As one bakery closes, another restaurant opens
East Dulwich and Peckham Rye bread lovers were dismayed when Brick House Bread announced it would not reopen either of its bakeries after Christmas. Founders Fergus and Sharmin Jackson said at the time that a “crippling rent review” was the cause in East Dulwich, with the Peckham Rye landlord not renewing their lease / evicting them. That landlord is Levan, the Peckham bistro run by chef Nicholas Balfe, and it’s already making moves on the space that supplied that restaurant, and its Brixton sibling Salon, with bread for several years. Planning documents submitted to Southwark Council reveal a space called Larry’s, with the slogan “open days, open nights” and seating for 22. Eater has contacted a Levan spokesperson for more details.
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- Clapham now has a Nikkei kitchen and fish boutique called St Clair.
- Former Temper chef and now Simplicity Burger co-founder Neil Rankin is leading a new restaurant collective. Pepper will support a new project from Cornerstone’s Tom Brown, a roll-out for Gizzi Erskine’s vegan burger brand, Filth, a new pub with rooms from either amicably-departed or disgracefully-sacked depending who you ask chef Alyn Williams, and an Ayurvedic restaurant (?) in Soho (???) called Veda Baby (?!?!?!?!?!) by wellness salesperson and author Jasmine Hemsley (oh, right.) [The Caterer]
- Good tweet:
MY FOOD PREDICTIONSS FOR 2020:— Thom Eagle (@thomeagle) January 7, 2020
• London will be replaced with one giant pasta restaurant
• the total collapse of UK farming caused by a poorly-managed Brexit will probably have some effect
• jelly will be back in a BIG way