The Plumstead Pantry is a new foodie destination right by Plumstead Common in South East London’s SE18, an area that’s been chronically lacking quality dining out options – so it’s no surprise the locals have instantly fallen in love with it.

The Plumstead Pantry sample menu

Starting its journey as a pop-up, in late 2015 The Plumstead Pantry café-restaurant found a permanent home in the old Tony’s Café next to the Plumstead Common.

Giving the caff’-style venue a down-to-earth hipstery makeover with an open kitchen, the Pantry has been packing ‘em in ever since with a strong following that’s quickly spreading beyond the confines of SE18.

Now the food. Oh… the… food… Here salivating at the sheer thought it.

Plumstead Pantry sample dishes

Weekly changing menus, fresh ingredients and innovative cooking that playfully fuses different cuisines to achieve a contemporary menu that so far has always been a delicious gastro-bliss.

We are talking curious concoctions such as Welsh mussels with miso broth, fennel kimchi and coriander, Hampshire pork with herb quinoa and purple sprouting broccoli… The list goes on and on. It is grub that would have Marina O’Loughlin drooling and discerning foodies getting into fisticuffs over free tables.

The mains range between £8-14 and there’s a £2.50 corkage for BYOB, so a visit to the Pantry won’t be too punishing on the wallet either.

Plumstead Pantry cakes

The Plumstead Pantry’s popularity also illustrates the demand for quality restaurants and cafes in the area and its success is hopefully paving a way for other foodie ventures to find a home around the common.


Check The Plumstead Pantry’s Facebook page for current opening times. 

Booking is advisable – via Twitter or Instagram

The Plumstead Pantry, 16 Warwick Terrace, London SE18 1QJ

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