Centrally located between Tulse Hill, Dulwich and Crystal Palace, West Norwood has been long overlooked as a go-to destination in itself. But amongst a group of new cafes, restaurants and shops emerging in the area, The Great North Wood is set to become a favourite weekend hangout.
We love it because... This venue knows how to multi-task! There's a great garden and kids menu, perfect for the daytime, or you can make the most of the quirky cocktails and delicious menu (anyone else a sucker for chateaubriand?) on a date night or girls night out.
We spotted.... A refreshingly unique selection of summer cocktails on offer in the outdoor garden bar. They also have a great range of craft beers, and our favourite local Volcano coffee for daytime visits.
Facilities include... Easy buggy access to the garden via the side gate (handily opposite West Norwood station) and baby change in the ladies loo.
When to go... We visited on a Thursday night, and there was a buzzing atmosphere. You can also hire the outdoor area which would be great for special occasions or a bigger get-together.