hearty soup and cheese toastie from Camberwell Arms

hearty soup and cheese toastie from Camberwell Arms

This is a restaurant I've visited many times for dinner and Sunday lunch, but my latest foodie win was taking a chance and dropping by on a weekday lunchtime, to find a couple of great options for London Cheap Eats.

You could easily just go for a freshly made bowl of soup for £4, but since you decided to make an occasion of it, make the upgrade to toastie status for just £2 more.

You can trust the team and chefs as they’ve worked in kitchens such as St. John Bread & Wine and the Eagle in Farringdon, plus they also own The Anchor & Hope and Canton Arms. 

You may well have the place to yourself, so grab a seat at the bar and watch the chef team prep for what is always a busy dinner service. 

In this £6 lunchtime pairing, expect some top ingredients such as Ogleshield Cheese from Neal's Yard Dairy and bread from Brick House Bakery, whilst the soup changes twice a week.

The mushroom soup I had was thick and hearty; very obviously made from scratch. But what blew me away was the toastie - up there with the London Cheese Truck version I seek out around town. If you’re in the area, I strongly suggest dropping in.

Note: this lunch item is available Tuesday to Friday, 12pm - 2.30pm.

Words and photography | Guest post from Nic Crilly-Hargrave, Sharking for Chips and Drinks


65 Camberwell Church Street SE5 8TR

Opening hours
Mon | 5pm - 11pm
Tues - Sun | 11am - 11pm

Website | thecamberwellarms.com
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Tel | +44 (0) 7358 4364

Last updated | 11th Feb 2016