Monday, 29 August 2011

New restaurant

There's a new Caribbean restaurant where Olive Branch used to be. Only saw from afar but its frontage looked quite nice.

Not a lot else to say, a bit of a Notting Hill Carnival shutdown this weekend, but seemed some good parties on at various pubs. I've realised I miss the Greyhound pub, never really got into the Diner and for its faults the Greyhound was a bit more pubby than the Chamberlayne.

Anything else new? No updates on the 'Waitrose'...

Saturday, 20 August 2011

Brief update

A commenter says that what was Olive Branch is to be a jerk chicken shop.

Dock Kitchen is hosting its usual London design week event in September but I can't find the details at the moment.

It's Queen's Park Day on 11 September.

The Shop, a bar, seems very popular.

The debate continues in the comments to the post below about whether there will be a Waitrose in Kensal Rise. I'm sceptical, but there is a little evidence.

Thursday, 11 August 2011

The new shop

There's been rumours it's going to be a Waitrose and then an M&S and then a Waitrose and so on. I fear these might be nonsense - surely the corner is not the wealthiest area and not really the sort of place either shop would go, lacking passing trade. I guess the flats themselves will provide a ready market. Anyone heard any concrete news?

UPDATE: See comments for an apparent mention in Ladbroke Magazine of it being Waitrose. Nothing here in their new list of shops, but that is definitive.