I’ve been to Streatham a few times and unfortunately to say, each time I said “I do NOT want to live here”. I however went to a friends birthday which was hosted in Steatham.
There were however a couple of gems, that WILL make me take the plunge and commute to Streatham – just for them! now that’s some doing.
Firstly, Thompson Deli and Baker wow is all I can say. From the moment you walk into the deli it feels like you walked into to a corner shop somewhere in Italy. The choice of wonderful sweet baked delights are astonishing and everything looks stunning. If the saying ” you eat with your eyes” were literal, I would have been classified clinically obese or even more, six feet under just at the sight of all the wonderful pastries this deli has to offer. I truly felt like a kid in a sweet shop at Christmas time!
The second place that really took me by surprise was Hydeaway, a little hidden but not hard to find especially if you follow the door key hole ;-), the theme that carries through the whole venue. Walking through a little alleyway which bring you to a wide open space, I saw parking which I assume is for the venue. As you enter the venue you will be greeted by a host, it felt quite posh!
We went for the comedy club, which was as all comedy clubs – a bit hit and miss but the overall experience was great. We left the venue at 11.30pm at which stage there was a live jazz singer in the restaurant area. I would definitely go back for the Jazz experience.
The only drawback is the train service, we missed the last train back home when we left at 11.30pm, so it was busing it all the way to west London (yawn).