Sarah Pylas

Sarah Pylas is a local writer and blogger, who has been sharing stories about Greek/English family life on her blog, Grenglish, since 2011. Since then she has written for The Huffington Post, various online parenting websites, SE22 magazine (see page 10 of the January issue) and is resident content writer on Around Dulwich! Sarah has just published a book of Greek meze, soups and dip recipes with her sister-in-law – ‘Secrets from Yiayia’s Greek Kitchen’.

How long have you lived in the area?

7-years ago I moved into my boyfriend’s (now husband!) flat on Barry Road, then we moved to Thompson Road, which is possibly the shortest street in ED, when I was pregnant with my son. We moved up the hill a bit towards Honor Oak almost 4-years ago.

What brought you here?


Do you belong to any groups?

I belong to the East Dulwich WI, which has brought so many brilliant women and opportunities into my life.

The best meal I’ve ever had…

I had an amazing meal at Pedler on Peckham Rye recently. It’s a great place to go with friends – yummy food, buzzy atmosphere and lovely staff! I also visited the newly refurbished Dulwich Woodhouse before Christmas and enjoyed a superb Sunday lunch with the family! Highly recommend going.

Where is your favourite place to eat?

Si Mangia on Forest Hill Road is a family favourite. They make fresh gluten-free pasta to order, so it means I can tuck in with everyone else instead of picking at a salad.

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

I love to share a litre of Muscadet from the tanks at Toasted, but the rioja at The Palmerston is my absolute favourite.

Where’s your favourite place to walk?

One Tree Hill. The views are incredible.

When I want to relax…

I love to unwind with a bit of trash telly, red wine and a take-away.

What is your favourite shop?

Ooooh, I have two! Through the Trees on Zenoria Road and The Dulwich Trader in West Dulwich are both fab.

What was the last thing you bought there?

I bought birthday gifts for my sister, my mum, both of my sister-in-laws and my mother-in-law all from The Dulwich Trader! Through the Trees is somewhere I go when I want to treat myself although it is dangerous, as I always want everything! Nick has a great eye.

Best bargain you’ve ever landed…

My house! There is no way we could afford to buy it now. House prices in the area are insane now.

My secret ambition…

It’s no secret, but to successfully launch the Greek range of dips from our book and see them on shelves in all good supermarkets would be the dream! That, and appearing as an extra on Eastenders.

‘Secrets from Yiayia’s Greek Kitchen’ is available on Amazon now for £7.99.

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