From the team behind such popular South London spots as Salon and Levan, forthcoming Peckham restaurant Larry’s is promising a decidedly New York take on all day dining, with deli style sandwiches, latkes, meatball melts and schnitzel.
Opening on the site of the former Brick House Bread bakery on Blenheim Grove, the restaurant is inspired by the “corner bars, diners and cafes of New York” and named in homage of legendary 70s American DJ Larry Levan.
Co-owner Mark Gurney, who also owns the bar next door, Levans, described Larry’s as a little sibling to its popular next door neighbour. “It’s a naughty little brother” Gurney said of the venue. “Relaxed and informal. It’s the perfect spot for any occasion – a quick lunch, a glass of something natural and a bite to eat, or a leisurely dinner with friends.”
Beginning in the morning with coffee and pastries, Larry’s will offer a range of deli-style sandwiches for lunch before flipping the script again with a range of tempting small plates menu for dinner. Dishes will include devilled crab with brown crab mayo, Veal schnitzel with red cabbage remoulade and fermented chilli mayonnaise, XO cabbage with clams and house-made XO chilli sauce and Pig’s head ragu with pappardelle and Szechuan pepper. Snacks will include smoked cod’s roe, salt beef beignets, potato Latkes, and nduja soaked focaccia.
Drinks wise, Gurney and co will keep things simple with just two cocktails, one beer and two sparkling wines. However, each beverage will change on a weekly basis.
Larry Levan was best known for his innovative DJing work in the early 1980s. A permanent fixture at New York City night club Paradise Garage, Levan was a huge influence on the club scene of the period, credited for the introduction of dub stylings into mainstream dance music.
Larry’s Restaurant opens on Friday the 31st July 2020. More information about the venue can be found here.
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