Fat Phil's

French, North American·
Bronze Award
London, SE5 8TR ·Website ·Call020 7703 6514

SquareMeal Review of Fat Phil's

Bronze Award

If you’re a fan of classic, simple cooking, prepared with care in a cosy space, then hotfoot it over to this friendly French-cum-American bistro on Camberwell’s main drag. In the open kitchen at the back, classically trained chef Phil Cooper (previously of Mirabelle and Raymond Blanc’s Le Manoir) serves up unfussy food with French and American influences.

Starters of pâté de campagne, English mustard and toast, and Burford brown egg with Cromer crab were both well executed, yolk perfectly cooked and the freshly picked crab deftly seasoned. The classic cheeseburger is just that: a tasty beef patty confidently grilled to medium, served in a soft white bun with no-frills garnish and fries.

A sublime main of flaky cod, new potatoes and green beans with a rich caper butter sauce shows off the chef’s high-profile pedigree, while the dessert list is short and perfectly formed, a crisp pear tarte Tatin with syrupy, caramelised fruit the star of the show.

Classic cocktails and a pared-down wine list complete the offering in this welcome new addition to Camberwell’s burgeoning food scene.

Good to know

French, North American
Dates, Romantic, Special occasions

Location for Fat Phil's

45 Camberwell Church Street, London, SE5 8TR

020 7703 6514


Opening Times

Tues-Weds 5-10.30pm Thurs-Sat 12N-3pm 5-10.30pm (Sun-4pm)

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