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Eating out in Beckenham

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In Beckenham, we are lucky to have plenty of restaurants serving delicious cuisine and delightful wines and cocktails.

With choice ranging from Italian to seafood, enjoy freshly prepared food on your doorstep, and arrive there in style with AAA Minicabs! Here are our favourite Beckenham restaurants…

 

If you fancy Italian… Pierluigi’s Restaurant

Established in 1994, Pierluigi’s is one of the oldest Italian restaurants in Beckenham and has built a reputation as one of the finest in the area. Pierluigi’s pride themselves on serving fresh cuisine, meticulously prepared using only carefully picked ingredients. Their menu is made up of delicious risottos, pasta dishes and meat dishes, although, their star menu item is the Lobster Scoglio from the specials board.

Pierluigi's Food

If you fancy Indian… The Amber Fort

The best Indian food in the area, The Amber Fort opened its doors in 2010 in Beckenham. With a prestigious reputation for hospitality and dedication to providing fresh and authentic Indian cuisine, their food is top notch. Conveniently located on Elmers End Road The Amber Fort serves tasty starters, curries and biriyani’s.

Takeaways are also available!

 

If you fancy Mediterranean… Hisar Meze Bar

If you’re a spice lover and are after a stylish restaurant providing comfortable dining, in an intimate and warm surrounding Hisar is perfect. Following their success in Orpington and Dulwich, the Turkish / Mediterranean restaurant expanded its food into Beckenham back in 2014 and opened up on the High Street. Their show-stopping dishes include Lamb Beyti, Tavuk Shish and Pirzola. With plenty of cocktails on offer too, Hisar is ideal for a night celebrating with friends and loved ones.

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If you fancy seafood… Sea Salt Beckenham

Serving beautiful fresh seafood Sea Salt has recently won an Open Table Diner’s Choice award for their delicacies. With fish at the heart of their menu, the restaurant only sources the best quality. However, they are famous for their flavoursome Sunday roasts and desserts.

sea salt beckenham

If you fancy steak… Branded Steaks Beckenham

With an Instagram feed to make your mouth-water showcasing their exquisite steaks Branded Steaks really serve great looking (and tasting!) food. Branded have two branches one in Beckenham, the other nearby in Sevenoaks and pride themselves on bringing London style fine dining to Beckenham. Using only the prime cuts of local beef all of which is selected, and hand cut by Donald Russell from cattle fed on a natural, grass-based diet and reared in happy surroundings. All beef is traditionally aged for up to thirty-five days which is easily identifiable through its unique succulence, tenderness and award-winning flavour.

 

For those wishing to head out in Beckenham for a bite to eat and a beverage remember AAA Minicabs is your leading taxi provider in the area! Don’t risk drinking and driving or cutting your night short – book now!

Activities to keep you busy in Beckenham this Spring

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Are you stuck in a rut this Spring? For parents in Beckenham and all over the country the Easter holidays can leave both adults and kids alike struggling with the perils of boredom, especially when the weather is gloomy! We’ve compiled our top five suggestions to keep all ages entertained throughout April.

 

Chlldren at playcentre

If you’ve got little ones…

Gambado Beckenham – The popular indoor play centre Gambado is the perfect place to take the kids when the weather isn’t cooperating! With regular events like Weekday Play and Toddler Time the youngsters will definitely be kept entertained. Gambado also has a special visit from Jo Jingle’s every Monday, the interactive mascot doll encourages children to sing and dance whilst learning new skills.

 

If you want to exercise…

Venue 28 – The beautiful Grade II listed manor house is easy on the eye and always has lots of classes and events on for all to get involved with, including Lucy Lovick’s dance school, pilates, yoga and karate.

Venue 28 Beckenham

Venue 28 hall

If you want to enjoy good food…

Chai Naasto – Said to be the best Street Food inspired Indian restaurant in the area Chai Naasto started as a labour of love. The owners; three brothers, hoped to share their Nani’s food with the world and they have achieved much more than that. With a menu jammed packed with dishes with exquisite tastes, textures and fragrances and colourful décor which is bound to cheer you up the restaurant located on Fairfield Road in Beckenham is one not to be missed.

 

If you want to soak up some culture…

Beckenham Palace Mansion –  sees the pop-up Catford Arts Exhibition arrive on Friday 12th April. The free exhibition lasts for three days and is set to showcase the work of around 20 local creatives. The exhibition aims to recognise, celebrate and provide a platform for the brilliant artistic talent that lies in and around London SE6.

If you want to keep the kids entertained…

The Glades’ Shopping Centre – is only a short ride away in Bromley and boasts a substantial number of stores and eateries. Plus, if you take the kids there on the 9th – 11th and 13th April, face painting and fun activities will be happening in their pop-up English country garden.

 

If you need a minicab to take you to any of these local events you call AAA Minicabs on 0208 650 66 66 or use our online booking system to schedule your taxi here.

Eating out guide: Beckenham, Bromley and Croydon

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Here’s our pick of the best places to eat, drink and socialise in Beckenham, Bromley and Croydon, because nobody wants a boring night right? Arrive in style with AAA.

  • Dizzys Diner

    Firstly Dizzys Diner, which has been feeding hungry tums in Beckenham for almost 40 years. The legendary family-friendly American themed restaurant offers a wide range of mouth-watering dishes and cocktails to tantalise your taste buds. Most noteworthy is the ribs which are a firm favourite.

256-258 High street, Beckenham, BR3 1DZ
020 8650 6010
hello@dizzys-diner.co.uk

  • Coppers

    Situated in the heart of Beckenham High Street, brings good, British food to your table, with a relaxed twist on sophisticated dining. A tranquil dining experience all year round and the perfect setting for any occasion. Enjoy all-day menus and premium cocktails at your leisure whether you are a local resident. Open six days a week from brunch til late.

The Old Police Station, 45 High Street, Beckenham, BR3 1AW
020 8650 1811

  • Box Park Croydon

    This place has been serving up big flavours from over 30 quality traders, 7 days a week; as well as hosting regular free events! So what are you waiting for?

Boxpark Croydon: 99 George Street, Croydon, CR0 1LD
0203 889 7739
sales@boxpark.co.uk

  • Cinnamon Culture

    Is so passionate about good food, and it shows. Award-winning Indian fine dining, recommended by Hardens & Michelin Guide, visit this Bromley venue for carefully-crafted curry.

Indian Restaurant, Bromley, Greater London
46 Plaistow Lane, Bromley, BR1 3PA
0208 289 0322
info@cinnamonculture.com

  • Burgers and Bubbles

    And finally, Burgers and Bubbles, which serves up exactly that. Towering burgers with every topping imaginable (another great reason), accompanied with cocktails and freakshakes. Or fancy pancakes? Breakfast and brunch are available on weekends.

Burger & Bubbles – 1-4 Southend Rd, Beckenham, BR3 1SD
0208 658 2100

So what’s stopping you? Book a luxury AAA Minicab through us via our booking App, website, or call us on 0208 650 50 50 and make it a night to remember for all the right reasons.

Things to do in Beckenham this Christmas

Beckenham at Christmas time

This is Christmas pop-up

Where? Venue 28, 28 Beckenham Road, Bromley
When? December 3rd, 10am – 5pm

Fancy a festive day out with family and friends? Celebrate the best of handmade and artisan products from local and independent traders.
With more than 50 handpicked independent traders from all over London including: handmade gifts, jewellery, artists, and street food.
There will be music to help you get into the festive spirit and a number of workshops, including kids’ cookery and Christmas stocking making.
Plus, enter a prize draw to be in with a chance of winning a baking session in your own home with Beckenham’s very own Great British Bake Off star, Jane Beedle. All proceeds will go to support Demelza House Children’s Hospice.

So Last Century – Vintage Christmas

Where? The Mansion Beckenham Place Park, Lewisham, Beckenham
When? December 10th, 10am – 4pm

So Last Century is back again on 10th December 2017 for a special vintage Christmas market at The Mansion.

There’ll be a hand-picked, festive selection of around 20 top-notch local vintage traders on the ground floor in the Drawing Room, Atrium and Music Room with a huge selection of unique and personal gift ideas and essentials for the holiday season.

Expect to find a range of mid-century decor, lighting and homeware, furnishings, antique and vintage maps, medical drawings, brocante, clothing, accessories, jewellery, prints and much more.

Outside will be food and drink, including wood-fired pizza by Sapore Vero, locally brewed beer provided by Three Hounds Beer Company, mulled wine, and bottles of English wine to sample and buy, from Tenterden’s Harbourne Vineyard and amazing coffee by Dungarees.

The Mansion cafe will also be open, serving snacks plus hot and cold drinks.

Five-piece band The Coppergills and The Crooked Cranes, from Brockley, will be providing live music, adding to the seasonal atmosphere.

Pick up your Christmas tree, wreathes, garlands and other seasonal essentials from Branching Out, who will be based at the Mansion every December weekend until Christmas.
Splattermake craft and sewing school will be holding a ‘Make a soft toy angel’ workshop on the day as well as running similar, festive-themed craft workshops in their studio at the Mansion throughout the whole of December.

Immerse yourself in the Christmas spirit – vintage style!

Christmas at The Mansion

Where? The Mansion Beckenham Place Park, Lewisham, Beckenham
When? December 16th, 10.30am – 4.30pm

Shop Local London this Christmas with more than 50 handpicked independent traders from all over London including: handmade gifts, jewellery, artists, fashion designers, artisan produce and street food.
There will be music to help you get into the festive spirit and a number of workshops, including kids’ cookery and Christmas stocking making.
Little ones can have crafting fun at an Elves Workshop and then meet Santa in his grotto to tell him their wish for Christmas. Run by Splatter Make, the workshop and grotto is suitable for 5 years+ (under 4s accompanied by an adult) and costs £12 for the workshop and Santa’s gift. There are also limited spaces for younger siblings under 3 to just visit Santa for £6. Bookings are every half an hour.

Book now!