Discussion in 'London and the South East' started by mango5, Nov 13, 2009.
the rest of it being flats i presume?
According to the architects' website http://www.emrysarchitects.com/2010/12/planning-for-camberwell-new-road/ its 27 flats plus snooker hall plus restaurant/bar
was thinking about making a clever post about gentrifying, white people on mobile phones, wine bars, fromage and "edginess that befits the energy and vibrancy of the neighbourhood", but that would be too expected
Looks like you could get some outrage at "gated communities" in there as well -
That wouldn't look so bad if they just built it out of brick. Get rid of the green cladding that will look aged and haggard after 18 months and ancient after 5 years.
I don't mind it that much. If that is tiling, it might be OK. At least it avoids the current weird trend of building the structure as if for large windows, then filling in much of the 'window' with brick/timber and putting in smaller ones. Or at least it does in the render.
Utterly astonishing that architects involved in projects that could easily catch a lot of flack for being part of a gentrification agenda don't even take the precaution of trying to not commit ethnic cleansing by photoshop...
Looking further at this I see the developers put in the proposal for 27 flats in 2010 and had it passed )as above). Then in 2012 they decided that 27 flats was too few so put a new proposal in for 39 flats -http://www.idmproperties.com/development/315-317-camberwell-new-road-london-se5/- but this was refused
On another note I see that permission has been granted for 101 new flats in a six storey building the other side of the Cambcerwell passage to the snooker hall development at 307-311 Camberwell New Road and on the job centre site on the other side - http://www.southwarkmagazine.com/news/4948/Camberwell-development-gets-green-light so it looks like we're in for a lot of construction traffic over the next few years!
According to Brixton Buzz http://www.brixtonbuzz.com/2013/11/...os-anchor-hope-to-re-open-as-camberwell-arms/ the Recreation Ground pub is to be reopened as the Camberwell Arms shortly by the same people behind the Anchor and Hope in Waterloo and Canton Arms in Stockwell. I always feel that this pub in its current Recreation Ground and previous guises (In the time that I have been in/around Camberwell it has been known as the Castle, the Snug and Babushka) has never really been as good as it potentially could be so I hope that the new incarnation is successful.
And according to Camberwell Online http://www.camberwellonline.co.uk/2014/02/take-the-148-boris-bus-to-camberwell/ the 148 bus will be operated by new Boris Buses from Saturday
Is the Camberwell Arms not already open? Thats what the earlier Camberwellonline post said. I was hoping to check it out at the weekend.
not sure - according to a Tweet from @Camberwellarms they will be opening sometime next week - I guess they were having a trial run?
It must be many years since someone built a new snooker hall in London.
I never quite got around to going to the old one. It looked like it would be a proper seedy place though.
There was a menu up at the Camberwell Arms earlier in the week suggesting they would open on the 9th, but after what looking like a private opening event it's been put off to 'next week' and the menu has gone. I didn't take a photo but the first item was "whipped pig fat and scotch bonnet on toast" £4
In other bus news I think there's a consultation at the moment on extending the 136 from Peckham to Elephant, presumably following the 12/171 route up Peckham Road/Camberwell Church Street and Camberwell Road/Walworth Road.
It was the same for the Brixton Square development which showed an almost exclusively white population.
Pig fat and chili on toast sounds amazing.
Poshed up bread and dripping innit.
Dripping is beef, but yeah! Can't wait to try it!
Sounds alright though! Got to be better than the food in the Tiger last time we went in there.
What was wrong with the Tiger? I like the hanger/heart menu even if I do usually have the fish tacos. I think London is getting ridiculous for poncey pub grub.
The Anchor and Hope isn't really a pub anymore, in that people just drinking are not encouraged and the food is expensive. It's supposed to be very good, but I've never been there because it's surprisingly unfriendly to vegetarians, too.
I would be surprised if they can get away with that in Camberwell, though.
The Canton Arms in Stockwell is the same people and they do alright with similar food. It has at least retained a pubbier feel out front though which the A&H has struggled to do. Given how well the Crooked Well and the tapas place seem to do I reckon it'll be ok.
I've seen people bring food into Stormbird from Falafel. That seems like the best veggy pub-grub option
Although the recreation ground wasn't my kinda place, I think it was really good to have a student/sports bar just for some diversity.
I actually never went to the Recreation Ground, but I used to go to the Castle quite often, including for an urban meetup. It's where I met editor, in fact. And lots of others I won't name because they have probably forgotten me
It's not that poncy. It's just tasty!
It's open now
It's not the menu - I had a burger and those rosemary chips last time we were in there but it was all a bit overcooked/burnt and yet only lukewarm. I should have sent it back but I was hungry!
I popped in to the Camberwell Arms last night - the bar at the front was rammed but not many people eating, even at 7.30ish compared Silk Road, Caravaggio, Tiger. Same sort of schtick as their other restaurants. I'm sure it will be packed out once the Standard review it
Big thumbs up here for Cycle PS (across the road from Seabass) The owner, Harvey is a rayt lovely bloke (can't imagine him being a knob in t'Hermits) but bike servicing good and v reasonably priced - got a spoke replaced and wheel trued for £12 a few weeks ago. Couple of quid cheaper than my usual places.
Corrib Bar on Camberwell Road was recently auctioned off. No idea what happened! Always liked to see the place open but never braved going in.
Now it's a blimmin' church type place.
I noticed that the corner of the New Dome Hotel that used to be Khan's restaurant will become a Lebanese Mixgrill. This, I assume, will be the 2nd Lebanese place on the same street. Camberwell is definitely becoming kewl.
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