Running a site dedicated to the numerous restaurant openings in London means you can often find us trawling through mounds of over inflated press releases, each restaurant claiming to be the most exciting opening this side of 2014. So it's quite nice to hear on the grapevine that the Camberwell Arms have quietly opened their doors yesterday with little to no fanfare.
That shouldn't be too much of a surprise - the team behind it (Anchor and Hope and Canton Arms) have always shied away from self promotion, letting the food do the talking. New on board is Mike Davies, a young chef trained up in the Anchor family and also part owner of the achingly hip Franks Cafe pop up in Peckham.
Expect an ever changing seasonal menu typical of the style of their sister restaurants but with a focus on the charcoal grill. We're talking smoky charred hunks of meat and spit roasted chickens. We've also been told there will be home cured charcuterie, as well as fresh sausages, home dried bacon and all other kinds of home made delights.
The pub will be open for lunch and dinner, and drinks and snacks in the bar all day. Walk-ins only. There is also a cocktail bar open til late on the weekends which will also be available for events and private hire.
Camberwell Arms, 65 Camberwell Church Street, London SE5 8TR. Tel: 020 7358 4364