|Posted on Wednesday, 19 September, 2007 - 06:24 pm: |
Anyone remember the Forest Des Amis restaurant and bar? Its where Kafe La now stands. This used to be an excellent French gathering place and, in summer, the garden at the back was a delight. Many an afternoon was spent there playing "boules" with all comers. Having got to know the owner pretty well, it soon became apparent that Forest Hill wasn't ready for a restaurant that was outside the comfort zone of chinese, indian, thai or tapas. Shame really. Maybe things will change but I doubt it.
|Posted on Wednesday, 19 September, 2007 - 10:29 pm: |
I thought the Dartmouth Arms was quite successful? Location was a bit of a problem.
|Posted on Wednesday, 19 September, 2007 - 10:42 pm: |
Realise my message is confusing! Is the Dartmouth Arms not 'outisde the comfort zone' as described and it appears successful. Location was a problem for Forest des Amis - not on the main drag.
|Posted on Wednesday, 19 September, 2007 - 10:59 pm: |
Dulwich Woodhouse used to have a boules court many years ago, until they realised that they could make more money filling it with tables. The Horniman restaurant in Kirkdale also did fine French food, but now long since gone. C'est la vie! Oh and the finest French patiserie this side of the Channel (sorry Le Manche) is in Strutton Ground, off Victoria Street.
|Posted on Thursday, 20 September, 2007 - 08:29 am: |
Baggydave may only need to venture as far as Lordship Lane to find two good French restaurants.
|Posted on Thursday, 20 September, 2007 - 08:48 am: |
I'm afraid the one time I went to Foret des Amis it was a bit rubbish. It suffered harsh judgement as I'd just come back from France.
Don't write off Kafe La as a bog-standard curry house thopugh, for it most certainly is not. The food there has been very good the times I've been.
|Posted on Thursday, 20 September, 2007 - 08:09 pm: |
We had a pretty decent delivery from Kafe La the other night. Shame about Foret des Amis though, it was a good distinctive restaurant.