Author Archive | Michael Joyner

Buster Mantis – Deptford

Underneath the railway arches by Deptford station lies Buster Mantis, the latest in a growing number of bar/cafes popping up around Deptford station. Named after the first Jamaican Prime Minister Sir Alexander Bustamante (one to remember for the obscure general knowledge pub quiz round), everything from the comprehensive cocktail list to the bar snacks is […]

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Upstairs at the Guildford Arms, Greenwich

Greenwich is blessed with a number of great restaurants and gastropubs, and it appears that the opening of Upstairs at The Guildford Arms in November has further bolstered its artillery. Hidden inconspicuously in a residential street a short walk from Greenwich high street, it resembles your traditional local on first impression. However as the name […]

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Tea Tasting Masterclass, Greenwich

Having a strong affiliation to Yorkshire, I always thought I knew how to make a good cup of tea. However, a tea tasting master class at Peyton & Byrne Greenwich by our expert Dan from “Chash – The Fine Tea Co.” showed there is a lot more to tea than your average brew. Pushing their […]

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Jamie Oliver does Italian, Greenwich

Not content with being the face responsible for changing school dinners, Jamie Oliver’s empire has more recently focused on establishing a range of Italians across London, simply called ‘Jamie’s Italian’. With chains in Canary Wharf, Covent Garden, Stratford, and Greenwich, Jamie has been building his pukka Italian empire since 2008, plenty of time to get […]

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The Coat & Badge, Putney

  We British are renowned for several things: being able to queue in an orderly and correct manner, our unequivocal politeness in any given situation, and squeezing every last ounce out of the unpredictable mistress that is our great British summer. For the Coat and Badge in Putney, BBQ season started this Thursday and will […]

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Row, Row, Row your Boat…

  This coming Saturday sees the annual University Boat Races between Oxford and Cambridge and the first women’s race on the Tideway, and Young’s pubs are running events up and down the Thames in celebration – fingers crossed the weather will be as fantastic as this Easter Monday! South London Blog had the pleasure of […]

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