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Naifs is a vegan and vegetarian bistro for Peckham

What: Naïfs

In a nutshell: Vegan food in Peckham

Summing it all up: New restaurant Naïfs is a large bistro-style vegan restaurant for Peckham and it comes from an ex Vanilla Black chef. 

The low-down

Peckham is about to get a promising new vegan and vegetarian restaurant called Naïfs, which comes from ex-Vanilla Black sous chef Tom Heale and his partner Anne Stokes (taking over the place where Aside used to be). 

It'll be going for a bistro-style approach "with elements of fine dining, in a homely setting". Here's a taster of the menu:

  • Potato rosti with smoked apple, mustard and cheese.
  • Koji roasted celeriac, with tomato salsa, remoulade and leaves
  • Plum pavlova with cream and honey meringue
  • Almond and barley ice cream sandwich, served with fennel, caramel and blackberries. 

There will be natural and biodynamic wines from Les Caves de Pyrene, Modal Wine and Gergovie, local beer from Brick Brewery in Peckham and a speciality tea menu by Postcard Teas.

As for that name, here's what they have to say:

The word naïfs is an old French word which means naive and conjures the spirit of this project for us. It is about newness and greenness, as a metaphor for new growth and of doing things your way and not being constrained by formality.

 

More about Naïfs

Where is it? 56 Goldsmith Rd, Peckham, London SE15 5TF

When does it open? 18 October 2019

Find out more: Follow them on Instagram @naifsrestaurant.

 

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