Peckham's Taiwanese restaurant
"Lightest, fluffiest buns in London" Timeout
"The veteran restaurateur who really knows his buns" VICE
Sample Lunch / Dinner Menu
Tofu + Sweetcorn Fritter (V) - £3
Smacked Cucumber (V) - £2.4
Fried Chicken w/ Miso Mayo - £3.9
Sweet Saucy Edamame (V) - £3
Golden Kimchi (V) - £2.3
XO Pork + Chinese Chive Dumplings - £3.6
Taiwanese Sausage - £2.8
Sweet Potato Chips w/ Wasabi Mayo (V) - £2.8
Sesame Spinach (V) - £1.8
Tenderstem Broccoli w/ Ponzu (V) - £3.2
Bao Steamed Buns
Slow Braised Flock + Herd Pork, Pickles, Peanut Powder
Fried Free Range Chicken, Kimchi, Wasabi Mayo
Shiitake Mushroom (V)
Teriyaki, Miso Mayo, Crispy Shallots
Drunken Prawn Bao
Beer Marinated Prawns, Pickled Mooli, Spiced Spring Onion
Roasted Butternut Squash Golden Kimchi, Slow Braised Tofu, Coriander
Fried Bao, Melted Chocolate, Toasted Marshmallow
Sample Cocktail Menu
Plum Wine Negroni
Campari, Gin, Plum Wine, Green Tea Syrup
White Rum, Lychee Liquor, Lime
Kawatsuru Sake, Vodka, Mirin, hint of Raspberry
Szechuan Old Fashioned
Szechuan infused Bourbon, Brown Sugar, Bitters
Sample Weekend Brunch Menu
We serve our brunch menu at weekends alongside our regular menu
Slow Braised Flock + Herd Pork, Wilted Spinach, Free Range Egg, Hollandaise, Bao Bun
Teryaki Shiitake Mushrooms, Wilted Spinach, Free Range Egg, Hollandaise, Bao Bun
Mushrooms on Toasted Bao (V)
Oyster + Portobello Mushrooms on a Toasted Bao served with Wasabi Crème Fraîche
Taiwanese Spring Onion Pancake (V)
House Kimchi, Cheddar, Sunny Side Up Egg and Basil
The Full Taiwanese
Taiwanese Sausage, Spring Onion Pancake, Flock + Herd Smoked Bacon,
Bao Bun, Asian Beans, Spiced Eggs
Bottomless Brunch Cocktails
White Night in Taipei
White Rum, Passionfruit Jam, Lychee, Lime
£6.5 / £16 for a Bottomless Hour
Bloody 'Hell' Mary
Sparkling Sake, Vodka, Fresh Tomato Juice, Wasabi, Sriracha, Wasabi Salt
£7 / £17 for a Bottomless Hour
Tuesday - Friday
12pm - 3pm for Lunch
6pm - 11pm for Dinner
11am - 11pm
We serve our Brunch menu from 11am - 4pm
11am - 10pm
We serve our Brunch menu from 11am - 4pm
293 Rye Lane
We keep most of our tables free for customers who want to walk in
For those who want to book:
You can reserve at any time during lunch or weekend brunch
In the evenings, we reserve some of our tables between 6pm - 730pm for 2 people
For parties of 3 - 8 people we reserve tables between 6pm - 7pm
If you'd like to book, please reserve a table below
[ We are happy for small dogs to come in ]
Jobs + Active Listening
There’s a couple of reasons you’ll choose to work at a restaurant.
1. Food makes you smile and you want to make it your career.
2. You have another passion and you need some cash.
Either way, that’s cool.
BUT, we are changing the way working in restaurants is handled.
Sure, we'll teach you the basics. Having an intimate knowledge of every dish. Using the till. Polishing glasses properly. We get that, you get that.
Whether you want to stay with us for a few months, or for the rest of your career and build a life here, we will train you on a single life skill that will benefit all areas of your life.
That skill is Active Listening.
It’s really easy to do. You just need to be constantly reminded about it until it becomes part of your routine. We work as a team to make sure everyone is Actively Listening.
So, when you ask a customer how their day was, you don’t immediately move on to ask them what they want to order and try and up-sell them the “drink of the day.”
That’s what they do at restaurants who train their teams from a book written by someone in another country. We don’t work like that.
We want you to ask the customer how their day was, and then really listen to their answer, and then engage with them. We don’t care if you take 15 minutes to take their order. In fact, we’d love that. It means you’ve formed a connection and, most likely, you and the customer are having fun.
If you work at Mr Bao and we can teach you to Actively Listen, you’ll do it with your friends, colleagues, partner, kids, parents and we’re pretty certain you’ll notice your days becoming more fulfilled and, generally, better.
So, if that sounds like the kind of life skill you want to learn (and your natural facial expression is a smile), get in touch.
Mr Bao x