> Hi Everyone,
> Just wanted to kindly introduce myself. My name is
> Jules, I am an Upland Rd resident of 14 years (I
> am a massive passionate fan of ED) and I am
> delighted to say I have just taken over the lease
> of the old Curry Cabin at 96 Lordship Lane! I
> wanted to write a wee post just to clarify a few
> things about what my plans are for the site as
> there seems to be some rather odd and indeed
> wildly untrue rumours knocking around about what
> we are going to be doing!
> We're launching an independent, family positioned
> sit down/waiter service restaurant experience
> called "Saucy", not to be confused with my events
> catering business, Saucy Chip which focusses on
> brilliant loaded chips which we serve up and down
> the country at various festivals and events. At
> "Saucy" we will be offering a lovely relaxed, all
> day Brasserie style menu celebrating the Great
> British Classics but served very much with a
> modern, global twist and of course a variety of
> incredible homemade sauces to go with the dishes.
> We are delighted to announce our new Head Chef is
> Stuart Cauldwell who was most recently the
> Executive Head Chef of 'Roast' in Borough Market.
> There will be a range of small plates, mains,
> sides and delicious desserts on the menu. We will
> also be doing a great brunch menu at the weekend.
> Stuart and I are passionate about sourcing the
> best quality British ingredients and most
> importantly sourcing locally where possible from
> our beer to our cheese.
> Please note the small upstairs area which was
> previously used incorrectly as a flat by previous
> tenants is planned to return to be part of the A3
> restaurant licence and be an ancillary function
> room/ private event space to be used sporadically
> (if booked) as most of the function spaces are
> used for on the lane. Please note we have NO plans
> and never have had any plans to turn this space
> into a 'ticketed nightclub'! Our plan is for it to
> simply be a function/private space which won't be
> used or open to the public every day.
> We are a traditional food led restaurant therefore
> our opening hours will be traditional restaurant
> opening hours (mirroring most other restaurants
> along the lane) not nightclub hours!
> If anyone is still confused, please feel free to
> email me with any questions at
. I'd be delighted to share our
> designs, plans in more detail.
> Finally, as local residents we are really excited
> to be keeping the Lane independent and as parents
> with kids are looking forward to creating a great
> quality, family orientated restaurant serving
> delicious tasty food!
> Thanks so much for your time.
I do sincerely hope you use the space as outlined here. Indeed there are many questionable rumours flying around from questionable people too. and with the planning application details seem to be very vague.
I do also hope you are intending to introduce yourself to neighbouring homes (not just the shops) to clarify such confusions and give people the chance to get to know you.