Williams will launch Kudu, a 46-cover restaurant, with his partner Amy Corbin on Peckham’s Queens Road on 12 January.
The seasonal menu will include the likes of kudu bread (cooked in a copper pot and served with melted lardon or seafood butter); mussel potjie pot with seaweed gnocchi; onion and beer tarte tatin with goat’s curd; and pig’s head tortellini with hay bone broth and crispy onions.
The restaurant will open in the evenings only from Wednesday to Sunday, with a brunch menu available on the weekends.
Chef and owner Williams takes his experience from stints at respected South African restaurant Camphors, The Manor under Robin Gill and, more recently, the now-closed, Hackney-based Paradise Garage.
Kudu is one of several new openings in the area, as Peckham becomes a hotspot for restaurants and bars.
The area welcomed Coal Rooms in July, and early December will see the launch of the Peckham Levels ‘cultural hub’, with a stellar line-up of traders involved.
Street food outfit Made of Dough also recently chose the area as the location for its first bricks and mortar site.