Nick Willoughby, founder of Crème de la Crêpe in Covent Garden, is to turn his hand to running a gastroboozer. The street food vendor-turned-restaurateur and his business partners have bought the former Norwood Hotel in West Norwood and will relaunch the site as The Great North Wood later this month.
The soon-to-open drinking and dining spot is pitched as a family-friendly place, serving lunch and dinner, as well as a selection of beers and wines. There will also be a summer BBQ in the garden.
Willoughby, a West Norwood local, says the area has been crying out for a decent gastropub. Refurbishment of the old hotel began in February with The Great North Wood expected to open by the end of April.
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