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).
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.