South London's Coolest Rooftop Bar Is An Abandoned Car Park

Beep beep b*tches: Frank's Café has returned for the summer

You know how the saying goes - it's not summer til you're drinking Margs in a disused car park 10 storeys above Peckham.

Frank's Café has been popping up on the top floor of Rye Lane's multi-storey car park each summer for the past 13 years, and it's back in full force for 2022, baby. 

When the forecast is sunny and you're craving a boozy brunch like no other, this is the place to go. The bar has reopened with a shiny new brunch menu from chef director Mike Davies - we're talkin' flatbreads with Merguez sausages; deep-fried spiced potato patties; and peach, ricotta and honey on toast. Wash it all down with a Garibaldi (that's Campari and OJ), Cuban Coffee (rum, cold brew coffee and condensed milk - AKA pure jet fuel) or Frank's signature Negroni. 


As for all-day eats, the brown sugar hot wings are a firm favourite, and Davies has cooked up a few new dishes too, including a lamb breast kebab with burnt chilli yoghurt and hot sauce. 

And since Frank's is part of Bold Tendencies, a not-for-profit organisation supporting the arts, the venue will also play host to a bunch of performances and site-specific installations over the next few months. Live music set against the London skyline? Yes please.

Frank's Café is open Thursday - Sunday, 11am - 11pm, until Saturday 17 September.

Bold Tendencies, 7th-10th Floor Multi-Storey Car Park, 95A Rye Ln, London SE15 4ST

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