Category Archives: Restaurants

Caribbean dream meals arrive on Croydon’s high street

There’s a new restaurant open in town, and our resident culture vulture, BELLA BARTOCK, slipped on her sling-backs for an entertaining night built around rum, reggae and jerk My first observation on entering this new restaurant in the heart of … Continue reading

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Page Turners read The Girls, Yeha Noha, Apr 6

South Norwood’s monthly book club meets next on April 6, when the book to be discussed is The Girls, the debut novel by American author Emma Cline. The group meets on the first Thursday of each month at Yeha Noha, … Continue reading

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Tory MP helps to promote 10% off takeaway curry offer

See, that’s the problem when, as the constituency MP, you “show your support for local business” by posing for a picture outside the local curry house owned by a Tory Party donor. Before long, you’re appearing plastered all over a … Continue reading

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Pants! Runners told to keep their trousers on in park cafe

Shock, horror, and barely disguised disgust among the demure “ladies who lunch” in Selsdon and Ballards after “outrageous” behaviour – outrageous, no less – following a cross-country race in Lloyd Park a fortnight ago. There were even mutterings of refunds … Continue reading

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Another bar closes with a Txt message for Croydon business

Are we witnessing the real impact of Boozepark on the rest of Croydon’s night time economy, with the announcement of the closure of another bar within a mile of the council-subsidised food and drink venue? Bar Txt, on South End, … Continue reading

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Turtle Bay provides a cool Croydon cocktail of food and drink

There’s a restaurant opening in Croydon this weekend, without having received a penny from the local council, and where you don’t need to keep your coat on while eating your meal because the venue is just soooo cold. BELLA BARTOCK, … Continue reading

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£50m DisConnected Croydon and the real cost for business

CROYDON COMMENTARY: The council’s chief executive Jo Negrini has gushed in her shameless self-publicity how £50million spent on the “gateways” to the borough have transformed the areas, and that is now the received “wisdom” from the borough’s political leadership. But … Continue reading

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