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Where to Eat and Hang Out in Streatham

This is the first of a series of videos about the area of London where I live. Streatham.

In this video, I will show you the best places Where To Eat, Drink and hang out In… Streatham

Streatham is a district in zone 3 south London, mostly in the London Borough of Lambeth.

Once known as the ‘West End of South London” thanks to its cinemas, theatres and ballroom, Streatham fell on harder times, during the 80s and part of the 90s

Huge efforts have been made to reverse the reputation of crime Streatham attracted in the 80s

With people being priced out of neighbouring Clapham and Balham, plus a multi-million-pound regeneration scheme,

The faded 19th-century glory as a red brick suburb for wealthy Victorians has seen a new life in recent years as the area has become an attractive alternative to surrounding Clapham, Brixton, and Dulwich.

The high road is claimed to be the longest in the UK, and at nearly 3km long there are plenty of opportunities for smart investors to open up new places where to eat and drink.

As house prices rise in this leafy end of south-west London so has the quality of what’s on offer. Avoid the chains and try out the many independent cafés, pubs, restaurants, and hang out places.

Characterised by a sense of pride in their community many places are family run, with an emphasis on locally sourced ingredients, famous specialities and a relaxed, warmly welcoming atmosphere.
Perfect Blend is a popular Saturday morning location for a hungover fry-up. Apart from that, you can stop by for lunch and dinner, or just a pot of tea and cake.
Perfect Blend is open till 2AM serving cocktails beers and in my opinion is just the ideal hang out place only a few steps away from Streatham Hill train station.

Try Boyce Da Roca on Streatham Hill for everything from breakfasts to light lunches and luxurious cakes.A boutique London cafe where the food is delicious and if you like your tables, chairs, cups, plates or cutlery… you can BUY THEM too!

Blackbird Bakery. The important thing about Blackbird Bakery is that they make everything they sell. That’s everything, from bread, cakes, pastries, biscuits, breakfast cereals, jams, marmalades to fresh juices, sandwiches, salads and even dog biscuits at times!

The Aussie inspired neighbourhood cafe Brickwood offers quality coffee, brunch & full table service. This latest edition that open up to Streatham Green is young and cool.

The perfect romantic date location is Hood, the newest place to open and already one of the most popular. Run by siblings Robin and Melanie Frean it serves modern British food that can’t be found anywhere else in Streatham.

Bravi Ragazzi boasts a wood-burning stone oven to cook their traditional Neapolitan sourdough pizzas with unusual toppings such as salsiccia e friarielli (smoked cheese, wild broccoli, and Italian sausage).

Streatham Hill Italian Addommè is another good spot for traditional Italian pizzas …. and not only that …

El Chicos open Since 1998 they have had extensive refurbishment, always serving good contemporary Mexican cuisine with a fresh twist.
El Chico’s is the All Day, Everyday Place for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Cocktails and Parties Parties Parties!

Sunday roast/ Gastropubs

The Manor Arms is worth a trip for a quieter meal of a summer evening, while The Railway next to Streatham Common station is an excellent choice for a Sunday roast.

Anything to add guys??? Let me know.

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Comments

  1. Mark Bery says:

    Well done nice summary- I like the bit about Streatham being mostly in Lambeth-as there are bits in Wandsworth which the Estate Agents forget and class as Tooting- even our Mayor lives in Streatham!! although he thinks it is Tooting. One correction think the High Street is 3 miles long not 3km as it extends into Norbury.

    Other good haunts- cafe Barcelona where they have live flamenco, Brookes and Gao and the exhibit plus the hideaway where you can get a good Sunday lunch while being entertained. I like Trio also and they have live Jazz. Batch and Estate Coffee are good.

    Think the lebanese restaurant has gone though

    If you ever do another video on the area, not just eating out, cover the open spaces- Streatham Common and the Rookery plus Tooting Common ( including the Lido) which sits mainly in Streatham

    Well done again

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    • antonblack says:

      Thank you Mark. This is the first of the series. The next coming up will cover open spaces, history, architecture, things to do and a special one 😉

      Like

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