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by Nature Boy
20 Mar 2017 19:22
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Hotel Sydenham Hill
Replies: 8
Views: 8285

Re: Hotel Sydenham Hill

Maybe a little far away but the new refurbed Half Moon in Herne Hill promises to have some lovely rooms. There is the Tulse Hill hotel too but thats on a noisy road.
by Nature Boy
12 Dec 2014 19:18
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: RebuildTheGreyhound - pub to be rebuilt by April 2015?
Replies: 994
Views: 432296

Re: #RebuildTheGreyhound - pub to be rebuilt by April 2015?

Good news. Well done to all involved! Anyone any idea who is going to take on the pub? Has anyone contacted Antic or Late Knights about taking it on? Would be a shame for it to be empty for any significant time.
by Nature Boy
23 Jul 2014 21:51
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Cherry and Ice
Replies: 16
Views: 11021

Re: Cherry and Ice

I'm dying to know how many people posting here have given their feedback to the owners/management directly. I hope the answer is everyone. There's a lot in the old adage used in the hospitality sector "if you like [our service] tell all your friends but if you don't like it tell us" It gives a busin...
by Nature Boy
12 Jun 2013 06:37
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Going over old ground - The Hound that is Grey
Replies: 734
Views: 132400

Re: Going over old ground - The Hound that is Grey

Now we're getting somewhere and good point re Canvas and Cream. Went there last Friday for first time and was v impressed. re Greyhound I would have thought that multi-use was most commercially viable which I think ivy house is but I may be wrong. And here is where I start to lose my objectivity a l...
by Nature Boy
11 Jun 2013 23:12
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Going over old ground - The Hound that is Grey
Replies: 734
Views: 132400

Re: Going over old ground - The Hound that is Grey

Dear all Some views from a dispassionate observer. Why not take the amazing energy and passion thats going into debating these and other issues on these pages and put it into sorting out the mess instead? What matters is the right outcome for the Sydenham community. We are where we are. If PureLake ...
by Nature Boy
16 Dec 2012 20:09
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: The Railway Pub
Replies: 42
Views: 9408

Re: The Railway Pub

Agreed. Looks like some major work. Place is being gutted. Someone must know something. I'd be surprised if the work was being done by the current landlord..

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by Nature Boy
9 Apr 2012 15:39
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Sushi of Sydenham
Replies: 92
Views: 32293

Re: Sushi of Sydenham

I'm a sushi lover so the comments I have should be read with that in mind. In dining terms we barely have the basics covered in Sydenham so I wonder if a Japanese is a little too niche for the area at this moment in time. It would also need to be keenly priced to be successful here (if the posts els...
by Nature Boy
5 Feb 2012 20:10
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: What is the best Indian restaurant around Sydenham?
Replies: 30
Views: 8062

Re: What is the best Indian restaurant around Sydenham?

Barakah is pretty good I agree. Garam Masala has always been fine. V good value for money if you pick up and pay cash. Babur is by far the best around. I've always found the takeaway from its other shop pretty good but obviously nowhere near the quality of the restaurant. I've never had a good curry...
by Nature Boy
1 Oct 2011 13:09
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: The pub on the kirkdale roundabout
Replies: 110
Views: 22213

Re: The pub on the kirkdale roundabout

I don't know this to be the case but maybe I can answer this mystery. I suspect that Antic are agreeing a lease of the building from the developer and meanwhile the developers are trying to sell the freehold of the building to someone else. [ Post made via Mobile Device ] http://sydenham.org.uk/mobi...
by Nature Boy
9 May 2011 19:09
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: New bakery in Kirkdale
Replies: 25
Views: 8934

Re: New bakery in Kirkdale

See the recent Guardian article below which is right on point Re Paultreacy's post.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree ... ommunities

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by Nature Boy
20 Apr 2011 23:04
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Vote For Kirkdale Village Logo
Replies: 47
Views: 9722

Re: Vote For Kirkdale Village Logo

Hear hear JulietP. Couldn't agree more. Who cares what the name is, the point is that a group of people have got together to try and do something to improve the area potentially giving that part of Sydenham a new vibrancy it has been lacking for a long time. You have to start somewhere so let's give...
by Nature Boy
5 Feb 2011 23:19
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Bob Monkhouse - Syd man or not?
Replies: 14
Views: 12126

Re: Bob Monkhouse - Syd man or not?

As an aside this reminds me of a joke Bob made being interviewed by Parkinson or someone like that. Monkhouse was asked about his upbringing. He said where he was from but then said "funny thing is a lot of people think I come from Kent....at least I think that's what they shout at me in the street!...
by Nature Boy
2 Feb 2011 20:09
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Greyhound to be run by owners of East Dulwich Tavern, etc.
Replies: 59
Views: 15696

Re: Greyhound to be run by owners of East Dulwich Tavern, et

Westow House is not one of Antic's best examples IMO but they also own the White Hart in CP (better) plus the Balham Bowls Club and Tooting Tram and Social (superb both). In both the latter cases, some sympathetic renovations. With the bowls club, hell they've pretty much left it as is. [ Post made ...
by Nature Boy
14 Oct 2010 00:16
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Have you bought your fish this week?
Replies: 44
Views: 11098

Re: Have you bought your fish this week?

As well as flyers, Amo should talk to somewhere like the Dolphin, supply them and get a mention on their menu. Keeping it local and all that.
by Nature Boy
1 Sep 2010 19:52
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham Town's Brand New Site!
Replies: 30
Views: 6462

Re: Sydenham Town's Brand New Site!

Like the new look site. Any chance of reestablishing the Twitter feed please? I find it really useful keeping up to date on the fly. Many thanks and keep up the good work!
by Nature Boy
30 Aug 2010 19:50
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: The Three Musketeers
Replies: 11
Views: 3320

Re: The Three Musketeers

When we went it sounded like Constance was miked up. Perhaps she is having trouble with her voice? No matter, we thoroughly enjoyed it. As LaHibernis says the food was particularly good. The Dolphin staff also did a good job getting people seated and fed. Look forward whatever Jonathan and the team ...
by Nature Boy
18 Apr 2010 12:22
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Input Please
Replies: 28
Views: 8351

I agree with Raven Drone. If you are planning anything like Franco Manca then bring it on! All over the place pizzerias seem to do well on the same high streets as Italian restaurants. Our kids love pizza. We always find ourselves leaving Sydenham to find a pizzeria rather than an Italian. I also ag...