RestaurantsLondonLewishamSE13

survey result

Summary

£47
   ££
3
Good
3
Good
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“The best restaurant in Lewisham might sound like damning it with faint praise”, but this three-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)”.

Summary

£47
   ££
3
Good
3
Good
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“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)”.

Summary

£44
    £
4
Very Good
5
Exceptional
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“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.

Summary

£54
   ££
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

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.

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Restaurant details

No dress code

Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Lunch £20.00 £25.00

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£6.80 £14.30 £4.00 £7.50
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £27.00
Filter Coffee £3.00
Extras  
Service 12.50%
Rennell Street, London, SE13 7HD
Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
TuesdayCLOSED
Wednesday12 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑10 pm
Thursday12 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑10 pm
Friday12 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑10 pm
Saturday12 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑10 pm
Sunday12 pm‑5 pm

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