Kudu’s New Peckham Concept Features a Braai & Allotment Vegetables
The Kudu Collective, run by Amy Corbin and chef Patrick Williams, will open its fourth site in Peckham next month. The new Kudu Grill will be located in a former Truman’s pub on Nunhead Lane and will consist of 50 covers.
At the centre of the operation will be a braai – a South African open grill that only uses wood and charcoal. Chef Patron Patrick will bring his South African roots to the fore, adding a playful twist to traditional food from the country. Bold flavours shine through in a menu showcasing the chef’s passion for fresh, seasonal British ingredients, some of which come from the couple’s allotment nearby. With most dishes coming straight from the open grill, the menu comprises five sections – snacks, starters, braai mains, sides and desserts.
MENU – TYPICAL DISHES
- Grilled potato flatbread with lardo, wild garlic Irish oysters, tomato dashi, trout roe Fried pigs’ tails with honey mustard Harissa beef tartar, coriander, crispy shallots Duck terrine, gribiche, biltong scratchings Grilled prawns, peri peri butter
- Dry-aged T-bone with beer pickled onions and onion treacle bordelaise Cauliflower, caper raisin, goat’s curd and kale
- Pork chop with monkey gland –
- Whole black bream with zhug butter roti
Kudu Grill’s interior design has been led by Amy and A-nrd Studio. Raw brick and concrete walls line an open space which upholstered seats and booths with dark finishes add warmth to. Deep green and burgundy tones, Italian marble and holophane glass accents bring an art deco feel to the room, and a four-seater bar counter overlooks the custom-built braai.
“The aim was to create a sophisticated experience and a space that felt timeless and welcoming. The property itself and the customer experience had a big influence on how the space was designed,” the group said.
Amy Corbin and Patrick Williams opened Kudu on Queens Road, Peckham in January 2018 to great critical acclaim, winning legions of loyal fans for the creative, seasonal food and warm atmosphere. A Michelin Bib Gourmand quickly followed. In January 2020, the couple opened neighbourhood cocktail bar, Smokey Kudu, located under the arches by Queens Road station. May 2021, saw the opening of Curious Kudu, a gallery and private dining space accommodating up to 14 guests.
Patrick’s culinary career started in Cape Town’s renowned La Colombe and went on to work at Camphors at Vergelegen, before moving to London. He joined Robin Gill’s team firstly at The Manor and then, at Paradise Garage where he was a Sous Chef. Patrick’s partner and Kudu Collective co-owner
Amy grew up working in the industry; with her father being a successful London restaurateur she always dreamed of following in his footsteps.