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Car park dining at its finest – WILDFLOWER, Peckham

I don’t think I can keep up with the rate London changes. I’m not saying that’s a bad thing and it’s definitely what makes me love this city so much.

The last time I went to Peckham, the multi-storey car park was merely an empty space with a cheap Campari bar with a good view on the roof. Last Friday however, turned out to be a shock when I visited Wildflower.

Hailed by Time Out as one of London’s best new restaurants, this veggie / vegan heaven was top of my list of places to try. Not that I’m vegetarian, or vegan for that matter… but that doesn’t mean I don’t appreciate a great meat free dish.

So off we trotted off to Peckham Levels. It was the launch night of open studios, so it was fairly busy around the building. Wildflower however wasn’t quite full when we arrived – but was on its way there – diners making their way to eat well executed veggie fare, drink innovative cocktails and listen to the DJ post 8pm.

We ordered a range of dishes to share, including hummus with fluffy pitta; roasted trombetta courgettes with wild garlic pesto, rocket and hazlenuts; asparagus, tarragon, almonds & herb dressing, and my personal favourite – cauliflower with… wait for it… one of the most amazing taste sensation surprises I’ve had in a long time – MARMITE SAUCE! Not only did it come with marmite sauce, but was also garnished with radishes, tiny pickled onions and cornichons – for extra flavour and texture.

To drink I had wine and my boyfriend had the habanero prosecco cocktail. I wasn’t sure and thought he might have ordered the wrong thing – but you know what? It worked.

Wildflower isn’t the right place to go if you want to laze around in comfort all night – instead, it’s a place to go with a group of friends, have a few drinks, get your hands dirty with the amazing food, listen to music and enjoy the minimal surroundings.

If I had to say anything at all negative, it is that some of the dishes lacked seasoning – but personal preference is the key here. I personally load my food with rock salt, so anything other than a few pinches of salt can taste like too little to me.

Otherwise, Wildflower is a pearler. Never has car park dining been finer.

Address: Peckham Levels – Level 5, 95a Rye Ln, London SE15 4ST
Reservations: opentable.co.uk
Phone: 020 3735 3775

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