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A regularly updated guide to the best Forest Hill restaurants and gastropubs. It is brought to you by The Forest Hill Guide  which has pages on the best SE23 bars, cafes, restaurants and shops plus detailed local history & property guides,  It is part of the South London Guide (est. 2003) which covers independent businesses from Bermondsey down to Bromley.

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Canvas & Cream (est. 2012)
18 London Road,, 020 8699 9589
A revolutionary, new concept art gallery, restaurant, workshops, studios and therapy space: an entirely new way for audiences to engage with the arts.
Brunch/lunch Tues-Fri 10.00-17:00 
Sat & Sun 10.00-16:00 Sunday Roast & Specials till 17:00
Dinner Tues-Sat 18:00 - 21.:30. Closed Mondays


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Piazza Della Cucina (est, 2016)
15 Perry Vale
SE23 2NE map
020 8699 2303
Owners: Jacob & 
Cuisiens: Italian
Open: Tues-Sun    

Babur (Est. 1984)
119 Brockley Rise
020 8291 2400
Contacts: Emdad & Amin
Cuisine:  Indian/Pakistani
Home delivery
Cocktails, beers & fine wines



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India Gate
47 London Road, SE23 3TY
020 8699 9345//9948 
Under new management 
since 2014
Located opposite Sainsbury’s.
Cuisine: Indian/Nepalese
Owner:  Mr Amrit Awa
Chef: Mukti Sharma
Recommended dishes
Chicken Hydrabad, Bombay Chi
Book a table online
Order a Home delivery online


St David Coffee House
5 David's Road
SE23 3EP
020 8291 6646
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Craft Beer, Wine, Wi-Fi
Misdweek evenings it is a pop-up restaurant for world cuisine evenings.
Check their social media for latest pop-ups.

All Inn One (est. 2007)
53 Perry Vale 
SE23 2NE map
020 8699 3311
Contacts: Richard & Julia
Real ales and craft beers 
Kitchen pop-ups
Large beer garden
Located near Forest Hill Overground 
(formerly The Foresters Arms)  



Le Querce (Est 2007)
66-68 Brockley Rise,
(020) 8690 3761
Family run neighbourhood restaurant
Cuisine: Sardinian + regional
Open: Tues- Sun
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Thai Orchard,
3 David’s Road,
020 8291 3901,
Traditional Thai cuisine - curries, noodles & rice
Meat dishes: Beef, Chicken Duck or Pork
Vegetarian dishes
Seafood dishes: prawns, salmon, squid etc
Meal deal:
Meat 3 courses £16.50
Veg 3 courses £15.00

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Matoon, * London Road
new Thai restaurant

LoveGift Vegan (est. 2015)
108 Brockley Rise
07958 308 397
Closed: Mon-Wed
LoveGift Vegan engage cultural infusions in the unique taste of herbs and spices learnt in the Caribbean from a history with multicultural input. Combining vegetables, seeds, nuts, grains, fruits, herbs and spices from African, Asian, Caribbean, European and Mediterranean culinary cooking skills

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