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Crystal Palace/Sydenham/Penge Chitter Chatter

Discussion in 'London and the South East' started by FoxyRed, Aug 4, 2010.

  1. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    its probably best for crystal palace as a community that it remains that way. Fixing things up and renovating them is such a double edged sword at this time...
     
  2. Maggot

    Maggot .

    Can anyone recommend a good restaurant in Crystal Palace to take someone on valentines day?
     
  3. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    I guess the French Bistro (Joannas?) or Tamnag Thai are the most romantique
     
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  4. TruXta

    TruXta Tired

    Joanna's is my favourite, but you'll be lucky to get a table. Urban Orient if you like Vietnamese.
     
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  5. TruXta

    TruXta Tired

    Tamnag looks nice but I was unimpressed by the food.
     
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  6. Maggot

    Maggot .

    Urban Orient is closed on Tuesdays. Tamnag Thai used to be good, but judging by recent reviews has gone downhill. The menu at Mediterranea looks great. Anyone been there?
     
  7. TruXta

    TruXta Tired

    Never been, sorry. Dem does lovely Turkish food, but it's a bit barn-like inside.
     
  8. flypanam

    flypanam Slip the leash and the chain

    Mediterranea is very good. I think it does the best pizza in CP, definitely better than 400 rabbits. Some of the seafood dishes are good, but if you want really good seafood go next door to the Portuguese restaurant
     
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  9. hash tag

    hash tag sickness. now light

    I remember going to Joanna's when it was an American themed upmarket burger place; just look whats happened to it now!
    There was a similar place down towards West Norwood which closed years ago.
    As always, I have been to Domali's just round the corner from Joanna's a few times. I have also done a bag of chips overlooking the views at Crystal Palace (don't think it was Valentines day though). Depending on your bag, around the other corner is The Crystal Palace Market
     
  10. Maggot

    Maggot .

    Thanks Flypanam! I don't eat seafood, but my fellow diner does.
     
  11. Maggot

    Maggot .

    That doesn't look very romantic. And I like Domalis, but that's not very romantic either.
     
  12. hash tag

    hash tag sickness. now light

    You never know, they might dim the lighting, put on table cloths and a few candles :D
     
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  13. colacubes

    colacubes Well-Known Member

    Dem is excellent as Trux says but not the most romantic of settings!

    I really like Lorenzo's in a proper old school Italian kind of way.
     
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  14. TruXta

    TruXta Tired

    Domali has had a refurbishment and looked a lot better for it.
     
  15. TruXta

    TruXta Tired

    I keep meaning to go there...
     
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  16. hash tag

    hash tag sickness. now light

    Hey Mags, let us know where you choose and some of us will come and err, serenade you :):thumbs:
     
  17. Maggot

    Maggot .

    If it's going badly, I will get you to scare her off. :D
     
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  18. hash tag

    hash tag sickness. now light

    Going badly? Almost sounds like a young relationship but not first date, not on vals night :eek::confused:
     
  19. tommers

    tommers Yourdisco needs you

    You could try A Torre. I prefer that to Mediterranea (which I've only been to once).

    Numidie is probably your best bet for romantic. It's got a cellar bar for dimly lit drinking in afterwards. Haven't been in there for a while though.

    Dem is very good (it's my son's new favourite restaurant apparently :)) but yeah, not really Valentine's night (unless she likes grilled meat I suppose). I'm glad that somebody is making a go of it there.
     
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  20. Maggot

    Maggot .

    Are they good for veggies?
     
  21. TruXta

    TruXta Tired

    If you like tagines.
     
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  22. tommers

    tommers Yourdisco needs you

    No idea.

    Here's their menu.
     
  23. Maggot

    Maggot .

    A Torre's menu has starters, meat and fish. So not really.
     
  24. tommers

    tommers Yourdisco needs you

    yeah I wouldn't recommend Torre for veggies.

    Here's a review of Numidie that I found, it's from 2002 but I liked it anyway

    Jay Rayner: Numidie, London
     
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  25. oryx

    oryx Sitting on the bock of the day

    We went to Numidie about a year ago and found the service appalling - very slow, forgotten items etc. A shame, as on our one previous visit about eight years before we'd liked it.
     
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  26. TruXta

    TruXta Tired

    Only been to the restaurant bit once, can't recall any problems with the service, but then again it was a quiet night. Maybe they're just short-staffed. The bar downstairs can be good fun and we've seen some good musicians/singers down there. And heard some appalling 90s techno :D
     
  27. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Palace is getting a new boozer! A new "4,284 square foot site will open in the heart of Crystal Palace on Westow Hill in the area’s popular central triangle this summer."
     
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  28. tommers

    tommers Yourdisco needs you

    Probably in the old puzzle / guantanamo bay or whatever it was called afterwards. Been shut for ages.

    Think they bought the black sheep as well and have combined them. Will be pretty big.
     
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  29. phillm

    phillm Well-Known Member

    My late great Dad was working at Woolwich Arsenal at the time and remembers seeing the fire light up the sky. He also saw the eruption of Vesuvius in 1944 when he was in the Royal Signals advancing up Italy.
     
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  30. TruXta

    TruXta Tired

    Where's this exactly?
     

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