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

Covid-19 Changes

The below retailers have all adjusted their offering temporarily due to the current Covid-19 pandemic. For up-to-date details please click here.

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.

Website: hejcoffee.co.uk
Insta: @hej_coffee
Twitter: @HEJCoffee

Location

Hej Roastery
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; 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’ and enjoy some light refreshments.

Visit dimabeautiful.com to book your treatment today
Insta: @DimaBeautifulLondon
Facebook: @dimabeautifulLDN

Location

Dima Beautiful 
4 Sayer Street
London SE17 1FG
 
  
 

Opening Times 

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

Features: 

  • Manicures
  • Pedicures
  • Waxing
  • Eyelashes

 
 

The KIOSK

The Kiosk, temporarily closed for relocation, will re-open at Elephant Park soon.

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.

Location

TBC

Opening Times 

Monday – 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 Miami Bites, 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.

Website: tapin.london
Insta: @thetapin_london
Facebook: @TapInLondon

Location

The Tap In
2 Sayer Street
London SE17 1FG

Opening Times 

Monday: 12pm – 11pm
Tuesday: 12pm – 11pm
Wednesday: 12pm – 11pm
Thursday: 12pm – 11pm
Friday: 12pm – 12am
Saturday: 12pm – 12am
Sunday: 12pm – 11pm

Features: 

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

Beza Vegan Food

After running a successful food outlet in Artworks Elephant, Beza Vegan Food 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.

“Our menu is alive with truly delicious and healthy seasonal food, all served in a beautiful setting”, says Beza Ethio, who founded the eponymous Ethiopian brand. “Everything on the menu is 100 per cent vegan”.

Website: bezaveganfood.com
Insta: @bezaethio
Facebook: @Bezarestaurant

Location

Beza Vegan Food
8A Sayer Street
London SE17 1FH

Book your table at: eat@bezaveganfood.com

Opening Times 

Monday – Friday: 11am – 10pm
Saturday & Sunday: 10am – 6pm

KOI Ramen Bar

With two successful stalls within PopBrixton and Tooting Market, KOI Ramen’s first “bricks and mortar” restaurant is now open at Elephant Park.

Described as serving ramen as it should be by TimeOut London KOI Ramen has certainly made an impact on the London food scene in just a short time.

Customers, the restaurant claims, will find a small menu that is big on flavour. KOI Ramen Bar’s signature dish – ‘Tonkotsu’ – is a creamy, pork broth, simmered for 16 hours and served over noodle. Its ‘Gyoza’ (pork, chicken or vegetarian dumplings) dish is also increasing in popularity among diners.

Website: koiramenbar.co.uk
Insta: @koiramenbar

Location

KOI Ramen Bar
19 Sayer Street

London SE17 1FY

Opening Times: 

Weekdays: 11:30am – 10:30pm
Friday & Saturday: 11:30am – 11:30pm
Sunday: 11:30am – 10:30pm

 

Pot + Rice

Pot & Rice is a brand new Pan Asian eatery now open at Elephant Park.

The restaurant brings 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), and a range of kitsch sides like popcorn prawn tempura or crispy chicken sliders – all washed down with a selection of fruit and milk teas. Check out the full menu before you visit.

Visit them at 13 Sayer Street now!

Website: potandrice.co.uk
Insta: @potandrice

Location

Pot + Rice
13 Sayer Street
London SE17 1FY

Opening Hours

Monday – Thursday: 11:30am – 3:00pm and 6:00pm – 10:30pm
Friday & Saturday: 11:30am – 3:00pm and 6:00pm – 11:00pm
Sunday: 11:30am – 3:00pm and 6:00pm – 10:30pm

 

Tasty Jerk

We’re delighted to announce local favourite Tasty Jerk is now open at 15 Sayer Street.

Tasty Jerk gained local popularity at Artworks Elephant – and now you can again enjoy authentic Caribbean cuisine right here at Elephant Park.

Tuck into favourites like jerk chicken and spicy curries. Everything is made from natural ingredients and all dishes are MSG and nut free. Hungry for a night in with some good food? You’ll also find them on Uber Eats and Deliveroo.

Twitter: @tastyjerkltd
Insta:@tasty_jerk

Location

Tasty Jerk
15 Sayer Street
London SE17 1FY

Opening Hours: 

Weekdays: 9am – 9pm
Friday & Saturday: 9am – 9pm
Sunday: CLOSED

 

Bobo Social

For those of you who haven’t had the experience, Bobo social serves up small plates, classic cocktails, and specially selected wine and beers for a truly social experience with your nearest and dearest.

Dishes are made from fresh, local ingredients which means there is always something new on offer for you to try. Set menus will be available, or canape platters if you just want to catch up over a bottle of wine and nibble as you go.

Keep your eyes peeled on our website for more:

Website: bobosocial.com
Facebook: @bobosocial
Instagram: @bobosocial

 

Opening Times

Monday – Closed
Tuesday – Closed
Wednesday – 5Pm to 10PM
Thursday – 5PM to 10PM
Friday – 5PM to 10PM
Saturday – 10AM – 10PM
Sunday – 10AM – 10PM

 

Sugo

Fine purveyor of Italian Street Food, Sugo, is open at Elephant Park.

Discover them at 21 Sayer Street, Sugo is bringing Italian delights beyond the expected Pizza and Pasta, straight from the streets of Italy. Arancini with fresh parmesan and sundried tomato, pesto chicken with marinated zucchini and rich aioli – there’s plenty of choice.

Clean options and lunch boxes will be available for hungry visitors, lunch boxes featuring a salad and black rice with vegan options also on offer. Or choose your favourite dish as a sandwich – wrapped in a tasty, traditional ciabatta.

Website: sugo-uk.com
Instagram: @sugo_uk

Location

Sugo
21 Sayer Street
London SE17 1FG

 
 

Miko’s

A spicy addition to the foodie family at Elephant & Castle, we’re looking forward to welcoming Miko’s soon.

Miko’s serves up a range of cuisine native to the countries and cultures of Latin America. You can expect dishes like ceviche; a traditional dish originating in Peru made from chopped seafood, vegetables and spices; or patacons, deep fried plantain fritters which are served with a side of guacamole.

For a taste of authentic Latin cuisine, you’ll find Miko’s at Elephant Park.

Website: mikosmikos.com
Facebook: @Mikospanaderiarestaurante

Bayroot

We’re excited to welcome Lebanese restaurant Bayroot to Elephant Park in spring 2020.

The restaurant at 15 Sayer Street will be the second one in their portfolio, with another nearby in Camberwell. At the restaurant at Elephant Park, you can enjoy traditional Lebanese hospitality, warm textures across the interior and the smell of scrumptious home cooking coming from the kitchen. Expect popular dishes like Shawarma, chicken, lamb, halloumi, vegetables and fish cooked with sumptuous herbs and spices on a traditional charcoal grill. Cold plates like houmous, baba ganoush and stuffed vine leaves served up with flat bread can also be a delicious option for a light bite.

There is a lunch menu available complete with Mezze platters for you to share with friends. Or come dinner time, enjoy a set menu complete with house wine or beer.

Keep your eyes peeled on our website for the latest information.

Website: bayrootrestaurant.co.uk
Facebook: @Bay-Root

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: lostriverselephant.com