|Posted on Monday, 14 August, 2006 - 07:23 pm: |
Walked past this place today and its being done up at the moment, with a sign saying its opening soon as an Italian.
Good news I think
|Posted on Tuesday, 15 August, 2006 - 08:38 am: |
Really good news - I live about 2 mins away from that joint. I can already taste the pesto...
|Posted on Tuesday, 15 August, 2006 - 10:02 am: |
I went past there yesterday too - Its going to be called Querce... looks good!
On a different note, but similar area, there is a great new thai supermarket further up on Brockley rise, which opened a couple of weeks ago - loads of authentic ingredients, both packets/tins etc and fresh fruit and veg, a really good selection! including beer chang!!
|Posted on Tuesday, 15 August, 2006 - 06:38 pm: |
Cool - is that nearer to the A205 Stansted Road, or the other way, towards Crofton Park?
|Posted on Wednesday, 16 August, 2006 - 09:54 am: |
Towards Crofton Park, same side as Cafe Blanca the Moroccan cafe.
|Posted on Wednesday, 16 August, 2006 - 01:08 pm: |
|Posted on Monday, 21 August, 2006 - 10:28 am: |
Quick update on this. I walked past Querce the other day (it looks very nice) and they have a restaurant review posted in the window from Metrogusto Battersea. I guess from this that they must be the same organisation, in which case they are very welcome!
Also, looks like Mclarens is open again and was very busy on Sunday lunchtime. HOP is back!!
|Posted on Monday, 21 August, 2006 - 10:47 am: |
Looks like they plan to be a real part of the community
Querce = Oak (in Italian of course)
Anyone fancy organising an SE23.com "offline" chat over a dinner soon after they open? We could meet other forumites, support local business and write a review for others!
We could even start a restaurant review thread to rival Baggydave's pub review
(FWIW I am not involved with the restaurant)
|Posted on Tuesday, 22 August, 2006 - 08:14 am: |
Apparently, Querce has now opened even though they have yet to change the name on the sign.
I guess it is a good sign that they are more interested in opening and starting their business than focusing on branding issues, but it does seem a little rushed..
... maybe there are some stocks of tequila still to be got rid of?
|Posted on Tuesday, 22 August, 2006 - 10:29 am: |
no pizzas on the menu, which i think is a shame.
Anyone know of a good local pizza place?
|Posted on Tuesday, 22 August, 2006 - 11:10 am: |
I am led to believe that this place is very good. Not a great pizza fan personally.
|Posted on Tuesday, 22 August, 2006 - 11:44 am: |
There is a pizza restaurant, with a proper wood oven on London Road. I have not been there yet, but have heard from friends that it does good pizzas.
I did got to the place in Catford a couple of years ago and although I was impressed that somebody had opened a restaurant in the site of the old Catford Gun Company, that was about all that impressed me.
|Posted on Wednesday, 30 August, 2006 - 02:22 pm: |
Has anyone tried Querce yet? I walked passed the other night and it looked pretty empty. I guess without some sort of marketing people arenít going to know itís there.
|Posted on Friday, 01 September, 2006 - 10:24 am: |
I've taken a detour on my cycle home the last couple of nights just to go past it. I truly hope that that is not the finished product as it looks dreadful.
It looks completely unfinished and handwritten signs in the window just look sloppy. I apprecaite that businesses want to get up and running as soon as possible but spending the extra few weeks getting the external appearance right can make all the difference.
|Posted on Saturday, 02 September, 2006 - 03:40 pm: |
Well, Firstly - Hello all -just stumbeled across the Forums and very interested in this thread. We dined in the new Italian last night (the Old Bank is closed for a Holiday). Apart from the good news of a new restaurant soon to be followed by the Tapas bar it seemed to suggest the area is starting to move ahead...but OH DEAR!, what a shocking place....I should caveat that by saying the food was good, and the staff very helpful and actually Italian, but the place is just all wrong!I think they have kept elements of the old place that was there, a Aluminum door and frame for a start just screams old retail unit. Once inside, half of the doors look like they come from Supermarket loos, you know, the beech stuff with strips of muff steel. In the main dining area they have really lost their way, gone for retro minimalist tables, with nothing on them that you may expect in a local italian....but the decor is like my mums living room, brass light fitting etc. Now, to be honest i'm no interior designer but I do eat out and we all know that part of that experience is the ambience and style of the location. This does not work and given that there is already a fanctastic Italian around the corner...we should dbrace ourselves for another failed business in the coming months!. I hate to be so down on a place but honestly..this is just wrong!And pretty expensive I might add..6.50 for a glass of Rose! ( it was nice tho!). real shame.
|Posted on Sunday, 03 September, 2006 - 09:22 am: |
£6.50??!! Hopefully it was a really special Rose. But really there is no justification for prices like that round here. Get me to Wetherspoons...
|Posted on Sunday, 03 September, 2006 - 03:51 pm: |
Have to say I also dined there on Friday and although yes the interior isn't no competition for a Ramsay restaurant!! the food was very good and I found it quite cosy, the food is better is than Bank Restaurant not knocking bank as I am a fan but i found the food better. Agree with you on the pricing they are overpricing at the mo but I was hoping they would correct there prices in the very near future. I think the venue is wrongly laid out from the casa tequllia days. but i disagree with you saying another failed restaurant.
|Posted on Sunday, 03 September, 2006 - 08:03 pm: |
I agree the food was very nice, and dont get me wrong I'm pleased that people are attempting to get business going, and its clear there is a demographic in the area that supports more bars & restaurants...I hope it does well...guess I was just dissapointed in the overall experience...perhaps i'm just pining for North London and failing to acclimatise down here!!!
|Posted on Wednesday, 13 September, 2006 - 01:59 pm: |
£6.50! Did that come with a free pizza? I
|Posted on Wednesday, 13 September, 2006 - 11:54 pm: |
Erstwhile residents will know that this area has something of a history as a "Have A Go At Running Your Own Business!"* [*doing something you clearly have little idea about] run to business plans of about the same sophistication as Hilltop Junior playing "Shop", and is the true home of the doomed-to-fail rinky dink start-up. Quite why this I have no idea. Limited competition and a lower barrier to entry in that rents are possibly less ferocious than elsewhere, perhaps.
Sounds like another candidate for the hall of shame. Best new business idea round here would be a bailiff.
Perhaps out Town Centre Manager could take sometime out from her busy schedule to arrange a heritage-style war memorial-type granite obelisk for Honor Oak Park where we can commemorate the fallen?