Frank's Cafe & Campari Bar, Peckham

Frank's is a pop-up bar on top of a Peckham multi-story car park until September 30th - a "a red tarpaulin-covered wooden structure, designed by Antony Gormley's daughter Paloma and vaguely redolent of a primitive boat," according to the Guardian.

Despite the lacklustre review, Brockley Central still plans to make it along as we haven't had the opportunity to get drunk in a car park for about 20 years, but please let us know if you've been and what you thought?

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19 comments:

Brockley Kate said...

That Matthew Norman review is well arsey though. I thought Transpontine was bang-on when he called it 'very snotty':

http://transpont.blogspot.com/2009/08/peckham-sunset.html

ade said...

I understand why the review in the Guardian was so harsh - went last week thought 10 was a reasonable time to turn up at a bar. The lifts outside the car park weren't walking so we had to walk round the back of the car park to find the internal lifts that only went up to the 5th floor. Fine I said we can walk, didn't realise that there were NO lights on the stairs (wearing heels, not amused!) Once we got to the top, the views were fab and the artwork was well OK, but disappointed that the bar closed at 10 on a sat!! Prices were cheap (like student union cheap) and the crowd was v Goldsmithy (aka cousins from Hoxton set). Staff were v polite if somewhat laid back but apparently you can go there from 11, bar opens at about 4/5 and food is ready from 6ish and finishes at about 8. Would I go again? Yes - worth it for the views of London and also drinking in a car park:)

Anonymous said...

I hope your children don't see you staggering through your front door whilst in your cups, but apart from that, have a pleasant time.

Brockley Nick said...

Thank you

Anonymous said...

My pleasure - I'm sure you need a night off from time to time.

Monkeyboy said...

Just don't suck on crack pipe Nick

Anonymous said...

Its not crack, but an 8 ball of hash.

Paddyom said...

The review in the Mercury yesterday made it sound quite interesting so planning on a visit soon. Cant help but feel that the Guardian reviewer sounds cynical before he even reached the place. Wouldnt be because its Saff of the river and out of the usual media-types comfort zone perhaps?

Vikki said...

The Guardian review is ridiculous! It's 2mins max from Peckham Rye train station, on numerous bus routes and it's zone 2 rather ffs!

One set of lifts were broken when I went but it was hardly a hardship to walk about 30 metres round the corner to the other set.

I suspect that the 10.00pm closure time is because that's all they could get license-wise. I'm sure they would love to stay open longer if they could.

Anyway, the views are awesome and the drinks are cheap. I found my few hours there an absolute pleasure and I very much hope it will be back next year and that similar places will spring up in our part of the world.

Tamsin said...

Can't place it though - is it the same multi-story that serves the cinema or a different one?

Vikki said...

Yep, it's the cinema one.

Ross said...

fuck that review is appalling. reminds me why i don't bother with restaurant reviews outside of the times.
dude doesn't even have a point? gets upperty at having to go to nasty, nasty south london but when he gets there everyone is a 'trustafarian'
i can't say i'm mad about a trendy, trendy pop up cafe that's sponsored by a massive company, seems a bit tryhard.

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Anonymous said...

so are you Gilly or Sue...or both?

max said...

One too many and now she doesn't remember her name anymore. Poor Silly:-(

gilly said...

Yes I am silly, I should have known that my comment would have been a delight to the few faceless bullies on this blog...a pity cause generally the comments are positive.
My name is Gillian Sue S (won't mention my surname it'll make u all laugh )
But I'm cool, I made a fool of myself, so you can call me silly if you wish.
I think Franks is worth a visit, wonderful view, good food and drink and 4 minutes on the train from Crofton Park or Nunhead....thats what we are really talking about isn't it?

max said...

Good to hear you're cool about it and not one of those silly humourless people that call "faceless bullies" anyone daring to post a light-hearted comment.

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