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“a rare pleasure in an assuming corner of London” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Il Giardino

Il Giardino
7 Blenheim Grove | Peckham, London SE15 4QS, England
+44 20 7358 9962
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Ranked #3,996 of 17,041 Restaurants in London
Price range: $30 - $45
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Dining options: Late Night
Description: We are open 7 days a week. From 6 pm till 11 pm during winter period. We are located just 1 minute away from the Peckham Rye Station.
London
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“a rare pleasure in an assuming corner of London”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2012

With such friendly staff and charming ambience I probably would have been satisfied with a restaurant serving average Italian style food but I had no such worries at Il Giardino. Tucked away two minutes from Peckham Rye station if you didn't know it was there you probably wouldn't notice it but a good number of people have found this Sardinian delight; it was pretty busy the night we went but this didn't adversely impact on our pleasure. In addition to the pleasent atmosphere the food took the evening to a higher level, with the steamed sea bream and the duck with ceps both worthy of mention. The one tiny failing was that they apparently didn't have any Grillo despite it being on the list but we survived

  • Visited February 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Empty plate says it all!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2011

Friendly staff, good timing, small but excellent menu. The calamari was coked to perfection. Pasta was a treat to eat. No wonder it was full up downstairs!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Peckhams little secret, love it !! - authentic italian !”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2010

love this place, i feel like it doesnt belong in peckham. when i tell people how much i love this restaurant they want to go here, but when i mention the location, they get worried, but everyone ive took here (which is almost everyone i know) loves it. the food is great, i always go for the specials. the waitress who is there 6 days a week, she's so lovely, she's been there a long time now. she always welcomes me and does a good job. she never makes mistakes and she's always friendly. i never have a bad word to say about this place. its not the cheapest of places but its worth it. i love the atmosphere. good wine list too.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“A very friendly lovely little...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2009

A very friendly lovely little neighbourhood restuarant. We go here once a week

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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