By Le Cool
Peckham Levels, Level 5, 95a Rye Ln, SE15 4ST
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Weekend brunch 10am - 3pm; Dinner 6pm - 9pm (Tue, Wed, Fri, Sat)

Once a disused multi-storey, Peckham Levels has been transformed into a community-led cultural hub. We’re here for a vege and vegan canteen by the name of Wildflower. The space is calm and minimal; an array of green foliage injects colour, the soothing sounds of live jazz create a relaxed vibe. We forget we’re in a car park! The food? A regularly changing mix of small and larger plates, taking inspiration from around the globe. Top marks go to the onion bhajis with curry raita, and harissa roasted romanesco with tahini. The bhajis are moreish – beautifully crisp and light with a pleasant kick from the raita – whilst the romanesco is just the right side of charred, full of flavour from the aromatic spice paste and nutty tahini. Also good is the perfectly cooked sweet potato, well balanced with sesame yoghurt and pickled chilli (worth noting that this is a meal in itself). Wash your meal down with one of their excellent craft beers, our top pick is the Reliance. Somewhat lackadaisical service aside, this is a place with a lot going for it; not only is it an all-day eatery, it’s also home to sister venue Ghost Notes. Fill your boots with innovative plant-based fare then stick around for late night festivities.

Laura Evans