The world's shortest restaurant review

Jam Circus: please stop putting so much salt in all of your food. It's virtually impossible to order something that doesn't taste like sea water.

Otherwise, it's very nice.

7 comments:

Luke said...

Firstly, well done Nick for starting this local blog. I've only been living here for six months but am always keen to discover new and interesting things about the area, as well as any new developments that Brockley seems just about ready for!

I haven't sampled Jam Circus yet but, with food constantly on my mind, I’d like to know others' thoughts and recommendations about local eateries and drinkeries. I've checked out Meze Mangal, which is just brilliant, cured a couple of hangovers with a 'Toad Special' at the TM2 and was impressed with my cod and chips from Fishy Business.

I've heard good things about Mr Lawrence's Wine bar, The Long Time Noodle Cafe and that pub around Ladywell way (The Happy Farmer?). Comments about Nu-Spice, the two Thai places (Brockley Road & Foxberry) and the Italian by the station would be great. Any other hidden gems an aspiring foodie should know about?

Also, does anyone know anything about Brockley Fine Foods? Was it a deli-type place on the Brockley Road? And what about that Italian cafe/pizzeria joint on Harefield Road - it's been here as long as I have and I haven't seen any more than five people in there at any given time...

Anyway, I'm rambling now and m'belly's rumblin'...

keep up the good blogging!

EDal said...

Brockley's a desert when it comes to decent restaurants. You should make the short 10 minute journey to East Dulwich's Lordship Lane. 9 curry houses, superb gastro pubs, 2 thai restaurants, french, italian, etc. All good value too.

Luke said...

Thanks. I've tried out a few places round there - Sea Cow, Bishop, the Goose. All good.

Nice to know there's something on the doorstep if needed, though...

Brockley Nick said...

Although I agree that, on first inspection, Brockley looks a bit of a culinary desert, Luke's message sums it up for me - lots of hidden gems.

Anyway, given the interest in this topic, I'll write an article about the food landscape shortly.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for a great blog Nick!

I read a restaurant review on Brockley sometime ago and apparently there is supposed to be a really nice restaurant in Lewisham College on the 5th floor (where they train chefs/waiters etc for exclusive restaurants). However, I haven't tried it out as yet but was said to be really good value!

Andrew Brown said...

If you can be tempted to come to Ladywell there's Masons which is good.

And there's the Kaya House on the corner of New Cross Road and Brookmill, which is great.

JonG said...

Ditto the great blog comments.

Anyway, my fave restaurants - Meze Mangal on Lewisham Way is awesome - the best kebabs this side of Turkey. And it's like going on holiday when you go in there.

Cinnamon (Indian restaurant) is a hidden gem - at the end of Upper Brockley Road where it meets Lewisham Way. The brilliant chef does some twists on the classic Indian dishes, and it's fab value. A great alternative to the fantastic Babur down Honor Oak Park. Also recommend Cinnamon for takeaways.

But what has happened to Just Thai Thai recently? The first meal we had in there a year ago was great, but recently we went in and service was slow, food mediocre, and there were lots of unhappy customers :( Has it changed management?

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