Harden's survey result
“The best restaurant in Lewisham might sound like damning it with faint praise”, but this two-year-old indie is a “convivial neighbourhood spot” that fits the bill without too much irony. The first venture from husband-and-wife team Terry Blake and Yohini Nandakumar, it has a “very varied menu” (“mostly small plates”) that “divides into dishes with a Sri Lankan heritage and others with a strong ‘St John’ vibe (but without too much fusion-crossover going on”). “It can get a bit cramped, and hot with its big front windows facing a traffic-clogged and rather unlovely roundabout (currently being redeveloped with new housing/cinema/retail, etc)”.
“A gem in Lewisham” – and perhaps the area’s first proper neighbourhood restaurant – this yearling quickly hit the sweet spot with locals, for “creative cuisine built on solid foundations” and “something that’s a little different too”. “Delightful” chefs Terry Blake and Yohini Nandakumar have impressive track records (St John, Bao, Merchant’s Tavern, Pollen Street Social, The Square), and have put together a menu of “quirky and original sharing plates” with Sri Lankan influences.
Is this Lewisham’s first proper neighbourhood spot? Close to the station, it opened in late spring 2017, too late to garner survey feedback, but early media reviews of its seasonal small plates with Sri Lankan influences are upbeat.
|Wine per bottle||£26.00|
Rennell Street, London, SE13 7HD
|Tuesday||6 pm‑10 pm|
|Wednesday||12 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑10 pm|
|Thursday||12 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑10 pm|
|Friday||12 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑10 pm|
|Saturday||10 am‑3 pm, 6 pm‑10 pm|
|Sunday||10 am‑3 pm, 6 pm‑10 pm|