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friendofdorothy

Solidarity against neoliberalism!
I bumped into the lovely ginger spice drag queen we saw at the Chateau recently, I was telling him he needs to do that quiz show again. He said there will be a new show in peckam soonish and another at the Chateau again in dec. I'll try and find out details and post a link.

edit to add I've found the facebook page for Just May Just May but I cant see anything about future ginger at Chateau performances. or on the The Chateau but there are a few other events coming up.
 
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Cold Harbour

Active Member
Another new arrival is the tapas place, Latino something...just along Coldharbour Lane from RockSteady Eddie's. Food good, fairly cheap, staff v friendly. A few tables in when I passed last night, worth a try.
 

mango5

Endeavour era
Camberwell's latest batch of openings (Phils, Yucca Garden) seem to be surprisingly unimaginative and short on veggie options
 

mango5

Endeavour era
I'd have thought overpriced and overpresented 'plant based' food would be all the rage
I'm sad that we've lost a decent greasy spoon to tex-mex mediocrity
 

jimbarkanoodle

Well-Known Member
£7.50 for a cheeseburger with fries isnt tragic. the usual trendy burger chain suspects would sting you for about £11 at least.

I'd still rather go to Mcdonalds mind.
 

Cold Harbour

Active Member
I heard that Indiaah (curry place on Denmark Hill) will close this week. Rates risen to £9K and lease to £30K apparently. Bit of a shame, their food wasn't spectacular but was a perfectly acceptable neighbourhood curry house when the poppadum craving hit.

Also...wonder what will replace it, and whether those rises will mean other businesses along there go by the wayside too.
 

hungry_squirrel

Active Member
I heard that Indiaah (curry place on Denmark Hill) will close this week. Rates risen to £9K and lease to £30K apparently. Bit of a shame, their food wasn't spectacular but was a perfectly acceptable neighbourhood curry house when the poppadum craving hit.

Also...wonder what will replace it, and whether those rises will mean other businesses along there go by the wayside too.
That's a pity, I did really like their Chicken Jeera and they had decent, big bits of chicken in their curries rather than small rubbery bits :(
 

mango5

Endeavour era
Is that where Woolworths was? When I peeked behind the construction a while back all that was left was the facade.
 

cuppa tee

Well-Known Member
This popped up courtesy of Fortean London and I wondered if any locals had heard this scary tale of a dog man stalking the Old Camberwell Cemetery before...

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I swear I saw what I thought was a dog, a big dog, move very quickly.........It was then in a flash my life changed forever.......It was so quick that I never had a chance–I thought that somebody had literally run into me and knocked me over…Something had grabbed me by my arm VERY tightly and smashed me to the ground. It was big, it was powerful, and it had extremely bad breath and it smelt cold and awful
Werewolf of (S.E.) London
 

mango5

Endeavour era
It is a notoriously doomed location (Khan's had a temporary outpost there).
It's still run (I think, after another short-lived wrap/kebab offering) by the folk who have the felafel shop and likely to be aimed at the lunchtime and student crowd. Last year there was signage for a Lebanese patisserie that never opened.

In other news, the popup bar at the former Tadim/Cycle PS site has an extension beyond January. The popup queer venue (The Chateau) at the former Communion bar is in its last few weeks
 

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jimbarkanoodle

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I would of thought around that Church Street location would be quite a good spot to make a go of things, given the proximity of other eateries, kinda creating an area where people go out to eat. I hope, at those prices, the pizzas are decent and proper sizes, and therefore successful. Its refreshing to see somewhere new opening up with honest, non greedy prices.
 

editor

hiraethified
So refreshing seeing a pizza place charge reasonable prices. They're so cheap to make, the profit margin must be huge on places like the Agile Rabbit in the Villaaage.
 

mango5

Endeavour era
Datchelor place is an odd location. It seems so promising especially since being pedestrianised but the chippy has changed hands twice in the last couple of years, as has the pigeonhole (initially crowdfunded cafe). Hope the incoming pizza/wrap joint thrives.
 

hungry_squirrel

Active Member
Walking past Indiaah's old front, they have a sticker saying 'wingz' on it, so I'm assuming there might be a fried chicken shop moving in there. Exactly what the street doesn't need, if it is.
 

mango5

Endeavour era
The chateau has had it's popup extended by 6 months They have some good fun nights there.
I think the Pigeon popup has been extended too, meh.
 
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