Restaurant review: Cote d’Azur

Posted on May 20th, by Joy Akwue-Butler in Culture. 1 Comment

French cuisine meets the island of Mauritius in South Croydon. Joy Akwue-Butler paid a visit

18 Selsdon Road, SouthCroydon, CR2 6PA

Time from East Croydon:  25 minutes / 5 minutes 119, 466 or 312

 

Cote d’Azur is a French restaurant with a Mauritian influence. I hadn’t heard of it before, so when my friend Michelle suggested meeting there for a meal and a catch-up, I … Read More »



Restaurant Review: El Sombrero Mexican restaurant

Posted on October 30th, by Joy Akwue-Butler in Culture. 1 Comment

Despite cocktails and sombreros, Joy Akwue-Butler was left feeling that the party never quite took off

28 High Street, Croydon CR0 1QH

Time from East Croydon:  8 minutes

It has been some time since I last did a restaurant review; over the summer I took a bit of a break! But before my daughter Jasmine headed back to university, I thought I … Read More »



Restaurant review: Abshar Persian restaurant

Posted on June 30th, by Joy Akwue-Butler in Culture. No Comments

Joy Akwue-Butler is left disappointed after a promisingly flavoursome start

67 South End, Croydon CR0 1BF

Time from East Croydon: 15 minutes / 5 minutes 119, 466 or 312

On Friday 29th May I organised a get-together with my friend Jo, as we hadn’t been able to meet up for some time due to work constraints. We decided to try something totally different, so we booked a … Read More »



Restaurant review: Bromley Court Hotel

Posted on May 19th, by Joy Akwue-Butler in Culture. No Comments

Joy Akwue-Butler discovers a real gastronomic treat for her mother, at just the right time

Bromley Hill, Bromley, BR1 4JD

Time from East Croydon:   34 minutes 119,  6 minutes 320 or 208,  3 minutes

I was invited to Bromley Court Hotel to review it. My mother, Lydie, had arrived from Switzerland the night before for a family gathering, so I thought it would … Read More »



Restaurant review: Navaratna Indian restaurant, South Croydon

Posted on May 13th, by Joy Akwue-Butler in Culture. No Comments

Joy Akwue Butler feels the heat in a recent addition to the restaurant quarter’s curry community

Time from East Croydon: 15 minutes / 5 minutes 119, 466 or 312

60 South End, Croydon CR0 1DP

I had originally arranged to visit Navaratna on Friday 27th March with my friend Jo, but due to work demands she was unable to make it. I quickly found … Read More »



Restaurant Review: Bagatti’s

Posted on March 17th, by Joy Akwue-Butler in Culture. No Comments

Joy Akwue-Butler enjoys a night out in Italy, courtesy of south Croydon

Time from East Croydon: 15 minutes / 5 minutes 119, 466 or 312

56-58 South End, Croydon CR0 1DP

On Friday 27th February I’d arranged to meet up with my sister Doreen and my friend Kei. It had been more than ten years since I last went to Bagatti’s … Read More »



Restaurant review: Brasserie Vacherin

Posted on February 12th, by Joy Akwue-Butler in Culture. 1 Comment

Joy Akwue-Butler enjoys a five-star treat at one of her favourite restaurants

Time from East Croydon: 15 minutes / 5 minutes 119, 466 or 312

48-50 South End, Croydon, Surrey, CR0 1DP

 

It has been a couple of months since I last wrote a review and I thought I would start the year with a restaurant that I … Read More »



Restaurant review: Yumn brasserie, South Croydon

Posted on December 10th, by Joy Akwue-Butler in Culture. No Comments

Mirror mirror on the door… Joy Akwue-Butler enjoys Croydon’s newest fusion cooking

69-71 South End, Croydon, CR0 1BF

Time from East Croydon: 15 minutes / 5 minutes 119, 466 or 312

What strikes you when you enter Yumn Brasserie is the very modern décor – it looks chic with lots of glass and mirrors. In fact it may help to explain why … Read More »



Restaurant review: Galicia tapas bar and restaurant

Posted on November 7th, by Joy Akwue-Butler in Culture. 6 comments

Joy Akwue-Butler dines at a Croydon stalwart, but leaves a tad underwhelmed

269-275 High Street, Croydon, CR0 1QH
Time from East Croydon: 15 minutes / 5 minutes by 119, 466 or 312

As it has been some years since I last ate at Galicia, I thought it was about time that I revisited this Spanish restaurant, so I invited my sister Doreen to come with … Read More »



Restaurant review: Karnavar, South Croydon

Posted on October 1st, by Joy Akwue-Butler in Culture. No Comments

Joy Akwue-Butler discovers a gem in South Croydon

62 South End Croydon, Surrey CR0 1DP
Time from East Croydon: 12 minutes / 5 minutes by 119, 466 or 312

As my daughter Jasmine is due to return to university soon, I thought it would be nice to take her out for a meal. So on Friday 12th September Jasmine and I decided to check … Read More »