Do these sound like the actions of a town that's had all it can eat?


Brockley Road fish and chip shop Brockley's Rock has begun opening on Sundays to cater for our insatiable desire for fish.

This weekend was its grand Sunday debut. Obviously we're a little late with the news, sorry. But for future reference, they are now open from 4-10pm on Sunday.

With two new independent businesses opening on Brockley Road this month, it's great to hear that one of last year's best-loved newcomers is doing well. Founder Kyri says:

When we opened, nothing prepared us for the volume of people who would come in! Everyone has been very nice to us, and we've gained a lot of regulars who come in specially for our fish and chips and we're really grateful for their support. We've worked really hard to cut down waiting times, but we are very proud that we cook all our fish fresh to order and hope that people don't mind waiting a bit for their food!


Click here for their website.

39 comments:

Anonymous said...

A good honest traditional chippy - with an artisan sign so mungs like it too!

Anonymous said...

What is a Mung?

Anonymous said...

Excellent chippy

Brockley Nick said...

Anon1049 - don't ask him, he doesn't know. Something about being a bit left of centre and caring about the environment or maybe a bit right of centre and caring about law and order. Either way, he knows it's people a bit different to him, who he doesn't like. Best leave it at that.

Anonymous said...

Thanks Nick. I just had never come across it before this site and just curious as to whether I was a Mung (and whether it is an insult?). I do love the Rock, and Brockley Market and hummus so perhaps I am...

Anonymous said...

Mung = Mung bean = Green. Self righteous, superior, these moral high horse riders, are the heirs and heiresses of the fine Victorian class of interferers who in those happy days would have been safely confined with other roundhead breatheran to the area's holy places. While fundamentally as self interested and venal as a seventies second hand car salesman, they lack the insight and humour to see this. Lots of them have muscled in around here alas, because of the the house prices in areas they would really prefer to live in being out of their (or their parents') price range. They possess very sensitive toes, which are unfortunately often trodden on.

Hates: supermarkets (except Waitrose), sharing a locality with plebs, The Barge, honest fare, vans.
Loves: the Green Party, anything plebs might not like, organic veg, twee little shops, weedy little trees on the street, feeling superior.

Anonymous said...

"Self righteous, superior" says he, with his patronising rant lumping together a group of individuals that he's obviously never met.

Fail.

Anonymous said...

Wish I had never asked :(

Brockley Nick said...

Yes, this has been debated ad nauseum. Any further discussion of the term on this thread will get deleted. Ta.

Anonymous said...

Yay! That weirdo's 'mung' obsession is getting a bit creepy.

Moi said...

Anyway, Brockley's Rock rocks, just to get back to the point. Fish & Chips on a Sunday, yay!

P Dant said...

Looking forward to their tar tar (sic) sauce.

pip said...

Well done to Brockley's Rock, great to see a new business flourishing (especially as I'm a "mid-towner").

Very good idea to open on a Sunday, as almost everywhere else seems to be closed.

Anon@11.10 - "breatheran"?? Might want to learn to spell before your next rant ;-)

kolp said...

A flyer for a company called Hubbub, came through the door, the company styles itself as an Ocado delivery service for independent shops.

Thinking about BRock opening on a Sunday, and this service and having it all operated by voice activated iphone app.

I could do almost nothing on Sunday.

Brockley Ben said...

Love Brockley's Rock. And certainly don't mind waiting for the fish.

Hungry now...

Anonymous said...

Yay! The Rock is fab- I love their calamari :) Sorry to ask on this thread but I was just wondering if the opening date for The Gantry had been announced?

Fattyfattybumbum said...

Food lovers, there is a new Caribbean place opening where Rhythms once was... efff whoii oiii

Anonymous said...

I hope the new Caribbean place will be called Brockley Badger. You know Broc is an old word for Badger...

Fattyfattybumbum said...

@ Anon 11:10

Ha ha, that is too funny. Based on your description of a 'mung' despite having a working class Irish background I think I might actually be one!

I am definitely green, totally superior, have excellent morals, very nice ancestors, can be religious, certainly community minded, very interested in myself, did move here as I couldn't afford Greenwich, my toes can get pretty sensitive (especially in the sun), love Waitrose food, hate plebs, hate the Barge, hate vans abandoned everywhere, love twee shops, love trees and I definitely feel superior to some people on here!

Thanks for finally explaining it, I am one proud mung!

xxxx

Anonymous said...

Not sure if this deserves another thread or not but picking up on kolp's mention of hubbub.

it is a great idea but at the moment there isn't enough local choice on there. searching for shops near SE4 you get

Butcher in Waterloo
Franklins Farm Shop East Dulwich
supermarket in Waterloo
Fishmongers in East Dulwich

They have got Hills & Parkes in HOP and Ayres in Nunhead but would be great if they had Peter James, FC Soper, Budgens, Pat a Cakes, Mr Lawrence etc.

Perhaps a chicken and egg situation - if it is used then the choice will evolve but i'm less inclined to use it until i can get access to the local buisiness i am interested in buying from.

No real point here - just that Hubbub is a good idea. As cheap or cheaper than a online supermarket shop and a real boost for the highstreet. Would imagine it would draw local independents to the area too, if it was shown that there was an existing online market they could access.

Brockley Kipper said...

Great to hear they are doing so well. Visitors to the area from the US and the north of England (them from t' Grimsby) all like a bit of Rock.

Long may the success continue. It's a natural pause/food stop on the Brockley road pub/bar crawl.

Brockley Nick said...

Quite an interesting discussion of Hubbub on South East Central, including some comment from the company themselves http://bit.ly/JtuRjw

Anonymous said...

Must admit, we did use Brockley's Rock however have stopped going there due to the long waiting times. The Jolly Bee (FH) now gets our business, quick and very tasty to boot.

Braxfield Ben said...

Excellent news - but I was under the impression that chippies didn't open on Sundays mainly 'cos the fresh fish markets were shut. Is that not the case?

Anonymous said...

I had a Haddock fish meal from here last week and was extremely disapointed as the fish was ok but the chips tasted of stale peanut oil. have decided that the chippy next to the Orchard is better tasting and value for money.

Anonymous said...

Clearly a case of chaque un a son goo

oldcod said...

"we are very proud that we cook all our fish fresh to order"

sorry but that is just now true, I had the worst fish and chips I've ever had at this place; dry, stale, old, must have been sitting there for hours.

fishface said...

Fishy business is MUCH BETTER - and so much better value. they cook their fish freshly to order without going on about it. The trouble with places like Brockley's Rock is that they are trying to get a premium price for delivering something that is no better than others.

Brockley Nick said...

People like it. People like Fishy Business too. There is room for both (and indeed for others as well - I usually get chips from Tony's Plaice in Brockley Cross). You can't sit down in Fishy Business and Tony's has a few plastic chairs, but Brockley's Rock is a place to go if you want to spend a bit more time.

None of this is a "problem" - it's called choice.

Anonymous said...

It is a choice - and it's also a choice to eat food from outlets that contribute to, amongst other things, obesity.

Mb said...

I read a study that says 100% of obesity is caused by eating more calories than you expend. Of course it they silenced it.

Anonymous said...

Mind you, the chip portions in these places are unbelievable. We got a large chips between 3 adults the other day from BR and it was ample. Some people get that all to themselves - so yes, overeating is the problem but they should bill the portions as Chips For One and Chips To Share, perhaps, to try to educate people that they're being greedy b@£gers!

Anonymous said...

Exactly - good, honest portions in the Rock and the 'Business both of them. Why pay more for less?

"The trouble with places like Brockley's Rock is that they are trying to get a premium price for delivering something that is no better than others.""

I fear you may have your sights in the wrong direction - why pay £3 for a muffin, no matter how good your chalkboard talks it up?

Mb said...

Why spend anything on anything. Potatoes fried in oil, the mark up on a portion of chips is massive....does any of this matter? Don't want to spend the money? Don't and don't lecture other people on how to spend theirs. In fact, those who have money and are willing to spend it rather than hoard it are in short supply at the moment. Gorgeous George's job depends on it.

Anonymous said...

That's where you're wrong- factor in your time to both source and cook the potatos, and a pounds worth of chips (a pound! that wouldn't get you half a croissaint in your local mungerie) represents excellent value.

Anonymous said...

Muffins from the Broca are £1.20 and croissants from Degustation are 80p.

Anonymous said...

And?

NAT said...

And, read the comments above?

Particularly if you're the Anon that wrote em.

Anonymous said...

Just got some takeaway from there last night ... D. liscious!!

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