The New Gu

The Gulen's makeover is nearly complete and it will be reopening shortly as a cocktail bar. The latest refit was necessitated by the Council's planning guidelines, which officers have been trying to enforce here since 2011. Its exterior is already looking a lot better.

27 comments:

Anonymous said...

walked past yesterday and its looking good. the same cant be said for Alby's! aside from the horrendous exterior which makes it look like a seedy massage parlour, the porch area looks like a budget cab office and the interior looks like a 70's indian restaurant.

Joseph Michael Thompson (JT) said...

I could do with a job! Does anyone know who I can inquire to?

Anonymous said...

Is it run by the same folks? Look forward to seeing what comes of it.

Anonymous said...

i wonder if these establishments are publicised here purely for the purposes of a bit of middle-class mocking of something not deemed 'appropriate'.

These people/owners are trying to make a living along with everybody else - making unhelpful snide comments when you have no intention of going into either establishment is worthless.

Brockley Nick said...

No they aren't. I wasn't even writing about Alby's Place, which is the one that people are talking about.

Anonymous said...

Alby's place has a menu up! I saw it the other day and meant to post about it. It does. It appear to be a xyz shop and if it is, it is one selling Dover sole.

Brockley Nick said...

Yes... that menu has come down again... but please post about it on the Alby's thread.

@HighStreetBen said...

@ Anon 14:35 - know what you mean, but also get the middle-class baiting the other way around.. the main thing is that something is open and available for people from all walks of life to go in and spend money locally. I just look forward to going into Gulens and buying a beverage or two - and having another option for an evening drink on the high street

Anonymous said...

Will it still be a private bar?

Anonymous said...

I can't wait for Gulens cocktail bar to open!

Anonymous said...

The 80's cslled, they want their 'cocktail' bars back. What is this? Eastenders? FFS!

Anonymous said...

/i had hoped they re-opened as Lebanese restaurant. Nice felafel and kebabs on a plate...

Disappointing is just a cocktail bar. I thought nobody opened cocktail bars after the 80s

Anonymous said...

A high quality awning now in place with the name 'Gulen's Bar' printed on.

Maybe this could be preparation for some seats outside.

Ben said...

A public bar that served Turkish food could work..

Hasn't Gulens always been a private bar for local Turks though?

Anonymous said...

In the last couple of years it has been a private hire place for birthdays etc.

However, according to the people serving kebabs the new place will be a proper bar, open to all.

Anonymous said...

The Gantry and now this, is BC in danger of becoming cool....?

kolp said...

Pretty much everywhere in London is gentrifying. From Catford to Stratford - home to a Waitrose. Brockley is a long way from that. But it's charming in many respects in its own way.

Anonymous said...

When someone asks on a local blog if their area is becoming cool, then by definition it isn't.

Anonymous said...

Brockley has been cool for ages.
I spotted some hipsters in Catford yesterday.

Anonymous said...

Catford is rough, BC is lame but getting better

Anonymous said...

"I thought nobody opened cocktail bars after the 80s"

You don't get out much do you?

Anonymous said...

Next Brockley Central drinks in Gulen's please.

kolp said...

Seconded, even I'll turn up for that one!

@HighStreetBen said...

Hear hear! With the new applied lettering and an awning I saw yesterday, Gulens is now looking very swish indeed - well done them!

Anonymous said...

The menu has reappeared in Alby's window.

Anonymous said...

If they refurbished next door and created a single space for drinks and turkish food they would triple their revenue.

So far so good anyway

Anonymous said...

Alby's now has some additional signs, in the same font, making sure it be known that it is a restaurant.

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