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