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Maggot

The Cake of Liberty
Can anyone recommend a good restaurant in Crystal Palace to take someone on valentines day?
 

Maggot

The Cake of Liberty
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?
 

flypanam

arise, weeping prophets
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
 

hash tag

chillin
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
 

Maggot

The Cake of Liberty
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
Thanks Flypanam! I don't eat seafood, but my fellow diner does.
 

Maggot

The Cake of Liberty
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
That doesn't look very romantic. And I like Domalis, but that's not very romantic either.
 

tommers

Not just a little bit of a slag, but a total slag.
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.
 

Maggot

The Cake of Liberty
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.
Are they good for veggies?
 

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
 

editor

hiraethified
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."
 

tommers

Not just a little bit of a slag, but a total slag.
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."
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.
 

phillm

Trolling through Life (TM)
Today is the 80th anniversary of the Crystal Palace burning down.


It was a huge fire that could be seen from 8 counties. I chatted to an 89 year old woman today who remembers seeing the fire.
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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