Gin and Beer, Deptford

Gin and Beer is the new neighbour for Buster Mantis, underneath the arches on Resolution Way. As the name suggests, Gin and Beer is what they sell. Don't embarrass yourself by asking for something else, unless it's a mocktail.Happily, within that limited palette, they manage to conjure enormous variety, thanks to their ambitious cocktail menu. ...

Winemakers Club, 209 Deptford High Street

The Winemakers Club is a new restaurant on Deptford High Street. Nisha has been and has this to say about it:"Just wanted to alert everyone to the fact that Winemakers Club Deptford is now open. Having visited a slightly embarrassing five times already I can confirm that it is a delightful, intimate local bar, and ...

Pizzaman, 207 Lewisham Way

Pizzaman is now open. It has a nice big oven and promises gluten free options. Could this be the decent local pizza option we've been waiting for? Reviews please.

Brickfields, 293 Brockley Road

Dark star: Brickfields is deliberately dark, inside and outBrickfields, the new Brockley Road bar from the team behind The Orchard, launched this week and is open every night from 6pm-midnight (except Christmas Eve, when it shuts at 10.30pm).Like The Orchard, the owners have come up with an unfussy recipe, focused on atmosphere, rather than gimmicks. ...

Madras South Indian restaurant, 244 Lewisham High Street

BCer Shirley wants to fill a gap in our local restaurant knowledge. She writes:This restaurant never seems to appear in BC lists of good places to eat, so I thought I'd give it a well deserved shout-out after discovering it by word of mouth recommendation today.They do fantastic authentic home-cooked dosas, a myriad of interesting ...

Fred’s, 358 Brockley Road

Fred's cafe opened today on Brockley Road. Closer in spirit and menu to somewhere like Oscar's in Ladywell than nearby Arlo & Moe or Benedict's, it should nicely complement Crofton Park's increasingly impressive range of cafes, bars and restaurants.Inside and outside at Fred'sFred's stress their family-friendliness (picking a side in the local culture war) and ...

The Brockley Grill, Brockley Cross

Caribbean cafe The Brockley Grill is now open. A replacement for the Tickle Me takeaway, the new owners have given the place a complete refit, installed seating and devoted one wall to a new mural - creating an inside / outside street art effect.Hopefully others will share their reviews of the food here, but it's ...

The Sail Loft, Greenwich

11 Victoria ParadeLondonSE10 9FRThe Sail Loft is a new Fuller's pub on the Deptford-Greenwich border.A large glass box overlooking the river, it opened in January and is already hugely popular. I visited a couple of weeks ago and booking ahead to get a table at the weekend was essential.A 21st century interpretation of The Trafalgar, ...

The Fat Walrus, 44 Lewisham Way

It was supposed to be the impossible pub.An establishment that had been through various incarnations in recent years, without attracting a sustainable customer base. Too far from New Cross for passing trade and too close to New Cross to enjoy a captive market. The Old Haberdasher - an adequate sort of place - was perennially ...

Buster Mantis – Ante Up

Didn't get time for pics once ppl started arriving, but: bar looked like this last night. Thanks for coming, guys pic.twitter.com/ZORcpLbdRy— BUSTER MANTIS (@BUSTERMANTIS) December 20, 2015 Deptford archway bar / restaurant / gallery Buster Mantis is now open and throwing a New Year's Eve party to celebrate. Specialising in jerk cooking, it's already earned ...