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 best views in South London.

This floral pink oasis is back open seven days a week for snacks and cocktails. It might take you a while to find the famed Bussey Building, and that’s before you scale the four floors to reach the top but it’s worth the wait.

A world away from the hustle and bustle of the Peckham streets below, tables can be pre-booked and waiter service is available, as is ordering and payment via app. So no queues – just sit back and relax.

It’s a fun venue to help make the most of the summer, socialising outside in a safe way.

From Monday to Friday it’s open from 5pm to 10.30pm making it the perfect escape for after-work socials.

At weekends, the bar opens at noon with last orders at 10.30pm – afternoon cocktail, pre or post-dinner drinks. Sip a cocktail, perhaps a refreshing Aperol Spritz or Strawberry Daiquiri? Make up for lost time with friends over delicious pizza from Share a Slice.

Serving a taste of Napoli, the choice is yours, with the popular Pizza Bianca, topped with truffle oil and sauteed portobello mushrooms, or indulge in a Double Nduja, with two types of chorizo, perfectly balanced with tomato and fior di latte.

Share a Slice, who’s other home is at Pop Brixton, is a pizzeria with a difference, as for every pizza sold one more is donated to help feed the homeless.

Go to Block B Rooftop Unit B3.1, The Bussey Building 133 Rye Lane , SE15 4SL or visit https://www.busseyrooftopbar.com/

The Government’s scheme aimed at saving the hospitality industry, Eat Out To Help Out (EOTHO), began this week and runs until the end of August.

Participating restaurants are offering discounted in-house dining from Monday to Wednesday.

Boxpark Croydon is offering 50 per cent off meals up to £10 per person at 20 of its restaurants.

Prices will vary for each street food restaurant, but diners will be able to enjoy a variety of global cuisines for less than £10 per meal.

Boxpark Croydon has two new openings for August – Thela and Koshary Kitchen, introducing diners to the street food of Pakistan, and Egypt.

Specialising in Karachi-style street food, Thela uses a unique blend of grounded and slow-roasted spices. Signature dishes include paratha roll and bun kebab. Other popular items on the menu include its burgers, which come layered with chutneys and sliced vegetables, served with hand-cut masala fries.

Egyptian street food trader, Koshary Kitchen is named after national dish, Koshary, a combination of rice, pasta, and lentils with tomato sauce, complemented with vinaigrette and fried onion. Koshary aims to bring prominence to a cuisine that so far many Londoners are unfamiliar with.

Other restaurants taking part in the EOTHO scheme, includes: What The Pitta, Big Mike’s Calypso Kitchen, K+K Street Food, Thai Express, The Breakfast Club and Coq Fighter.

Boxpark Croydon is inviting Londoners to enjoy its delicious new street food via delivery, click & collect or table service.

To gain entry into the venue, customers must download a Boxpark Black Card which also entitles the holder to a range of exclusive offers and discounts from select street food traders and bars.

Throughout August Black Card holders will be entitled to 20 per cent off select traders on Thursday to Sunday.

Go to www.boxpark.co.uk/croydon

Looking for a snack that’s packed with flavour, but won’t ruin your post-lockdown healthy eating plan? Then reach for the delicious new banana crisps from Katie’s Food Co.

These delicious new healthy crisps are packed with flavour, bursting with goodness and slow releasing energy to keep you fuelled and full for longer.

Katie’s Food Co’s Banana Crisps

If you’ve never eaten a banana crisp before, then get ready for a surprise. They are crunchy, crispy and surprisingly savoury, offering a healthy and nutrient-packed alternative to any potato crisp. Even non-banana believers are converting to these flavour-packed snacks as a more natural alternative to potato-based crisps.

They are 100 per cent natural, vegan, dairy and gluten free. The new Banana Crisps come in four tasty flavours – Thai Sweet Chilli, Mixed Herb, Salt & Vinegar and Himalayan Salt, and each pack contains one of your five a day. Katie’s Food Co’s Banana Crisps are available from Amazon. for £1.49 for a 32g bag. Go to www.katiesfoodco.com.


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