Restaurant Quarter

Restaurant review: Kalpa, West Croydon

Posted on February 7th, by Paul Dennis in Culture. 4 comments

This venture from the acclaimed team behind South Croydon’s Karnavar does not disappoint

Time from West Croydon:  5 minutes

5-7 St James’s Road, Croydon CR0 2SB

Croydon’s restaurant quarter is well-established; boasting a fine range of eateries with cuisine for all tastes, it is deserving of the stellar reputation that it has made for itself.

One of the big success stories down South Croydon … Read More »

Goodbye London, I’m leaving you… for Croydon

Posted on September 8th, by Jonny Rose in Politics & Society. 4 comments

Jonny Rose encourages the capital’s masses to decamp to Croydon

It’s that time of the year again when those pathetically angsty thirtysomethings that now dominate every London media organisation are faced with the perfect storm of an existential crisis and a demanding editorial calendar.

The result has been a summer of wall-to-wall ‘I’m Leaving London’ screeds as lifestyle bloggers from Mile End to … Read More »

I would make Croydon better by… July 2015

Posted on July 16th, by The Croydon Citizen in Politics & Society. 1 Comment

How could Croydon be improved? We want your suggestions today! Email us at


Last year we launched a campaign to get your suggestions to make Croydon a better place. Why? From the beginning, a big part of the Citizen has been about proposing concrete, achievable solutions to the town’s problems. We want to involve readers on a larger scale than ever and give everyone the chance … Read More »

10,000 attend the restaurant quarter’s South End Food Festival 2015

Posted on July 9th, by CronxWire in CronxWire. 3 comments

This year’s successful Croydon Food Festival, which took place on Sunday 28th June, attracted over 70 stalls and 10,000 visitors to South Croydon. 

Release begins: The crowds came out with the sun in their thousands to make South Croydon’s annual feast for foodies – the 2015 South End Food Festival – which left many traders virtually sold out. *

A staggering 10,000 people flocked to this fourth annual food … 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 »

Albert’s Table announces new wine event

Posted on May 4th, by CronxWire in CronxWire. No Comments

Michelin-listed Croydon restaurant Albert’s Table has announced a new event for May, Reserve Wine Tuesday, offering a premium selection of wines not normally available in the restaurant, at cost price. 

Release begins: The team at the highly acclaimed Croydon restaurant Albert’s Table is known for innovation, outstanding food and exceptional events. Its latest offering, Reserve Wine Tuesday, promises to continue that tradition.

While most restaurants are offering … 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 »

Why I kept my business local

Posted on February 16th, by Ahzaz Chowdhury in Economics & Business. 1 Comment

Central London? No thanks. Az Chowdhury explains why

I’ve lived in Croydon most of my life. The Cronx is in my blood. That is what keeps me living in our town, but it’s not enough in itself to justify running my business here. Taking a Braveheart approach to business will likely end in a similarly messy way.

Whilst my professional peers are working from their more … 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 »

Albert’s Table Croydon: first tasting evening of 2015 announced

Posted on December 11th, by CronxWire in CronxWire. 1 Comment

Albert’s Table’s first Tasting Evening for 2015 is now open for bookings. The event is being held on Wednesday 28th January and tables are expected to fill up quickly.

Release begins: These acclaimed Tasting Evenings have been held regularly at the Croydon restaurant for over a year now and are a much loved and highly anticipated event.  Joby, the head chef and owner of Albert’s Table, hosts the … Read More »