Wednesday 11 February 2009

Il Giardino, Blenheim Grove, Peckham, South London

Near Peckham Rye station, Il Giardino is a small and unassuming, neighbourhood Sicilian restaurant run by a welcoming Peruvian family. Among the starters on the good value menu, are some large and appetising mussels stuffed with cheese, while the mains include a substantial, typically well-done, lamb steak doused in a peppery sauce or some fleshy king prawns surrounded by a respectable salad. A small blackboard touts a small selection of specials. Although the food isn't perfect, it is tasty and filling and the Peroni beer makes for a good accompaniment. 7/10