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Redemption, Old Street, London EC1

Evening everyone! I hope you all found time to do something interesting over the holiday weekend. We're taking a few weeks off for some beer-related investigations, but there's plenty this week to tide you over until then.

Our featured article is for Redemption in Shoreditch, a vegan restaurant with an interesting (and 100% non-alcoholic) drinks menu. I don't think I've ever heard of a cocktail with lettuce in it before, let alone drunk one.

We've been to Swanley! The station is now in TfL zone 8, giving Oystery access to the Greene King-owned Lullingstone Castle pub, the Blue Harbour fish'n'chip shop (big portions, give the peas a miss), The Chef Chinese Restaurant and Sharon's Card Crafts, which sounds like a must-visit for papercrafters.

If for some reason Swanley doesn't float your boat (perhaps you are allergic to swans?) there are new articles for Cafe Adagio in Addiscombe, the Tulse Hill Hotel pub (another Greene King establishment), Pepe Italian Street Food (a pizza/pasta takeaway in Soho), The Finsbury pub near Manor Park station and the Somali Town Restaurant in Streatham, where the menu options have a refreshing simplicity (no lettuce cocktails).

The Mimosa cafe in Herne Hill has had an update following a visit, as has the Old Ale Emporium in Harringay (not to be confused with Haringey) and our old Ewok-village friend in Finsbury Park, the Faltering Fullback.

Finally, one sad closure to report: the lovely old Tudor Rose in Marylebone is going to become a restaurant. When I worked nearby I was always happy to spend time in this pub, especially in winter with its open fire and seemingly semi-permanent Christmas decorations hung all around the walls.

Date: 2016-09-11 04:57 pm (UTC)
oonaseckar: bambi (Default)
From: [personal profile] oonaseckar
a cocktail with lettuce in it
That sounds good. Want it.

Date: 2016-09-11 05:02 pm (UTC)
nou: The word "kake" in a white monospaced font on a black background (Default)
From: [personal profile] nou
Me too! I was only there for a quick lunch so didn't try any of the drinks, but I'd really like to.

Edited to add: here's a photo of the drinks menu if you didn't see it linked in the article (let me know if you'd like a transcript).
Edited Date: 2016-09-11 05:03 pm (UTC)

Date: 2016-09-11 05:10 pm (UTC)
oonaseckar: bambi (Default)
From: [personal profile] oonaseckar
Espresso martini! I'm a sucker for anything that combines uppers and downers - so much more scope for getting satisfyingly fucked-up.

And on the other hand, wasabi in the lettuce cocktail! Um, no, nope, *backs away* This sissy-girl says nope.

I do wonder what birch syrup tastes like now.

Date: 2016-09-11 05:41 pm (UTC)
nou: The word "kake" in a white monospaced font on a black background (Default)
From: [personal profile] nou
No alcohol, though, so without the downers :) I don't drink coffee so would have to give that one a miss.

I bet they could leave out the wasabi if you asked them to.

Date: 2016-09-20 05:45 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] mrs_leroy_brown
This ticks all my yayful boxes - must visit asap!

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