The local Italian restaurant, with its formica tables, groaning portions and cheap, acidic red wine, has been suffering over the past decade or so. Gastropubs have started making many of the same dishes, and Indian and Oriental restaurants have undercut them for price. This small chain (there are also branches in Blackheath, County Hall and Fulham), takes the traditional menu - pasta vongole, mussels, bresaola, mushroom risotto, and so on - and places it in a 21st-century setting.
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Church Street Hotel London London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel† from £50† 42% off 29-33 Camberwell Church Street, SE5 |
23 minutes from Locale Billing itself as 'a Spanish Americana oasis in the heart of downtown South London', the Church Street Hotel is certainly unique and boutique-y. Frida Kahlo stares ...More
Sea Cow London > Restaurants > Fish and Seafood 37 Lordship Lane, SE22 |
5 minutes from Locale Sea Cow takes elements from the traditional chippie - a takeaway option, low prices, mushy peas, lots of chips - and combines them with some of ...More
East Dulwich Deli London > Shopping > Delicatessens 15 Lordship Lane, SE22 |
5 minutes from Locale Owners of this delightful destination deli, Tracey and Tony Woodward stock organic and Soil Association approved food. Alongside these goodies they also make their own delicious ...More
Peckham Rye Common London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens Peckham Rye, SE15 |
4 minutes from Locale Peckham Rye combines the Park and Common providing a large green space for sports, sun bathing, families and ducks. Notable aspects include ornamental gardens - ...More
The Palmerston London > Restaurants > Gastropub 91 Lordship Lane, SE22 |
6 minutes from Locale After eight years as head chef of Bibendum, Jamie Younger brought his cooking talents to The Palmerston (formally The Lord Palmerston) in East Dulwich in ...More