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BC's constructive critic Chris Wheal forgave us for our vile anti-dog-rumour-mongering just long enough to send us this recent article by Buzzfeed, which listed "31 [natch] Things to Eat in South East London Now."

Of course, it's nice to see local favourites like Brown's of Brockley, the Royal Albert, Brockley Market and Mo Pho get name-checked, but the more interesting thing about the list is the geographic distribution of the choices. For this is a list that basically defines South East London as Greater Brockley + Greater Peckham.

Sure, there are bones chucked to places like Penge, Crystal Palace and Greenwich but if you were to plot the recommended venues on a map, it would look like the Broad Street Cholera Outbreak, with Brockley as the culprit pump.

The mental map of South East London has been re-drawn - the golden triangle is now Peckham - Deptford - Brockley.

7 comments:

Headhunter said...

My god those sausage roles from the Royal Albert look like heart attacks in pastry....

Headhunter said...

Looks like a fantastic list might need to get out there and try them

Monkeyboy said...

In a drunken stupor I assumed those sausage rolls were complementary, until put right by a purse lipped bar person not before polishing off a couple.

greenwichh said...

Greenwich definitely has a lot of places to eat but are they interesting/distinctive?

Headhunter said...

There are a lot of chain places in Greenwich, especially around the tourist trap bit...

Chris Hall said...

Phở Thúy Tây > Can Tho > Mo Pho

Robert said...

I've been living in Crystal Palace for the past year (soon to return to Brockley). I have to say - it is a foodies paradise here. So many great places to eat. The Triangle must have more restaurants on it than any other place in South London. Interesting area - worth a visit if you haven't been for a while. As for Penge. I'd stay clear.

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