Levan

4.7
118 reviews
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£25 and under
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Bistro
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  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighbourhood Gem
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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London
40 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

One of the most enjoyable eating out experiences I've had for a very long time. Levan has the super-relaxed and friendly vibe you'd want from a local restaurant with the quality of cooking that you'd hope from the very best a big city can offer. Every dish we tried was excellent, with special praise going to the cured sardines and the mussels with nduja. I've eaten in several Michelin-starred places that would struggle to match the quality and imagination of Levan. Service was faultless and with a final bill lower than I've known in central London pubs Levan may be the best value for money in London.

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M
London
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I love Levan! It's my favourite neighbourhood restuarant - I wish I could afford to eat there all the time!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing food, great friendly helpful service. Quite loud and packed full, but overall fabulous.

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FB
London
8 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Lovely neighbourhood restaurant. Interesting menu, didn’t love everything we had but overall worth a try.

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LR
London
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place. Reminded me of the quality one finds in Melbourne.

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r
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good food but very small portions for the price. They do several seatings so be aware they will ask you nicely to leave on time for the next guests.

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AS
London
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, lovely friendly service - vast wine list.

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GM
London
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food. Everything was delicious. Would recommend... especially the tarte tatin.

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g
London
3 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything we ate at Levan was delicious and portion sizes refreshingly generous. Booking again!

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GJ
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious and very memorable food , a unique experience .staff extremely attentive and charming .will definitely go again

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LS
London
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Decent food & wine, good atmosphere but I feel it's a little pricey. Next time I 'd try the fish head that was on the specials.

In detail:

The comte fries were very tasty - would order again.
The Duck rillettes were just OK - I wasn't too impressed
Burrata was top, by far the best dish
We got the chop as a special, it was tasty - a pretty straightforward chop.
Mille-feuille was tasty
Apple tarte tatin was really good

Wine was also decent.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Having read various amazing reviews, we were somewhat disappointed by the food. But the wine we chose was outstanding, and our waitress was seriously efficient and attentive to all her tables.

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y
London
342 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great place to go after the cinema. Small menu of delicious sounding plates. Outstanding ravioli and duck rillettes. Wine not cheap but interesting selection. Fantastic knowledgeable staff made all the difference in this great neighbourhood gem.

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SG
London
118 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Interesting and delicious menu - especially the celeriac ravioli, absolutely silky and flavourful. Everything was well presented and tasted great. Selection of wines by the carafe were reasonably priced and overall about £50 per head for lots of lovely food and wine was good value.
2 slight downsides 1) very noisy - busy of course, but poor acoustics, so ended up a bit shouty! 2) Table turning meant we were really rushed to get through all the courses - (it's sharing plates that come when they are ready) - and staff hovering to get rid of us at the end. Understand it is the stated policy - but it doesn't make for a very relaxing evening which is a shame. Maybe they need to allow an extra half hour between bookings - that would have been enough.

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S
London
6 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food with lots of surprising tastes. Service was excellent and friendly. Relaxed, informal atmosphere but very, very noisy. Couldn’t hear what our waitress was saying most of the time.

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JJ
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely loved it, so much flavor, everything is very original, well presented and staff is extra nice. Thank you for the little candle on my partner’s dessert :)

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C
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was outstanding and the service not far off. Our only niggle was the proximity of the tables to each other. We had to suffer two loud voiced upper class blokes who clearly had no volume control.
Wouldn’t put me off returning however as we loved and really get what the chefs seem to be aiming for...elevating staple dishes to another level whilst keeping prices within most folks’ pockets. Celeriac ravioli was stunning. Salted caramel tart tartine was stupendous. Waiting staff hit the right note of friendly and informative. Well done everyone!!

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J
London
3 reviews
Dined on 24 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, service, wine list and overall experience! Will be back again ASAP.

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B
London
5 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. Lovely sharing plates for the whole table so great for a group of friends.

Home cured sardines and chocolate mousse dessert far too salty for our table but all the other dishes were amazing. Monkfish ceviche and cauliflower/kale and ravioli were our favourites!

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LG
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were incredibly happy with our meal. Every dish was delicious - the short rib and the ravioli were favorites - and the wine was varied and also very good! The staff were knowledgeable and friendly. We can't wait to go back!

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OS
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A fantastic experience all round. We were sat adjacent to the open kitchen which was well run and had a great vibe to it.

All the dishes we tried were great. My favourite was the ravioli, my wife’s the vacherin pie. The short rib was very well executed, one of the best I’ve had.

We’ll be going again and recommending to all our friends.

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E
London
3 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really great food, very friendly service. Maybe slightly overpriced. Could do with some cheaper wines.

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AT
London
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

A fantastic meal, We opted for the 5course chefs selection
Menu font was difficult to read in the low lighting- nonetheless we let our taste buds solve culinary delights of each dish as we savoured each mouthful, Great choice of wine and a superb service ! A Timeless menu and a modern trend edge !

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J
London
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Good food in general but a disappointing shortage of meat options given the high prices, and unimpressive desserts. Tables were too close together but nice room and excellent service.

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RG
London
3 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing food and selection of wines. Really recommend it!

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PM
London
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a fantastic restaurant. Everything about it is excellent. We are lucky to have it in the neighbourhood.

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BC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food. Low key but helpful and attentive wait staff what more could you ask for! Excellent value for money.

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BK
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Loved Levan. One of the best meals I have had in a while. Inventive and interesting food. The £41 chef's selection is great value. Would defo go again, and it's the other side of town for me.

The Vacherin and Potatoe pie is worth the trip itself!

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B
London
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best meals I've had in London. Great service and a great setting. Excellent wines

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LQ
London
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

The food was great however we were given one dish liver parfait which was not to my liking! But this could just be because I do not like it!
Overall it was a great place to go and eat!

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MB
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Super delicious. It’s a bit expensive. Especially the wine list. But had a great time. Best meal I’ve had in a while.

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c
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was special, the opening of Levan seems to be a seminal moment for the Peckham food scene.

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s
London
4 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and reallu helpful and friendly service I would recommend to all

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TK
London
5 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The burrata with Jerusalem artichokes was a stand out dish, the wines were excellent and the service was really friendly and helpful

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A fantastic lunch

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LS
London
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the most incredible meal at Levan. It came highly recommended from friends, and we were so pleased we chose this restaurant for a special birthday meal.
We couldn't decide from the menu, so went for the Chef's Selection plus a burrata with pear. The monkfish was a highlight, but everything was delicious.
The service was attentive yet relaxed. The place was full, and felt lively and exciting.

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R
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Wonderful restaurant. The service was really outstanding, freindly, informative staff who made us feel very well looked after. The food was delicious, the mains and sides all brilliant the only weaker part if there was one was that the desserts were not as good as the rest.
Beware the winelist! Its extensive and brilliant. Independent producers, unusual and hard to find wines which the staff can expertly guide you through but the cheapest option starts at £45. The only gripe is that there could be a few less expensive wines for those on a tighter budget but overall highly recommended.

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MD
London
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So so good! Excellent food, wine and service. Would highly recommend.

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M
London
6 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food/flavours and service - a great addition to the latest crop of restaurants in the area

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ES
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Well thought through menu. Very enjoyable. Comte fries are a must ... so delicious.

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