27/2/19 - updated with the opening date
In a nutshell: All day NYC-inspired spot in Peckham
Summing it all up: The team that brought us Salon and Levan are opening a second Peckham spot. Larry's is inspired by the corner restaurants and delis of New York.
Promising freshly made pasta on-site and delights such as salt beef beignets, we reckon upcoming Peckham opening Larry's is going to do rather well.
Taking over the space on Blenheim Grove that was, until recently, occupied by Brickhouse Bakery, this all-day spot will start the day with coffee and pastries, serve up deli-style sandwiches for lunch and a sharing plates menu for dinner.
The team behind it already have skin in the game with popular South London spots Salon and Levan to their name. Larry's - like Levan next door - is named after 1970s DJ Larry Levan. As co-owner Mark Gurney explains: "It’s a naughty little brother: relaxed and informal. It’s the perfect spot for any occasion – a quick lunch, a glass of something natural and a bite to eat, or a leisurely dinner with friends.”
Larry's takes inspiration from the corner bars, diners and cafes of New York and for breakfast and brunches, so there'll be plenty of lox (smoked salmon) and potato latkes.
Moving from the morning to the evening - the menu will feature:
- Meatball melt sandwiches with pickles and aged Gouda
- Larry’s take on a Waldorf salad with poached pear, walnut, celery and blue cheese dressing
- Veal schnitzel with red cabbage remoulade and fermented chilli mayonnaise
- Devilled crab, brown crab mayo, pickled fennel, bruschetta
- XO cabbage with clams and house-made XO chilli sauce
- Pig’s head ragu with pappardelle and Szechuan pepper.
On top of that, there will be snacks like potato latkes with smoked cod’s roe, salt beef beignets or ‘nduja soaked focaccia. As for dessert, they'll have a daily changing cheesecake, gelatos made in house, babkas, doughnuts and pies all on rotation.
There'll be a very pared down drinks list - two cocktails, one beer and two red/white/rose/orange/sparkling wines each. For each, there will be a house wine and a guest wine, all from low-intervention winemakers. They liken the list to "a record selector" changing weekly (and sometimes daily).
Photos by Matt Russell
More about Larry’s
Where is it? Unit 5, 12-16 Blenheim Grove, London, SE15 4QL
When does it open? 19 March 2020
Find out more: Follow them on Instagram @larryspeckham
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