Levan

4.7
194 reviews
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£25 and under
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Bistro
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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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VW
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The food was fine, but some dishes missed the mark. We had some octopus that was almost mushy! For the price, there are much better options in the area.

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JR
London
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food , great service we had a lovely evening.

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HH
London
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was outstanding and the service was great- friendly and attentive.

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LH
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service, nice atmosphere. We are coeliac and they were really accommodating. They also have a great wine list - recommend the orange wine from Tuscany!

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j
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Faultless innovative food. Great service and a great place to celebrate the end of school life. Loved the rillettes, burrata, compte fries, octopus but the sweetbreads were the star of the show along with the chert sorbet. Wine list a bit pricy but hey who cares

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful!
If I could, I would dine here everyday!

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AF
London
8 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent and well researched food. We had been to the sister restaurant Saloon, In Brixton, and when we heard this restaurant with a similar concept had been open, we did not hesitate to try it!
Echoing some other comments, one of the waiters is not as welcoming or knowledgeable in terms of the food that is served, but having said that, the experience is an unforgettable one and we’ll definitely come back again with friends!!!!

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JJ
London
3 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and nice atmosphere. The Tarte Tatin was the best I've ever had, mind blowing stuff.

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SC
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Down in London visiting and heard about this restaurant from a friend. The small plate scene is decent in Glasgow but this place knocks them all out the park.
Will come back next time I’m down.

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AW
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our evening at Levan. The food was excellent - especially the globe artichoke! - and the wine outstanding and reasonably priced. It was fun watching the chefs assemble the food and both service and ambiance were great. We ended up trying quite a few dishes so the overall bill amounted to a bit more than I had anticipated, but we'll be going back as we had such a nice evening.

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M
London
4 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

Love Levan. My favourite food in Peckham. One piece of feedback is that you guys need to spend more time with staff so they know what s in your food. I’m a coeliac and each time I come in I have to correct staff on what is and isn’t gluten free...this time it was macaroons...last time someone thought I couldn’t eat potatoes...this is such an easy thing to get right. Your front of house staff should know all about your lovely food!! Or they can’t sell it for you.

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GM
London
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The set menu was excellent value. I was so impressed with the food and the apple tart tatin was absolutely to die for!

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C
London
4 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Very Delicious but noisy, but two of us were the oldest there so the noise level is probably acceptable for Levan’s average diner

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MY
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It's the best place to eat in an area full of great places to eat. Amazing food - knowledgeable staff, great wine and lovely atmosphere.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, excellent wine, fantastic service, great experience

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RM
London
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious, well presented and good value. The wine list was expansive, possibly a little on the pricey side, but this can be justified by their use of independent sellers. When I asked for a glass I wine, the waitress went into a lengthy monologue over the virtues of the cheapest, which I thought was refreshing. I find that many restaurants sadly just direct you to the most expensive wine. All in all, a wonderful experience.

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GB
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Casual atmosphere with relaxed, engaging staff, eclectic seating, cool decor, funky music paired with outstanding food and delicious wine.

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AB
London
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Fantastic wine menu, amazing food, great ambiance. One of Peckham's gems!

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ST
London
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was fantastic.
The team where amazing.
The food was awesome.
And the wine - we where recommended at Natural Rose that was insane.
Thanks guys Xx

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LV
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A really wonderful meal and night out - staff were attentive, welcoming and knowledgeable without being intrusive. The food was really exquisite - really tasty, perfectly cooked and a really interesting array of choice. I am a vegetarian and was really well catered for there! I couldn't recommend Levan highly enough. It was a real treat and a bit of a showstopper so if you're looking to go somewhere to celebrate or treat someone this is the place to go!

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A
London
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Wonderful food and pleasant laid-back ambience. Would certainly recommend. Nice Italian house white too.

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MK
London
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service in a great setting. Natural wines on offer by the glass and bottle. Would highly recommend

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K
London
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We went for lunch at Levan on Thursday. The staff were just brilliant and attentive in that unimposing kind of way. Food was delicious and we particularly loved the bavette tartare, the roasted cauliflower and the chocolate mousse (enormous!). Would definitely recommend. Hard to comment on noise level as it was an early lunch and less busy.

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G
London
9 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was really excellent. I would say however that the cod plate was a bit expensive for the amount given. I would also have appreciated if the music had been lower. After all, we do go to restaurants not only for the food but to be able to chat with your friends without having to raise your voice. But again the food was very good and I am planning another visit.

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Miami
3 reviews
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Really enjoyed the comte frites and the tarte tatin. Both an absolute must.

The seabass was delicious, as was the truffled cauliflower to share. Definitely getting both again in future.

My friend ordered the roasted chicken leg but our waitress ordered it as the chicken schnitzel which wasn’t ideal but they took it off the bill. It was fine, if a little bland.

Our waitress was pretty slow and we had to ask for things multiple times but it was a leisurely meal so we weren’t too fussed, nice ambience and will definitely be back

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LI
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was very good and service was great. Food however was very slow and whilst they provided us an additional complementary dessert this wasn’t really wanted. A better option would have been to deduct the cost of the dessert we actually wished to order.

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SH
London
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service, great soundtrack. Loved this place, will come back - there were plenty more dishes that I want to try!

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AC
London
5 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, nice atmosphere very chilled and huge selection of wine.

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RF
London
3 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was very good, especially the deserts. Very nice mix of flavours and textures, nicely presented. Highly recommend this place!

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t
1 review
Dined on 16 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for a special occasion. It is the best restaurant we have been to for a long, long time. Beautiful food, great service and a really cool vibe.

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t
London
1 review
Dined on 14 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent food, delicious meals! A noisy place and a bit chaotic to start with as we arrived earlier, thought to order a drink at the bar but nowhere to stand so gave up. Service great but our meals arrived one after another so we couldn’t eat them all together. Very tasty food so highly recommend for that reason.

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JB
London
3 reviews
Dined on 14 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Levan has a great atmosphere, attentive staff and the food is consistently good but a little pricey.

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f
London
6 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The food at Levan was very good and interesting. Unusually the larger plates were more successful than the small plates. Highlights were the octopus which was perfectly cooked (not sure I've ever had it so tender) and the lamb. The other dishes were good too but not amazing and their yumminess relied a little too much on salt, butter, aioli and hollandaise. All of these are good in themselves and make for a delicious but not refined meal. The service was really personal and enthusiastic. They even pushed us out of the restaurant when the next sitting arrived with charm.

The bill was quite large - over £80 for two with only 2 drinks, but we were full of food by the time we left. Would definitely go again it was very pleasant evening.

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JL
London
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Really nice food in a nice atmosphere with good service, nothing not to like!

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CW
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our group all agreed it was one of the best meals we have had for a long time. Every dish was excellent. Highly recommend Levan!

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B
London
8 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

We felt some of the portions were mean....one small piece of octopus! The cod was about 35mm wide. We also felt dishes lacked a little depth of flavour and seasoning. Tables are a bit close together. Service was fine. We expected more....food is better at the local bazaar in our view....tart tatain was very good though. We don’t feel the desire to rush back...that’s a shame

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EP
London
5 reviews
Dined on 7 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great in every sense, fantastic unfussy food in a relaxed environment. Thank you Levan team!

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TT
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Fantastic food, great wine list, lovely evening - highly recommended

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SC
London
10 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Have loved Salon for a while so was looking forward to visiting Levan. Did not disappoint - food was really delicious. They were very accommodating with one member of our group who has allergies too, advising what was best for us to get so we could still share. Special mention to the desserts 🙌🏼 think it could get a bit expensive as a two, but in a group it was really reasonable

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ZV
1 review
Dined on 30 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Second visit, second blissful evening. Our table ordered the "chef's menu" and I can only recommend. Generous, surprising but also honest and simple (in a good way), every bit of this menu shows a real love for good food, with enough creativity to modernise relatively classical associations. Not trying to hard to show off, it is good ingredients well prepared and associated in an interesting way. New enough to trigger enthusiastic comments from the diners without hi-jacking the whole conversation by pretending to be art.
Service is helpful, music is good. Wine list would benefit from a few more entry price options, but it is a good value overall. Please don't go, it is already difficult enough to get a table.

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