West side restaurant plan on track

The appearance of a "To Let" sign outside the Broca Food Market on Mantle Road has caused widespread panic among BCers desperate to see the plan to turn it into a restaurant come to fruition. But the sign is actually for the unit next door, the dry cleaner, which is now available, with use class A1.

The new tenants of the BFM did suffer a setback when their chef pulled out a few months ago, forcing them to pivot away from an antipodean fusion restaurant towards an equally ambitious bakehouse / pizzeria concept. They plan to open in September.

Meanwhile, if anyone has been thinking of opening a shop in the area, the unit next door is now available...

18 comments:

Rose Bud said...

But but but - I wanted a local French Toast emporium! Waaaaaah....

Katy said...

Oh no! I really liked that dry cleaner, and they did alterations too :(

Anonymous said...

Not another pizza place. Boring....

Brockley Nick said...

a) there are no other pizzerias in Brockley
b) as the article says, it is not just a pizza place, it's also a bakehouse

Aricana said...

Will it still be called South?

Brockley Nick said...

No. South was obv a reference to its original theme. It has a new name, but I don't know if they are happy to make it public yet.

Brockleyman said...

I would like to open a barbers in the old dry cleaners shop.

Anonymous said...

Yeah I suppose. But we do have that old Sodo pizza joint in HOP and then of course Franco Manca in lordship lane which is pretty impossible to beat on quality and price. Wish them all the best but was hoping for something slightly more interesting , that's all.

goreystory said...

hi anonymous! this will be a bakehouse & neighborhood hangout inspired by the casual dining scene in copenhagen. we'll have a nordic-inspired bread and pastry range; brunch platters; thin-crust pizza with non-conventional toppings; and seasonal main courses in the evenings. the evening menu actually breaks down into 'pizza' and 'not pizza'. not so easy to pigeonhole, but we'd like to become a real neighborhood asset and think that pretty much anybody will be able to get something they like. til later!/emma

anonymous said...

Hi Emma. Thanks for further info on the venture. Does sound a lot more interesting than I first imagined. Look forward to seeing it open.

terrencetrentderby said...

North? (c)

Headhunter said...

No, has to be "West" as in west (dodgy) side of the tracks, AKA not the conservation area (daaahling)...

Helen said...

Sounds great, good for you. I'll be there regardless but please please please get the look, feel and branding right. This is such an amazing opportunity for you to absolutely nail a relaxed, minimalist, cool space where people are desperate to go on a Friday night (not a default can't be bothered to leave the area). and signage that screams it's great, not that the signs a bit dodge, that it doesn't look that good but the foods really nice. I'm sure many will disagree with me but the resounding number of people I know feel the same and speak now or forever hold your peace. Well done anyway for making it happen.

Headhunter said...

May be you could open one in the dry cleaning space.... ;-)

Anonymous said...

Helen, your comment makes my head hurt.

terrencetrentderby said...

Whoever they are they will be free from the fascist yoke of the Brockley Society and their hired goons.

waiting patiently said...

I would not get overexcited just yet, new independent establishments in Brockley tend to take a little while to get themselves together. Especially restaurants, they are not for the feint hearted.

Brockley Banker said...

If you want a barbers, you can buy the lease for under £10k, then circa £200 pcw for the rent. Unfortunately, though the lease only has a few years to run. i dont know what cost it will be to renew it. Surely worth a punt. no?

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