What can I write that hasn’t already been mentioned in the comments? Very little.
Rumeli’s fish & chip shop has gone, with the all‐new Grills Etc taking its place. Actually it’s a little unclear whether Grills Etc is the new name for Rumeli’s and they’ve left the old sign up, or whether the Grills Etc is a new direction for Rumeli’s.
Either way, if they make decent quality kebabs they’ll be a welcome addition; no offence to our existing Turkish restaurants, but I do like a proper flame‐grilled kebab made from decent meat with nice bread. When I lived in Queens Park we had a shop called Spice Grills which made the best I’ve ever eaten. Mmm. Spice Grills.
No sign of Angels & Gypsies opening yet; I do hope the hotel does well and they raise the capital to get the restaurant open — I like a bit of tapas.
This is based purely on anecdotal evidence, but has Walworth Road become more dangerous since they started all that work? I never had an accident there before, but three times in the last month I’ve almost collided with cars that cut across the lane to turn left at the last minute. Maybe I’m being more reckless, or maybe it’s coincidence; or maybe it should now be called Deathtrap Road.
I used to like watching the foxes that run around our street late at night, but I’ve gone right off them since I saw them kill a young cat. I entertain notions of having a cat myself one day (wife permitting), and I can’t bear the thought of it ending up in a fox’s mouth.
I’m off on holiday for a couple of weeks from next Monday; would anybody like to make a few updates while I’m gone?