Discussion in 'London and the South East' started by mango5, Nov 13, 2009.
Oops no excuse not to get take outs then.
Nape (the charcuterie and wine place) has closed. I'm ambivalent.
Wanted to give a wholly positive mention to "Falafel & Shawarma" on Camberwell Church St - one of those little places with about 5 things on the menu, all tip top. The veggie options are so good that I rarely have the sole meat option (chicken - despite that extremely tasty too). Prices are beyond decent - £3.50 for a Falafel wrap, £4.50 for a mixed mezze plate (a superb selection of vegetarian Lebanese), same price for a chicken shawarma plate, plus £1.50 for 4 sambusak (samosa, veg or meat options), plus they do fresh carrot and ginger juice, mint tea etc.... amazing value all round, really
Very sweet staff, might well be family run, can't find a single negative personally... I'm regularly taking a detour there for my dinner or lunch!
I'm also a fan of that place.
Wrap wars on that stretch of Camberwell Church Street keep things cheap. Though I haven't tried the competitors. The outpost of the felafel folk which is in the doomed location on Datchelor Place hasn't been open since August.
Ugh. Thank fuck this guy is locked up.
I mean, also glad he's locked up, but bit of a weird addition this thread
The Grove pub reopened yesterday. Haven't had a drink/food but popped in and looks nice - definitely better than the Grand Union days.
Yeah, thanks Ed. Bummer
In other news, I'm not that keen on the Grove refurb. Much less cosy, too many hard surfaces and crap sounding sandwiches. Hope it settles down to being a local not directly aimed at a post-work crowd.
Also, why has this appeared in Love Walk?
eta I mean the non-adjustable telescope pointed at St Giles, not the fella.
Launch of Camberwell Art Trail - CoolTan Arts
Ludicrously detailed information about the UK’s oldest bin store (probably) and 'definitely not the church porch' on Benhill Road
There's loads more. Read it here
Looks like that was a month ago.
Whoever is running that place into the ground these days seems utterly shady. Currently the focus of legal challenges, so I hear.
There's another telescope at the end of Wren Road near Morrisons. Had a look through it but there isn't really much of a vista!
Another Arty thingy? I miss the pink parking meter Arty thingy.
From Twitter; the Grove is having their relaunch on Wednesday.
Sounds wank, but last time I went to a Young's pub opening (in Wandsworth), all the "suppliers" had free drinks and there was free food all night so might be worth a visit if you're a bit skint
Does anyone know why this building has Clubland above the door of a church on Grosvenor Terrace?
I can't seem to any info other than the church, unless it was them that installed it.
Here is a piece about Clubland
Am I missing something, or does that piece completely fail to explain what Clubland was?
Looks like it was a youth club JB Clubland
Thanks for that!!! Amazing I'd been past this place for years and never knew what it was about.
With the info from above I've found a film on the BFI website, not watched it yet but here's what they say about the place.
Rev. Jimmy Butterworth and the activities of Clubland
I just assumed it's because they love a bit of UV lighting.
Here's a good place to get your Christmas tree
The Old Care Home at 54 Camberwell Green has trees for sale until the 17th Dec, with all profits going to the local St Giles Charity. Open 11am-7pm weekdays, 9am -5pm weekends. Tree from 5ft to 8ft. More info.
Where to buy a real Christmas tree in Brixton & surrounding area – 2017 listing of independent traders
It seems things are getting increasingly silly at Denmark Hill station. I gather people were queuing along the road this morning as only one ticket gate was working and the staff had disappeared.
I'm not sure why the redesigned entrance hall is basically just not big enough for the number of people that use it. Did someone mess up their calculations? Even outside of rush hour the one ticket machine is inadequate. Even Loughborough Junction has two ticket machines!
There are two ticket machines but only one does oyster iirc.
I don't think so. Are you sure?
Pretty sure there were two he last time I was in there, a few months ago.
There's only one. It does Oyster, but only top-ups. You can't buy an Oyster card in the station (not even at the ticket desk) incredibly.
There are two machines. The other one is the other side of the ticket barriers, next to the counter. It only takes card payments.
When did that Subway by the junction with Coldharbour Lane slither into existence?
Or is has it been there for ages and I've just blocked it from my vision? Their food is disgusting.
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