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Le Chardon sold

Such a shame that this long established restaurant has been sold. It's to be replaced by yet another bakery/coffee shop!
I hope they will save the interior.
Agreed, a real shame, had some great meals in there. Yes, hope the new place retains the interior, and hopefully some of the personality as well.
food passable, service usually indifferent (and I'm not a fussy customer).
Better service in Wong Kei IMO !
I never had bad service there; I'm really sad to see it go.
They'd be mad to rip out that interior. They'd probably get alot of bad feeling for it too.
I would be surprised if it wasn't protected/listed.

If not, there is nothing to stop any new owner from ripping it all out.
Would be sacrilege if anyone did that.

Foxy.
When the Chinese medicine place opened at the Plough end of LL I asked the new owner not to rip out the old tiles. She thought it an odd request, and I don't blame her in part because what do decades old decor with a butcher theme have to do with oriental medicine, but she left it intact - ready for when the next but her arrived. It's worth asking the new proprietor to do the same. Anyone want to volunteer?
The sign outside the Chardon says these are the new owners: [www.tartlondon.com]
Isn't that the French house staple.
That's a real shame. Have had many happy times in Le Chardon. Now being replaced by something nobody really wants.
edcam Wrote:

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> Now being replaced by something nobody
> really wants.

Well, that depends on how many people use it, surely?
This new place sells posh quiche? Is that right?

Louisa.
The one in Clapham is really nice, good for lunches.
Many years ago (late 90s?) there was a place in Clapham called "French Tarts" which did really good takeaways/deliveries, but went out of business. This looks similar, so I wonder if they re-started the business under a new name.
Louisa Wrote:

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> This new place sells posh quiche? Is that right?
>
> Louisa.

Isn't a quiche a posh tart?
There is very little difference between a Tart and a Quiche.

Tarts often are filled with fruit, Quiche filled with vegetables egg cheese. But that is not the difference.

The pastry can vary for both but that does not determine the difference.

Both can be eaten cold or hot. Quiche (warm)

The main difference is not the filling, but the depth of filling.
Quiches tend to have a deeper filling.

Note:- It is not determined by having a pastry lid.

DulwichFox



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit was july 03, 09:29am by DulwichFox.

DulwichFox Wrote:

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> There is very little difference between a Tart and
> a Quiche.
>
> Tarts often are filled with fruit, Quiche filled
> with vegetables egg cheese. But that is not the
> difference.
>
> The pastry can vary for both but that does not
> determine the difference.
>
> Both can be eaten cold or hot. Quiche (warm)
>
> The main difference is not the filling, but the
> depth of filling.
> Quiches tend to have a deeper filling.
>
> Note:- It is not determined by having a pastry
> lid.
>
> DulwichFox

Got to be up there in the funniest EDF posts ever hall of fame no?!!!!! Comedy gold DulwichFox- that really brightened my morning, thanks! :-)
alice Wrote:

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> Isn't that the French house staple.

Ah..no... French House do "tarte flambee" which is similar to a pizza, from the Alsace region. Not really a tart at all - certainly wouldn't meet Fox's criteria!
It looks like the interior tiles will be kept. Adam at "Tart", the new owners, has said:

"I can quickly reassure you that we shall most definitely be respecting the period character of the shop."

That is very good news indeed.
DulwichFox Wrote:

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> There is very little difference between a Tart and
> a Quiche.
>

Where does the humble working class flan fit into this scheme of things?
edhistory Wrote:

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> DulwichFox Wrote:

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> > There is very little difference between a Tart
> and
> > a Quiche.
> >
>
> Where does the humble working class flan fit into
> this scheme of things?

A good quality flan is available from Ayres in Nunhead. I buy them often. This place sounds like it's offering something similar but with a different name. Be interested to see prices. I think often they simply change the names to baffle people into buying something "different" which is in effect a flan with a few extras chucked it. Don't see why the name has to be changed personally, I suppose the products will be at a premium price in comparison.

Louisa.
I believe a tart does charge more for extras
An English Tart is sweet (in the main) a continental one more likely savoury, Pie's have lids, English flans are savoury tarts and/ or tarts with a college education, a quiche is made with a set egg custard filling (with additional items - so a quiche Lorraine is with bacon). In England tarts and flans will be made in a dish, pies either in a dish or (raised pies with crust using a hard paste) self-standing. All these are oven-cooked. Puddings are made with a suet crust or in a suet dough and can be savoury or sweet, and will be boiled/ steamed to cook.
Louisa Wrote:

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> A good quality flan is available from Ayres in
> Nunhead. I buy them often.

and what's the "ambience" like at Ayres Louisa?
Looks nice but a bit outdated to charge extra for GF. So many places offer GF options for free these days. That would put me off (on behalf of my coeliac friends!)
A flan slice with a side salad, best part of a tenner. Bargain.

Louisa.
Memsaab

Tandoori Mixed Grill.

Tandoori Chicken..Lamb Chops.. Chicken Tikka.. Lamb Tikka.. King Prawn.. & Sheek Kebab.
Served with Large Salad and a Whole Nann bread.

Mixed Grill 001

Mixed Grill 002

Mixed Grill 003

This is a Sizzler dish.

£9.95 all in.

Foxy
As ever, if you think it's too expensive, don't go.

If everyone thinks the same, it'll fail.

If they don't, it won't.

Maybe give them a chance, at least they're trying to be productive / positive, unlike the usual moaners on this forum!

So predictable

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