Peckham Refreshment Rooms

Unit 4, 12–16 Blenheim Grove, , London, SE15 4QL

SquareMeal Review of Peckham Refreshment Rooms

Imagine the perfect neighbourhood eatery, and you might come up with something like this bar-restaurant: a place to stop for a proper coffee on your way to work; somewhere to meet friends for a post-commute drink or a pre-cinema bite; a venue for a lazy Sunday brunch – and all a short hop from the station. Drinkers are encouraged to linger longer by the small-plates menu, which blends French classics (duck confit, tartiflette) with Italian favourites (soft polenta and ceps, aged Parmesan and truffle honey). The drinks list is equally enticing, combining grown-up cocktails, old-school aperitifs and a handful of wines and beers. Capacity (and comfort) has doubled since the owners acquired the space next door, adding bookable tables to the bum-numbing stools mostly saved for walk-ins. The simple interior features exposed copper pipes and unplastered render in a look that’s more welcoming than it sounds.

Peckham Refreshment Rooms is recommended for

Breakfast | Late Night Dining

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Nearby Tube/Rail Stations

Peckham Rye Station 184m

Queens Road (Peckham) Station 979m


Address: Unit 4, 12–16 Blenheim Grove, , London SE15 4QL

Area: Queens Road (Peckham) Station

Opening times

Mon-Fri 7am-12M (Fri-1am) Sat 9am-1am Sun 9am-5pm

Nearby Landmarks

Premier Cinema 127m

Aquarius Golf Club 1km


Telephone: 020 7639 1106


Cuisine: French


Food & Drink: 6.0

Service: 1.0

Atmosphere: 4.0

Value: 2.0

Food & Drink: 3.0

Service: 0.0

Atmosphere: 2.0

Value: 1.0

Juan A. 12 August 2013

The waitress couldn't even tell me what type of beer they had on offer. I could barely taste the aubergine in the “Sicialani aubergine and borlloti beans”. And to top it all, I paid 12.5% service charge for sitting on a stool about half a metre from the bar counter. Bad decor, bad acoustics and bad value for money.