"Beer, pizza, art, film and music in a warehouse space alone on a Peckham street..."Review Rating: Reviewed by T.A.O
Naturally, there was a desire to call this review ‘Peckham, the Peli and Me’ but since we’re not into naming reviews here, we’ll just have to stick with the buttoned-up, regular old Peckham Pelican. And why wouldn’t we, that’s the name donned by this super-boho café/bar on Peckham Road.
Housed in a warehouse-style block, expect to find concrete floors, battered chesterfields, huge windows and plenty of salvaged wood scattered with liberal amounts of art school attitude – in a good way.
Salads? Yep. Beigels? Those too. And cheap wood-fired pizzas all feature on the appealing food menu. However, what’s way more fun than that – and even better than the killer cocktail list and happy hour – is the Alhambra Premium, aka Big Al beer. For anyone who has ever dreamed of the stoop life after watching Boyz N The Hood a few too many times, the epic signature Peckham Pelican American-style 40oz beer bottle is for you.
Aside from the giddiness we’re getting from those big beers, the Peckham Pelican also boasts a healthy range of arts to get excited about. Theatre, literature, experimental music, indie films; the Pelican fits all this into its multifaceted, metaphorical beak pouch. And who wouldn’t want to go eat, drink and get arty in a beak pouch?
T.A.O reviewed The Peckham Pelican on Thu 06 Aug 2015Review disclosure: reviewed anonymously