Little Cellars is a wine bar and restaurant in Camberwell - a sister site to the acclaimed Peckham Cellars in Peckham - serving a compact menu of Parisian bistro classics alongside a curated list of sustainable wines. Peckham Cellars has been a big part of London's wine bar revolution, not to mention Peckham's culinary rejuvenation. With that success, it was only a matter of time before the team looked to expand, and Little Cellars trio Helen Hall, Luke West-Whylie and Ben McVeigh have chosen nearby Camberwell for their second venture.
Little Cellars brings the same wine bar formula to Camberwell, in a site on Camberwell Church Street. Clean cut interiors, geometric lines, and a vibrant colour palette emanates the same sense of fun and frivolity as Peckham Cellars. As well as having room for 24 indoors, Little Cellars also plays host to an outdoor terrace, bringing a bit of the 'Costa del Peckham' atmosphere that made the original so beloved with Peckham locals. We think 'Costa del Camberwell' has a bit of a ring to it.
Meanwhile, Little Cellars' head chef Ollie Lawrence delivers a menu inspired by Parisian caves a manger, combining nibbles, cheese and charcuterie plates with a compact small plates menu that includes Cheddar beignets with red pepper ketchup, pork and pistachio terrine with cornichons, and pink fir potatoes with truffle aioli and Parmesan. Sommelier and co-founder Ben McVeigh (former head sommelier at 28-50 Fetter Lane) has been hard at work assembling another wine line up that focusses on France and Spain, championing some of Europe's best organic and sustainable producers.
Next door to Little Cellars you'll also find the appropriately named 'Cellar Next Door' - a bottle shop that also functions as a hub for the trio's wine delivery service. Head downstairs to explore the basement tasting room - with room for 25 guests, this is a perfect spot for a wine event, birthday party or private dinner.