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Namak Mandi, Tooting, London SW17
Evening RGL readers!

This week's featured article is for Namak Mandi, a Pashtun/Peshwari restaurant in Tooting. I spent a good half hour down a Wikipedia rabbit hole after googling the difference between Pashtun and Peshwari, and ended up learning (a small amount) about the post-colonial implications of the Durand line! Incredibly complex history aside, there are some tasty-sounding menu options at Namak Mandi, including enormous Afghan naans.

Also based in Tooting is Khani Cuisine, an Indian/Chinese (i.e. Chinese food tailored for Indian tastes) cafe, for which we have a new page. Also new: Queens is a pleasant locals' pub in Upton Park (no real ale but there is a pool table). I imagine it will become much quieter on match days following West Ham's move to the Olympic stadium. Finally, there's a new page for Norbury's Cappadocia Ocakbasi, a Turkish restaurant who are very generous with their lahmacun.
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King's Head, Tooting, London SW17

This week we're going to Tooting, so why not visit the site of our featured article, the King's Head, SW17 7PB, a grand Victorian pub building which, thankfully, has a pub in it. I've never heard of a swag-curtain before, so why not add it to your vocab?

Our three additions are in the same vicinity: there's The Wheatsheaf pub, large pleasant and child-friendly; Namak Mandi restaurant, which does good Pashtun, Peshwari and Afghan food and which has a naan so large it needs its own stand; and Masaledar, an Indian restaurant, where the food isn't as spicy as you'd hope. Unless you don't like spice.

There are also updates in, surprise surprise, Tooting! There's The Castle, a Young's pub, bit bland nowadays, and the Tooting Tram and Social, no food and also a bit more bar/venue-like.

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