Category Archives: Restaurants

Pretentious? Moi? Portland dives overboard on price of fish

There’s a new battle going on in South Norwood. Fish Wars has broken out. Some are suggesting that, in the creeping advance of gentrification in SE25, it is a battle for the area’s sole… Forget Britain’s Cod War with Iceland … Continue reading

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Riches-to-rags-to-riches tale of South Croydon publican

The redemptive quality of rags to riches tales never fails to fascinate and inspire. In the case of Austin “John” Whelan, though, his story goes around a full circle again – from rags to riches to rags, and then back … Continue reading

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Losing the plastic straws provides a more perfect cocktail mix

With our resident culture correspondent, Bella Bartock, laid up because of the hot summer weather, her grandson, BILL BARTOCK, strolled along to a town centre cocktail bar to sample their take on typically tropical drinks Since opening two years ago, … Continue reading

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£400,000 to transform South Croydon pub into new Whelans

A South Croydon pub, closed for almost a year, is set to re-open at the end of August after a £400,000 transformation into an Irish-themed gastro-pub. The man behind the makeover is pub entrepreneur Austin Whelan, who has lengthy experience … Continue reading

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Your five-a-day in a glass, and Japan served up on a plate

Looking for a quick, tasty lunch with friends, where you get rapid service? EBONY GORDON has found just the place Want to go out for a lunch or dining experience in Croydon town centre, and be guilt-free by managing to … Continue reading

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Croydon’s cocktail hour arrives at Turtle Bay on the High Street

Croydon’s Caribbean restaurant, Turtle Bay, is welcoming the summer with a new party experience that is all about relaxed, social drinking and eating – Turtle Bay’s Cocktail Tables. Lovers of the Turtle Bay Caribbean social can now book a table … Continue reading

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Town centre café that has found a winning game plan

A prime corner site on the High Street had churned through a range of restaurants and cafés without ever seeming to capture the public’s imagination, until an enterprising couple came along with an idea to play the long game, as … Continue reading

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