Coming soon: South [UPDATED]

South is the name of the new restaurant being created on Brockley's West Side, next to Brockley Station, in central Brockley.

The restaurant will replace Broca Food Market on Mantle Road. Work began on the refurbishment this weekend and they hope to be open by April.

The name reflects the fact that the chefs are antipodean and will be bringing influences from their homelands to SE4. Emma from the team says:

It will be a café by day and, you know, a really good neighborhood restaurant by night. We'll be serving proper weekend brunch, befitting the antipode training and sensibilities of the kitchen.

We're totally delighted with the location and site and really can't wait to get started. The chef is a New Zealander trained at some staggeringly good places in Melbourne (which might give some inkling of the high coffee/brunch/produce standards going on), and the founding front-of-house staff include an Aussie barista and a couple of (Southern) European managers/wine dudes. Me, I'm originally from Boston, MA, but proud to live South of the Thames! 

Looking forward to keeping everybody up to date and of course, to welcoming you in the spring. We'd like all of you to be regular guests and our menus, hours, and prices will reflect this.