The Gantry - Brockley reacts

We couldn't make it along to The Gantry's opening night last night, but plenty of the BC Twitter community did. BC food critic Brockley Ben will share his thoughts a little later, but here's what you said about it:

Katy: Gantry looks fabulous! Busy bar on ground floor; garden looks wonderful. Looking forward to afternoons there over coffee!

Becky: Just had a quick peek in the Gantry, it looks very quirky, very pleased to have this as my local.

Alastair: It was nicely packed and looks great. They have a bar food menu for a week and then full menu from then on. Food was good. Sam Adams in 2/3 pint glasses only - which was nice . Also Asahi and lots of wine. That's as far as I got.

Paul: Looked v busy when I just walked past. Nicely asymmetrical, too.

Erick: Go and enjoy, it's fantastic.

11 comments:

Lucy said...

Big thumbs up from me.. They did fantastically well last night considering it was the first night and they were swamped with customers. The Gantry looks great too. Looking forward to many a visit in the future, especially when the sun returns so I can sit in the lovely garden. We sampled all of the bar snacks that they are serving for the week, very scrummy and reasonably priced too. Looking forward to sampling the full menu. Marvellous Samual Adams Boston Lager on tap too. If you haven't already, go check it out..

LondonSE4 said...

Friendly staff gave us a 'guided tour' of newly refurbished place, and reassured us that weekend brunch will still take place in the garden (weather permitting). Good choice of wine. I plan to go again when less busy and full menu is available.

Anonymous said...

They've really made a great deal of the space ustairs and the bar area is really fab. The kitchen is now in the corner room downstairs and the remaining 2 rooms and conservatory downstairs have been tastefully decorated with a new beautiful tiled floor. Toilets are in the same place but are nicer. It looks really fab and the staff were efficient and pleasant. I've booked a table for next Friday and I am really excited at trying out the a la carte menu. With that an the Orchard Brockley is in danger of having an unseedy nightlife:)

Tania

Ms Tressillian said...

It was worth the wait! Friendly staff, interesting choice of draught beer and the place looks great. Great start team Gantry! :-)

maisietyrwhitt said...

So so lovely. Lovely enough to get rather tipsy and still cycle home. Clean and stylish, perfect. Try the Whispering Angel Rose, it's not cheap but worth every sip (or glut!). Wonderfully helpful, sweet, informative staff. Support this place as it has to be a stayer!!!

Goya said...

The Gantry has been beautifully done up and very friendly staff. My only complaint is that there is only one British beer on sale (Spitfire by the bottle).

El's Kitchen said...

We popped in for a quick lunchtime bite and drink on Sunday and were very impressed. Interesting interior which really puts a stamp on the place as destination bar in the area. We enjoyed the inventive bar snacks and a lovely Italian white wine, which was a good price for the quality. My OH is very happy to find Samual Adams Boston Lager on tap as this is one of his fave US beers. Stocking it marks this place out from other local watering holes. We'll be back to try the extended menu soonest, hopefully to be enjoyed in the lovely garden as soon as the sun deigns to make an appearance!

Anonymous said...

We went along on Saturday night (7th). The interior is incredible! A massive improvement and such a homely ambience. Great staff and great wine! We had the merlot... But we were greatly dissapointed with the food :-( My risotto was tasteless and my partners burger was dry and plain with fries that could have been from Mcdonalds. Such a shame. If they can improve this, then The Gantry will be a massive hit! We will definitely be back as maybe the chef was having a bad night and we want to give them another chance. Plus, every other aspect was perfect!!

Anonymous said...

We went last night with our kids. The staff were phenomenally friendly and the food was excellent. We will be visiting again.

Anonymous said...

We went there last week after finally getting a table.

The place is nice and the staff are lovely and super helpful but the food was pretty awful to be honest. And the vegetarian 'selection' was terrible - really uninspiring and expensive (i.e. £6.90 for 1 tomato and a bit of mozarella). its a shame as i was expecting a lot more given the reviews. i hope the chef gets a bit more creative and maybe it will be a winner then.

Anonymous said...

Went recently (November 2012).
Loved it from the small intimate rooms, extremely expensive decor to the fabulous food. Only fault was that the heating was on too high. Thoroughly recommended and we are thrilled to have this on our doorstep. There is no overlap with the orchard by the way - they are doing different things and each adding to our area.

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