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Spike + Earl – Camberwell

Spike + Earl is an all-day café that has just opened in the former Southwark Town Hall on Peckham Road, Camberwell. The café is a new venture from the owners of The Old Spike Roastery in Peckham Rye and, like its counterpart, is a social enterprise. The business tackles homelessness by training and employing homeless […]

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Festa sul Prato, Deptford

On Saturday evening we headed over to Deptford to visit Festa sul Prato. Thanks to my Italian heritage I can tell you this translates to ‘feast on the meadow’. True to its name, this beautiful restaurant/café is based in Folkestone Gardens, just round the corner from Deptford Park. It truly is a lovely setting and […]

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Rosa’s Thai Cafe – Brixton

Our guest blogger, Nancy Williams, went to Brixton for the opening of a new Thai restaurant – here’s her review: “Rosa’s Thai Café, a small collection of restaurants across London, has just opened a new branch on Atlantic Road in Brixton. Rosa’s offers classic Thai dishes but focuses on sourcing ingredients locally. The menu is […]

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The Avalon – Balham

The pub trade generally has gone through a difficult period in recent years, but in south London there is definitely a resurgence of the great British pub. The Three Cheers Pub Co. is a small group of pubs based in south London that we discovered when we had a great evening at The Rosendale in […]

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Browns – Butlers Wharf

Now an up-market part of London, with an abundance of million pound housing, Butlers Wharf was once a thriving centre for the tea trade and boats from the east docked here with their cargos.  The area is personified by its cobbled streets and characterful buildings owing to its history.  It’s quieter than nearby London Bridge […]

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The Honest Italian

This neighbourhood Italian does a good job of serving great pizza to hungry locals. Operating as both a sit in restaurant and takeaway, numerous pizza lovers were popping in to collect theirs during our visit. No doubt it’s convenient location, close to Balham station, helping this. We started with a mixed anti pasti board, which […]

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Ben’s Canteen – The Anti-Valentine’s Menu

Last week we were kindly invited to sample the ‘Valentine’s’ menu at Ben’s Canteen so we asked our new guest blogger, Nancy Williams, to give it a try – here’s what she found: “Ben’s Canteen is a great little neighbourhood restaurant just down the road from Clapham Junction Station and they’re offering a Valentine’s menu […]

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