Modern European | South London

The second restaurant by Nicholas Balfe of Brixton’s Salon, Levan opened in November 2018 with an emphasis on sustainability and seasonality. The effortlessly cool interior features an open kitchen serving food European-inspired food with the odd nod to East Asia, all matched with natural wines. Their house-cured sardines are a firm favourite, as are the Comte fries.

Restaurant details

3-4, 12-16 Blenheim Grove, London SE15 4QL
Nearest tube: 
Peckham Rye
Telephone number: 020 7732 2256

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3-4, 12-16 Blenheim Grove, London SE15 4QL


Critic reviews - total score 8.5 out of 10

Critics' score: 9
Grace Dent Evening Standard
Reviewed on January 18, 2019
"On reflection, the mont blanc after-pudding pudding and the large glass of sticky toffee apple-tinged Monbazillac were probably unnecessary. Levan, I like you. Probably a bit too much. Nothing good can come of this." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 9
Guy Kelly Telegraph
Reviewed on December 06, 2018
"All the sharing plates are eminently orderable. Our cod crudo with grapefruit and tarragon was immaculately balanced. It doesn’t take a gastronomic genius to know grapefruit’s tang brightens a plate of raw cod like a beard transformed Prince Harry, but it takes skill and confidence to present it so nakedly." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 8
Jimi Famurewa ES magazine Estimated score
Reviewed on November 30, 2018
"But nothing really shook my belief that most will leave Levan extremely happy. We jointly demolished a terrifically sticky tarte Tatin and walked out into the sun, stepping over stray hair extensions and feeling that, though Peckham has long been on every Londoner’s cultural radar, it has just been given another hell of a boost." READ REVIEW


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