805 Restaurant

African Restaurant in Peckham
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7 / 10 from 11 reviews
805-807 Old Kent Road
SE15 1NX
020 7639 0808
Nearest Station
Queen's Road (Peckham)
0.34 miles

805 Restaurant is one of London's best African restaurants, consisting of two adjacent dinning areas with a capacity for seating 104 guests. The menu is dominantly West African with European influences. The soft lighting and sounds of cool jazz with combinations of African music creates a nice atmosphere in which food of great quality is enjoyed.

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White Rice, with plaintain
White Rice, with plaintain

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Great, tasty, eclectic food

Nigerian food is not for delicate palates, as it’s intense, often spicy and uses parts of the animal you might turn your nose up at like cow’s foot and cow’s liver. However it’s an exciting cuisine with strong flavours and great combinations of ingredients – yams and cassavas mop up stews, smoked fish and meat are cooked together, and starchy foods like semolina abound. 805 is beloved of Nigerians and therefore a great place to start; be aware it’s not cheap and cheerful however as mains are around £15, but portions are big.

User Reviews

from Peckham London

May 22, 2015

Lovely food fish was great and sauce love it but the alloco plantain was not great need to be fry more ; the service a bit poor too noisy overall good place to eat fish .
from London

Feb 11, 2014

Highly recommend - great place to eat and lovely service. Menu is also available on their website so... very easy to order. The best African restaurant for both lunch and dinner. ;)
from London

Feb 11, 2014

I finally visited the great 805!!Yeyyyy, went there with my Hubby and I wasn't disappointed. What an amazing African restaurant.

They were very generous with the food potion and the waiter was so kind as to pack the remaining food for me as take away.

Very lovely atmosphere and nice Western and African music. In short I love 805!!!
Well Wisher
from Streatham

Feb 8, 2013

I would suggest that the staff attend a Hospitality and customer service training. The quality of food is very good but the service is woefully poor. If a group order meals,the dishes should be delivered at sametime so the group enjoy their meals together. My experience at this restaurant when we went to celebrate my birthday left my husband waiting for simple dish of couscous for over 2hrs after pounded yam and rice eaters had finished even delivered at 20 mins intervals. Send your staff to Italian, Chinese and Indian restauarants to learn how waiters are assigned to tables &quality service.

Name: Well Wisher
Location: Streatham

Mar 1, 2010

poor service for group bookings!

This is not the place to go to if you want to enjoy a good restaurant service in a large group. I had pre booked the evening for my birthday and had to wait 40 minutes for another group to leave and for them to clear the tables. The management were horrifically unprofessional; unapologetic for their inconvenience & not being proactive to resolve the matter. I experienced the owner of the restaurant having a hysterical moment and actually implying that we should be grateful for being in his restaurant. On a positive note, the food was mainly nice although some had finished eating when other's food was arriving!

Dec 10, 2009

Clean with mouth watering dishes. I will recommend it to any of my friends and family.

Sep 12, 2009

I used to go there with my husband years ago and the food,atmosphere,and service was always excellent.We visited again recently and the service,food,and atmosphere is even better.Keep up the good work.We love the 'monica'. Thanks.

Mar 30, 2009

i visited this restaurant last summer and the service was excellent i was shown to my seat n waited on hand and foot in addition to this the waitresses were beautiful and very respectful, the best dish was monica and all i can say is complements to the cheff.

Mar 5, 2009

very bad service, pounded yam came then soup came 5 minutes later! drinks ordered 20 minutes before the food came, did not come until we reminded the waiter. One of us was even given ground rice instead of pounded yam! we refused to give service charge and were told we were not welcome back at the restaurant!!!!

Sep 2, 2008

This place was highly recommended amongst my peers and when I finally visited, I was not dissappointed. The service was very professional and food was absolutely delicious. There was a great family atmosphere there too and the prices reasonable (compared to other ethnic restaurants)....will definately visit again.

Jul 24, 2008

805 promotes a warm reception and conducive atmosphere for having a decent lunch or dinner in London bearing in mind the restriction imposed on them by lack of space whenever they have a "full house". On the whole i will recommend the place for both African and Non-African seeking a mouth watering african cuisine in London.
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