TUPI serves top quality fusion dishes

TUPI is a restaurant that brings together South American and European cuisine. They are based at two locations, one in Peckham Rye and the other at Elephant and Castle.

I was invited on a complimentary basis along with some other community members of Love Pop Ups London to enjoy their culinary delights within their restaurant based at Elephant and Castle.


Located at the heart of Peckham Rye & Elephant and Castle, TUPI restaurant brings together Europe and South America with a menu that’s healthy and indulgent, regardless if it’s breakfast, lunch or dinner, gluten or dairy free, bringing enough choice and diversity to satisfy any craving. ​

TUPI was born out of love, out of desire to make something unique, a place to enjoy, make friends and eat good food, based on that love they also make their own cakes, desserts and even their own delicious granola.

The menu evolves monthly, keeping to seasonal produce but you can expect to see mains featuring duck, steak and seafood, with a variety cakes and desserts.

Lunching it at TUPI

Stepping within this sunny little café / restaurant which sits in the Castle Square of Elephant and Castle I was taken back by their furnishings from their blue and yellow cushioned chairs through to their tropical bird wallpaper.

After being greeted and given some recommendations from the present menu I opted for starters Spicy Prawns & Scampi, for main Linguine and for my cocktail I chose an Espresso Martini which the manager recommended.

As we were seated in the far left corner we was opposite the kitchens pass where we could see the chefs at work tossing and cooking our meals in the air and could smell all different aromas making all our tummies rumble.

Upon receiving my starters of The Spicy Prawns & Scampi (£8.40) I was highly impressed as it was a decent size portions and it did not just look amazing but also smelt amazing. The only criticism though I did have about my dish was that the scampi and prawns were not peeled and trying to unpeel shells from crustaceans that has been sitting in hot soup and no bowl to clean my hands I was not that keen on doing so I asked one of the chefs to unpeel them for me. I think it would have been nicer if the dish came with just the heads of the prawns and scampi’s and the rest of the crustacean to be unpeeled. Upon tasting the dish I was highly impressed as it had so many different flavours and textures happening from the juiciness of the fresh prawns and scampi to the crunchiness of the corn and the heat of the chillies. It was certainly a dish fitting for Summer.

These are the other dishes the others ordered in the afternoon. As you can see all looked amazing but mine was far the biggest.

For my mains I had Linguine (£14.00) which came with a mix of seafood, rocket & cherry tomatoes all served in a delicate spicy sauce. Again the portion was large and looked stunning. The mussels were large, the squid was cooked to perfection and came with juicy prawns this time unshelled thankfully, only the head was left on. This dish was gorgeous and one I highly recommend ordering if you love pasta and seafood as I do and I loved it.

Also on the side I just had to taste the Bricciku Dukkah (£4.00) which was highly recommended from the manager. It was of tenderstem broccoli, kale and was topped with a pistachio dukkah dressing. I was highly impressed as I don’t usually like kale and pistachio but wow this dish was amazing as it was colourful, moist, crunchy and fresh but the best thing was the pistachio dukka dressing that gave the dish a whole new element of taste.

Louise, Bianca, Joice and me

These are the other dishes that the others ordered all equally looking ever so tasty.

To accommodate my meal I opted for the managers choice of the Espresso Martini (£8.00) which contained Kahlua, Vodka and Brazilian Espresso. It came with a frothy foam on top and had a nice divine layering. The smell was immense giving me a buzz from the off. It tasted just how an Espresso Martini should of pure strong coffee and an after hit of the alcohol.

These are all our drinks in a line with all equally looking colourful and all tasted amazing.

Now full and ready to take on London again for our next outing.


TUPI provided a lovely relaxing spot for lunch within its lovely airy cafe / restaurant decorated with comfy blue and yellow chairs and it’s tropical decorated walls.

The food, with its South American and European twist was punchy in flavour and fresh. Perfection.

I highly recommend TUPI.

TUPI in Elephant and Castle

Elephant and Castle,
2 Castle Square,
Elephant Road,
SE17 1EN ​​

Opening hours:
Monday – 9am – 6pm
Tuesday – Saturday9am – 10pm
Sunday – 9am – 8pm  

Book via clicking here.

At present TUPI has some offers:

40% OFF
Castle Square – 40% off bill (Monday – Tuesday night. Advance booking required) ​

Every Saturday and Sunday 12 noon – 6pm
£15 per person, 1.5 hour slots, only valid when bought with at least 1 main.

When you have dinner with us in the same week.  

Happy Hour – Every day 4pm – 7pm
Cocktails £5
Beer £3
Wine £3.5
Free prosecco for parties of 6+ Monday – Friday

Tuesday – Thursday Lunch

Thank you to TUPI for inviting me down to enjoy your fusion culinary delights. All views are my own honest opinion.

Click below to read what the other community members who joint me for lunch. All their views are of their own honest opinions.

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