new stuff in streatham

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  1. plurker

    plurker tú no tienes la culpa mi amor que el mundo sea feo

    Today I was told, by another or Morrison's staff that it will become a Premier Inn.

    Conclusion: no-one knows, site will be empty for parties from end Nov ;)
  2. SepiaToned

    SepiaToned New Member

    I've just been along to see the new proposals for the old MI5 site that's now under ownership of Access Self Storage - wedged between the High Road, Kempshott Road and Penistone Road.

    Currently, they have planning permission for a large, box-like structure that would be storage space with a small office.

    What they're proposing is to move all storage underground, spanning the whole site. There will be a building fronting the High Road (in parallel to it) which on the ground floor will house non-residential space, I think retail is most likely, plus the office for the self storage. Above these units, there will be residential flats. Along the back of this building, there will be an access lane to parking spaces for their customers. This will stretch from Kempshott Road to Penistone Road with gates at either end.

    Fronting Kempshott Road, they plan to construct a separate, slightly lower building, and this will be for residential use. I was told mostly 1 and 2 bed flats, but there may be a couple of 3 beds. I want to say 67 units in total on the site (give or take 1 or 2, can't quite remember). There will be 8 parking spaces, one of which is reserved for a 'car share' scheme. *face palm* No one present during my visit seemed happy about the parking situation - fearing for how it will affect parking on nearby streets.

    Behind the building will be the 8 parking spaces, as well as communal gardens - these will back onto Penistone Road.

    They plan to have a brick façade, so hopefully wont look as ghastly as the monster sat above Tesco. That said, I still think it's awfully box like and they're going for the 'cheap' approach. No need to make it appear desirable as beggars can't be choosers so to speak.

    Interestingly, none will be for sale. Access Self Storage plan to keep all 67 (give or take) units and rent them all out.
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  3. pesh

    pesh Well-Known Member

    Bowie night at the Earl Ferrers tonight if anyone fancies it...
  4. nagapie

    nagapie Well-Known Member

    Anyone been to the new Vietnamese in Streatham where Oishi used to be? Wondering if they do a decent amount of veggie dishes as it's mr nags' birthday tomorrow and thinking of going? As it's a Monday, also wondering if it's even open.
  5. Virtual Blue

    Virtual Blue ready

    Did you go to this? Was it any good?
  6. Virtual Blue

    Virtual Blue ready

  7. ohmyliver

    ohmyliver poppin' like a cork

    yes, over a year ago though. Viet food very good. Chinese food average.
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  8. Virtual Blue

    Virtual Blue ready saves me having to go to SE or East London
  9. discobastard

    discobastard edited

    I went about a year ago. I thought it was pretty dire.

    Had some ribs and a bowl of soup noodles. No seasoning or discernible flavour to the noodles.

    Wouldn't recommend - in fact I'd say actively avoid.
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  10. ohmyliver

    ohmyliver poppin' like a cork

    was that from the 'chinese' part of the menu, though?
  11. discobastard

    discobastard edited

    Don't think so. We went for Vietnamese and that's what I thought I was eating.
  12. ohmyliver

    ohmyliver poppin' like a cork

    ahh, shame, I had the mango beef salad (where the beef is 'cooked' in citric acid) and some other starters and they were excellent.

    I'm surprised it's so variable.
  13. nagapie

    nagapie Well-Known Member

    Have got the menu and they deliver and looks good but not tried it yet.
  14. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox

    A friend is asking for recommendations for so.ewhere to eat near the Odeon. As I don't eat out, I can't help her. Any suggestions?
  15. chillum86

    chillum86 Well-Known Member

    Bravi Ragazzi is a fantastic pizza place less than two mins away. Its small though, so it can be tricky to get a table at peak times. Otherwise Pratts & Payne is decent for pub grub.
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  16. Thimble Queen

    Thimble Queen person of tinge

    What happened to Oishi? I only had a take away from there once. It was pretty delicious but a bit pricier than I'd like.
  17. Virtual Blue

    Virtual Blue ready

    I never like Oishi but was informed that the Japanese food there was genuine.
    It's now a Vietnamese place - never been.

    The Hamlet is a safe bet (about half a mile away).
    Was there last weekend for Xmas party. Food was decent.
  18. Thimble Queen

    Thimble Queen person of tinge

    Do you know if they shut down or relocated?
  19. plurker

    plurker tú no tienes la culpa mi amor que el mundo sea feo

    Rumoured that the new place where Oishii was is run by the same owners...

    Lots of closures; so most new stuff in Streatham is 'empty shops'

    Beyrouth's has gone - no surprise as it was way too big, and often empty. Wanted to go there last weekend but cause it was shut went next-door to Trio Pizzeria. It was decent enough - not the best, but okay for the price.

    The large Oxfam is empty now.

    Lebanese Ilili closed, then re-opened as Streatham Wine House - was there just prior to Christmas for drink - nice wine, and they happily allowed my toddler to toddle about smashing tree baubles until about 9pm :)

    Apparently the old Morrisons site is combining a gym, a Costa coffee and a Marks & Spencer. The horrible new development up by Streatham Hill is also supposed to be getting an M&S food place.

    There might be more!
    Last edited: Feb 3, 2017
  20. Virtual Blue

    Virtual Blue ready

    Old Morrisons is turning into Pure Gym (24 hours).
  21. hash tag

    hash tag member

    This is not far from the Odeon and still going, little changed after all these years Home
  22. gaijingirl

    gaijingirl Well-Known Member

    WHat has replaced Oishii?

    eta... oh I see it's Vietnamese
  23. plurker

    plurker tú no tienes la culpa mi amor que el mundo sea feo

    One of our favourite places. Have eaten there so many times in 20+years here.

    Only thing I don't like is paying £4.80 or whatever it is for a 330ml bottle of beer or cider. Organic it may be, but takes the pish imho
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  24. ash

    ash Inittogether

    I remember going there (if it's the same place which it looks like) when I first came to London in 1985. I went back (as passing by) last week and it was still great.
  25. Virtual Blue

    Virtual Blue ready

  26. hash tag

    hash tag member

    I can't remember how long I have be going to the wholearth, but I wish they would change the menu. It has about 4 mains at anytime and always includes homity pie, which has always been on the menu!
  27. plurker

    plurker tú no tienes la culpa mi amor que el mundo sea feo

    See, now I'm the converse.
    I like the consistency - the three daily-changing mains are almost always great, and the homity pie is the perfect fall-back.
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  28. hash tag

    hash tag member

    Can anyone tell me if there is a pub in Streatham showing the footie midday tomorrow?
  29. fakeplasticgirl

    fakeplasticgirl hysterically useless

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  30. fakeplasticgirl

    fakeplasticgirl hysterically useless

    nooooo....tiger is delicious! especially the vietnamese stuff.
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