Tulse Hill news, chitter chatter and gossip

Discussion in 'Brixton' started by Nanker Phelge, Oct 13, 2013.

  1. ringo

    ringo Macaroni cheese controller

    Reckon we'll start doing the same. Used Eastern Cuisine in Gypsy Hill for ages but it's really slipped in quality. It's very expensive, but their lamb used to be very slow cooked and everything really well done. Lately the meat has been very fatty, the dal like dishwater, and two weeks in a row its caused upset stomachs.

    At about £15 per head they should be doing better so we'll try Gurkha Cottage.
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  2. oldandjaded

    oldandjaded Active Member

    So to sum up tulse hill doesn't have any nice takeaways.

    I was going to try Lal Baag if anyone has any experiences. My normal place is Spice Village in tooting (nearish the tube) but its a long drive when you are hungry and even longer after a 12 hour shift.

    I don't think I have had a Bad meal from Thai Coons but is just not very good and stupidly expensive for average food.

    I had an argument in the pizza place La casa something or other so I use Addomme (fantastic food)

    I liked the chinese thats now a pop up hair shop. We used them for our Wedding and its a real shame they have gone.

    I also Love Creative Aroma, I just wish I drank more coffee so I could enjoy their ambiance. I also wish the Electric cafe could do a breakfast like Castelo.
  3. ringo

    ringo Macaroni cheese controller

    Lal Baag is OK. Just OK.
    Thai Coons equally mediocre.
    The Godfather isn't bad for pizzas.
    Used to use the same Chinese. I was using Golden Wok for Chinese but they've started filling half the box with bean sprouts before putting thre meat dish you ordered in, which is shit.
    I don't like Electric Cafe, never understood the fuss. Small portions of poor quality ingeredients, cooked badly. Very traditional English caff, not in a good way.
    I like the Italian place by Sainsburys.
    Obviously this is West Norwood as well as Tulse Hill. The boundary being the new pelican crossing :D
  4. colacubes

    colacubes Well-Known Member

    Lal Baag is fine but nothing special as ringo says. Also agree re Thaicoons.

    For Chinese delivery I like New Mayflower in West Dulwich. Pretty trad but always a reasonable standard. I've had a couple of decent deliveries from Slurp in Streatham too recently :thumbs:
  5. nick

    nick Pleomorphic Adenomas R us

    For Chinese, Hungs in Streatham (Valley Road?) will deliver to Tulse HIll
    Personally I like the Casa Degli Amici place for a cheap family sit down Italian meal and find them very friendly (YMMV). They also have red wine in a basket - what's not to like?

    Still struggling for Indian now Village Masaleh has gone (and Gousia many moons ago)
  6. Lizzy Mac

    Lizzy Mac Well-Known Member

    I had a lovely Khan's delivered on Friday.
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  7. TrainInVain

    TrainInVain Member

    'The Casa', the Italian between the Coop and railway bridge, gets a lot of business from us. It seems homely and I like that. If we don't eat in I get take away dishes. I live next door(ish) so just pick up.
  8. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    I've been there a few times and like it too. Friendly staff!
  9. gaijingirl

    gaijingirl Well-Known Member

    We've been to Casa degli amici a few times too now and they've been lovely to us. It's also very good with kids - especially in summer due to the garden. I find it a little pricey, so it's a treat for us, but I know these things are relative.
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  10. clandestino

    clandestino no llevar papel

    Same here. Great for the kids in the garden, but we ended up spending a bomb on the booze. Nice place though, and friendly staff.
  11. nick

    nick Pleomorphic Adenomas R us

    Waterworks update:
    Collared a Thames Water chappie at lunchtime.
    He thought that the Norwood Road / Leigham Vale junction should be reopening end this week or early next week (once the "anti skid" had "gone off").
    However he thought / hoped that they wouldn't reopen it until the Leigh Vale / Probyn Road hole was also ready (soon) as the narrowing that that bit caused resulted in gridlock and vexation for all concerned last time
  12. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    I met some people over the weekend who had moved into the Tulse Hill area some months back. I told them about this thread and they just got back to me saying how chuffed they were that they could find out about local issues here. So mindful of that, I've just added a post on Buzz to tell others about this thread. With luck, we'll get some more locals adding their thoughts!

    Tulse Hill: keep up to date with all the local news, gossip and chat on our sister forum
  13. Nanker Phelge

    Nanker Phelge Monkey Boy

    White Hart is looking like it's been squatted. There's hippy blankets up at the windows, and curtains made of clothes.
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  14. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Aw that's brilliant if true! Let's hope they open a squatty boozer!
  15. nick

    nick Pleomorphic Adenomas R us

    Brady's v 2.0?
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  16. T & P

    T & P |-o-| (-o-) |-o-|

    I think so too. All the upper floor lights on, and I just saw a young couple at the Co Op buy a load of bottled water and some groceries and then walk through a side door on Station Road that must be part of the pub.
    Last edited: Sep 21, 2017
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  17. Smick

    Smick Strictly Second Class

    Girasol? It’s good.
  18. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Here's how it looked yesterday.

  19. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    How long have this craft beer lot been in Tulse Hill? Looks like the grasping fingers of gentrification are slowly creeping up....

  20. colacubes

    colacubes Well-Known Member

    A month or two. It's the second branch of a shop in Crystal Palace.
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  21. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus


    And this Chemist a few doors down on Norwood Road has been closed for at least two years. Anyone got any idea what's taking its place?
  22. Fingers

    Fingers From Tuscany SE22

    No idea, though they didn't close down. they moved to bigger premises the other side of the bridge.
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  23. T & P

    T & P |-o-| (-o-) |-o-|

    They're nice in there, and have pretty decent wine for the same money that would only buy you a so-so bottle in the Co Op.
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  24. ringo

    ringo Macaroni cheese controller

    Not Girasol, they're Portuguese, fry ups not up to much but their piri piri chicken is really good.

    Sorrento is the one, a couple of doors down from Girasol. Food's pretty good, very friendly, and a good garden out the back.
    Last edited: Sep 21, 2017
  25. ringo

    ringo Macaroni cheese controller

    Tulse Hill / West Norwood has needed a decent off licence for years. Not been in yet but will be trying it out soon. They do refillable wine containers which are supposed to be pretty good and saves on bottles/packaging.
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  26. T & P

    T & P |-o-| (-o-) |-o-|

    Yes, they have either three or four wines (of various colours) on tap. You buy a bottle for £1 and use it for all subsequent fill-ups. When I last went they had two reds on tap, one about £8.50 and the other about a tenner. I had the latter and it was very decent.
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  27. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    I have no criticism of the place at all - they sound like they offer a useful service at a decent price- but that's often how gentrification starts, and before you know it, you have the full-on, rent rising, locals displacing likes of Pop Brixton on your doorstep. I hope Tulse Hill manages to avoid that fate because I like the area.
  28. Nanker Phelge

    Nanker Phelge Monkey Boy

    To be fair, a bit of smartening up and a few fresh new businesses won't hurt Tulse Hill. Some days it looks so shabby around here it's depressing.

    Station rise is a bit nicer to walk out on to now.

    I don't think it'll ever go full-gentrification because it's basically a through-road to other places, with death race traffic issues, but a bit of a spruce won't hurt. Between Tulse Hill and West Norwood/and Brixton Hill, I have everything I need, but it is all much of a muchness.
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  29. nick

    nick Pleomorphic Adenomas R us

    Gentrifying advance guard or not, Bob's have got to be better than a large chain of some sort. I think they currently have a few shops in the area.
    They have lots of interesting beers from apparently small concerns (many local) so you can always buy something interesting. Also give a discount on orders above a certain size.
    It's not cheap - but sometimes you prefer to spend £3 on a small can of something interesting that £9 on a slab of fosters from the Tesco.
    Numbers are roughly remembered but I managed to drop about £60 in there on just IPA without getting more than 2 cans of anything.
    Good luck to them I say
    - pretty sure they didn't sell Brewdog - which has to get editor's seal of approval
    - they had a few gluten free examples. Made a Coeliac friend very happy when I offered them to her - she hadn't had beer for years
  30. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Oh, I agree 100%. And they're doubleplusgood for not stocking BrewShite.

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