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messageRe: Brick House Bread announced they arenít reopening
Posted by NewWave January 02, 08:33PM

worldwiser Wrote:
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> Gail's isn't crap, that's a weightless insult. But
> it is quantifiably inferior to the outgoing
> product by some considerable margin and given that
> the price-point is similar to Brick House, it's
> Gail's that's insulting us.
>
> I hope there are some very red faces when they
> start shovelling their average bread at people who
> will know full well that just a short time ago
> there were real artisans in their stead.
>
> But I don't blame them for simply taking a
> commercial opportunity. The shame rests very
> definitely with Park Hill.

Agree wholeheartedly with the above comment.
I won't pay Gails prices for Gails very mediocre coffee offering and I dont recall any salad or soup options in their stores tho in fairness I went for the 1st time in a Gails recently (on Portobello road) and that was only because I was starving and in a rush and they had seats available.
I remember feeling 'ripped off' in a way I never felt at Brickhouse-For about £7 I got a large Cappuccino (weak and not very pleasant)and a very dry salmon bagel affair which had barely any filling-I was so underwhelmed I made a mental note never to bother going there again.
The greed of Parkhill astounds me they are killing the goose that laid the golden egg.
We like this area because of its CHARACTER and the fine quality of independent eateries-I work full time and am not on a high wage (shop assistant if you must know) Eating out or having a coffee out is a treat and I choose to spend my hard earned pennies in places like Brickhouse on my days off..rather than a generic chain fodder I get in my lunch hour at work.
I fear that in 5 years time our local high st will be a run of empty shops and chains or franchises.
May as well live in Croydon...

messageRe: Brick House Bread announced they arenít reopening
Posted by chris_i January 02, 08:36PM

kerry2015 Wrote:
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> Any recommendations for a decent alternative in
> the locality?


I think that Mons (the cheese shop on Lordship Lane) is a good bet. I've not bought loaves from there but the baguettes are almost as good as Brick House.

messageRe: Brick House Bread announced they arenít reopening
Posted by LJC04 January 02, 08:49PM

Love Brickhouse, couldn't agree more with the posts above, so disappointing they have been forced out of both sites. Depending where you live, Browns in Brockley is fantastic for bread and coffee (the coffee on par if not slightly better-though both use Square Mile, and bread second only to Brickhouse) and the guys who run it are lovely, I'd give my money to them any day over Gail's, even if further to travel.

messageRe: Brick House Bread announced they arenít reopening
Posted by fishbiscuits January 03, 10:42AM

Gail's - it's not "crap". It's mid-market. As a cafe it's a definite step up from a Starbucks etc, and as a bakery it's the kind of thing that only 10 years ago would have seemed rather good. But nevertheless, not a patch on Brick House. But as I said, economies of scale probably mean they can pay much more for the site.

For bread - Mons cheesemonger and General Store (Bellenden Rd) both sell bread from Little Bread Pedlar... which is good stuff. I dare say there are other local stockists also.

For coffee and pastries/cake - I still like Boulangerie Jade, and One & All (Peckham Rye). (Not actually been in Kanella & Co, but it always looks nice!)

messageRe: Brick House Bread announced they arenít reopening
Posted by username January 03, 11:16AM

Thanks to posters on this thread with the interesting info that Gail's are taking over the ED site. Depressing but makes sense.
Anyone got any insider info re. the Peckham site? They say the landlord 'decided not to re-new our lease when it expires'. What's that all about?
Redevelopment? If so does that mean Levan, Honest Burgers and the other units in that building are on borrowed time too?

messageRe: Brick House Bread announced they arenít reopening
Posted by mikeb January 03, 11:18AM

[theparkhillgroup.com]

Parkhill appear not to know what they own

messageRe: Brick House Bread announced they arenít reopening
Posted by worldwiser January 03, 12:51PM

Hilarious. Although I've always been curious about why they have a website at all. They invest their own money in property and exploit it for their own gain. What's the point in promoting that? A perverse vanity?

messageRe: Brick House Bread announced they arenít reopening
Posted by mrwb January 03, 01:27PM

Wondering if we've hit peak cafe and Bakery in the area.

I was amazed by how many opened up all over the place in the last 5 years or so.

messageRe: Brick House Bread announced they arenít reopening
Posted by Rosetta January 03, 03:46PM

Seabag Wrote:
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> I think the Aneto site is or has been part of the
> issue, the landlord is notoriously difficult to
> deal with.
>
> On the bread side, the Snappery bread is good.

What and where is Snappery bread?

messageRe: Brick House Bread announced they arenít reopening
Posted by fishbiscuits January 03, 04:17PM

username Wrote:
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> Redevelopment? If so does that mean Levan, Honest
> Burgers and the other units in that building are
> on borrowed time too?

It may be a good opportunity for Levan to catch a slice of the "coffee and breakfast" commuter pie. One might even describe it as convenient. Maybe there are dots to be joined, but maybe there are not...

messageRe: Brick House Bread announced they arenít reopening
Posted by bob January 03, 06:33PM

All ways found Black Bird Bakery good for a loaf of bread coffee good but so small as sit in Bob S

messageRe: Brick House Bread announced they arenít reopening
Posted by Stradello January 04, 10:49AM

@brightfield - nice find!

[kei-studios.com]


Plenty of space down the back of the shop for tables when they don't need to do any of the bread making on site.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit was january 04, 10:55am by Stradello.

messageRe: Brick House Bread announced they arenít reopening
Posted by JohnL January 04, 10:51AM

Rosetta Wrote:
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> Seabag Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > I think the Aneto site is or has been part of
> the
> > issue, the landlord is notoriously difficult to
> > deal with.
> >
> > On the bread side, the Snappery bread is good.
>
> What and where is Snappery bread?

Apparently a Bakery in SE16
[www.thesnaperybakery.com]

messageRe: Brick House Bread announced they arenít reopening
Posted by ColinN January 04, 07:57PM

I have to say I really really like most of Gail's breads, even though my regular is Blackbird. They have good variety but my favourite is their "Waste Bread" created from unsold sourdough. Great idea and great sourdough taste. I should say I have no interest in any bakery except as a customer, so this is just my 100% honest opinion.

messageRe: Brick House Bread announced they arenít reopening
Posted by username January 06, 08:35AM

Black Bird bread is only slightly better than supermarket. Absolutely no comparison to Brick House.

messageRe: Brick House Bread announced they arenít reopening
Posted by Asset January 06, 11:05AM

Sorry to hear another local shop is closing.
My favourite bread round here is from the butchers in the village - Proud Sow. The bread comes from a bakery in Brockley (Coopers maybe) and at £3 for a large loaf of 'overnight white' is pretty good value and is delicious.
I don't eat meat and only go in there for the bread :-)

messageRe: Brick House Bread announced they arenít reopening
Posted by coalakid January 06, 10:07PM

ChristopherĎs now the only decent real local bakery left (and best for croissants!)

messageRe: Brick House Bread announced they arenít reopening
Posted by Sue January 06, 10:09PM

coalakid Wrote:
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> ChristopherĎs now the only decent real local
> bakery left (and best for croissants!)


Where is that??

messageRe: Brick House Bread announced they arenít reopening
Posted by Phlox January 07, 12:32AM

Sue Wrote:
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> coalakid Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > ChristopherĎs now the only decent real local
> > bakery left (and best for croissants!)
>
>
> Where is that??

Half Moon Lane, next to where Walshís Glazing are now located.

messageRe: Brick House Bread announced they arenít reopening
Posted by JohnL January 07, 10:31AM

They're selling the bakery equipment. sad as I thought they might try somewhere else (Catford always seems to come up in these conversations)

[www.instagram.com]

messageRe: Brick House Bread announced they arenít reopening
Posted by Abe_froeman January 07, 12:17PM

Whoever was in charge of their twitter account seemed to be very badly affected by the political situation last year and seemed to spend at least as much time posting anti tory tweets as they did promoting their own business.

Perhaps they took their eye too far off the ball?

messageRe: Brick House Bread announced they arenít reopening
Posted by nivag January 09, 09:47PM


messageRe: Brick House Bread announced they arenít reopening
Posted by carlafindle January 09, 10:05PM

nivag Wrote:
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> [london.eater.com]
> ouse-bread-peckham-closed-levan-new-opening-larrys

So what?

messageRe: Brick House Bread announced they arenít reopening
Posted by nivag January 09, 10:09PM

carlafindle Wrote:
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> nivag Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> >
> [london.eater.com]
>
> >
> ouse-bread-peckham-closed-levan-new-opening-larrys
>
>
> So what?

Hahaha, what sort of reply is that. Just thought folks might like to know what it's going to be next.

messageRe: Brick House Bread announced they arenít reopening
Posted by fishbiscuits January 10, 09:27AM

nivag Wrote:
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> [london.eater.com] ouse-bread-peckham-closed-levan-new-opening-larrys

Well yes... as I mentioned a week ago... a convenient opportunity for Levan. I had a strong suspicion that Levan were the landlords, and wanted in on the commuter business.

Speaking of which.. I popped into Levan this morning for my Friday morning coffee-and-pastry takeaway treat. Disappointing coffee, decent pastry, but very expensive. I really, really miss Brick House!!

Saying that, Levan is a fantastic restaurant and I'm sure that "Larry's" will be good.

messageRe: Brick House Bread announced they arenít reopening
Posted by JohnL January 10, 09:48AM

fishbiscuits Wrote:
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> Saying that, Levan is a fantastic restaurant and
> I'm sure that "Larry's" will be good.

Named after the 10 Downing St cat no doubt ;)



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit was january 10, 09:48am by JohnL.

messageRe: Brick House Bread announced they arenít reopening
Posted by pk January 10, 02:12PM

JohnL Wrote:
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> fishbiscuits Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Saying that, Levan is a fantastic restaurant
> and
> > I'm sure that "Larry's" will be good.
>
> Named after the 10 Downing St cat no doubt ;)

named after the late, great (niche) legend Larry Levan

it's all a bit confusing here - the application linked to seems to be in relation to the Peckham Rye site

messageRe: Brick House Bread announced they arenít reopening
Posted by TSMP January 12, 10:28PM

So.. if Cafe Aneto is for sale (see Rightmove) for 150,000 how many people woul dip into their pocket to buy the site and get Brickhouse to move in!?!? Probably not enough.

Doubt itís really going for 150 though.

messageRe: Brick House Bread announced they arenít reopening
Posted by carlafindle January 13, 12:27AM

Knead the dough.

messageRe: Brick House Bread announced they arenít reopening
Posted by mrjaco January 13, 09:25AM

The Best bread, best coffee, best brunch and best bostocks. They always seemed to be doing so well and I am so sad to see them go. My heart goes out to them and all those who found out they wouldnít have a job after Christmas.

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