Food & Drink


The Tapas Room – who says dreams don’t come true?

It’s a brave person who opens a restaurant, but opening two in the middle of a global pandemic is to be greatly admired. When I first visited The Tapas Room in Deptford a decade ago, the joy derived from a glorious lunch, was tempered by the realisation that I’d be unlikely to visit again.


Looking for somewhere to eat this weekend? Here are the five best Caribbean restaurants in Brixton

Brixton is famed for its Caribbean culture: Windrush Square, Black Cultural Archives, Brixton Jamm and many Caribbean restaurants.


Larry’s in Peckham – it has it all

Imagine my disappointment when I arrived at my favourite Peckham bakery to find it had closed down for good. I was gutted because the sourdough was to die for. I wondered if it had been a victim of people baking their own bread during lockdown. Alas, not. It had shut its doors last Christmas long before the other C-word had even entered the lexicon.


National Curry Week

If ever an excuse were needed to eat the nation’s favourite dish, it’s National Curry Week until October 11. Given the recently cooler weather, you might want to have yours at home. For curry in a hurry, Atcha’s new Battersea kitchen is poised to serve South London with healthier alternatives to popular dishes.


“What Mr Mahabir has created at South Bank’s Limin’ in such a short time is nothing short of magnificent”

Since arriving in the UK more than 20 years ago, Sham Mahabir has done his best to share the culinary culture of his beloved Trinidad & Tobago with others.


Old Chang Kee

Adaptability was the secret to surviving lockdown, and Old Chang Kee, which boasts two central London sites, continued to prosper during the period thanks to local delivery. Fans of the restaurants in Goodge Street and Covent Garden which have now reopened have been enjoying Singapore curry puffs and curries from the comfort of their own home.


A trip to remember in Hastings

By Paloma Lacy Right outside Hastings railway station proudly sits a vessel emblazoned with the ‘RX’ code, a nod to


Streatham Food Festival returns – with a difference

The Streatham Food Festival is back with a difference for 2020. The new look festival will take place throughout September,


A meat feast with meals anyone can make

Most have become a dab hand in the kitchen in the past six months. However, can mere mortals do as


Michelin-star chef Cumberbatch is at your Herne Hill service

By Paloma Lacy Notting Hill Carnival may be cancelled this year but one man is single-handedly bringing Carnival vibe to


The Bussey Rooftop Bar

By Paloma Lacy Looking for somewhere to bask in the glorious sunshine this weekend? Bussey Rooftop Bar affords one of


The Laundry and Boulangerie Jade

By Paloma Lacy Brixton is teaming with great places to eat but the hottest of the moment for sure is


In search of the perfect gift for Father’s Day

So many are worried that Father’s Day 2020 – on June 21 – will look like no other. No dining


International doubles day – the ultimate street food

This Saturday is International Doubles Day. South London Press spent time with World Doubles Ambassador, Sham Mahabir, to find out

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