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Fans of Southwark’s renowned Anchor & Hope and its spin-off The Canton Arms will find many similarities at this handsome Camberwell boozer from the same stable. The ox-blood walls, bistro chairs and dishes to share (rib of South Devon beef, say, or spit-roast chicken for two or four) could have been lifted from its elder siblings, along with the accessible, reasonably priced wine list. But this is no identikit chain, so the kitchen has produced its own take on the gutsy cooking for which the group is known – adding a touch of New York deli (house-smoked pastrami and pickles), the American South (barbecue chicken wings) and even North Africa (punchy house-produced goat merguez matched with spiced aubergine, bulgur wheat and garlic yoghurt). At lunchtime, you’ll find a pared-down version of the evening menu, though there’s usually a hearty pie for two to share. A first-floor cocktail bar adds drinks appeal.

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The Camberwell Arms
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The Camberwell Arms

65 Camberwell Church Street ,London SE5 8TR

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A real local’s local

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Aug 2015

Every suburb in London wishes they could have a traditional boozer exactly like Camberwell has in The Camberwell Arms. Still looking to get properly noticed on the South East London dining scene, Camberwell has some great (Silk Road, Stormbird, Mangal, Pidgeon Hole Cafe) and not so great (Daily Goods – I’m looking at you) foodie destinations. But if you compare this offering to Peckham and Dulwich just down the road we still have a fair way to go in the varied options down our end of town. Having...

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  • Food & Drink: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Atmosphere: 9
  • Value: 8

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