Had lunch yesterday at "Caribbean Cuisine" opposite Tescos on Tower Bridge Road. Thought it would be worthwhile recommending it here. He said nearly half his customers are from the Jam Factory. (This used to be Leone's Caribbean Cuisine, but the new owner took it on in November.)
The place was empty at 1pm when we arrived, so we nearly didn't go in, but there were clean white tablecloths and fresh flowers so we opened the front door and were met with a delightful cooking smell and sat down with no more ado.
We had salt cod with cabbage (they don't call it cabbage on the menu) which was delicious. Little bits of red chilli, shredded crisp fresh cabbage, and fish. All cooked up to make a delicious fresh curry with a smidgen of thin vegetable stock type sauce.
And we had curried goat. I cannot even guess what flavours were in it, but again delicious - very spicy, with fragrant overtones. Full of little bones which is the inevitable downside of curried goat.
Served with rice with "peas" - some sort of tiny kidney bean, which coloured the rice a delicate pinky brown; and with deep fried plantain.
No wine list - no licence - but you are welcome to bring your own.
Total cost, lunch for two, £11. It's not the Ritz, but the food is superb and it's well worth supporting.
Whenever I've passed this place, it's always empty - despite the new owner's endeavours to improve the restaurant's appearance. I assumed it's because the restaurant seems to have no name. 'Leone's' has been removed, but no substitute has appeared. I wonder why. Seems quite obvious that the first thing any restaurant should have is a name.
Still, I'm now tempted to try it whereas before I wasn't.