All posts tagged: roundup

Around Dulwich – August news

School’s out for summer… and so is the Aperol! The end of term is always a busy time of year with Summer Fairs, Sports Day and a common condition called end-of-term-itis where eye-rolling and answering back is prevalent in even the sweetest of children and no amount of patience, understanding, or Panini stickers seems to cure it! I enjoyed my first official – and much appreciated – Aperol Spritz over lunch at Moxon’s Next Door last month. ‘Next Door’ is a new fish restaurant on Lordship Lane from our local fishmonger, Robin Moxon. The menu offers a selection of bar snacks, small sharing plates, whole roasted fish, seafood platters and a selection of Moxon’s smoked fish. We went for the cold smoked fish platter, which was absolutely delicious and with a couple of side dishes to share, it was more than plenty for the 3 of us. As I was a little bit early to meet my friends for lunch (waves at Angela and Fi!), I squeezed in a lovely stroll along the lane, stopping …

Around Dulwich – April news!

Of all the school holidays, the Easter break is probably my favourite. It’s longer than half term and spring is – usually – in the air, although the recent spell of cold weather brings no reassurance that there will be any sunshine on offer this year! Last month, my son’s school closed for 2 snow days and parents flocked to the Horniman to sledge race down the snowy hills with their little ones. It was fun for the first hour or so, but then the frost set in and many of us took to hiding under a blanket on the sofa until it melted. However, I did manage to get out and discover a few exciting new places in March. The first is Grounds & Grapes, a fab little wine bar opposite Honor Oak station. If good wine, cheese, and gin are your thing then do pop in! Aneto Café on East Dulwich Road is now open in the evenings and Angela and I had an amazing dinner there with friends. I’ll definitely be going …

Around Dulwich – December news!

Wrap up warm, December is here! The skies of SE22 are already sparkling with Christmas spirit and our high street is buzzing with winter menus, warm wine, and festive windows. There is plenty to make you feel merry and bright around Dulwich this month. The opening of Terroirs Bistro (formerly Toasted) on Lordship Lane proved popular with regulars and with weekly wine tastings, meet the winemaker events and guest chef pop-ups, this could be a great place to get your first sprinkling of Christmas cheer! Local resident, Chloe Gounder-Forbes, invited Angela and me to her permanent pop-up restaurant, Platform 1, to sample the tasting menu from guest chefs-in-residence, Fodder. We enjoyed 6-courses of wild seasonal cooking and not one of them disappointed. Chloe’s wine list features rare and indigenous grape varieties and we opted for the wine flight, which carefully matches each dish with a wine. The sparkling Pinot Grigio rosé from Romania was sooooooo good that we will both be ordering a case to see us through the party season! Sadly, Fodder’s residency at …

Around Dulwich – July news

We finally made it along to The Robot Zoo at the Horniman Museum last month and I am so pleased that we did! This family-friendly exhibition features larger-than-life animals that have been innovatively recreated using a variety of familiar machine parts and gadgets to reveal how their real life counterparts see, eat, hunt and hide. You can also test your reflexes to see if you can react as fast as a house fly, shoot insects with a chameleon’s tongue-gun, hang like a bat and try jet-propelled squid racing. I feel so lucky to have this wonderful museum and stunning gardens right on our doorstep and we will definitely be going back to visit The Robot Zoo again before the exhibition ends in October. This June was possibly the hottest on record for years and temperatures look set to soar into July. Now, I love it when the sun comes out, but definitely more so when I am poolside with an ice-cold drink in my hand. Commuting to work during a heat wave is far less …