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Published: Tue, 06 Dec 2016 10:48:14 +0000

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Re: Best Chinese?

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 10:48:14 +0000

Hutong in the Shard, expensive but very good



Re: Best Chinese?

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 10:38:17 +0000

Crystal China on Tower Bridge Road gets my vote. But ask for the 'Chinese' menu (which they will need to translate) as you will be given the normal one (which is not great)

They have bus loads of Chinese people there every weekend, literally.



Re: Best Chinese?

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 10:10:38 +0000

Bit of a walk, but Hing Lee (32 Curlew St, London SE1 2ND) is best imo



Best Chinese?

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 09:50:13 +0000

Please could I have recommendations for good Chinese restaurants, anywhere you could walk to from Bermondsey Square? We are entertaining someone who really cares about good food.



Re: Somerset House ice skating

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 08:02:43 +0000

Yes please
are you near the Elephant later this week?
Thanks
Graham 07946438380



Re: Boundary Commission

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 21:29:10 +0000

The other thing to remember is that the Boundary Commission has used the current Southwark ward boundaries when drawing up the proposed parliamentary constituencies, rather than the new ones that will be used for local government elections from May 2018.

So in some places we will have a right old hotch-potch of electoral boundaries, with some (new) Southwark wards split between (new) parliamentary constituencies.



Re: Indian takeaway recommendations

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 21:27:37 +0000

Any updated recommendations?

There are quite a few listed on Hungry House, Deliveroo, Uber Eats etc but not sure which is actually worth getting!



Re: Boundary Commission

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 21:19:25 +0000

I think those of us not in Bermondsey are a bit of an addendum for the MP, and it will be even worse for Bishop's Ward. I am hoping that having Bishop's Ward will assist us in Cathedrals, but that's good for us rather than for them!



Re: The Grange Pub

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 20:42:23 +0000

Can I ask why? Why would a grown adult start shouting at a child?[/quote]

Ok perhaps 'screamed' was a slight exaggeration - he told him off - having told the children off several other times during the meal. I have to say the children were really well behaved (at a time when up the place was virtually empty), however their very presence was irritating them from the moment we arrived, 10 children in total.

The reason mine got scolded was because he stood on the sofa (the horror!) he wasn't wearing any shoes and I was about to get him down but the owner beat me to him and said he was jumping up and down, he wasn't. The child in question is 4.

Anyhow, as I said before, I felt very threatened by his demeanour towards me and it was wholly unnecessary.

I have also been there without kids and had a very different experience, therefore this was a surprise.

I do think the food is average and overpriced.



Fascinating waste of time for London History lovers

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 19:48:29 +0000

LSE has digitized and uploaded "Charles Booth's London", which allows you to see poverty maps and search 450 original notebooks/documentation from police walk-abouts (1886-1903)."

You can search the poverty maps (Bermondsey held up better than I thought it would) and read the notes from a walk-around with the local constable ( far more enlightening).

Link here: http://booth.lse.ac.uk/

Enjoy!



Re: Looking for a Christmas tree

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 19:40:15 +0000

East Street Market! We just got one from there, it was much cheaper than anything nearer Bermondsey St.



Re: The Grange Pub

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 18:36:12 +0000

I've been three times and had food each time. Generally to solve a hangover so feeling delicate but always received and seen good service and good food. Dogs are welcome and it is all quite informal. They are proud of the food and check back part way through to check its okay.

I find it very hard to believe the same people would also start shouting at a child with nothing having led to that.



Somerset House ice skating

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 16:45:21 +0000

Would anyone be interested in buying 2 tickets for ice skating at Somerset House? Sunday 11th Dec at 18.45pm, for an hour. It will be lovely and Christmassy! I paid £17 per ticket but am open to offers, sadly I can't go. I live in Bermondsey and could meet you to hand over tickets



Re: Boundary Commission

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 15:37:49 +0000

Surely there is less access to your MP so far as the voter is concerned. For example, an MP whose principal focus is on Southwark wards may well find that a ward added on only to meet the electoral quota in, say, Lambeth (or wherever) inadvertently receives less attention from him/her or, alternatively, that his links/contacts with the local authority in whose area he only has one ward are weaker. In addition, it may mean travelling further to see one's MP because their base is further afield.



Re: The Grange Pub

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 15:34:49 +0000

[quote vickt]as the very pleasant owner started screaming at my son[/quote]

Can I ask why? Why would a grown adult start shouting at a child?



Re: Boundary Commission

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 15:09:43 +0000

Worth noting too that Newington Ward is proposed to be removed from Bermondsey and Old Southwark to join the new Camberwell and Vauxhall Bridge.

Problem with the Simon Hughes proposal is that it doesn't meet the very narrow Boundary Commission criteria to balance population numbers.

There are some disadvantages to mixed-local authority constituencies but they are few for voters. There are many such constituencies, particularly in London.



Re: Bathroom re-fit

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 14:55:39 +0000

Happy to recommend Rob Lancaster too. He retiled my kitchen. Very pleased with his work.



Re: Pubs that open on Xmas Day

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 14:45:26 +0000

The Anchor on Park Street is open on Christmas Day.



Re: SE1 2017 calendar on sale now

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 14:09:46 +0000

I've just received my 2017 se1 calender and it's shite, how embarrassing for se1 residents, next year I'll do it for free.



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Mon, 05 Dec 2016 14:00:38 +0000

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Re: Bathroom re-fit

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 13:15:47 +0000

I would happily recommend Rob Lancaster. He's recently refreshed my bathroom, which involved regrouting the tiling and painting a widow and door, as well doing a couple of other small jobs around the flat. Rob was punctual, polite and very versatile in terms of what he can turn his hand to. His standard of work is excellent and he was quick to update me on how long the job would take and the associated costings. I really felt that I could just leave him to it, which is a relief when you've got a full-time job. His number is 07950 190530.



Re: Pubs that open on Xmas Day

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 13:00:07 +0000

Horniman, Hay's Galleria, is opening apparently.



Re: Freshcut sandwich shop - The Cut

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 12:56:20 +0000

It's going to be a pizza place



Re: Pubs that open on Xmas Day

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 11:59:50 +0000

The Pommelers Rest on TBR was open last year.



Re: Pubs that open on Xmas Day

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 10:47:00 +0000

Prince of Wales on St George's Road is open.



Pubs that open on Xmas Day

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 10:39:43 +0000

It looks like I'll be spending Xmas Day in London this year (the first time in my 60 years). I think I might like to venture out, probably lunchtime, for a Whisky Mac or even a Bloody Mary, before dinner.
Does anyone know of pubs in the SE1 area that will be open on Xmas Day. Or, where I might find the information?



Plasterer for ceiling repairs any recommendations?

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 10:34:07 +0000

Hello! I'm looking for a plasterer to repair a ceiling where partition walls have been removed, and someone who can sand and seal a wood floor. Both needed as soon as possible, of course!
Big thank you to anyone who can help!



Re: The Grange Pub

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 09:50:28 +0000

The Grange is usually empty, and Amisha is busy. That's enough of a judgement I think. But we've had bad experiences of the staff in the Grange too, so I second the opinion to avoid the place.



Re: The Grange Pub

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 08:37:00 +0000

[quote npt]Hi All

Noticed that I hadn't left a review of The Grange Pub since it's been under new management (which must have been almost 12 months now)

Good local beer selection, nice wine, great food and masive portions. You can get a great burger or pizza for £10/11, but It's slightly on the expensive side if you order from other parts of the menu. I've been 4 times now and the staff and owners have been great to both myself and my parents.

Really happy to have this kind of pub in the area. They've also got a pub Labradoodle (I think) called Meryl.[/quote]


Pretty sure it's been under the same management for something like 2 years hasn't it?

I've not been recently, for probably 6 months, but always found the staff and management very friendly, food good, and a nice range of beers.



Re: The Grange Pub

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 16:43:50 +0000

My wife and I have been in to the Grange a few times for dinner in the last year. So far we've not had a bad meal, and have had good and pleasant service from the staff and the owners every time. We haven't been in with kids, so not directly comparable, but another data point for anyone who's deciding whether to give it a try. While shouting at customers is never ok, it may have been a one-off 'bad day' - I'd be the first to admit that I've had them too.

I think it's a great addition to the local area. We love Cafe Amisha as well, but it's nice to have another option, especially one which changes its menu a bit more frequently (or at all! I think even the specials at Cafe Amisha have been broadly the same for the last few years. All very nice, and the service is lovely, but sometimes you want a change)

Only suggestion for the Grange from me is that I'd welcome a real cider on tap to go with the real ales!