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Which pubs, bars, restaurants and take-aways do you avoid?
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messageLe Chardon sold
Posted by 39ajones June 30, 06:02PM

Such a shame that this long established restaurant has been sold. It's to be replaced by yet another bakery/coffee shop!

messageRe: Le Chardon sold
Posted by Sue July 01, 09:38AM

I hope they will save the interior.

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Posted by WomblingFree July 01, 10:02AM

Agreed, a real shame, had some great meals in there. Yes, hope the new place retains the interior, and hopefully some of the personality as well.

messageRe: Le Chardon sold
Posted by KidKruger July 01, 10:17AM

food passable, service usually indifferent (and I'm not a fussy customer).
Better service in Wong Kei IMO !

messageRe: Le Chardon sold
Posted by Townleygreen July 01, 02:44PM

I never had bad service there; I'm really sad to see it go.

messageRe: Le Chardon sold
Posted by healey July 01, 07:08PM

They'd be mad to rip out that interior. They'd probably get alot of bad feeling for it too.

messageRe: Le Chardon sold
Posted by DulwichFox July 01, 07:38PM

I would be surprised if it wasn't protected/listed.

If not, there is nothing to stop any new owner from ripping it all out.
Would be sacrilege if anyone did that.

Foxy.

messageRe: Le Chardon sold
Posted by Nigello July 01, 11:08PM

When the Chinese medicine place opened at the Plough end of LL I asked the new owner not to rip out the old tiles. She thought it an odd request, and I don't blame her in part because what do decades old decor with a butcher theme have to do with oriental medicine, but she left it intact - ready for when the next but her arrived. It's worth asking the new proprietor to do the same. Anyone want to volunteer?

messageRe: Le Chardon sold
Posted by Mrs TP July 02, 02:15PM

The sign outside the Chardon says these are the new owners: [www.tartlondon.com]

messageRe: Le Chardon sold
Posted by alice July 02, 02:57PM

Isn't that the French house staple.

messageRe: Le Chardon sold
Posted by edcam July 02, 03:56PM

That's a real shame. Have had many happy times in Le Chardon. Now being replaced by something nobody really wants.

messageRe: Le Chardon sold
Posted by BrandNewGuy July 02, 07:04PM

edcam Wrote:
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> Now being replaced by something nobody
> really wants.

Well, that depends on how many people use it, surely?

messageRe: Le Chardon sold
Posted by Louisa July 02, 08:01PM

This new place sells posh quiche? Is that right?

Louisa.

messageRe: Le Chardon sold
Posted by philosophie July 02, 08:25PM

The one in Clapham is really nice, good for lunches.

messageRe: Le Chardon sold
Posted by Reg Smeeton July 02, 10:32PM

Many years ago (late 90s?) there was a place in Clapham called "French Tarts" which did really good takeaways/deliveries, but went out of business. This looks similar, so I wonder if they re-started the business under a new name.

messageRe: Le Chardon sold
Posted by nxjen July 03, 12:56AM

Louisa Wrote:
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> This new place sells posh quiche? Is that right?
>
> Louisa.

Isn't a quiche a posh tart?

messageRe: Le Chardon sold
Posted by DulwichFox July 03, 09:27AM

There is very little difference between a Tart and a Quiche.

Tarts often are filled with fruit, Quiche filled with vegetables egg cheese. But that is not the difference.

The pastry can vary for both but that does not determine the difference.

Both can be eaten cold or hot. Quiche (warm)

The main difference is not the filling, but the depth of filling.
Quiches tend to have a deeper filling.

Note:- It is not determined by having a pastry lid.

DulwichFox



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit was july 03, 09:29am by DulwichFox.

messageRe: Le Chardon sold
Posted by binkylilyput July 03, 10:56AM

DulwichFox Wrote:
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> There is very little difference between a Tart and
> a Quiche.
>
> Tarts often are filled with fruit, Quiche filled
> with vegetables egg cheese. But that is not the
> difference.
>
> The pastry can vary for both but that does not
> determine the difference.
>
> Both can be eaten cold or hot. Quiche (warm)
>
> The main difference is not the filling, but the
> depth of filling.
> Quiches tend to have a deeper filling.
>
> Note:- It is not determined by having a pastry
> lid.
>
> DulwichFox

Got to be up there in the funniest EDF posts ever hall of fame no?!!!!! Comedy gold DulwichFox- that really brightened my morning, thanks! :-)

messageRe: Le Chardon sold
Posted by Jeremy July 03, 11:22AM

alice Wrote:
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> Isn't that the French house staple.

Ah..no... French House do "tarte flambee" which is similar to a pizza, from the Alsace region. Not really a tart at all - certainly wouldn't meet Fox's criteria!

messageRe: Le Chardon sold
Posted by savvygirl July 03, 11:39AM

It looks like the interior tiles will be kept. Adam at "Tart", the new owners, has said:

"I can quickly reassure you that we shall most definitely be respecting the period character of the shop."

That is very good news indeed.

messageRe: Le Chardon sold
Posted by edhistory July 03, 11:44AM

DulwichFox Wrote:
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> There is very little difference between a Tart and
> a Quiche.
>

Where does the humble working class flan fit into this scheme of things?

messageRe: Le Chardon sold
Posted by Louisa July 03, 12:11PM

edhistory Wrote:
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> DulwichFox Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > There is very little difference between a Tart
> and
> > a Quiche.
> >
>
> Where does the humble working class flan fit into
> this scheme of things?

A good quality flan is available from Ayres in Nunhead. I buy them often. This place sounds like it's offering something similar but with a different name. Be interested to see prices. I think often they simply change the names to baffle people into buying something "different" which is in effect a flan with a few extras chucked it. Don't see why the name has to be changed personally, I suppose the products will be at a premium price in comparison.

Louisa.

messageRe: Le Chardon sold
Posted by nxjen July 03, 12:25PM

I believe a tart does charge more for extras

messageRe: Le Chardon sold
Posted by Penguin68 July 03, 12:42PM

An English Tart is sweet (in the main) a continental one more likely savoury, Pie's have lids, English flans are savoury tarts and/ or tarts with a college education, a quiche is made with a set egg custard filling (with additional items - so a quiche Lorraine is with bacon). In England tarts and flans will be made in a dish, pies either in a dish or (raised pies with crust using a hard paste) self-standing. All these are oven-cooked. Puddings are made with a suet crust or in a suet dough and can be savoury or sweet, and will be boiled/ steamed to cook.

messageRe: Le Chardon sold
Posted by Mick Mac July 03, 01:49PM

Louisa Wrote:
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> A good quality flan is available from Ayres in
> Nunhead. I buy them often.

and what's the "ambience" like at Ayres Louisa?

messageRe: Le Chardon sold
Posted by Mick Mac July 03, 03:20PM

Pricing here:
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messageRe: Le Chardon sold
Posted by HelBel65 July 03, 05:07PM

Looks nice but a bit outdated to charge extra for GF. So many places offer GF options for free these days. That would put me off (on behalf of my coeliac friends!)

messageRe: Le Chardon sold
Posted by Louisa July 03, 05:08PM

A flan slice with a side salad, best part of a tenner. Bargain.

Louisa.

messageRe: Le Chardon sold
Posted by DulwichFox July 03, 06:22PM

Memsaab

Tandoori Mixed Grill.

Tandoori Chicken..Lamb Chops.. Chicken Tikka.. Lamb Tikka.. King Prawn.. & Sheek Kebab.
Served with Large Salad and a Whole Nann bread.

Mixed Grill 001

Mixed Grill 002

Mixed Grill 003

This is a Sizzler dish.

9.95 all in.

Foxy

messageRe: Le Chardon sold
Posted by Ron70 July 03, 07:53PM

As ever, if you think it's too expensive, don't go.

If everyone thinks the same, it'll fail.

If they don't, it won't.

Maybe give them a chance, at least they're trying to be productive / positive, unlike the usual moaners on this forum!

So predictable

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