Kudu, a modern European restaurant with South African influences from couple Amy Corbin (daughter of Wolseley restaurateur Chris Corbin) and Patrick Williams (formerly Paradise Garage sous chef), has opened in London’s Peckham.
The restaurant is named after a type of antelope and the kudu bread the menu starts with. South African-born Williams has drawn inspiration from his roots to produce modern takes on traditional dishes cooked over fire, potjie (cooked in a small cast-iron pot) and braai (barbecued or roasted).
The seasonal menu utilises produce from the team’s allotment and kitchen herb garden.
Key interior design features include reclaimed materials, earthy colours, accents of greenery and reclaimed African mahogany parquet flooring. The Orangerie, with tall tables, raspberry-velvet stools and handmade Turkish floor tiles, is at the back of the restaurant, leading onto the kitchen garden. The kitchen counter, with six seats, is kept for walk-ins.