June 15, 2021



Balham foods blogger embarks on an around-the-Balham culinary tour

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A home developer turned popular meals blogger has set himself a challenge to try to eat at each individual cafe in Balham to aid its companies article-lockdown.

Stephen France, 55, a Balham resident for about 30 yrs, deeply missed dining out throughout lockdown, and immediately after discovering his neighbourhood’s flourishing cafe scene resolved to make it his mission try to eat out at just about every solitary a person.

PROSECCO AND SMOKED SALMON BLINI: Stephen France enjoys a consume and a chunk to take in in his backyard. Credit score: Stephen France

He established up a personalized website, ‘eatmywayroundBalham’, to document his activities, deliver cafe reviews and stimulate the local community to get associated.

France mentioned: “When I arrived in the early 90s, Balham was a incredibly unique place.

“I’ve witnessed it acquire and plenty of matters have come and gone but I was impressed to obtain how lots of places to eat we now have.

“It forces me to go to points I wouldn’t if not attend. I have been pretty stunned by some of the spots that have been way earlier mentioned my anticipations.

“The group alone is a young flourishing area, as someone who is 55 I like the fact the greater part of individuals are 25-35, it keeps you youthful and intrigued in likely out and residing lifetime in times when it’s pretty tricky perform actually.”

The website was set up just two months back and has received above 970 followers previously.

France has enjoyed turning out to be a helpful confront amongst Balham’s diverse vary of restaurants and encouraged folks to contribute their possess opinions to his website, push momentum and guidance places to eat in a complicated time for the hospitality sector.

Lure Kitchen area, a Caribbean fashion seafood restaurant, is the favorite so considerably, earning a 5-star rating in each and every group: food stuff, worth for funds, ambience and workers.

Record OF BALHAM Dining places: call aspects for Meze Mazia, Caminata, Tiki Tail and Entice Kitchen.
Credit rating: Stephen France.

Element graphic credit: Stephen France.

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