Silk Road Camberwell 1

49 Camberwell Church Street , London, SE5 8TR

SquareMeal Review of Silk Road Camberwell

Cheap and cheerful, with lots of communal tables for sharing and socialising, this Chinese canteen’s geographical and gastronomic marker is Xinjiang –  the vast north-west frontier province, once traversed by the ancient Silk Road trade route linking China and the Middle East. The food here is highly distinctive, with lots of Muslim, Mongol and central Asian influences allied to exotic spices and a liking for chilli – witness the unceremoniously titled ‘big plate chicken’, tripe and kidney shish kebabs or boiled lamb on the bone (‘use of hands recommended’, says the menu). Intriguing flavours and textures abound, from appetisers of cabbage with vinegar or ‘extra hot’ Chinese leaves to stir-fried pork with curly black fungus or hand-pulled noodles with assorted embellishments. The menu also extends to a decent selection of dumplings (pork and celery, lamb and onion, egg, leek and shrimp, for example), plus various tangy salads and nourishing broths. To drink, we’d suggest Chinese herb tea or a couple of bottles of Tsing Tao beer. Note: cash only. 

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Nearby Tube/Rail Stations

Denmark Hill Station 341m

Loughborough Junction Station 1km


Address: 49 Camberwell Church Street , London SE5 8TR

Area: Camberwell

Opening times

Mon-Sun 5pm-11pm (Sat-Sun 2pm- )

Nearby Landmarks

Blue Elephant Theatre 907m

Premier Cinema 1km


Telephone: 020 7703 4832

Cuisine: Chinese

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