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3-course lunch for 2 ??
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Post: #1
14-12-2010 01:00 AM

My sister-in-law found a 'Citizens Guide to the LB of Lewisham' in her loft the other day. It's from 1984, as far as I can tell.

Included this gem. Does anyone remember it?    

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Post: #2
14-12-2010 10:14 AM

I can't place it. As the premises is now the Wok Express, perhaps they could do a similar offer Smile

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Post: #3
14-12-2010 10:47 AM

wasn't it the now empty Aceri on London Road? which previously belonged to Hallmark, Coulters was there for years and sold very cheap lunches it always seemed to be busy.

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Post: #4
14-12-2010 11:22 AM

Dylan is right, it is Aceri. The clue is the address on the advert: 18 London Road.

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Post: #5
14-12-2010 11:27 AM

Yes I remember a huge restuarant there but never went in it.
Advert looks so dated. If you had not mentioned year I would have put it in the 60's

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Post: #6
14-12-2010 01:18 PM

There was a very good Italian Restaurant there for a while after Coulters closed down.

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14-12-2010 02:33 PM

I believe it was also Thai for a while.

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14-12-2010 02:55 PM

Is this the place that I remembered as The Dartmouth Restaurant? With most of the tables in a basement space? Or did Coulters come later?

As 1970s teenagers, I'd go there with my first girlfriend sometimes. Even back then it was charmingly retro, with dark wooden booths and chequered tablecloths, and waitresses wearing the kind of black dresses and white pinnies that you'd be more likely to associate with a Lyons Corner House in the 1940s. It felt like dining in a Graham Greene novel. Brown British food in dark gravy - with stodgy puds and custard for afters. Lovely mumsy unsophisticated* comfort grub. It was probably the last place in Forest Hill that you could get spotted dick!

I rather miss it.

*For sophistication, of course, you had to go round the corner to the Alpine Coffee House, with it's Swiss chalet decor, where long-haired and moustachioed men in black polo necks played chess to the music of Tangerine Dream. My second girlfriend was lost in wonder when she discovered a raw mushroom in her salad. We'd never seen the like.

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