Restaurant review: a tale of two Purley burgers

Posted on September 16th, by Paddy Blewer in Culture. 4 comments

Now Purley’s burghers have a choice of burgers, says Paddy Blewer

In the thirteen years I’ve lived in Croydon, I’ve always been surprised that despite the significant wealth within walking distance of Purley town centre, eating and drinking options there were limited.

This began to change a few years ago. Now there are good options for steak at Buenos Aires, an excellent Turkish/Eastern Mediterranean … Read More »



Restaurant review: McDermott’s fish and chip shop, New Addington

Posted on August 28th, by Paddy Blewer in Culture. 11 comments

Paddy Blewer salutes a world class chippie

5-7 The Forestdale Centre, Featherbed Way, New Addington, Croydon CR0 9AS
Time from East Croydon:  15 minutes (number 3),  10 minutes or  20 minutes 64,  10 minutes

As a Waddonian for fourteen years who grew up in Wallington, I’d always heard of New Addington but had never really been. It might as well have been Bromley or Cheam. I knew that … Read More »



Restaurant review: Tigris, Fiveways Junction, Waddon

Posted on August 18th, by Paddy Blewer in Culture. 4 comments

Waddon has become a cradle of culinary delights for Paddy Blewer

445 Purley Way, Croydon CR0 4RG

Time from East Croydon:  25 minutes /  15 minutes 119

I’m sure that my fellow residents of Waddon would agree that we’ve always been poorly served for sit-down restaurants within walking distance of the station. Many years ago there was a better-than-it-had-to-be curry house on … Read More »