New restaurant set for West Side

A new restaurant looks set to open on Mantle Road, on the west side of Brockley Station.

The team behind the project is in the final stages of securing the lease for units 3 and 4 of the parade, which are currently occupied by the Broca Food Market (the owners have been seeking a new tenant for their premises, to allow them to relocate).

Until the deal's done, there are no more details to share, but the ambition is to create a full-blown restaurant, rather than a cafe / shop / takeaway / whatever hybrid.

More news soon, hopefully.

28 comments:

Testing said...

Much needed, hopefully something interesting food wise, Gantry and Orchard are OK but a bit expensive, Mo Pho I love but a bit of variety would get my custom. Where will broca foods move to though? Anyone know? Noticed that Gulen's bar hasn't been open for the last month (well never when I've walked past)

Testies said...

Exactly, up yours Eastside

Mo Pho is so 2012 anyway

Brockley Nick said...

From what I'm told, I don't think this place will be a cheaper alternative to the other places you've mentioned. I'd imagine prices will be similar.

Gu Est said...

Sounds like a great idea.

Testing said...

That's OK should cook at home more anyway! Just hope it's a bit different, Gantry and Orchard kind of cover the same ground food wise.

Pebble_dash said...

I saw the planning application for change of use for this site back in the summer and have been eagerly anticipating any announcement. Looks like we have to wait a bit longer to find out the details but hopefully it will be a great addition for us on the West Side.

anon said...

Any ideas on cuisine etc as yet?

Some good news said...

This is excellent news. Another restaurant in the area is much needed. If they can aim high I think people will come - the Orchard seems to be busy most of the time - they seem to have found the right formula for success. Any excuse to spend locally and not have to travel far for a decent restaurant is appreciated .

sounds promising said...

would you say it's aiming for the same demographic as the Orchard and Gantry?

terrencetrentderby said...

Super Noodles are the tastiest ramen and only cost 80p from Sainsburys.
So no need for a ramen joint.
Jog on.

anon said...

There is an empty shop at the bottom of the new flats opposite Nisa. Perfect location and size ...

Nix said...

So, what do you want?

noodler said...

He will eat anything as long as it is cheap.

menu please said...

A really nice Italian, an Indian or a Thai would work. What we have at the moment in these categories really doesn't cut the mustard.


They just have to be serious about their business an invest enough in the kitchen. Places like the Gantry and the Orchard are well run and show what can be done if you have the commitment.

terrencetrentderby said...

A ramen joint, whatever that is

Anonymous said...

Err... Le Querce and Babur are both amazing Italian and Indian restaurants. Thai may be needed, but the other two are covered to a high standard.

Where? said...

Both about 2 weeks walk from the Westside

Brockley Nick said...

Agree with the second para. Re: your list of options - I also agree, but it ain't any of them.

Woman of Brockley said...

If you find walking too much effort, there are many buses running down Brockley Road or you could get the train/Overground one stop from Brockley to Honor Oak Park. But for most reasonably fit people who don't have mobility problems, the walk from any part of Brockley to Brockley Rise should be perfectly manageable and will help work off some of the calories.

Brockley Nick said...

Yes of course it is - but then Greenwich and Blackheath are a short walk away too. That's no reason not to want good quality options on one's doorstep.


I go to The Orchard and The Gantry far more often than I do Babur or Le Querce, because they are much closer.

Woman of Brockley said...

Quite agree, Nick, and in fact as we don't have a car we would indeed usually walk if we wanted to go to Greenwich or Blackheath. I was just reacting to the idea that Brockley Rise is too far to walk. I imagine Where? was probably joking but from the number of people I see regularly using cars or buses to make very short journeys, e.g. Harefield Road to Lewisham shopping centre, I suspect it's a view seriously held by some.

Monkeyboy said...

A 24hr quinoa shack would work well

ghost buster said...

Central heating? Put on a woolly jumper! Why don't cha?


I think you are oblivious to the section of the population, for whom, a yomp up Brockley Rd in search of a decent local Italian or Indian is beyond local.


There are two such establishments that are local and are also not very popular, for reasons that become apparent, very soon after taking your seat.


Better to replace them rather explore the outer limits of Brockley in search of viable alternative.


How do these places stay in business?

Brockley J said...

We had a terrible meal in Le Querce - it was 8pm on a Friday night, the place had all the lights on so it was lit up like a hospital waiting room and had absolutely no atmosphere at all. Don’t get why they couldn’t just dim some of the lights and put a few candles out to create more ambiance.

terrencetrentderby said...

Any news on this? I heard a rumour Jay from Budgens will be opening an Alby's franchise.

Rose Bud said...

Any news on this? Where are my lovely Broca people going? Will the dragonfly (?) bakers sell direct to o the public

Naomi Hannay said...

i heard Broca was relocating to the old vintage clothes shop by brockley cross, but this was months ago now and they've been gone for ages so maybe not.

Charley said...

Broca foods is joined in with the Broca Cafe now.

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