Restaurant Wahaca – Review

Wahaca, a Mexican street food restaurant founded by Master Chef winner Thomasina Miers. Being located on the South bank directly facing the river Wahaca offers beautiful river side views while you dine on authentic Mexican street food, accompanied with music, out door seating and probably the best guacamole you will ever taste.

Being made up of huge metal shipping containers the unusual exterior of the restaurant unlike any place I have encountered before is possibly the reason for drawing in so many customers, with waits of up to an hour for a seat, completely worth it however as the food and cocktails match up to the restaurants reputation, offering all traditional Mexican street food such as enchiladas, burritos and a creamy guacamole made with fresh avocado, salt limes onions and a mix of herbs.

Inside the multi-coloured storage exterior lies an abundance of fairy lights, posters and buntings all following the Mexican theme, with friendly and fast service from experienced waiters, a drinks list ranging from tequila shots, to cocktail pitchers, to wines, beers and spirits, practically any alcohol that takes your fancy.

All courses and drinks are reasonably priced, a starter, main course with extras, and a drink can cost under £20 and guarantee to have you completely stuffed by the time you leave.

 

Save Umana Yana – NIB

Over the past few months a petition has been launched for the removal of the mobile phone boxes located in front of Umana Yana, a local take away located on croxted road. Specializing in Guyanese and Caribbean food, the company although having a large base of regular and local customers, heavily relies on passers by for income.

The issue of the phone boxes has been raised multiple times by the restaurant due to them obstructing the view of the take away from the road for potential passers by and new customers. Southwark council despite owning the land outside of the restaurant where the virgin phone boxes are residing, have very little power to remove them due to them not owning the boxes themselves.

A petition for the removal by the council however has still been launched in the hope that it will create some impact and begin the process. The petition can be signed through the change. org website so far having reached just shy of the 1500 signatures goal since being created back in august, currently having just over 1450 signatures to date.

Park’s Edge Bar and Kitchen now Open – NIB

Parks Edge Bar and Kitchen has opened its doors. With a combination of British and fusion foods aiming to introduce locals to a whole new flavour pallet, along with a seasonally changing menu to accommodate the restaurants use of locally sourced ingredients. Created from scratch my head chef Tom Spinks and his team.

The seemingly endless list of wines from around the world and leading British wines highlights not only the food but also the elegant and modern décor and location of the restaurant, being situated on the edge of Brockwell Park overlooking both the park and the lido.

To cater to a range of people the restaurants menu offers a range of vegan and vegetarian options along side the vast choice of meat options also provided.

With starters being priced at as little as £5.50 and mains beginning at £11 the restaurant is sure to be welcomed by locals providing another option for cost effective dining.

The Parks Edge Bar and Kitchen is open Tuesday to Sunday, offering lunch from 12pm to 3pm and will serve dinner from 5:30pm until 10pm mid week and later on weekends.

Bookings and reservations can be made via the website or by calling on 020 8671 0306.