1 Sunday roasts at The Crown Tavern, Lee
The Crown Tavern in Lee is the latest pub to get the Young’s contemporary makeover, and it looks great. The spacious bar area hosts various styles of seating from ‘quick drink’ to ‘Sunday slouch’, there’s a bright, airy dining room to the rear and a colourful, family friendly beer garden out front. Their Sunday roasts look fantastic too – choose from 21-day aged British sirloin, rare-breed pork loin with crackling, lemon-and-thyme-roasted chicken with stuffing or slow-roasted roasted butternut squash – all served with a double egg Yorkie, goose fat roasties, seasonal greens and ale gravy.
117 Burnt Ash Hill, Lee SE12 0AJ; 02088576607; thecrownlee.co.uk
2 Mamma Dough opens in Brixton
It’s all about pizza at the moment. As well as Franco Manca’s growing empire and Four Hundred Rabbits in Crystal Palace, Honor Oak Park’s Mamma Dough has just opened a branch on Coldharbour Lane, Brixton. Try delicious sourdough pizzas like the Winter Goat with goat’s cheese, caramelised onion, olives and walnuts.
76-78 Honor Oak Park SE23 1DY (02086995196) & 354 Coldharbour Lane, Brixton SW9 8QH (02070951491). See mammadough.co.uk
3 New menu at Locale, Blackheath
Locale has launched an autumn menu with delicious dishes including black miso-marinated cod served with sticky rice and duck breast with beetroot mash. The fig and thyme cocktail (right) is new too, made with pisco, thyme-infused syrup, fig liqueur and Cointreau.
1 Lawn Terrace, Blackheath Village SE3 9LJ; localerestaurants.com
4 Fatties Bakery, Camberwell, makes the BEST treats
Camberwell-based Fatties Bakery creates the most wickedly wonderful treats, especially if you’re into caramel. Fatties caramels are handmade in small batches using organic British dairy produce, hand cut and then wrapped. Find their best treats – salted caramel peanut butter, cornflake bocaditos (cornflake cakes covered in salted caramel and gold glitter) and amazing coconut-flour brownies – at Druid St Market, Bermondsey, on Saturdays.
5 Brown & Green opens on the Triangle, Crystal Palace
Brown & Green has just opened its fifth site. With cafes at Gipsy Hill and Crystal Palace stations already, as well as Mayow Park, Sydenham, the new place on the Crystal Palace Triangle will serve delicious brunches as well as locally sourced wine and beer. Check out the new salad bar, too.
99 Church Street, Crystal Palace SE19 2PR; brownandgreencafe.com
6 Wünderlust at The Big Red, Deptford
Wünderlust, a new project from street food aficionados Fleisch Mob, has arrived at The Big Red Pizza Bus in Deptford, and will remain in situ for the next three months – possibly longer if we’re lucky! The changing menu will feature rare-breed meat and sustainable seafood cooked over wood, as well as English cheeses, Kent Charcuterie, beers made from within a four-mile radius, wine and artisan cocktails. DJs and playlists will keep things lively until midnight on Thursdays, 2am on Fridays and Saturdays and 10pm on Sundays. Oh and on Wünderlust Sundays, you can get a roast, jugs of Bloody Mary, newspapers and tunes!
30 Deptford Church Street SE8 4RZ; 020 3490 8346; wunderlustlondon.co.uk