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Posting here for traffic - sorry!! Nice lunch places in SE London?

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PamplemousseRouge Fri 17-Feb-17 21:13:52

long. Some friends are visiting this weekend, and I was looking for somewhere nice to take them for lunch tomorrow.

AIBU to ask you if you might know of any nice lunch places around Camberwell please?

I was thinking of maybe asking them if they'd like to go to Lordship Lane in Dulwich, as I really like it there, but it's quite far, so I'd be really grateful if you might be able to suggest somewhere nearer please!

Thanks so much, everyone! smile

PamplemousseRouge Fri 17-Feb-17 21:15:21

Oops, sorry! I think the first part of my post got cut off. The first sentience is meant to say: 'I'm living in Camberwell, but haven't been here very long' smile

PamplemousseRouge Fri 17-Feb-17 21:54:15

Bumping smile

Toomanywheeliebinsagain Fri 17-Feb-17 21:57:10

There are loads of fab places in Camberwell
The Crooked well, the Camberwell arms are good for roasts (see the standard paper for review), Theo's is fab for pizzas, nape is new and trendy for tapas, the Greek is fun too.

Toomanywheeliebinsagain Fri 17-Feb-17 21:57:59

By the way, camberwellians have a special name for people that go to lordship lane...grin

Awks Fri 17-Feb-17 21:59:58

Is Denmark Hill far away? There's a cafe called Lovewalk which is lush

Bloodybridget Fri 17-Feb-17 22:01:55

I don't live round there, but Herne Hill has some good places to eat, I think - I just Googled and found Mimosa in Half Moon Lane.

PamplemousseRouge Fri 17-Feb-17 22:03:09

Wow thanks for the suggestions, Awks and toomany! smile ooh I forgot about Theo's!! Once ordered lovely pizza from them smile oh god what's the nickname, toomany?? grin

PamplemousseRouge Fri 17-Feb-17 22:04:38

Thanks, bridget! smile and Awks, sorry I didn't reply to your comment earlier - I'm not too far from Denmark Hill and have heard good things about Lovewalk, so will definitely try it out!

Paffle Fri 17-Feb-17 22:07:48

Cafe Provençal
Lido Cafe
The Commercial
Prince Regent

BeansMcCready Fri 17-Feb-17 22:09:48

Join Mummy's Gin Fund on Facebook or find the website - best source of info on south east London

Laurendisorder Sat 18-Feb-17 00:22:22

Hop on a bus to Brixton - I love Brixton market village and loads to choose from.

EssentialHummus Sat 18-Feb-17 00:23:53

If you hop on the 484 (?) bus to Brockley both the Gantry and the Orchard are great.

ActuallyThatsSUPREMECommander Sat 18-Feb-17 00:28:28

I love Brixton but there are very few places there that a group of 4 people could have a relaxed and leisurely meal on a Saturday lunchtime.

Tavernwench Sat 18-Feb-17 00:28:32

I'm with lauren jump on the bus to brixton it will take 10 mins, there is a lovely restaurant behind the the fish market, it looks like a dive but does the most amazing squid.

Nightmanagerfan Sat 18-Feb-17 00:29:45

Stay in camberwell!

Camberwell Arms
The Pigeon hole
Love walk
Daily Goods

hesterton Sat 18-Feb-17 00:30:51

There's a brilliant Chinese place in central Camberwell, a cafe with v authentic food but I can't remember its name.

hesterton Sat 18-Feb-17 00:31:50

Silk Road, that's what it's called.

Toomanywheeliebinsagain Sat 18-Feb-17 09:12:02

Hope you choose one of those options ~ they are all great. True Camberwellians are v proud people but they are also annoyed that people don't put their village on the map. People say that they live in Peckham or Dulwich borders as both are perceived to be posher/trendier than Camberwell. So those that regularly go to lordship rather than the delights of the well are called snobs! Brixton doesn't have the same issues..

hesterton Sat 18-Feb-17 09:15:59

Have you ever read, ' London Belongs to Me'?

Wonderful rambling classic about a Camberwell household in 1940s. Well worth reading.

SeparatedByMotorways Sat 18-Feb-17 09:17:37

I'm with Actually, finding a relaxed table for four in Brixton on a Saturday is a nightmare. Nice for a browse, not for a lunch and catch up. I'm chucking in another vote for Theo's and I'm extremely fussy about pizza. Have fun!

EssentialHummus Sat 18-Feb-17 09:33:29

Ooh hesterton I love Silk Road! Drooling a bit now at the thought of their lamb and noodles.

sunnyhills Sat 18-Feb-17 09:33:48

Lordship Lane is only about 10 mins on a bus from Camberwell - 185 ,176,484 .

Or hop on a bus 185 ,36 ,436 to Vauxhall and try Lassco's

it's what they call quirky and not as expensive or posh as it sounds !

I think Camberwell suffers a bit from being based around such a busy main road intersection .

PamplemousseRouge Sun 19-Feb-17 07:05:24

Hi everyone smile just popping back to thank you all on your amazing restaurant recommendations!! I'm really keen to try all of the places you've mentioned, thank you so much for all of the fab suggestions smile we ended up going to the Kennington pub in the end, which was delicious, but I can't wait to go to all of the other places you've posted about smile

sunnyhills Sun 19-Feb-17 12:25:50

So glad you found somewhere that suited .Good on you for your spirit of discovery !

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