More than a whole meal
Posted on 05 / 05 / 2008
Take a left past KFC off Streatham High Rd and you have found the most restoring place until you get to Boots or maybe the church.
The decor is minimalist French country and chilled/ jazzy music plays in backgound. They played a saxaphone rendition of "All I Wanna Do Is Have Some Fun" once which had a strange effect. Newspaper available. Steady stream of patrons throughout the day. Mostly adults in pairs, small groups and singles. Four seats to a table. It can get quite busy during meal time hours, but I have always been able to get a seat. Calming place to go especially outside of/ on the end of or just before main meal times or on a sort of quiet day, day or night.
There is a repertoire of items that are rotated and the blackboard menu changes daily with about three of these being available each day. Consistently available are items such as hommity pie, some sort of stew with rice, burger and salad, there are also some Thai curries from time to time. One of the managers/ owners is of Thai background. Desert mainstay is banoffee pie - cool, creamy and light although the last effect is lost after eating a whole serving. Other desserts available on the day might include fruit crumble. Extensive array of beverages available including organic fizzy drinks, wine and tea and coffee. Helpings are hearty, packed with fresh, varied vegetables or banana in case of banoffee pie which I had. Wholesome, filling and good!
Staff is spare yet adequate with often one person on the floor.
Great value as you will be totally full with a main meal, at about seven pounds. They do not request service charge either!
I must try the green Thai curry which has so far eluded me!
Healthy food, restoring space/ poss chill there , great value
Wish they would expand menu , wish Thai things would be avail more oft