I live in South London, which isn't exactly 'Fashionable'. People always assume I live in East London (I think it's my glasses...in fact, I'm sure that's it) but I have lived here for almost 7 years now, with my parents living not much further south and I love it. It's down to earth and a croissant doesn't cost you £3...I have 2 Lidl's, 3 Pound shops, numerous BYOB curry houses and almost all the shops are independent.
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'Tota' - a relaxed cafe-like places serving pulled pork sandwiches, good coffee and mashed avocado on toast:
The Provenance - this pub is in my neighbourhood, it's owned by the Antic group - who own two other good Tooting pubs 'Tram & Social' and 'The Antelope'. The Provenance does a great Sunday lunch and lots of good ales on tap.
|One Sunday outside our local|
Harrison's - this bar and restaurant in Balham has recently been refurbished and is buzzing every evening. We stopped by for my husband's birthday dinner last week and the service was excellent.
I can definitely vouch for the burger at £12.50. The prices are really reasonable, too - 'Salt & Pepper Squid' starter £6.50 for example, and the most expensive item on the menu is the Rib Eye Steak for £20.50 served with fries. I'm hoping to book their private dining room for my next party - just as chic as The Riding House Cafe: