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messageBonne Bouffe, North Cross Road, East Dulwich
Posted by Chief 05 November, 2017 00:20

We have now visited this restaurant several times and always have a brilliant evening. The restaurant is very pretty with exposed brickwork and mood lighting. Crisp white tablecloths and very comfortable pine chairs make for a stylish dining room. We are made to feel very welcome and it is interesting to see the chefs preparing dishes. It's a small, intimate restaurant but with a wonderful ambiance, service but most of all delicous cooking and great wines.

I would thoroughly recommend this restaurant. The level of cooking is excellent!

messageRe: Bonne Bouffe, North Cross Road, East Dulwich
Posted by EDmummy 05 November, 2017 21:06

Been quite a few times. Love most of it but seem to be a bit unlucky on starters. Some seem a bit lacking in content. For example, a lovely big slice of terrine with barely enough cornichons for one mouthful and no bread or crisp bread. Won’t stop me going back but hope they can sort out starters.

messageRe: Bonne Bouffe, North Cross Road, East Dulwich
Posted by AGW3 08 November, 2018 22:44

I'd like to recommend this restaurant. I had an absolutely wonderful meal here today.

messageRe: Bonne Bouffe, North Cross Road, East Dulwich
Posted by Peckhampam 09 November, 2018 08:13

Marvellous food and lovely service.

messageRe: Bonne Bouffe, North Cross Road, East Dulwich
Posted by Calvert 10 November, 2018 10:17

This restaurant is amazing- we always have lovely food and service. They make everything from scratch and it’s delicious. The weekend brunch menu is really good and surprisingly an easy place to take children as they are very welcoming

messageRe: Bonne Bouffe, North Cross Road, East Dulwich
Posted by sheff January 13, 10:26AM

Unfortunately looks like Bonne Bouffe is closing...
A real shame as we always enjoyed it.

messageRe: Bonne Bouffe, North Cross Road, East Dulwich
Posted by Ann January 13, 07:34PM

That’s a great shame
The restaurant business is a tough one, I can’t think of a single thing they did wrong.

messageRe: Bonne Bouffe, North Cross Road, East Dulwich
Posted by DulwichFox January 13, 08:05PM

Ann Wrote:
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> That’s a great shame
> The restaurant business is a tough one, I can’t
> think of a single thing they did wrong.


They were shut Sunday night. Shut on Mondays. Shut on Tuesdays...

If you have to pay high rents and rates then you need to stay open to make any business work.

messageRe: Bonne Bouffe, North Cross Road, East Dulwich
Posted by juliephilippart January 13, 10:07PM

DulwichFox Wrote:
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> Ann Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > That’s a great shame
> > The restaurant business is a tough one, I can’t
> > think of a single thing they did wrong.
>
>
> They were shut Sunday night. Shut on Mondays. Shut
> on Tuesdays...
>
> If you have to pay high rents and rates then you
> need to stay open to make any business work.


That is not true at all.

The rent can be high but if the business is not working and you don't make money on certain days sometimes is worth closing that day. Paying staff to keep the place open when you don't make money is a solution, all the money you are paying your employees to be there can be saved.

I know it doesn't sound good but it works, this way you are just loosing money on rent.

Some places open just on certain days because that is when they make money and they gain enough to cover rent, pay their staff for those two days and get some profit. If they were to open everyday they probably wouldn't be able to pay rent nor their staff.

Just a genuine question, do you have or work in a hospitality business? If so, if this happened to you, would you not consider doing this? what would you do instead?

messageRe: Bonne Bouffe, North Cross Road, East Dulwich
Posted by Sue January 14, 12:11AM

Very sorry to hear this.

We hadn't yet eaten there, but they always seemed quite busy whenever we passed sad smiley

messageRe: Bonne Bouffe, North Cross Road, East Dulwich
Posted by nixlo January 15, 04:07PM

Does anyone know how to contact the owners?

They sold my stepfather some gift vouchers just before Christmas which we were meant to use for a meal out. Not given a lot of chance to use them given they closed on the 12th so keen to try to see if we can get the money back.

messageRe: Bonne Bouffe, North Cross Road, East Dulwich
Posted by Sue January 16, 04:08PM

nixlo Wrote:
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> Does anyone know how to contact the owners?
>
> They sold my stepfather some gift vouchers just
> before Christmas which we were meant to use for a
> meal out. Not given a lot of chance to use them
> given they closed on the 12th so keen to try to
> see if we can get the money back.


If the premises were rented, the same landlord owns more than one of the shops in North Cross Road, so you could try asking around the other shops just in case he owns this one? If so, they should have his contact details, and he should have Bon Bouffe's?

Alternatively, if there is an occupied flat about the (ex) restaurant, try asking there? Or ask the adjacent shops?

It seems a bit bad that they didn't tell your stepfather they were closing, but maybe it was a sudden decision (or one not made by them).


Good luck.

messageRe: Bonne Bouffe, North Cross Road, East Dulwich
Posted by DulwichFox January 23, 05:19PM

Bonne Bouffe is to become another Japanese restaurant.

Cannot remember the new name.

DulwichFox

messageRe: Bonne Bouffe, North Cross Road, East Dulwich
Posted by DulwichFox January 25, 11:26AM

New Japanese restaurant will be called

MONKATSU

DulwichFox

messageRe: Bonne Bouffe, North Cross Road, East Dulwich
Posted by EDmummy January 25, 09:40PM

If like their other restaurant then it looks like it might be a better bet than the other “Japanese” restaurant. For a start. Noticed actual Japanese chefs in there today (unlike Yama Momo)

DulwichFox Wrote:
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> Bonne Bouffe is to become another Japanese
> restaurant.
>
> Cannot remember the new name.
>
> DulwichFox



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit was january 26, 11:39am by EDmummy.

messageRe: Bonne Bouffe, North Cross Road, East Dulwich
Posted by jimbo1964 January 26, 04:10PM

Shame.. We went a couple of times and really enjoyed it.

messageRe: Bonne Bouffe, North Cross Road, East Dulwich
Posted by jimbo1964 January 27, 10:23AM

I'm hoping it's somewhere affordable. I really liked Bon Bouffe but it was only for treats and special occasions.

messageRe: Bonne Bouffe, North Cross Road, East Dulwich
Posted by DulwichFox February 06, 09:43AM

MONKATSU due to open Friday 8th Feb.

Notice on door says 30% off

DulwichFox



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messageRe: Bonne Bouffe, North Cross Road, East Dulwich
Posted by fishbiscuits February 06, 10:46AM

EDmummy Wrote:
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> If like their other restaurant then it looks like
> it might be a better bet than the other “Japanese”
> restaurant. For a start. Noticed actual Japanese
> chefs in there today (unlike Yama Momo)

How do you know? Did you talk to them?

messageRe: Bonne Bouffe, North Cross Road, East Dulwich
Posted by sheff February 06, 11:59AM

Says on the door..
Menu looks reasonable as well...
It’s in the display outside...
12.50 for a Katsu/teriyaki mains with rice and pickles/salad..
4.50 for a pint, wines 4-5 a glass..
Sushi and nigiri too..

messageRe: Bonne Bouffe, North Cross Road, East Dulwich
Posted by sheff February 06, 05:54PM

menu pics

[imgur.com]

messageRe: Bonne Bouffe, North Cross Road, East Dulwich
Posted by EDmummy February 06, 06:19PM

Yes, I did. And your problem? I was wrong to say they had another restaurant as I mistook the name but I did talk to the chefs. Very nice blokes.

fishbiscuits Wrote:
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> EDmummy Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > If like their other restaurant then it looks
> like
> > it might be a better bet than the other
> “Japanese”
> > restaurant. For a start. Noticed actual
> Japanese
> > chefs in there today (unlike Yama Momo)
>
> How do you know? Did you talk to them?

messageRe: Bonne Bouffe, North Cross Road, East Dulwich
Posted by fishbiscuits February 06, 06:23PM

EDmummy Wrote:
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> Yes, I did. And your problem?

No problem at all, just curious as it's so unusual (but certainly welcome) to actually see Japanese people opening a Japanese restaurant. Especially outside of central London.

messageRe: Bonne Bouffe, North Cross Road, East Dulwich
Posted by NewWave February 06, 07:42PM

EDmummy Wrote:
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> If like their other restaurant then it looks like
> it might be a better bet than the other “Japanese”
> restaurant. For a start. Noticed actual Japanese
> chefs in there today (unlike Yama Momo)
>
> DulwichFox Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Bonne Bouffe is to become another Japanese
> > restaurant.
> >
> > Cannot remember the new name.
> >
> > DulwichFox

Yama Momo actually serves really good sashimi and sushi.
I don't care where the chef is from as long as he knows how to do the cuisine he is preparing.
Ive had some of the best english breakfasts cooked by italians for example!

messageRe: Bonne Bouffe, North Cross Road, East Dulwich
Posted by Abe_froeman February 07, 05:07PM

Nixlo I think the owners also own the Bermondsey Arts Club. Might be worth trying there...

messageRe: Bonne Bouffe, North Cross Road, East Dulwich
Posted by DulwichFox February 07, 07:23PM

I'm not at all Au Fait with the Japanese Menu.

I'm not a lover of Fish and Cold Raw fish does not appeal to me at all.

I'm wondering what else there may be available for me to try. ?

DulwichFox

messageRe: Bonne Bouffe, North Cross Road, East Dulwich
Posted by Sue February 08, 12:15AM

The menu is outside.

ETA: There are many things on it other than raw fish big grin



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messageRe: Bonne Bouffe, North Cross Road, East Dulwich
Posted by fishbiscuits February 08, 01:05PM

So is it opening today? I can find literally nothing online apart from this page, and their gumtree ad for staff...

messageRe: Bonne Bouffe, North Cross Road, East Dulwich
Posted by jimbo1964 February 08, 09:20PM

It's open.

messageRe: Bonne Bouffe, North Cross Road, East Dulwich
Posted by picmicnic February 09, 09:14PM

Went tonight, was really good.

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