Nelson Mandella House might have been the home of Delboy and Rodney, but it’s about the only thing that Peckham and South Africa have in common. Until now, and new restaurant Kudu aims to change all that.
The 46-cover restaurant is named after Kudu Bread, which is cooked in a copper pot and served with melted lardon or seafood butter. It will obviously be centre-stage, but will share the limelight with other South African classics including mussel potjie pots, which are served with seaweed gnocchi, pig’s head tortellini with hay bone broth and crispy onions and onion and beer tarte tatin.
Kudu is the brainchild of couple Patrick Williams and Amy Corbin, who met through their love of food and will function as chef and front of house respectively. Williams trained in Cape Town’s La Colombe and Camphors at Vergelegen before moving to London where he worked under Robin Gill at The Manor and Paradise Garage as Sous Chef. Amy Corbin’s father is Chris Corbin co owner of Corbin & King, the group that owns The Wolseley, Colbert and The Delaunay among others. If being brought up surrounded by hospitality is any indication, then Kudu should be absolutely fine!
With a seasonal menu of locally sourced, home grown and foraged ingredients, along with William’s expertise and Corbin’s experience its hard to see how this won’t be a well deserved hit for the pair.
Kudu: Opens Friday 12th January 2018, 119 Queens Road, Peckham, SE15 2EZ, www.kudu-restaurant.com