Kudu Collective to open 4th site on 1 September

Amy Corbin and Patrick Williams, the duo behind the celebrated Kudu Collective, will open their fourth site - Kudu Grill - in South London's Peckham on 1 September.

The group’s co-founders have revived a former Truman’s pub on Nunhead Lane, creating a 50-cover restaurant that focuses on the braai - a South African way of grilling that uses only wood and charcoal, ideal for groups looking to share hearty dishes.

Chef Patron Patrick will bring his South African roots to the fore, adding a playful twist to traditional food from the country.

Bold flavours shine through in a menu showcasing the chef’s passion for fresh, seasonal British ingredients, some of which come from the couple’s allotment nearby.

With most dishes coming straight from the open grill, the menu comprises five sections - snacks, starters, braai mains, sides and desserts.

Diners can enjoy Harissa beef tartar, coriander & crispy shallots, and Duck terrine, gribiche & biltong scratchings to start, followed by Dry-aged T-bone with beer pickled onions and onion treacle bordelaise, and Whole black bream with zhug butter roti.

To finish, there's MelkTert choux bun, candied kumquats & milk ice cream, and Peppermint crisp chocolate tart & caramel.

The compelling cocktail list features some of Kudu Collective’s signatures drinks such as the Smokey Kudu (South African whiskey, sonoma rye, vermouth blend, smoke); Braai Negroni (Strawberry infused whisky, Italian bitter, vermouth, oak smoke essence) and Kumquat Martini (Kumquat vodka, Caperitif, Vermouth).

The concise 30-bin wine list will focus on mainly South African wines, sourced from family-owned wineries with prices starting at £8/glass and £25/bottle.

Corbin and Williams opened Kudu on Queens Road, Peckham in January 2018 to great critical acclaim, winning legions of loyal fans for the creative, seasonal food and warm atmosphere. A Michelin Bib Gourmand quickly followed.

In January 2020, the couple opened neighbourhood cocktail bar, Smokey Kudu, located under the arches by Queens Road station. May 2021, saw the opening of Curious Kudu, a gallery and private dining space accommodating up to 14 guests.