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ringo

Macaroni cheese controller
Which is the best chippy? Mrs R has spotted one opposite Sainsburys, reckons it could be good. Is it a proper old chippy or a kebab shop in disguise?

Best caff? We had a reasonable fry up in the Italian one next to Sainsburys, Sorrento I think it's called. Anything better?
 

alfajobrob

Well-Known Member
Which is the best chippy? Mrs R has spotted one opposite Sainsburys, reckons it could be good. Is it a proper old chippy or a kebab shop in disguise?

Best caff? We had a reasonable fry up in the Italian one next to Sainsburys, Sorrento I think it's called. Anything better?
I like this one better than the one mentioned...just past the station. I've not really had time to check the cafes yet, so will be keeping an eye on the thread :)

 

RaverDrew

self-banned for a bit
R.I.P.
It used to be really good, then about a year ago I had a few disappointing meals from them, I haven't used them since.
 

Oula

I get off on the danger
Good to know about Knights Fish Bar. I hadn't tried that, I have been going to Kennedy's which is very good but less convienient.

Efes does really good kebabs.

O Girasol is good too.
 

Oula

I get off on the danger
Not true, it's lovely. Especially away from the High Street.

Glad you got your move sorted out ringo.
 

GarfieldLeChat

fucking awesome but wrong
Not true, it's lovely. Especially away from the High Street.

Glad you got your move sorted out ringo.
if you don't mind the yoot's killing yoots, the excessive violence which has sprung up their the abject poverty the general run down ness of the place or the hellian architecture... yeah it's well jolly second only to croyden... amarrrrzing darlink...
 

tommers

Your disco needs you
if you don't mind the yoot's killing yoots, the excessive violence which has sprung up their the abject poverty the general run down ness of the place or the hellian architecture... yeah it's well jolly second only to croyden... amarrrrzing darlink...
:D
 

ringo

Macaroni cheese controller
Almost 2 months here now, and am almost an expert having had limited kitchen / constant renovations & building work up til now :)

Still rate Knights Fish Bar as the best chippy, although the one opposite Sabinburys isn't that bad.

The builders raved about the M&M chicken shop by the Electric cafe. Tried it last week and felt sick. Awful food, mouth shrivelled up with salt. Suspect most fried chicken is like that though.

Pizza - tried three or four. Papa John's was a bit non-descript, Go-Go OK but thick & bloating, but this weekend we tried The Godfather and have been instantly converted. Proper thin crust Italian style pizzas from a wood fired oven, large range of recognisable and/or interesting styles.

Indian - Old favourite Gousia let us down with bad food once and then gave one of the builders the runs for 3 days. Friday night we tried a new place, bit more expensive for the main dishes, cheap for veggie options, top notch food. Everything was cooked to perfection and everyone loved it, our new favourite:

http://www.easterncuisine.co.uk/#!chef/c42f

Cafe - Mrs R likes Sorrento 'cos they make proper coffee, but I'm not that impressed. My vote has to go to Delicious Cafe (great name :D) next to Greggs. Huge portions of fried food, cooked all nice and that. They even gave the kids a free Tiramisu each as we left. We have to take it in turns to choose :)

Chinese - Thai - have had a couple of quite poor offerings, still searching for the one. Recommendations?
 

gaijingirl

Well-Known Member
ooh.. will try easterncuisine..

Saffron is also nice (Nepalese) on the Tulse Hill gyratory - it's also a bit more expensive but you notice the difference. For example, I like sag paneer and usually it's tinned/frozen spinach but this is clearly made with fresh spinach and tomatoes and really nice paneer. It tastes so much fresher overall.

The Godfather is good - it's basically the same as Oregano which is at the bottom of Tulse Hill which you should also try.

We also tried (just the once) this Sri Lankan curry delivery which was bloody gorgeous and a bit different. Tasted lighter.
http://www.hopandspice.com/

Sorry - don't do Chinese, so no help there. I think gaijinboy quite likes the food from Thaicoons for Thai - they don't really do veggie, so I've not really sampled - I think I did once but don't remember it tbh.

Will also have to try Delicious Cafe - not been there yet.

again for delivery really - my friend swears by Indigo - they do dosas and stuff which I love. Been meaning to try it for a while.

http://www.indigo-restaurant.co.uk/index.php
 

Fingers

From Tuscany SE22
Cafe Castello at the Tulse Hill end is good for decent fried breakfast. Not for those that like them dripping in grease though. 4 quid including a drink or you can supersize it for an extra quid.
 

Secateur

New Member
thanks for the thread all, I am *THIS* close to putting an offer down on a house in West Norwood..always good to get some info

@ringo recommend any builders?
 

ChrisFilter

Like a boss.
if you don't mind the yoot's killing yoots, the excessive violence which has sprung up their the abject poverty the general run down ness of the place or the hellian architecture... yeah it's well jolly second only to croyden... amarrrrzing darlink...
Whilst I'd never big up South Norwood, there's never been a hint of violence in all the years I've lived here. It's a pretty friendly 'chat with the neighbours in the street' sorta place. It's also got pretty standard Victorian housing stock, a few dodgy tower blocks aside.

It's boring, sure, but not the ghetto you describe by any means.
 

ringo

Macaroni cheese controller
thanks for the thread all, I am *THIS* close to putting an offer down on a house in West Norwood..always good to get some info

@ringo recommend any builders?
We ended up using an old mate of Mrs R's who did a good job but he's not local - he & decorator came up each Monday from Kent and slept on the sofa all week.
 
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