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Covid 19

These policies are to maintain the safety of both our staff and guests alike.

Our front of house staff will continue to wear a mask.

It won’t be a legal requirement anymore but we politely ask you to wear a mask whilst moving around the restaurant.

Once all our staff have been double jabbed with the vaccine we will review our policy.

We will continue to maintain a high level of sanitation throughout the restaurant.

If you develop Covid 19 symptoms please stay at home and follow the government advice, we will happily re arrange your booking.

Stay Safe and Thank you
Jane, Jamie and The BeggingBowl Team

Original Thai concept restaurant set in the heart of Peckham

On any foggy morning in Chiang Mai, the creeping scent of spices and sugar from street vendor stalls mingles with the approach of orange clad monks, chanting while they carry their alms pots.

The vessel – called a ‘begging bowl’ – is an important part of Thai culture hailing back to Buddhist traditions of making merit and the community spirit it inspires is fascinating to witness.

It is this ethos that we hope to embody in our own corner of South London.

To us, The Begging Bowl enshrines a sense of community, and of sharing, both with Peckham and the Thai friends and family which inspired our foundations.


The Begging Bowl is a vessel used by buddhist monks in Thailand in a daily morning ritual where people come out to the streets and give them food and make merit.

Time Out

"Chic Thai with an exciting menu: worth queuing for."

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Evening Standard

4 STARS "Bringing a bowl of Bangkok to the streets of Peckham"

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8/10 "Thai street-food heaven in south-east London"

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The Telegraph

4 STARS "Let’s order everything!"

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Square Meal

4.5 STARS "this cheerful Thai canteen is a cracker... top marks"

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The Begging Bowl
168 Bellenden Road
London  SE15 4BW

020 7635 2627

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Opening times

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 6pm–10pm
Wednesday: 6pm–10pm
Thursday: 6pm–10pm
Friday: 12noon–2.30pm & 5pm–10pm
Saturday: 12noon–2.30pm & 5pm–10pm
Sunday: 12noon–3.30pm

Opportunities for people with passion and a smile

Firstly we are looking for those special people who smile and are passionate….the rest we can teach you with the enthusiasm and drive you possess. In return you will join the Bowl family and a friendly local restaurant with its heart in Peckham. We run a professional and creative team and will pass on our love for Thai food. The Begging Bowl environment is a tight-knit group of fun and knowledgeable personalities and endless opportunities.

Apply to jobs@thebeggingbowl.co.uk or call 020 7635 2627

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