Damascus Chef @ The Peckham Pelican

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The Peckham Pelican

92 Peckham Road


SE15 5PY

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Bringing home-crafted, hand-made, organic Damascus delicacies to The Peckham Pelican every Wednesday evening in April.

If you'd like to reserve a table & pay on the night instead, just shoot us an email on chef@damascuschef.com. To make everything much more exciting - and so you can come twice and taste something different, we're changing our meze, soup and mains half-way through our residency (the desserts will remain the same). Start having a browse through the menus below to decide which night you'd like to come, and let us know which mains you like the look of when you book.

Menu on the 5th & the 12th of April:

Menu on the 19th & the 26th of April:


What's the vibe like?

Expect noise, laughter & musing in edgy, off-the-wall surroundings. Dishes are served thick with stories and anecdotes about how they developed, what our special twists are and all the folklore that accompanies them. It's a great candle-lit date spot - but it's not all smoke & romance - we're expecting a mixed bag of foodies young and old to flock in from across South London and beyond.

Do we select our dishes?

Everyone eats our four course menu, which includes all four fresh meze dishes, soup, one main dish, dessert and a selection of fresh teas. Choose your main dish when booking to make sure we have what you want. Pick your dessert on the night. If you end up changing your mind about your choice of main, we can normally accommodate.

And drink?

The Peckham Pelican has one of the best drinks menus about - with a great array of well-known and lesser-known beers, cocktails and wines. Keep in touch with us on Twitter or Facebook, give us a call on 07884936910, or drop us an email for a drinks list. The selection of fresh teas is part of our menu.

Do you do take away?

Yes! Booking is only for sit-down guests - so if you're up for takeaway, just turn up on the night. Get in touch if you're more than six, or you want your order ready super quick, via social media, chef@damascuschef.com or on 07884936910.

Is it halal?

Yes, our lamb is both organic and halal! Hurray! Not very easy to find, we know.

What about allergies?

All our nut, dairy, sesame and wheat-based dishes are prepared separately. That said, please give us a call on 07884936910, or email us on chef@damascuschef.com to discuss severe allergies before booking.

All dishes, apart from the freekeh main and the "Jiljil ma Ruman" dessert are gluten free. That said, the meze are served with optional bread, and all the dishes come with optional Tabouleh salad which is made with cous cous. Just let us know on the night if you'd prefer not to have the salahd, or if you want your meze served with gluten free crackers.

Do I have to print my ticket?

No need, we'll have a list of bookings to hand on the night.

I want to come, but don't fancy booking just yet...

If you don't fancy booking now, you can always try your luck turning up on the night for a table. We'll let people know whether we still have space left on the night on social media.

When shall we turn up?

We'll have just one sitting for this one, so come anytime between 6 and 9 and dine/while the rest of the night away with us. For general questions in the run up to the night call the chef on 07455172017.

I want to taste the meze, but don't know if I can manage a whole meal..

Great news - while the tables will be reserved for people eating all four courses, you can drop by and take a bar seat and we'll bring you an unlimited supply of all four meze dishes plus one drink and as much bread as you need for £10 a head... If you drop by after 9 and we have space at the tables, you can sit there and have meze and drinks too. We don't take bookings for meze only, but feel free to shoot us questions if you want to know more.


The Peckham Pelican doesn't have a dedicated parking area- but Morrisons, a 7 minute walk down Peckham Road does, and allows free parking from 7pm - or for a two hour period before that.


The nearest stations are Peckham Rye and Queens Road Peckham (Southern & Thameslink). South Londoners know the value of buses- and Peckham is a local hub, with routes from almost all parts of London. If you only trust tfl, catch the Overground to New Cross and hop on a bus - or walk a brisk 15 mins - down Peckham Road to get to us.

I just realised I can't make it on the night I booked for..

No problem, just shoot us an email and we can book you in for another date.

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