Sunday 2 March 2008

Montpelier, Choumert Road, Peckham, London

Once a seedy boozer, now an aspiring gastropub sticking closely to the popular formula of stripped floors and a spacious, airy bar. In the evening, the bar is lit primarily by table lights, making it quite dark and intimate. Montpelier is still getting established in its new guise and, even on a Saturday night, it is surprisingly easy to get a table. Beers on tap include Czech pilsner Staropramen, while its compatriot Budvar is available by the 330ml bottle. 6/10