Feast Your Eyes, Tanners Hill, Deptford


A ray of hope in a darkening world... news of a new deli in Deptford. For those people who despair of the marketing prowess of our local businesses, this one's even got a logo. Feast Your Eyes:

Feast Your Eyes Limited, following on from the success of Feast Your Eyes at Laban café, are very proud to announce the opening of the first Deli in Deptford. The deli situated on the newly pedestrianised Tanners Hill, SE8 4PJ, tel: 0208 692 7399 will be very big on sustainability with the aim of reducing packaging to the bare minimum.

We will encourage people to bring in jars or buy them from us to stock up on our home produced items such as Hummus, Pesto, Dressings, Jams and Chutneys. Not only will this impact positively on the environment but will make artisan items that much cheaper without all the fuss.

For sale or in use will be local produce such as Deptford Creek Honey, Deptford Organic Green tomato chutney, herbs and jelly’s using herbs form the famous Herb Garden on McMillan Street - Deptford , Organic Lamb from Woodlands Farm trust on shooter’s Hill. We have also been encouraging locals to bring us fruit from their gardens which we have been turning in to chutneys and jams and next year we expect to be overwhelmed with produce form Growing Greenwich (GCDA) .

We will also offer a range of goods carefully selected from members of the slow food movement such as cheese from Piedmont, Italy , stonebaked organic bread from Dulwich and Artisan pastries from Greenwich. We have been scouring long and hard for olive oil which we will sell from a drum so you can just bring a bottle and fill it up. We will aim to sell all those little things you just can not buy in Deptford such as 24 month aged parmesan, Mozzarella di Buffalo, Artisan cheddar, Parma Ham, Home Roast Beef , Hot Salt Beef. Chilled home cooked ready meals based on local, seasonal and organic ingredients with a large selction of Vegan and vegetarian food will also be available. We will offer 4-5 types of Fair Trade Organic Coffee beans which can be ground to take away or if you choose, drink an extra special coffee in our warm seated area. We will of course be offering Christmas specials such as organic Christmas puddings, homemade mincemeat, chestnuts, dried fruits, Loch Fyne smoked salmon and oysters to order as well as hampers. Seasonal specials to eat in or take away such as venison stew will be available daily as well as a homemade soup, sandwiches, pates and salads too name but a few.

Open 5 days a week 0800 1930 Tuesday and Wednesday , 0800-2130 Thursday and Friday, Saturday 0800-1800. Once we have gauged the local take up opening days and hours may change so look out. We hope to be able to offer a fine selction of wines and beers for take away or consumption on the premises in the near future. We look forward to seeing you soon.
Thanks to Steve for the info.

87 comments:

nobbly brick said...

that'll open up the floodgates...

...Artisan pastries

Pesto said...

Fabulous news.

Headhunter said...

Hurrah!

Brockley Nick said...

This should get people frothing at the mouth too:

"4-5 types of Fair Trade Organic Coffee beans"

Pesto said...

I watched a BBC programme called "Cook it, kill it eat it" about turkey production and I really feel that I can't in all good conscience continue to eat meat. Morrissey was right.

With more local options, this makes the decision to take the final step to go meat free easier.

Anonymous said...

This place has upped the local stakes in terms of ethical produce. The Shop on The Hill in particular is going to have to think about what it offers and up its game.

Headhunter said...

I have no problem eating meat. Just not keen on intensively reared, factory farmed rubbish.

Loving the organic, fair trade coffees. Moonbow Jakes is dead, long live home brewed coffee!

Tanners Hill is pretty close to Manor Ave as well, and there's also that fantastic butchers down there (Wellbeloved)

The Cat Man said...

News from the western front: Coffee machine dead, Broca 'official' opening delayed therefore delayed.

Apparently there is a shortage of fairtrade mung beans.

Anonymous said...

Oh no, I was going to head over there this weekend.

The Cat Man said...

The shop is fully stocked and ready to go. Why not get a coffee at Broca then smoochy over to the darkside? They have a nice selection of organic produce... and some rather tasty muesli.

Erin is very proud about her pumpkins and cheap - about half the price of 'The Shop on the Hill'.

Hugh said...

I give it 6 months.

Maradoll said...

Oh Hugh. Now you've made me determined to spend all my hard earned cash there.

Hugh said...

I'm not sure that's an entirely rational reaction.

Anonymous said...

Oh come on, surely this is some kind of Christmas joke:

* "Sustainability" before even describing what the shop's for

* Bring in jars

* Hummus

* The "environment"

* Artistan items for fucks sake?

* Deptford Organic Green tomato chutney - sounds like something the Trotters would grow

* stonebaked organic bread

* Artisan pastries

* Chilled home cooked ready meals based on local, seasonal and organic ingredients with a large selction of Vegan and vegetarian food

* organic Christmas puddings

April 1st has come early, someone has clearly tapped into our very soul

Pesto said...

People want to ethically if at all possible. Low food miles and with reduced packagaing. I love pesto as you can probably tell, I make my own, often using those plants you get from the shops but they always die on me, so I opted to buy some picked leaves, however the only ones available in my supermarket were packed in plastic and imported from Israel, the food miles on that! We need to support these Delis that produce stuff made locally. It's good for the environment and helps our economy too.

Anonymous said...

Not sure who these "People" are, Pesto!

People want real food for cheap where I come from. Not artisan tat.

Anonymous said...

Will this be on the site of the old Deptford Properly cafe? That was a great place.
Brockley Jim

Hugh said...

I'll have some of whatever Pesto's smoking.

Headhunter said...

You'll probably find that in fact the "real food for cheap" is actually the tat, whereas organic produce is far better. The EU recently did a study which found that organic food did in fact have a higher concentration of nutrients than standard fare. If I can find a link, I'll post it

max said...

"People want real food for cheap where I come from. Not artisan tat."

It makes me remember that time that I ate a piece of cheap chicken and then went immediately to the loo.
People that wants "real" food for cheap don't undeerstand that they've been eating sh*t all their lives and that they need to eat lots of it because it has the nutritional value (and the taste) of a plank of wood.

All banter against organic/fair trade and all that is purely monkeying of Daily Mail columnists calling 'common sense" what is in effect only fear of change and lack of imagination.

Assuming this news is not a wind up, it shows in which ways in this economic climate intelligent traders can prosper and people can improve their diet at the same time.

Pesto said...

Come on you guys, no one wants to eat "tat" whether it has an Artisan label or not. We ALL 'real' food, honestly produced, priced and sensibly packaged. Currently for me the big supermarkets are failing on at least two of the three criteria there.

Anonymous said...

If you buy into the organic lifestyle you're just buying into another load of branding and marketing spin. It presents itself as something a whole lot purer than it actually is.

Anonymous said...

Oh God. Can't you people talk about anything else. No worse than house prices chat if you ask me.

The Cat Man said...

I agree with the anon, however, it will generally be locally produced and I think in these trying economic times it is important to support our local British communities.

Maradoll said...

I know Hugh, not rational - but sometimes the cynicism presented in the comments really brings me down. And really, I'd like to see small entrepreneurs make it so no skin off my back to try and promote some optimism.

Glass half full, I say.

max said...

"Organic lifestyle"?
What is an organic lifestyle?
Some people like to know what it is that they eat and want to try to avoid producing more waste than necessary as a byproduct of their eating.
What's wrong with it?

Headhunter said...

What proof do you have, anon, that organic food is merely product spin and marketing? It is based on a completely different method of agriculture so is not actually centred around marketing at all. If something is grown without the use of artificial chemicals, then surely it is a lot "purer"? Your post is just irrational cynicism based on a knee jerk reaction. Take some time to read some facts.

Now, how can we make this interesting.... Is there some kind of correlation between house prices and consumption of organic food I wonder?

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13:24 said...

Hurrah! I can delete comments now!

Pesto said...

Hearing about those pigs this week, with the high levels of dioxins in their body, and what they were given to eat.

They were given packets of bread, which seems fine except the bread wasn't unwrappred and they ate the lot plastic bag an all. For me, if I'm going to eat meat, I'm gonna definitely go down the ethically sourced, 'organic' route and yes I'll pay more but I'd eat meat a little less to balance it out.

Monkeyboy said...

I like good food so fingers crossed - a brave move in the current climate though.

Yes the blurb is from the Gurdianista phrase book but everything we consume, from Tesco Savers to Waitrose, is designed to target a market so have a wry smile and shop there if you want.

monkeyboy said...

can't see an opening date?

Hugh said...

Tanner's Hill is miles from Brockley. Who wants to walk all the way down there to pick up some groceries?

lb said...

Perhaps people will drive there? Still, at least the food's air-mile free.

Anonymous said...

Depends, I go there for the butchers and his rather nice pies. Slit your wrists will you and stop bothering the rest of us.

(by the way has your gf left you? you do sound rather annoyed at the world?)

Anonymous said...

Hugh is such a downer, always seeking out the negative.

Anonymous said...

Ignore him - he's just bitter because he desperately wants to live in Notting Hill but can't afford it.

Tamsin said...

I hope the organic lamb and artisan pasties etc. won't impact on W.H. Wellbeloved.

Otherwise, good luck to them.

Anonymous said...

Competition is good.

Hugh said...

OK, I might take the 4x4 down there while the Porsche is being serviced.

All this 'Hugh you're so glass half empty' nonsense exhibits a pretty slender grasp of what's happening in the world. Nor was I aware that only positive views are allowed here.

Creative Luvvies Unite For Economic Recovery (Reality Check Optional)!

Anonymous said...

Now you see that last comment was slightly funny, and possibly satirical but the comment....

"Tanner's Hill is miles from Brockley. Who wants to walk all the way down there to pick up some groceries?"

What's that all about? why have any small shops that sell something that the big supermarkets don't? Why have a pub that sells decent whisky when they would make more dosh selling alcopops? Why have a farmers market? it's cold and windy on Hilly Fields. WHY IS LIFE SO SHIT!!! WHAAAAA!!!!

You'll never find a nice girl unless you smile a bit Hugh.

max said...

Are you asking for a reality check?

"Tanner's Hill is miles from Brockley. Who wants to walk all the way down there to pick up some groceries?"

I could have gone there with a tape measure but since Google maps gives you the answer with comfort here's the distance between Tanner's Hill and Brockley (end of Upper Brockley Road) expressed in miles: 0.02

In fact the only thing in between is a zebra crossing on Lewisham Way.

Brockley Nick said...

Hugh perhaps corporate lawyers reliant on m and a have more cause than most to be gloomy. Recession is with us for sure, but that doesn't mean we'll be unable to afford a few pence more for something that tastes nicer.

Recession can be a good time to start a business, rents are cheap, competition is less and you don't get caught out by a down turn.

Anyway, you could be right of course. Even in boom times, most new businesses fail. Predicting failure doesn't make you smarter than an optimist.

Anonymous said...

hooray for deptford! I think it sounds fab.

Transpontine said...

Yes, as someone asked, it does seem to be in the same building as the short-lived but lovely Deptford Properly Cafe. It will be good to be able to get a decent coffee at that end of Deptford.

olance said...

I live in the bit of Brockley that's quite near to Depford ... up yours!

Nosy said...

I shall be at the Brockley Christmas Market, early, so that I can get the pick of Fabhats Oyster card holders and dobrys.

mintness said...

The better half walks from here to Deptford Bridge DLR every day. Little does he know he's about to start dragging jars and other assorted containers with him as he goes. Rah!

Hugh said...

Nick, somewhat bemused by your suggestion that recessions are a good time to go into business. If that's true, so I would think is any other time. Hey! We just can't lose!

Fair Trade Mung Bean Farmers Rule The World (including Fulham and Chiswick, and, increasingly, 'Greenwich Borders')!

As for Tanner's Hill being 0.02 miles from the arse end of the Upper Brockley Road - I'll give you that. And if you live there, my condolences.

max said...

Well Brockley is not so big that its arse is very far away from the brain.

Hugh said...

Pretty delphic shout. What are you on about?

Anonymous said...

Anyone going to Brockley's Christmas Market in 32 mins?

Hugh said...

Can you pick up some stuff for me and drop it round?

fabhat said...

nosy I wish I was responsible for the lovely oyster card holders etc - it's Maradoll's creative genius that! I will hoverer be down there to purchase some myself!

The Cat Man said...

I'm going to the market - spot the cat hairs on my jacket.

toshy said...

I've just been to the Christmas market AND the new deli (I should clarify I had to go to Witcombs to pick my bike up; I didn't go all the way over there to report back on here). Anyway, I can tell you it is open (first day today), it looks a lot like Deptford Properly, and their winter vegetable soup (which I got to take away) is very tasty and a reasonable £3.50 including fancy bread.

Anonymous said...

The light switch on at Brockley is in 30 mins time. The actor from the Orifice will be there.

Anonymous said...

I went over yesterday and the parade at the bottom of Tanners Hill is looking pretty good - bike shop, antiques , florists, the new deli and of course the excellent butchers. I think the deli fits in well - the local honey is great. We didn't have time for a bite to eat - their cakes look delicious.

Anonymous said...

Hello,

Just like to thank you all for your comments, even the really silly ones. To Tamsin who is worried about the impact on Bill the butcher at Wellbeloved, we continue to buy our other meat from Bill as the lamb from woodlands farm is not as plentfiful as other sources. We have worked closely with Billl for years and wil continue to do so . Indeed once we source a localish supply of Old Spot pork he will be making our fresh chorizo for us, he will also be salting our beef and providing our uncooked hams and beef for our roast beef. The deli is open to requests and comments and we thank you all for your interest. We are really , really happy to be on Tanners hill and look forward to a longer future than 6 months! And so as not to mislead anybody- our basil is not at present local, but we hope by next summer it will be. If anyone has allotments or fruit trees in there gardens or an abundance of home grown produce then we would like to hear from you. Finally thank you so much to the person who posted the arrival of our lovely Deli. Dawn and Walter-Deptford Deli

Brockley Nick said...

Hi Dawn and Walter

Thanks for getting in touch via the site (especially today!) and good luck with the shop.

Anonymous said...

I reckon Deptford will be the next Brockley. Perhaps there should be a Deptford Central site like this one.

Anonymous said...

...ave a banana!

Monkeyboy said...

I'm still waiting for Brockley to be the next Clapham. Wait your turn.

Hot Gossip pictures presents said...

A cute picture of the Deptford Deli

Anonymous said...

i reckon deptford will surpass brockley (but none of them will be clapham). The late licences mean that nightlife could potentially blow up in new x and deptford bridge. deptford is next to greenwich and is on the dlr so easy to get to canary wharf + benefits from ELL. pLUS there are plans to regenerate the market and the laban centre/art scene is really making an impact

Anonymous said...

i reckon deptford will surpass brockley (but none of them will be clapham). The late licences mean that nightlife could potentially blow up in new x and deptford bridge. deptford is next to greenwich and is on the dlr so easy to get to canary wharf + benefits from ELL. pLUS there are plans to regenerate the market and the laban centre/art scene is really making an impact

Zen said...

Brockley is not in a competition with other areas.

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eberg said...

I've got a brother called Huw, obviously Welsh. Smart arsed nihilism knows no borders.

Anonymous said...

Been in here a few times now and have to say that its a very fine place indeed. The chap who served us (Walter?) couldn't have been friendlier and gave us brief history of Welsh cuisine while he plated up two bowls of fantastic, peppery lamb broth. Lovely coffee and cakes as well. Could do with a bit more variety on the deli front though.

patrick1971 said...

Just wanted to post to say what a great place this is. Went in there on Saturday needing some tempeh, and the woman who served me couldn't have been friendlier. Tanners Hill has been spruced up as well. I really hope this business does well; wish it had been there since I lived in Deptford.

tyrwhitt ali said...

Popped in today and it looked lovely. Was by myself so didn't stay for food but am sure to be dragging other folk over there with me soon.

Hugh said...

I'm now convinced Creekside will be huge in a few years' time. Buy off-plan if you can. Am looking into it myself. If anyone knows of the relevant developers, I'd be grateful for a lead.

tyrwhitt ali said...

There is also talk that the second hand market that shut in Greenwich the other week is going to reopen in Deptford.

Comment said...

I believe so too. My friend has a flat is OneSe8 and my word is it swish over there.

Anonymous said...

Hey Hugh
Deptford Deli has now been open six months and by all accounts is doing very well. I've been in there quite a few times now and have found the food to be delicious, interesting and affordable. What really makes it work is the friendliness of the people that work there. Last time I popped there was a discussion involving all the customers and the two workers about the failing honey bee situation. A great place to while away an hour or two.

Hugh said...

And the best of luck to them. I think Creekside will be very successful and benefit surrounding areas, perhaps including the deli if it can hold on that long. I much prefer the railway carriage for a cuppa, though. It's fun up there on the deck.

Hugh said...

Or, I might add, the Laban caff.

Monkeyboy said...

Inside Hugh's corporate raider persona there is a Guardianista struggling to get out. Give in to the mung side, you know you want to.

Anonymous said...

Well, the Laban cafe is run by the same people that own the Deptford Deli. I have to say that the food at The Deptford Project is horrible though. What a missed opportunity.The carriage is a lovely venue and the deck and Elvis toilet are amazing. The food is shoddy and poorly presented. They need to smarten up their act, a lot as they are beginning to get a bad rep.

John from Moonbow said...

I lunch there on Thursday and it was very nice and well presented.

John
Ex-Moonbow Jakes

Hugh said...

I did say 'cuppa'. I do my best to avoid eating out in the UK and never eat in a cafe unless it's a nice piece of cake they bought in from Konditor. The food just doesn't merit it.

Babur is a notable exception.

Anonymous said...

"...I do my best to avoid eating out in the UK...." "...babur being a notable exception..." Not much of a foody are you? there are loads of great places to eat in London, you should try restaurants other than a local, above average, Indian.

Anonymous said...

I'm quite picky about where I eat as well. But I have to say that the Deli is top notch. It may be small and have probably the tiniest kitchen in London but they really know their stuff. I went in with my Mum who is a notorious food snob and had a dal (dhal,dall?) soup that was fantastic. She went back again the next day to have some more. I had a lamb thing earlier on this year that was equally gorgeous. They have to take a look at their pricing though. Posh cheddar at £2.60 per 100gms, same cheese £1.75 in Sainsbury's. I'm all for supporting the small retailer but the Deli people need to wise up. If they can't compete they should do away with their cold counter and squeeze another couple of tables in. Oh, and their coffee is by far the best in the area.

drakefell debaser said...

I have found the cheese here to be top drawer, particularly the gorgonzola, and I don’t think it compares to what you will find in Sainsbury’s.

Anonymous said...

No quibles about the quality at all. Their pricing is cockeyed.

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