I've heard rumours that Wabi Shebele (http://www.wabishebele.com/)on New Kent Road has closed down. Anyone know what is happening? Would be a shame, as its somewhere I've been looking to try for some time and gets excellent reviews.
It did close down, around December/January. A real shame for the gf and I, as it was the restaurant we frequented the most. We got to know the owner a bit and he was a really nice guy.
Anyways, there was a licensing review poster up on a lamp post beside the restaurant for a while. I did some detective work on the council website when I saw it and it turned out that the adjacent neighbours had been complaining about noise, fights etc. for a long time. We never saw anything odd going on when we went there to eat but then again we never stayed there into the morning hours. Many of the complaints were about loud music being played past its licensed hours.
So yeah... too bad as it was one of the best deals/most interesting places in the area. I did find it strange though that the moment they lost their license another restaurant-type looking place has openened in its place...
It seems to be labelled as Cyprus Nese now... and the premises next door which used to be "That Polish Shop" seems to be a matching food store. Oddly when we walked past one evening recently someone was cooking barbeque in an oil drum outside on the pavement... Who knows??