby restaurants where you're lucky to get one course and a drink for that. Add in a buzzy vibe and Uva already has the feel of a huge success. We look forward to visiting again soon and next time we'll book a table in the stunning heated garden space at the rear of the restaurant.

Theresa M

Beautiful Location!!DECEMBER, 2021

We hire the heated winter garden type area for a group of 20 as an after work do and wow, the food was amazing. Not only the food but the Portuguese wine selection was pretty special too plus the area itself! The garden is so pretty with 2 full green walls and plants everywhere. Fully heated, never cold. Couldn't have asked for much more. Thanks Uva.

Claire Robertson

Location for Christmas at Uva

139 Bellenden Road, Peckham, London, SE15 4DH

0203 149 1652



Is Christmas at Uva available for exclusive hire for Christmas parties?

Yes it is :)

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Does Christmas at Uva have accommodation on site?

Unfortunately not but there are plenty of accommodation options available right around the corner!

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Is Christmas at Uva decorated for Christmas during party season?

Yes it is and we will also allow any additional decorations wanted.

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Is Christmas at Uva available for shared Christmas parties?


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