Afternoon everyone! A slight hiccup disintegrated last week's blog post, which would have had Nunhead's Beer Shop
as the featured article. Who knows what Ewan would have written about this new micropub/bottle shop? Well, he wrote the article being featured so you can have a decent guess. Instead I will tell you about this
week's featured article, which is for Vijay
in Kilburn, a South Indian restaurant which claims to be the first such restaurant to open in the UK (in 1964). It does a decent mathanga erissery along with other vegetarian, meat and fish specialities. Apparently the Indian cricket team have been known to pop in for a biryani following a hard day's batting at Lord's...
There are updates to the articles for the George
pub and Mirch Masala
(both in Croydon), and the Riverside Bookshop
has moved a few yards from Hay's Galleria to Tooley Street. Meanwhile, Swedish haunt The Harcourt
has closed for refurbishment until June 2015, and has relocated to the nearby Duke of York (so Eurovision fans will still have somewhere to watch Melodifestivalen this spring).
A whole bunch of closures to report: the clanging chimes of doom have clung for the Marquis of Wellington
and Royal Delight
(both in Bermondsey), the Iron Duke
inside Victoria station (now replaced with The Beer House Victoria
- you can probably guess what font its sign uses without even clicking), the Hobgoblin
in New Cross (now reopened as the Rose Pub & Kitchen), Broca Food Market
in Brockley, Books For Amnesty
in Hammersmith, the Duke of Edinburgh
in Upton Park, and the Prince of Wales
in Hillingdon. I don't think you could have watched Melodifestivalen in any of those places.