Streatham has come a long way since its high street was named the worst in Britain in 2002 and we think part of that is to do with the exceptional food establishments that have opened up. With Indian, Chinese, Tapas, Pizza and classic British food all on offer, there is nothing that Streatham hasn't got covered. We think it is about time you got out there and tried it all so we've compiled a handy list of 9 spots where you are guaranteed to have a delicious meal. And it's all right on your doorstep.
The earliest known dedicated Indian restaurant opened in the United Kingdom was the Hindostanee Coffee House on George Street in Westminster, owned and run by one Sake Dean Mahomed, and which began trading in 1810. Though Britain apparently already had a taste for curry by this point, as shown by the fact that curried dishes were included in cookbooks published during the eighteenth century, the Hindostanee Coffee House apparently closed only a year after opening due to a lack of business - though some accounts suggest it continued trading till 1833. To put this into context, the first outlet dedicated to selling the dish now most synonymous with the UK - fish and chips - opened during the 1860s. Curry has become a staple of the British diet, and is easily one of the most popular 'takeaway' foods commonly served in the UK. Almost everyone has a favourite curry dish, and a favourite curry restaurant. We're not going to try to change that, but maybe you're thinking about trying somewhere new, and if you are, we've got you covered. To help you get your search started, here is our list of the 11 best Indian restaurants in South London.
South London is an incredibly diverse region, and is home to numerous different ethnicities that all contribute something different to the areas that they call home. There a number of different avenues through which different groups access each others cultures, and are able to some extent experience them. These include mediums like visual art and music, however, we're not here to talk about them, though they are worthy of discussion, no, we're going to be talk about a more overtly sensational medium - food. Though you can taste similarities between different cuisines, each and all have something about them that sets them apart - be it a reliance on particular ingredients native to the country, or a signature popular dish. There are even some cuisines that have become so established here that the cuisine served on these shores has mutated, for want of a better word, and there are dishes served that were developed in the UK - see chicken tikka masala. So here is a list of 25 different cuisines that you can try in South London.
Known as the trendy alternative to Clapham or Brixton, there is no shortage of independent restaurants, cafes, pubs and bars in Streatham. This linear portion of South London, which locals boast has the longest high street in Europe, is, bursting with some of the most delightful, rustic and prettiest places to eat in the whole of London. It would be wrong for us at South London Club not to keep you informed of the best meals to be had in Streatham, so here is a list of the 5 best meals in Streatham.