Levan

4.6
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273 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Bistro
From the team behind Salon, Levan is an all-day bar and dining space in Peckham. With a focus on low intervention, biodynamic and 'natural' wines and contemporary European food, Levan is inspired by the new wave of casual bistro dining in Paris, Copenhagen, Barcelona and beyond.
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BN
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great night with delicious food! Have eaten here several times and the service and atmosphere are always excellent.

LF
Surrey
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful little gem!! We genuinely could not speak more highly of Levan, I had booked a table for a surprise birthday dinner and it was a success from start to finish. The food was truly fantastic, bursting with flavours, original and beautifully presented - and genuine, none of that “trying too hard” sense you can sometimes get. Also, a paradise for two veggies. Could not even pick a Favorite dish, they were all so yummy! That probably would have been sufficient for a lovely evening but as an added bonus, the service was wonderful too, our waitress was such a sweetheart, super helpful, attentive and gave us great advice. The atmosphere was great overall, great playlist and not too loud... honestly one of the best evening out we have had in London. Thank you SO MUCH, Levan team, you will definitely see us again! XX

Ps. Did I mention the wine list?!??

DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Lovely, clever food. Service is far too rushed and fussy. Appreciate that restaurants are faced with razor thin margins and one more table could be the difference between profit and loss, but when it's this obnoxious (frequent reminders about how long you have, staff asking to move you around to accommodate tables etc), it doesn't make for a relaxed atmosphere, detracts from the great cookery and puts one off returning or recommending to anyone else.

TT
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent as always. The food is the real highlight here, but the whole experience is always relaxed, friendly and fun.

DD
London
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Lovely food and atmosphere. Our second visit and we will definitely return.

LT
London
14 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A great discovery! Excellent food and tremendous service from Marcus that went way and beyond restaurants of this type in London. We have already booked a return dinner with our team of 10.

m
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, Tasty wine, friendly staff and a lovely evening. Second time we’ve been and loved every mouthful.

a
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The waiter was arrogant and not trained in how to deal with someone who doesn’t like a dish. Instead of saying he’s sorry to hear that he implied that it’s clear what it is on the menu. When I challenged that he told me to research it on google!!! Which I did and he was wrong. He then walked off! I complained. Manager listened but never apologised. Good customer service is about how to handle situations. Also food very mediocre. Was disappointed. Wouldn’t bother. Looked shabby too.

OT
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent good & experience. They know their food & wine

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 12 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant! Stylish, inventive and perfectly executed dishes. Warm, intelligent, knowledgeable service and a stunning Negroni. Plus a Pioneer sound system! Took me right back! Also, 19 quid for a brilliant three course lunch. Unbeatable!

OT
London
7 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the Chefs menu and were blown away with the quality, attention to detail and overall fantastic flavours. We ended up having 9 dishes of various sizes! Would highly recommend!

H
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience3

I wouldn’t recommend Levan at all. They didn’t tell us they needed us the table back after 2 hours and we felt so rushed the whole night. It was a Thursday and didn’t feel too busy so we were sure they couldn’t have had another table booked behind us. We actually just thought they were being annoyingly attentive asking us what we wanted every 2 mins. They even took my friend’s drink away when she still had some left and when she asked for a replacement, they got funny about it. They gave us the bill without asking and we were told to leave after two hours because there were people waiting for our table. I pointed out that nobody had told us this and they snootily said it said online that this is their policy which is ridiculous! If they had told us this at the beginning when we were seated we would have understood but it’s an expensive place that we chose especially for my birthday and it left a sour taste in all our mouths. Not special at all.

Also their chocolate mousse is so bitter, don’t order it. The mushroom ice cream it’s been teamed with is nicer on its own.

RJ
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding food. Came here 6 months ago and since then it's got even better. Fantastic service too.

SL
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely stunning restaurant!!! From the welcome at the door, to the amazing food and wine knowledge of our waitress, to the scrumptious food. I really cant fault this restaurant. They have really got it right. Fantastic service, better than a lot of Michelin star restaurants and without the stuffiness. I am the pickiest of diners and this ticks all of my boxes.

The aubergine is a must. Can't wait to go back. This is my second visit and it somehow exceeded my first.

If I had to be really, really picky, I would say that I would have liked the dishes to be more spaced out.

SP
London
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Always good although a bit noisy on a Saturday lunchtime.

TC
London
32 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic restaurant! The food was incredible. The service was spot on. Great decor and ambience. I can’t praise it highly enough.

AG
London
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious, creative, fresh, different food suitable for vegetarians.

OT
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for breakfast on my own, very casual and relaxed. Gorgeous Granola with yogurt and apple purée. Decided to have the sour dough toast as well which I probably shouldn’t have done as the granola itself would have been enough but couldn’t resist. So tasty with whipped butter 💕 lovely friendly welcoming service.

C
London
6 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Delightful cooking, very dark restaurant, wine list printed too small to read in the diary!

G
London
3 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience4

I've been to Levan a few times. My most recent visit was less good than previously - the decent wine prices have now become extortionate. I found myself ordering from a very small selection of wines under £35 per bottle and was underwhelmed by the quality. Shame, the original model for this restaurant was better for me. Food good bar one dish which was pure butter and salt.

J
London
4 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Best aubergine dish I have ever eaten. They work magic with ingredients.

J
Kent
6 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fabulous neighbourhood restaurant with great food and a warm and friendly ambience. I can’t recommend it enough! A wonderful addition to Peckham ... it fits into this cool neighbourhood perfectly.

t
London
5 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another fabulous meal at Levan. We took our daughter and her boyfriend for her 18th birthday. Food was excellent and service was attentive and friendly. Absolutely love the food here. This was our first time not sitting near the kitchen as there were 4 of us. We love being able to watch the chefs at work but this was still a lovely experience.

RG
London
3 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Nice atmosphere, good music, and good wine selection. Small to large plates 'for sharing' but far more pleasurable to keep for yourself. Good choice for vegetarian / vegan, although instagram over promises.

Stand out dishes include, featherblade tartare, and the glazed aubergine. Subconsciously pays homage to the great restaurants (and cuisines) of London, while adding its own elevation.

a
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved it! Amazing meal, so many interesting flavours and really helpful staff. Can't wait to go back!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as always

n
London
4 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Awesome food and great atmosphere at this gem of a restaurant! Service could have been a little warmer, but overall looking forward to be back!

JD
London
3 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Good, but not as great as sister restaurant Salon in Brixton. We unfortunately had to wait for our reserved table, squeezed by the front door, for 15 minutes as the previous party hadn’t finished. Great atmosphere and generally good service, although we felt rushed at times, with plates being cleared before we had finished and not much breathing times between courses. We really wanted to love this place, but it sadly didn’t live up to our expectations.

HC
London
3 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and friendly service! I will definitely come back - Aubergine and croque monsieur were fantastic!

J
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2019
Overall3food5service4ambience4

Exceptionally good food but portions are tiny . You need to order 5 or 6 dishes between two so bear this in mind when working out the cost. Good choice for vegetarians and vegans.

KK
London
3 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I had a wonderful lunch here. Couldn’t fault it. Every dish and mouthful was delicious, lovely presentation, intimate and stylish decor, intriguing and wonderful wine list, knowledgeable and welcoming staff. The bill added up but we had a wonderful time so worth the dosh! Hopefully we’ll be returning.

M
London
4 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, wine and service as always!

DG
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience3

I found out about the restaurant from an app Lefooding on IG. I knew I’d be traveling to London and went on a whim. The food was delicious and service could not have been better. Can’t wait to go back. Loved the energy of this restaurant.

D
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Jut disappointed. Maybe I had too high expectations. The food was disappointing from my point of view and the value for money is not there. They're trying too hard and if you compare with local restaurants like the Begging Bowl or Artusi, it's just not the same leve of quality or value for money.

EA
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Long live Levan. Larry would be proud. The whole family enjoyed it and we will back.

DD
London
3 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Fresh, light, clean food (recommend the sharing plates and snacks) with attentive, knowledgable service and a fantastic biodynamic wine list

LM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Wasn’t sure about one of the desserts, but otherwise the food was delicious and service excellent. Also enjoyed the wine selection. On the pricey side, but a very good meal.

RJ
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We came for a birthday lunch (for me!) and really enjoyed our meal. It was quiet in the restaurant but they said we could not sit at the bar to watch what was going on in the kitchen, possibly because the bar was being used as an extra work surface. A shame as it all looked so interesting! Food was fresh light and delicious. From memory we had a fabulous grilled little gem salad with an unusual pistachio aioli, very tasty. We had sweetcorn fritters with a Ponzu dipping sauce- just 2 of these but I’m sure we could have scoffed more, they were very addictive. London Burrata with a chilli and toasted walnut dressing (?) was pleasant but I would’ve liked a sharp element on the plate, and I think the dressing could’ve been a little more aromatic. Tagliatelle with courgette and pesto tasted as expected but with a lively freshness to the herbs. Out of pure greed we also ordered the potato galette with side salad. The Galette came wrapped in puff pastry which I really didn’t think it needed, however the potatoes were perfectly seasoned,tender and wonderfully savoury, and the dressing on the salad was a excellent foil to the richness of the main dish. We finished with white chocolate and raspberry macaroons – sadly the filling just wasn’t sharp enough for me so I found these a bit disappointing. A glass of French rose disappeared quickly, I could have easily had another and fresh mint tea and was a calming ending to the meal. Service could have been a little warmer, I felt our waiter was a bit too cool for school but we managed to get him smiling by the end. I will be back to try more dishes!

AH
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

A lovely place we have been keen to try. There was nothing wrong as such but we were just a little underwhelmed by the food offering (apart from the burrata, which was lovely).

CM
London
3 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service and a good atmosphere. Looking forward to going back!