Wednesday 21 March 2007 9.51pm
In my opinion...
Yes to more good restaurants
Yes to more good/civilised bars (no to chains, loud bars with underage drinkers in, etc.)
It is easy to criticse Bermondsey St. for being a victim of its own success. I remember not being able to get a table at Village East
one night near Christmas and was appalled that us locals don't have an automatic right to be seated! On calming down, I realised it's great that so many people want to eat and drink in our fabulous part of town.
A shame about Delfina in some ways, but hopefully some good new restaurants will open up at Bermondsey Sq. to replace it.
More useful shops and local services would be nice too.