The South East Central Awards 2011 - Vote for the local Pub, Restaurant and Shop of the Year

On our sister site, the South East Central forum, we've launched a public vote to find the pub, restaurant and shop of the year in the greater, greater Brockley area. Forum users nominated businesses from each of the neighbourhoods covered by the site: Brockley, Nunhead, Peckham, Ladywell, Honor Oak, Deptford, New Cross, Lewisham and Catford.

Voting is open now and the winners will be announced on December 20th. While we're looking forward to finding out the winners, the best thing about this process has been learning or being reminded about all of the excellent places on our doorstep. So even if you don't vote, check out the long-lists for each category and ask yourself: if you haven't been to them all, why not?

The shortlisted top 10s for each category are very strong and, for the most part, pretty fair, although there were one or two places that got robbed and poor old benighted Catford didn't get a single nomination, which seems a little harsh.

Click here to vote on:

Pub or bar of the Year 2011
Cafe or restaurant of the Year 2011
Shop of the Year 2011

We'll also be launching Brockley Central's traditional vote for Best Newcomer shortly.

24 comments:

mb said...

Can we have more than one vote (rank 1, 2 and 3?) or is that two much of a faff? I can think of a few signifficant newcommers that i'd like to vote for.

mb said...

two? *too*! whatevs.

Brockley Nick said...

Typical yoghurt-knitting liberal. All must have prizes. No, one is better than all the others. Choose. ;)

Anonymous said...

The forum is dominated by Nunhead residents at the moment so I expect the voting will be too.

Hugh said...

Babur.

Brockley Nick said...

Well that's possible and at the moment, the Old Nun's Head is doing rather well. But El's Kitchen, New Cross House, Persepolis and Brown's of Brockley are among the strong contenders at this early stage. Banmbuni and Soper's are surely doing well on merit - lots of BCers rave about them.

And if every BC reader casts a vote, it will dwarf all other constituencies.

Mb said...

Look where first past the post got us!

Brockley Market

Brockley Nick said...

Cliff Thorburn is not, primarily, a presenter!

Brockley Market is not a shop. Nor is Lewisham Market nor Deptford Market.

Mb said...

Jesus...

Els kitchen

terrencetrentderby said...

my vote for "restaurant" goes to lions fried chicken opposite the station, finger licking good

shop has to be the esso garage, petrol and polos all in one go, with a flavia coffee if you're feeling cosmopolitan

mb said...

Is there a "Clarkson" prize for troll of the year?

DJ said...

The Clarkson prize surely goes to Lou for his dinner-party-scandalous comments on chopping the hands off liberals or whatever he endlessly drones on about.

terencetrenttwatty gets the 'least original comment' award. A golden mung bean or something hilarious like that.

D said...

I'm kind of happy for Catford to be missed off if it makes it easier for the rest of us to get a table at any of the great places there!

Anonymous said...

That would surely be an insult to Clarkson?!

The most "Tedious" award should surely go to DJ.

Anonymous said...

Sounds Around!!!!!!

Ben said...

Love Smiles Thai cafe.

Re the above commen, always wondered how Sounds Around survives!?

Mezzer said...

I second Sounds Around.

Tamsin said...

Third it.

hill of beans said...

fourth(?) it.

I'd also put a word in for Turners Domestic Hardware while we are on the subject of useful local shops that don't sell food.

Tamsin said...

Yes, I'd second that too - where you can buy fuses, and nails, and things, in the quantity you need rather than a pack that is either too big or too small.

And where you can buy nearly anything.

Not allowed to vote twice, though - might retract my Sounds Around vote as they should get enough other support.

Oh the tactics of voting..

patrick1971 said...

Old Haberdasher must be in with a chance, surely? A brilliant makeover, superb food and great service.

Anonymous said...

I'd like to nominate Slater & King ladywell for best newcomer

Aricana said...

Mo Pho and Broca Food Market

Brockley Nick said...

Nominations closed on December 1st. Check the forum for the shortlist and vote for your favourite.

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