Category Archives: Restaurants

Burger chain Wendy’s eyes town centre site in return to UK

Wendy’s, the American burger restaurant chain, is coming to Croydon, with big plans for a prime location in the town centre as part of a big expansion throughout Britain. The group has submitted plans for a restaurant on two levels … Continue reading

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Businesses adapt and change to cope with covid rules

Businesses, retailers, pubs, bars and restaurants across Croydon are preparing to emerge from their covid-imposed “slumber” of the past four months – in some cases longer – as coronavirus restrictions are eased from Monday, April 12. But many are having … Continue reading

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Roovolt: Deliveroo riders go on strike over pay and conditions

By Clara Murray After last week’s snub by bankers and investors which saw nearly £4billion wiped off the company’s value at its disastrous launch on the stockmarket, today Deliveroo was facing a revolt by the people it relies upon the … Continue reading

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Chocolate eggs giveaway as Big Mike cooks up Easter

A community-minded restaurant is giving away 200 chocolate Easter eggs this Saturday, as Big Mike’s Calypso Kitchen gears up to finally be able to open for guests later next month. Big Mike’s Calypso Kitchen moved in to premises at Boxpark … Continue reading

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Government’s £½m boost for borough’s night-time economy

Pubs, clubs, restaurants and leisure businesses are being encouraged by the council to apply for a £10,000 grant to help boost the borough’s night-time economy. But hurry: the money won’t go far. Croydon has received £500,000 from the government under … Continue reading

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Food delivery app launches to take hungry bite of £11bn trade

A home office-based business in Croydon is taking on global brands Just Eat, Deliveroo and UberEats with its own local delivery service. Paul Sweeney and Andy Szebeni have today launched Croydon Eats, a food ordering app which is looking to … Continue reading

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Council applies emergency brake on New Year parking hike

CROYDON IN CRISIS: Transport correspondent JEREMY CLACKSON reports on how Fisher’s Folly officials have been forced into a sudden U-turn over their money-spinning ’emissions-based’ parking charges New car parking charges, due to come into force at council-run car parks and … Continue reading

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30% parking fees hike will apply even to electric-powered cars

As George Orwell never wrote, all vehicles are equal, but some are more equal than others. Using environmental policies as an excuse, the council is expected to implement a parking charge hike of one-third from January. JEREMY CLACKSON, transport correspondent, … Continue reading

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95p per pint – pubs readying themselves for last orders

Well, there is always some sort of up-side to the lockdown news, and the Green Dragon pub on the High Street, at the top of Surrey Street, is doing a “while stocks last” offer of 95p a pint on its … Continue reading

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Jobs and livelihoods on a knife-edge says business chief

Purley BID’s CEO has spoken out about the impact that the latest covid-19 restrictions are having  on his members’ businesses The move into “High” covid-19 restrictions “has been devastating” for local businesses, according to the official who manages the Purley … Continue reading

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KFC opens first New Addington branch on Central Parade

It’s been a long time coming, but KFC has arrived in New Addington, with a new restaurant which has created approximately 20 new jobs. The fried chicken restaurant opened on Central Parade on Monday, and is offering eat-in, takeaway and … Continue reading

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Wok fire leaves London Road restaurant badly damaged

Five fire engines and around 35 firefighters were called to a restaurant on London Road in Croydon yesterday, after oil in a wok caught fire, heating a steel extractor hood and setting light to the building’s timber frame. No one … Continue reading

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Little Bay deserves top tips with Chancellor’s Dosh for Nosh

Vegans should probably look away now, as armed with his government eating out subsidy, KEN TOWL goes in search of a T-bone steak for little more than a tenner “To get customers back into restaurants, cafés and pubs, and protect … Continue reading

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Tea rooms want to stage ‘thank you’ party for NHS staff

A café at the heart of the community in Sanderstead is calling on its customers and neighbours to help to raise funds for a special “Thank You” party for the Critical Care Team at Mayday Hospital. During the covid -19 … Continue reading

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There’s no masking fact that covid-19 infection is on rise again

Croydon’s newly installed ceremonial Mayor admits she has been affected by covid-19, yet did not wear a mask or practice social distancing on her first two engagements, while Public Health England reports an increase in virus infection rates in some … Continue reading

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Chef Kerridge cooks up a drive-in show for Selhurst Park

Bath. Marlow. Tunbridge Wells. Chichester. Croydon. Celebrity chef Tom Kerridge is taking to the road with a post-lockdown style of touring catering event, and he is bringing it to Selhurst Park next month. Kerridge’s summer tour plans for Pub In … Continue reading

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Council promises to pay business virus grants in seven days

Stung into action following Inside Croydon’s report on its detail-lite, vacuous announcement intended to “help” the borough’s businesses, the council last night issued a new press statement about the business aid available in the coronavirus emergency. And this time they … Continue reading

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Reggae beats help Valentines go smoothly on One Love night

Turtle Bay, the Caribbean restaurant on Croydon High Street, are injecting a big helping of light-hearted fun into Valentine’s Day this year, as they invite everyone to celebrate “One Love” on February 14. Customers can expect a laid-back Caribbean dinner served … Continue reading

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Fanfare for the Common man, and here’s a toast to two ‘saints’

WANDLE WANDERER: Our non-resident rambler KEN TOWL is off on his travels again, but he hasn’t had to venture very far afield to discover some overlooked treasures St Reatham is not, of course, a church named after a saint, but … Continue reading

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Hipsterdom is alive and thriving at £8 per pint in Surrey Street

Go on a pub crawl, said the editor. Find the dark heart of hipster wankerdom in Croydon, where beer is overpriced and the sandwiches chewy and taste odd, he said. Play ping pong, or shuffleboard, came the brief. As you … Continue reading

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Brixton restaurant that serves up a lambshank redemption

KEN TOWL has been doing thyme at one of London’s best-rated restaurants, where there isn’t a bar, but everyone is behind bars and where porridge isn’t on the menu Last week I literally had my collar felt. Getting into Her … Continue reading

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Unhappy tenants say they’re ready to quit loss-making Boxpark

It’s not been a great week for Boozepark. Then again, nor has it been great for Croydon Council, either, as it was they who provided a £3million loan and more than £400,000 in hand-outs of public money to help get … Continue reading

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East Croydon pub hit with £180,000 fine over mouse droppings

The Porter and Sorter, next to East Croydon Station, has been fined £180,000 plus costs for failing to maintain adequate food hygiene standards. The pub, which is popular with Crystal Palace fans seeking a pre-match pint and burger, was visited … Continue reading

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Page Turners turn for Circe, Norwood Junction, May 2

The well-read of South Norwood, the Page Turners book club, meet next Thursday, May 2, when the book up for discussion is Circe, by Madeline Miller. The group usually meets on the first Thursday of each month (check their Facebook … Continue reading

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Plan for 19 flats in Shirley pub car park returns ‘like a vampire’

The developer who wanted to build flats in the car park of what was a previously popular pub in Shirley is back, with very familiar plans. According to one of the residents involved in last year’s successful campaign to save … Continue reading

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