Sunday, 16 December 2012
South London: casualties and new ventures
Green and Blue (Lordship Lane) to close at the end of the year
Sad news that the wine shop and restaurant Green & Blue, which concentrated on organic and biodynamic wines, will be closing at the end of 2012 after surviving a number of years of difficult trading conditions. See the blog here announcing the closure due to a combination of factors including increases in rent etc.
Still as is the way there are new entrants into the market, which includes Dulwich Vintners run by Robin Eadon. I was due to meet Robin this week to talk about his recently formed company that concentrates on the wines of South West France. Unfortunately I had to cancel but hope to meet him early in 2013. Robin used to work for Oddbins at the shop in Dulwich Village, one of the casualties of the Simon Baile debacle.
Dulwich Vintners' website
Other new ventures:
After years of being pretty moribund, Forest Hill (SE23) is beginning to show signs of life:
AGA's Little Deli and Café (Dartmouth Road) includes excellent bread, Neal's Yard cheese, Monmouth coffee and lovely olives
Still on Dartmouth Road but closer to Forest Hill Station is Berries – sandwiches, crèpes and cakes
The Butchery: Forest Hill's pop up shop: 1st-24th December