Masala Wala opens tomorrow

Brockley Cross's new Indian / Pakistani cafe Masala Wala ( 5 Brockley Cross) opens tomorrow at 6pm. It looks like another exciting addition to a spot, which is in the midst of a thorough transformation, despite the immovable obstacle of the double roundabout..

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21 comments:

crofty said...

Cool. Meanwhile lots of work afoot at old KFH real estate agency on corner in Crofton Park... will be interested to see what it ends up as.

Matt-Z said...

It's going to be a branch of Wandsworth Sash Windows

crofty said...

Oh, ta!

Rhymer said...

As someone who moved to Brockley from Whitechapel, I am very excited at the prospect of a decent Indian/ Pakistani offering.

chalseylodger said...

You do also have the excellent Babur only a short walk / bus ride away

MalpasSimon said...

Don't forget cinnamon on Upper Brockley Road! It's no Babur, but still very decent if you eat in, and it's BYOB.

anon said...

should expand into Tickle Me, the place is always empty, old and not very clean

Brockley Nick said...

As someone who used to live next door and had daily to step over the rubbish strewn by its customers, who would lob their half-eaten dishes out of their car windows, I can tell you that Tickle Me does a roaring trade.

Alla E said...

A bit more work needs doing on the decor, not a place we'd want to go on a date or take friends and family out. Call us spoilt, but most UK Indian restaurants need to step up, quite embarrassing to be honest especially when we have people visiting from the continent

Gill said...

But what was the food like?

terrencetrentderby said...

What continent and why are these people so special?

terrencetrentderby said...

Like a lot of takeaways in Lewisham then. West Indian places seem to be especially manky though, why is that?

Monkeyboy said...

you take people "visiting from the continent" to a cafe thats been open two days on Brockley Cross?

BigStu said...

You are spoilt. A comment on the food would have been good.

Saima Arshad said...

hello There this is Saima from Masala Wala Cafe, I would love to hear about your food experience, I cannot recall any complaints of this nature these last couple of nights we have been open. I would love to know your thoughts on the food. Regards

Brockley Nick said...

It's not even clear this person went in.

James said...

If your date wants the whole full silver service, musak, and stuffy waiter experience then you are probably looking in the wrong place. However I would say the dark walls and lighhting make it perfect for an initmate date/date night. The music and contemporary vibe makes it fun for groups too. The food was really tasty and hopefully they will evolve the menu more over time - would love to see more homeade Pakistani delacacies and interesting/unique twists on the menu.

duck said...

As a Bradford lass, I am very excited to see a restaurant serving Pakistani food and I can't wait to try it. The décor matters not one jot to me (although from the pictures I think it looks absolutely fine!)- I am looking for authentic and tasty food with great service and it sounds like that is exactly what Masala Wala are offering. I look forward to trying the food very soon and best of luck to Saima and the team in their new venture!

Pizza snob said...

My tip of the day: If you're taking someone on a date to a place with Cafe in the name, there's a 99% chance you're doing something wrong.


Unless that place is Top Chef Cafe - in which case go right on ahead.

RB said...

Welcome to London - with a bump

RB said...

They get by on the honesty of their fare. Note that local delis are always spotless.

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