|New featured article — Panda Panda, SE8 4PA.
||[Jul. 26th, 2010|06:39 pm]
Randomness Guide to London
This week's featured article is Panda Panda, SE8 4PA, a cafe selling Vietnamese baguettes and snacks on Deptford Broadway at the New Cross end of Deptford.
While Deptford has a number of other Vietnamese restaurants and cafes, Panda Panda differs somewhat from the norm in that it's rather more modern and accessible in style — it's clean, you can see in from the outside, and it has free wireless. Foodwise, I'm not 100% convinced that it has the best banh mi or the best summer rolls in the area, but it's certainly a contender.
Notable additions to RGL in the past week include the Cartoon Museum in Bloomsbury and Kamil Speciality Foods in Park Royal.
Reported closures are the Royal Oak in Bexleyheath (actually been closed for some time), Blubeckers at the Hare in Harrow, and the Star in Hillingdon.
The Abercorn Arms in Stanmore also closed at the beginning of this year, but is slated to open again at some point following "substantial rebuilding and extension". Finally, the Grape and Grain in Crystal Palace reopened today following a brief closure in connection with the Jack Beard's chain going into administration (the licensees have taken on the lease).