Thursday, 19 May 2016

Sunday Lunch at The Bear in Camberwell @bearfreehouse Recommended by @GuidedbyIsobel

I've asked my London Walks colleagues to chip in their suggestions and I'll share them here regularly on The Daily Constitutional.

The Rules: All "reviews" were conducted anonymously and we paid our way. No kick-backs, no payola, no deals: these are the places that we London Walks guides - and London Walkers – choose when eating and drinking out and about in London. No buckshee burritos, nary a gratis granola bar was received in exchange for these recommendations.

And I promise never to use the word "eaterie". Seriously: have you EVER heard anyone SAY the word eaterie?

The Criteria: As well as the one-offs, the unique cafes, bars and stalls that make London so special, I'll be featuring reliable chains along the way. They have to be in London and within five minutes of the end of a London Walks tour.

I hope you enjoy them.

Have your say: As usual we'd like to hear from you – drop us a line with your own London foodie (and drinkie) tips.

Buon Appetito!

A.S-G London, May 2016

Isobel writes…

Camberwell has a wealth pubs serving good food, but for a Sunday roast, locals recommend the Bear on Camberwell New Road.

Find The Bear here…

Adam adds…

For more on Camberwell pubs, visit the completely excellent Camberwell Blog

And here's the blurb for Isobel's Denmark Hill & Camberwell tour…

Aesthetes, Assembly Rooms & Hidden Gardens

Something well and truly off the beaten path – that's what this Tour du Jour serves up. Called "the Belgravia of South London" by The Builder magazine, Denmark Hill, once home to John Ruskin, is a part of central London that just manages to retain a whiff of the countryside away from the busily commercial Camberwell Green. Most of the walk is "behind the scenes". The Denmark Hill and Camberwell you might have suspected existed but had yet to explore. Guided by Isobel. N.B. the walk takes about two hours and ends at Camberwell Green, which is served by a huge number of buses going everywhere! And Denmark Hill Railway  Station is just a ten minute walk away.

To go on the Denmark Hill & Camberwell walk meet just outside the exit of Denmark Hill Railway  Station.


Isobel is an artist, journalist, linguist, prize-winning Blue Badge Guide and London Walks' token aristocrat. One of her ancestors introduced the waltz to this country.

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