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In case you still need another reason to walk to Deptford, there are some lovely pictures of the Deptford Delicatessen here, courtesy of the Deptford Dame.
I went in there a couple of weeks ago, very nice coffee, good looking food, but it is quite small - lets hope they get on alright.Nice little 'antique' shop along that alley as well.Went to Deptford market, first time in ages - it's a great place - and the 'junk' area is well worth scrabbling about in.One thing about the market that surprised me was the number of fishmongers there are - I counted four or five - and many of them selling lobsters, cooked and uncooked. There must be a big call for lobsters down there!
Do like Deptford Market. You can buy veg from a REAL greengrocer, much cheaper then the Supermarkets and gives you a warm glow - you can tell all your posh freinds how you shop local. Big smug points. Like the flea market area too, I'm still hoping to find that overlooked Picaso amongst the 2nd hand remote controls (who BUYS those??!!)
The deli looks great, look forward to going down there. Will combine it with pie purchasing from the excellent butchers on the same street.
Went to the Deli on Saturday - great cheese and cold meats, arbequina olives. Small stock as yet, but what I bought was very high quality. With a bonus of a nice shoulder of lamb from the butchers and a set of 6 original Robin Day/Hille Polo chairs for the grand sum of £50 from said junk shop. Well worth the trip.
You're trying my patience Monkeyboy ;-)
Deptford - it's the new Brockley!
Someone once described Brockley to me as upper deptford.
ho ho, that's almost as good as West Greenwich or Lower Blackheath!
South West Lewisham
Greater Lewisham if you please.
So the place is small? Anybody else got a review of what it's like to shop there. Also is Brockley's Dandelion Blue still open? and why exactly did Moonbow Jakes close?
I used to live in Acton....or North Chiswick as I once told a very confused pizza delivery chap.
Ah well that's my weekend eating sorted - I definitely fancy checking out the delights of Deptford. See you all down there.
And the antique/junk shop just around the corner facing the new cross road. A lovely interesting mixture of stuff and the guy who runs it is in the business for love not money and has a bowl of sweets out for school-children who come in.(Don't all rush at once or say that I said so!)
Sorry - not New Cross Road - got the other thread in mind - I meant Deptford Broadway.
Excellent little place. Just had some Moroccan chick pea type thing (they had run out of mung bean based produce)that I bought on Saturday, luverly with a couple of lamp chops I bought from Wellbeloved.I'll have to try and grab a table one Saturday morning and read my Guardian... only a pair of sandals and a bowl of muesli would annoy Fred more. Where is he anyway?
Having lived in Deptford a couple of years back, I was delighted to discover this place had opened a couple of months ago when returning to my old turf. I went for the second time today and although I thought the coffee good and the Prune and Walnut cake delicious, I probably should've walked out without purchasing anything extra! The "service" was practically surly, unwelcoming and almost indifferent ... (the exception to this was the girl behind the counter). As with most new local food outlets, I was inquisitive and slightly overwhelmed as to what to try but also really interested to find out how things were made, who they sourced, etc and so I asked a few (I thought) not very penetrative questions - it was like pulling teeth! Little enthusiasm, barely a smile, very poor customer service (apart from the lovely girl!). If I'm going to spend a few more pounds on local produce in comparison to the "evil" supermarkets, is it too much to ask for warm and welcoming service? To be honest, having spent over £12 and not receiving much in the way of an answer to what were my relatively simple questions, I'm disappointed to say I won't be rushing back. A shame because since Dandelion Blue closed down in Brockley, deli's can be few and far between in SE London. I'll stick to the lovely and friendly, Time Out recommended Oscar's in Ladywell, thanks, where they'll answer every question I ask with a little enthusiasm! Oh, and Deptford market still rocks!
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