Evening RGLers! After last week's Good Beer Guide pub deluge, here's what's been happening everywhere else.
Our featured article is for Mr Chilly
, who is neither an underprepared arctic explorer nor an anthropomorphised ice cream but a small North Indian restaurant near North Harrow station. Try the biryani!
We've got lots of new articles. Let's kick things off in Morden, with a branch of Wimpy
and the Morden Hall Bookshop
, which sells second hand books from an old National Trust building in the park. Up the Northern line a few stops is Vijaya Krishna
, a South Indian restaurant in Tooting, while back down in the other direction there's Bamboo Basket
, a Chinese/Malay tea shop and cafe in Epsom. Ram's
in Kenton is a veggie (and Jain-friendly) Indian restaurant that has a buffet with unlimited puri (mmm, delicious carbs), while all the way over in Eltham, the Yak and Yeti
does a reasonable lunch deal.
Of course there are some pub updates too: the Duke of York
in Surbiton and the Albert Tavern
in South Norwood (both owned by Greene King), the Cape
bar in Wapping, the Cricketers
pub in Croydon (great for tram watching), the Barley Mow
in Epsom, the Villiers Arms
in Oxhey (as confirmed last week, Oxhey is indeed a real place) and the Railway Tavern
in Bexley. I judge it would be quite a challenge to create a (theoretical, even!) pub crawl to visit all seven of those in one day, even though you would be unaffected by the temporary closure of the Gospel Oak to Barking line
(it's shut until next February).
Finally, some closures to report: Italian restaurant Tentazoni
has moved from Bermondsey to Notting Hill, while the Charlotte
in Crayford, the Dover Castle
(a Sam Smith's) in Marylebone and the branch of Spirited Wines
in Putney have all closed.