Simple food beautifully executed at Peckham's Pedler.
Pedler sees European tastes served in a beautifully mismatched way. With one of our dishes served on a commemorative Charles and Diana plate, it's fair to say that this place boasts a style as intriguing as its menu.
We started our visit to Pedler with a Little Bird Gin and Tonic, which came topped with a slice of pink grapefruit. Delicate and smooth, it was the perfect appetiser. If you're feeling experimental, the list of cocktails and wines are really exciting, with unusual ingredients and combinations, like the Peter Piper, which combines gin, aperol and yellow chartreuse with pickled yellow bell peppers.
The biggest hit of the evening was a small plate of charred cauliflower which was served with a fragrant, curried sauce, pomegranate seeds and coriander. A tough act to follow, we tried the Caesar, essentially hollow potato skins loaded with crispy bacon, parmesan, cos lettuce and a drizzle of caesar dressing. Slightly heavier than the cauliflower, but still lip smackingly tasty. We finished the meal with a fish dish: turbot, cucumber, kale and lemon. Light and fresh, this was the perfect note to end on.
Alterations to the menu at Pedler happen on a daily basis, giving you 101 reasons to check it out and to head back again. We would recommend trying this spot if you fancy good, simple food that's well curated and executed.
Pedler, 58 Peckham Rye, London SE15 4JR