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The Begging Bowl

168 Bellenden Road | Peckham, London SE15 4BW, England
20 7635 2627
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Ranked #7,005 of 17,997 Restaurants in London
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Mon - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Cuisines: Thai
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

I have been waiting to try this restaurant but as reservations are only taken on the evening, it has been a while getting in there. We went as a family party of 6 and managed to get in straight away on a busy Saturday night. We chose around 15 dishes and had plenty to eat. Apart from the last two... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 via mobile

Had our Christmas lunch here on Wednesday. Exquisite food ...I think probably the best Thai food I've ever had...9/10. Unfortunately the service did not match. The waiter was breathtakingly rude. Had the distinct impression he didn't want us there. Basil Fawlty eat your heart out. Service 1/10. The 1 is for delivering the food.

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47 reviews 47 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We arrived early and found a short queue waiting for the restaurant to open. SErvice was very good; helpful without being pushy. Food is first class. We ordered four dishes between two of us. Value is good; not cheap. Atmosphere is quite noisy; full of people enjoying their food and each other's company. When we left at about 7:00pm there... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

A very simple layout and feel. No fuss and attentive staff. It was a little noisy due to a couple of tables with babies / small children, however this can never be helped, and wouldn't prevent me from ever going back. Food was exceptional, flavoursome, fresh and all dishes came out in nice time. My ONLY (and I mean only)... More 

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Truro, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

We went as a group of four for lunch, plus a toddler in a pushchair. Delicious food, well presented. I loved the tiger prawns - spicy and pungent. Service could have been slightly more attentive, given that there were few customers at the time. Overall, I'd definitely go back again

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

I have eaten several times at this restaurant several times and have never been disappointed. They serve small plates of delicious Asian food, each one carefully balanced. Fair warning some of the dishes are very spicy, but without being overpowering. As the plates are small you can get 5 or 6 for two people giving you a variety of flavour... More 

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Neufmoulin, France
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Had the lunch menu. Say goodbye to crowds/noise at lunch (see other reviews). Waiter had greasy hair swooshed down in a huge fringe but I did not interpret his abrupt greeting as rudeness (see other reviews) although I detest being called "guys" (as in "what can I get you guys"). Anyway Alex K is an easy going fella so no... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

My husband and I went here for a date night after recommendation from a friend. The food was delicious and very different, I have been to Thailand however this had the chefs personal twist to it and we loved it. Lots of different flavours and seasoning that I've not tasted before and my taste buds certainly approved! We were recommended... More 

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Teddington, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We found the food service and prices excellent have since been there again for lunch and were equally happy. Both times we were a party of four and this was no problem with seating or service. We will definitely visit again.

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London, United Kingdom
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77 reviews 77 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Tourists should not venture down this part of London at night,but if you live here the BB is ok, and a lot better than most in this borough. The menu is wonky,with prices coded by colour, the staff are casual and the Thai food is hit and miss.My hit was the crispy shredded sweet potato ball, but the BIG miss... More 

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Additional Information about The Begging Bowl

Address: 168 Bellenden Road | Peckham, London SE15 4BW, England
Phone Number: 20 7635 2627
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Monday 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm  12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Wednesday 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm  12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Thursday 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm  12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Friday 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm  12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Saturday 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm  12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Cuisine: Thai

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