A Couple of Interesting Openings
I was only grumbling the other day that Greenwich doesn’t have a real wood-burning pizza place (save for Pizza Express, which you can find on any old high street.) I wanted a place that was ours, independent – and tasty.
Well, it looks as though I might just have my wish. Mike and I have been speculating for several weeks about what was going into the space that used to be Taste of India in Church Street, and the other day he actually went in and asked. He met Fabrizio, the owner of Bianco, which, fingers crossed, will be opening this Saturday if all their deliveries come on time. They already have a place in Leadenhall, but it feels like an independent affair – think of it as the pizza equivalent of Theatre of Wine opening a branch in Tufnell Park.
I have to say that the space they’ve inherited from Taste of India is, frankly, a bit bland for my liking, but ultimately if the pizzas are good, everything else can come later.
The other place I heard about is Lockskeys, opening in Trafalgar Road in what was the Mencap shop for absolutely yonks. The guys are ex-employees of Trafalgar Lock and Key Company, who were further into town along the same road, but who closed last December (strange – I thought the company was doing well – they only spruced up the shop a few months ago) leaving the staff and their combined 45 years of experience up the wazoo.
They’ve done the brave thing, though, and set out on their own. And since they asked me so nicely to ‘announce’ their arrival, how could I refuse? Amanda tells me
“We offer a full key cutting & locksmith service. We also sell, repair & re-key all types of locks & safes. A Full range of key accessories, keys to code, ironmongery, the list is endless.”
I have a soft spot for people made redundant and setting out on their own and I wish Amanda and Co. the very best. Find them at 203 Trafalgar Road, Greenwich, SE10 9EQ, 020 8853 0764.
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