eat, drink & relax

Elephant Park is ideally located in an historic area with an established and diverse local community. It offers access to a buzzing restaurant scene that brings together diverse local cuisines from the far corners of the world. Here, the food is as colourful and expressive as you could wish for. Presentation and flavour pairings reflect a heady mix of global cultures, stretching from Eastern Europe all the way to Latin America

Hej Coffee

Opening as the first permanent retailer at Elephant Park in 2018, Hej (pronounced Hey) quickly set a high standard for friendly service and incredibly tasty food and coffee.

“Simply, we’re proper coffee geeks. We make coffee with love and care, roasting small batches of beans on site so we can experiment. That does mean first come, first served though; if it’s gone, it’s gone.”

Roasting their own coffee beans means Hej can provide some truly magnificent small batch blends, meaning its strictly first come first service for the finest coffee. The incredible coffee is paired beautifully with a smorgasbord of fresh, healthy food and drink.

Overnight oats for breakfast, and open sandwiches, salads and baguettes for lunch. At night, it’s meatballs, craft beer and sharing plates. Not forgetting our favourite meal – long weekend brunches with a Mimosa and blockbusting flat white.

Location

Hej Rostery
53 Mansfield Point
Rodney Road
London SE17 1BA

Opening Times 

Monday – Thursday: 8AM – 6PM 
Friday: 8AM – 8PM 
Saturday:  9AM – 8PM 
Sunday:  9AM – 6PM  

Featuring: 

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Dog friendly 
  • Wheelchair accessible 
  • Licensed bar 
  • Outdoor seating 
  • Working roastery

Dima Beautiful

Following a successful 14 months at the Artworks Elephant, Dima Beautiful was the first retailer to open its doors on Sayer Street, Southwark’s and Elephant Park’s newest street featuring local and independent businesses.

“I’m extremely excited to be opening Dima Beautiful in Elephant Park. I’m aiming to offer customers a pampering experience whether they’re simply popping in for an express treatment or spending the whole morning or afternoon with us.”

Offering a wide range of unisex services including: waxing; manicures and pedicures; eyelash extensions; massage; high-definition brows; and hair treatments at the salon’s blow-dry bar.

Customers can give their feet some attention can sit back and relax in one of Dima Beautiful’s luxurious pedicure ‘thrones’ with the opportunity to indulge in a glass of prosecco.

Visit www.dimabeautiful.com to book your treatment today

Location

Dima Beautiful 
4 Sayer Street
London
SE17 1FG
 
  
 

Opening Times 

Monday – CLOSED
Tuesday: 11AM – 8PM
Wednesday: 11AM – 6PM
Thursday: 11AM – 9PM
Friday: 11AM – 9PM
 
Saturday:  10AM – 6PM 
Sunday:  11AM – 5PM

Features: 

  • Manicures
  • Pedicures
  • Waxing
  • Eyelashes

 
 

The KIOSK

Mercato Metropolitano’s new pop-up, The Kiosk, is now open on the corner of Sayer Street and Heygate Street.

Specialising in premium Italian coffee and delicious Italian fare, The Kiosk features a range of hot and cold drinks, snacks and light meals. Freshly-made pastries are on offer including croissants, cannoli and aragostines. Lunchtimes are also well-catered for, with a selection of salads, sandwiches, arancini and lasagnes available.

Head on down to the corner of Heygate Street and Sayer Street to get a tasty preview of what will be on offer when MM Factory opens on Sayer Street later this year

Location

Sayer Street
Elephant & Castle
London
SE17 1FG

Opening Times 

Mon – Saturday 7AM – 5PM

Features: 

  • Premium Italian Coffee
  • Hot & cold drinks
  • Snacks
  • Light Meals

The Tap in

Brought to you by the team behind the seriously popular Six Yard Box and Hop Art, The Tap In is a craft beer bar served up alongside Cuban food with a kick.

The new “home of craft beer” in Southwark, The Tap In is now serving up a selection of over 300 craft beers from the local area and beyond. To accompany your beverage of choice, tuck into Cuban food from Jama Havana, the Cuban sandwich maestros.

Relaxed surroundings make it the perfect place to meet up with friends, or enjoy something a little more interactive like the weekly pub quiz.

Location

The Tap In
2 Sayer Street
Elephant & Castle
London
SE17 1FG

Features: 

  • WiFi 
  • Dog Friendly
  • Outdoor seating
  • Vegan options
  • Fully accessible
 

Beza Ethiopian Food

Beza Ethiopian Food is returning to Elephant & Castle with a new store at Elephant Park.

After running a successful food outlet in Artworks Elephant, Beza returns with an authentic menu cooked with ingredients and spices imported from Ethiopia. As well as a vegan menu, you can expect dishes full of flavour, each served with rice or injera – a sourdough flatbread.

Visit Beza from early October. The store will be located at 8 Sayer Street.

Koi Ramen Bar

KOI Ramen are opening their third Ramen Bar here at Elephant Park.

With two successful stalls within PopBrixton and Tooting Market, Koi Ramen’s first “bricks and mortar” restaurant is set to open this October.

The menu will feature Ramen and Gyoza and the restaurant will have seating for approximately 20, with customers able to see their food prepared in the open kitchen.

Expect a relaxed, street food vibe at affordable prices. You’ll find Koi Ramen at 19 Sayer Street from October 2019.

Find out more at koiramenbar.co.uk.

Tasty Jerk

Local favourite Tasty Jerk are opening their new eatery here at Elephant Park.

Specialising in Caribbean cuisine, Tasty Jerk gained popularity in Artworks Elephant serving up much loved customer favourites like jerk chicken and a spicy goat curry.

For the foodies, you can try the Caribbean classic, Fried Ackee and Saltfish. Salted cod is fried up with a mixture of flavoursome veg and ackee, a fruit that’s used throughout traditional Caribbean cooking.

Tasty Jerk will open in October. You can taste the food for yourself at 15 Sayer Street.

Pot + Rice

Pot + Rice is a brand new Pan Asian eatery set to open at Elephant Park this December.

The restaurant will bring together food and dining culture from countries across Asia to create a fusion experience packed with flavour.

You can expect Rice Pot selections, Cheung Fun (Rice pastries filled with tasty fillings), Cheesecake made from Asia’s native citrus fruit Yuzu all washed down with a selection of fruit and milk teas.

Visit them at 13 Sayer Street from December!

explore the elephant and beyond

In an area which is constantly changing, be sure to keep up to date with what’s happening in the surrounding area using the map below.

The artworks

At Elephant Park, we cultivated the next generation of local cafes, restaurants and businesses in our pop-up retail space for start-up and creative businesses. The Artworks Elephant located on Elephant Road, at the northern end of the Elephant Park site, hosted a variety of delicious street foods, art and craft studios, fashion and more.

Sadly, The Artworks is now closed. Find more information and hear about the good times here.

 
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lost rivers

Lost Rivers Elephant was a pop up entertainment space located next to Artworks Elephant. Constructed from recycled shipping containers this versatile, split level venue hosted live bands, DJs, art shows, comedy nights, urban theatre and unique popups.

As planned, Lost Rivers has now closed as part of the Artworks Elephant community space.

For more information about Lost Rivers visit: www.lostriverselephant.com