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The Last Word: Stefan Mullings, Oven Rescue South East London

Hi my name is Stefan Mullings, I own and run Oven Rescue South East London. It is a domestic and commercial specialist oven cleaning service that covers all types of ovens (gas/elec). We also clean all models of extractor hoods, oven and stove hobs, microwaves and barbeques.

How long have you lived in the area?

I’ve lived here all my life.

What has changed most during that time?

I would have to say the food outlets, now there are so many varieties of shops, cafés, bars, restaurants, a little something for everyone even if you’re a bit fussy like myself, its great!

What do you most value about the area you live in?

The different choices of things to do, you can always try something whether you want to try a cuisine you’ve never had before or go on an art trail walk. There’s just so much going on!

What’s the one thing you couldn’t do without?

Sugar, I have a really bad sweet tooth that I’m trying to clamp down on. Belgian waffle and ice cream from Oddono’s Gelati is my ultimate nemesis at the moment.

Do you know your neighbours?

Yes I do know them, all a friendly bunch, no one is ever too busy to stop for a chat and we all look out for each other, which is important.

Do you belong to any groups?

Not officially, but I do attend the Cooking With Scissors (CwS) networking meet up which is on the last Wednesday of the month at The Palmerston, which I love going to and feel very much of a part of.

What is your favourite place to eat?

Rocca is one of my favourites; always welcoming and I’m never disappointed with the service or quality of food.

Coffee or tea? Where?

I do love a cup of tea accompanied by a slice of cake at Romeo Jones.

The best meal I’ve ever had…

When I travelled to Phuket in Thailand, I had a 7 course meal and each dish was absolutely delicious, I had never tasted anything like it before, really authentic. Although I couldn’t move anywhere for a while from being so full, it was worth every single bite.

Cafe, pub or bar?

Pub, usually because I can have some food as well, can’t go wrong with pub grub!

What’s your favourite place to go for a drink?

The Rosendale, happy cheerful atmosphere, I often see a lot of familiar faces which happen to be mainly clients which is nice.

Where’s your favourite place to walk?

Taking a nice calming stroll by the lake in Belair Park never goes a miss, it’s very peaceful and serene. I often circle around and end up at the Dulwich Picture Gallery.

The book I’m reading at the moment…

I’ve not too long ago started reading a self-help book called “The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*ck” by blogger and author Mark Manson, it’s rapidly turning into one of my favs.

My perfect holiday…

Taking all my friends and family away with me for a week or two to somewhere hot and picturesque. Soaking up the sunshine, creating unforgettable memories, eating the best foods and enjoying the best wines, ending with a huge party on the beach with the locals, all expenses paid for of course, courtesy of The National Lottery.

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