LONDON | Persepolis is a corner shop in Peckham that offers a lot more that meets the eye. Walk inside and you’re faced with an array of Perisan produce and delicacies, the likes of which reminded us of our visits to the bazaars of Iran. Walk through to the back though and you’ll see some tables in a little cafe section of the shop – actually it’s still part of the shop and you might find customers passing you to grab something from the fridge section on the other side.
The food that owner Sally Butcher sells at Persepolis is focused on Persian influenced share plates. The key is to order a few meze and share them with your dining companions. Sally has written a few cookbooks and has built a reputation as being someone with a genuine passion for Persian food who really knows her stuff. The felafel, the dips, the salads, it all hits the mark. It’s not all about a slavish adherence to strict recipes here though, with local Peckham influences and other Levant ingredients making an appearance on the menu – they key is that the food tastes good and that Sally and her customers enjoy eating it. Take for example the eggs scrambled with fried plantain (bārhang) and harissa.
If you live in Peckham you’ve probably been here already and if you don’t, what are you waiting for?
30 Peckham High Street
London SE15 5DT
Telephone: 020 7639 8007
Email: [email protected]
Mon – Sun: 10:35am to 9:00pm