Please wait, the site is loading...

Food

Taking Orders: Levan, Peckham

by Hannah Sherwood
Taking Orders: Levan, Peckham
Celeriac ravoli

A cool new restaurant in London’s trendy Peckham, serving up contemporary European dishes.

Levan

Where is it?
Situated right by Peckham Rye train station (just 10 minutes from London Bridge), Levan is one of many new restaurants to pop up in bustling Peckham.

What’s all the fuss about?
The team behind the hotly anticipated new opening are the same guys who launched the popular and well-known Salon restaurant in Brixton.

What’s the place like? The restaurant has a gorgeous floor-to-ceiling shop window, open kitchen with counter seating and an inviting small dining room.

What did we eat?
We went for dinner and sat near the kitchen on one of the higher tables with bar stools. The menu is made up of smaller and larger dishes made for sharing. Prices are reasonable: £7 to £9.50 for smaller plates and up to £16.50 for the larger ones. You’re advised to order three plates per person. There is also the option to order the chef’s tasting menu (£49pp), which is their choice of 5 dishes for the table to share. After much deliberation, we opted for the latter to avoid the decision-making over some seriously tasty-sounding dishes.

Comte fries
Comte fries

From the snacks, we enjoyed the Comté fries, house cured sardines and duck rillettes and cornichons.

Cured sardines
Cured sardines

The cured sardines were melt-in-the-mouth and garnished with lemon thyme. I’d heard about the Comté fries before coming and, deliciously moreish dunked in the aioli, they certainly lived up to the hype.

Cod crudo
Cod crudo

The cod crudo with grapefruit and tarragon was zesty and refreshing, and we also greedily ordered a plate of the caramelised celeriac ravioli because it looked so good! Swimming in a creamy, buttery sauce with roasted Jerusalem artichokes and cavolo nero, it tasted fantastic.

One of the perks of ordering the chef’s tasting menu is that it comes with a ‘surprise dish of the day’. In our case this was razor clams with n’duja, ajo blanco and toasted flaked almonds. It was a delight, with several layers of flavour.

Pork chop
Pork chop

The pork chop with miso and sweet potato was hands down one of the best pork chops I’ve ever eaten, if not the best. It was slightly pink, oh so juicy and lovely with the miso sweet-potato mash and salty crackling.

The apple tarte tatin with crème fraîche was equally good, with its flaky pastry and caramelised soft apples. It was a lovely end to the meal.

Apple tarte tatin
Apple tarte tatin

Your verdict?
Stunning food – we ate everything that was put in front of us! The chef’s menu was plenty to share (even if we did order the ravioli as extra), and it was lovely to be able to sit and see into the kitchen. The restaurant had a good buzz and the staff were lovely and attentive.

Lasting memory?
Cor, it’s hard to choose just one highlight. I’d say either the juicy pork chop or the buttery ravioli.

levanlondon.co.uk

Don`t miss

We value your privacy

We use cookies to help give you the best experience on our site and to allow us and third parties to customise the marketing content you see across websites and social media. For more information see our cookie policy.

Cookie Preference Centre

Learn more about what each cookie category does and choose your settings (toggle right to opt in or left to opt out). Cookie policy


Strictly Necessary

These technologies are needed to enable our websites and apps to run and to keep it secure.

Sainsbury's Magazine

These technologies tell us how customers use our sites and apps and provide information to help us improve the website, apps and your browsing experience.

Cookie name Duration
PHPSESSID Until the browsing session ends
device_view 1 month
recentlyViewedRecipes 1 year
subscription-{popup-version-date}-PopupClosed 12 days

Vimeo

Enables Vimeo videos on the site

Cookie name Duration
_derived_epik 1 year

Constant Commerce

Enables shopping tools for recipe ingredients

Cookie name Duration
cc_a_h 10 years
cc_a_s Until the browsing session ends

DoubleClick

DoubleClick Digital Marketing (DDM) is an integrated ad-technology platform that enables us to more effectively create, manage and grow high-impact digital marketing campaigns.

Cookie name Duration
DSID 10 days
IDE 1 year
RUL 11 months

Performance/Analytics

These technologies tell us how customers use our sites and apps and provide information to help us improve the website, apps and your browsing experience.

Google

Google Analytics tell us how customers use our sites and apps and provide information to help us improve the website, apps and your browsing experience.

Cookie name Duration
__gads 13 months
_ga 28 months
_gat 1 minute
_gid 1 day
1P_JAR 1 month
ANID 10 days
CONSENT 18 years
NID 6 months
__Secure-3PAPISID 2 years
__Secure-3PSID 2 years
__Secure-3PSIDCC 1 year

Marketing/Targeting

These technologies help us decide which products, services and offers may be relevant for you. We use this data to customise the marketing content you see on websites, apps and social media. They also help us understand the performance of our marketing activities. These cookies are set by us or our carefully-selected third parties.

Pinterest

Pinterest conversion tracking gathers conversion insights and builds audiences to target based on actions our visitors have taken on the site.

Cookie name Duration
_pinterest_ct_rt 1 year
_pinterest_ct_ua 1 year
_pin_unauth 1 year

Outbrain

These technologies tell us how customers use our sites and apps and provide information to help us improve the website, apps and your browsing experience.

Cookie name Duration
outbrain_cid_fetch 5 minutes
adrl 5 weeks
apnxs 6 weeks
criteo 2 months
obuid 6 months

Twitter

Twitter conversion tracking enables us to measure our return on ad spend by tracking the actions people take after viewing or engaging with our ads on Twitter.

Cookie name Duration
personalization_id 2 years
muc 2 years
ads_prefs 5 years
auth_token 5 years
dnt 5 years
guest_id 2 years
twid 5 years