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New Italian bistro

Location of new Garden Gastro Bar

The new Garden Gastro Bar

A new Italian bistro is planned for West Norwood.at 31 Knights Hill SE27 0HS, opening until 11pm and serving Italian cured meats, cheeses,home made pizzas and British roasts.

Comments on the licence must be made by Friday 30th May.  For details see:  www.lambeth.gov.uk/Services/Business/LicencesStreetTrading/AlcoholEntertainmentLateNightRefreshment/CurrentApplications.htm

The Garden Gastro Bar will take over the premises of the long standing Cardinal Cafe, famous for its bacon butties.

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New bistro for West Norwood

Otter Trading opening soon

Otter Trading opening soon

Otter Trading are taking over the shop premises at 17 Knights Hill SE27 0HS which have been vacant for many years. The shop will sell gifts & kitchenware with a cafe/bistro. Otter Trading has applied for a licence for music & to sell wine & beer up to 11pm although they plan to normally close by 7pm.  Comments on the licence application due by Thursday 22nd May . See :

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French coffee shop for West Norwood

Lambeth-20130505-00415Elorie has just opened Culdesac on the corner of Bloom Grove and Knights Hill SE27 0HY. Cakes & croissants baked on the premises. Great place to watch the world go by!

Usually open 8am to 5pm Mondays to Saturdays   Tweet and follow @culdesaccoffee

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New coffee shop for West Norwood


Round Table Coffee House

The Round Table Coffee House has just opened at 50 Knight’s Hill  SE27 0JD, close to the corner with Wolfington Rd . Tom, the manager, has laid on a selection of  fanstastic cakes served with coffee (roasted the Milanese way).

Open 7am to 6pm weekdays 9am to 6pm Saturday and 10a to 6pm Sundays.


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Take a break at Brockwell Park

Brockwell Hall CafeIf swings, seesaws and slides are favourites with your children, then look no further than Brockwell Park with its fantastic playground and paddling pool makeover!  Located between the Tulse Hill and Arlingford Road gates, the playground offers a host of varied equipment suitable for all ages, including infant swings, regular people swings, rope climbing gyms and wooden wendy houses.  The water play is slightly further south, past the duck ponds  , for little ones to enjoy water play, fountains and the sandpit, with plenty of grassy space for parents and picnic blankets.  But beware – the water’s cold!

And afterwards, Brockwell Park Café SE24 0NG, situated at the top of the hill is the ideal spot for a refreshments and a fantastic view. Delicious hot meals such as aubergine parmagiana or chicken risotto served with choices of roast veggies, chips or salad.  Good sandwiches, great coffee, a wide range of cakes and biscuits, milkshakes and nostalgic ice cream flavours are also on offer – all at reasonable prices.

Check out Park Opening and closing times here.

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Coffee for workers



Volcano Coffee Works have officially opened their café at Parkhall Trading Estate, Martell Road SE21 8EN – at the end of Robson Road.

With a stylish fit out and impressive equipment on display, the café’s main customers are those working in the industrial estate. The café is one of those word-of-mouth gems & a delight to experience: superb coffee and an array of cakes and sandwiches in a spacious, industrial yet surprisingly serene environment. Children are welcome, but the owners ask that buggies be left in the special buggy parking area. Open 8am to 4.30pm Monday to Fridays.

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What a feast!

Norwood Feast

New Sunday markets in West Norwood .

Congratulations to all who made the first Norwood “Feast” on Sunday 3rd April  a fantastic success, bringing more than 2,000 people pouring into 4 markets in the centre of West Norwood . Brilliant planning & marketing by local residents working with Space Makers and support from Big Yellow Storage & the council  combined with good weather resulted in a great market day.

Norwood Feast is a set of markets dotted through the town centre on the first Sunday of every month,

There is a second-hand goods/retro clothing market outside Rosebery’s auctioneers on Knight’s Hill, food stalls and children’s entertainment in St Luke’s Church garden, an arts and crafts fair at the end of Chatsworth Way and plants, fruit and vegetables on the corner of York Hill and Norwood Road. Local shops joined in: Beamish and McGlue served hog roast outside their shop on the corner of Lancaster Avenue and Kahvah welcomed a record number of customers in its Norwood Road café. O Girasol was also doing a roaring trade and  B&Q staff reported a large increase in business.

Fringe events included guerrilla gardeners who planted around trees in Norwood Road ,  trampolining for children and  cemetery tours for adults..

Shoppers came from a wide area of south London – Lewisham, Balham and Mitcham as well as Streatham, Dulwich and Crystal Palace. Jane Pickard, local councillor for Knight’s Hill, said: “The markets are  a huge success and I look forward to the next events in May & June.”

The next feast event will be Sunday 1st May 10-4pm. Get there early as some stalls sold out by lunchtime!

Prospective stall holders should look up FAQs on   http://westnorwood.spacemakers.org.uk/

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