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What: Salt + Pickle
In a nutshell: Preserved meat, fish and a tidy drinks list highlighting independent distributors.
Summing it all up: Preservation is the name of the game at the aptly named Salt + Pickle, a new locally-owned deli and bar who'll be serving up treacle-cured salmon, homemade pastrami, and providing beers from local breweries just up the road to wash it all down.
Crystal Palace, tucked all the way down south in zone 4, is about to get a brand new locally-owned neighbourhood deli and bistro by the name of Salt + Pickle, and they're all about preserved produce.
The deli is set to be a celebration of all things cured, pickled and smoked, highlighting preserving techniques while working in collaboration with local suppliers. And some of it sounds very good indeed, like their treacle-cured salmon or homemade pastrami.
There'll be enough to seat 30 diners, plus a bar as well which will highlight small wine producers, and local craft breweries. There'll even be beers from Gipsy Hill Brewery just down the road, serving until 10pm every night - an ideal, if not essential, accompaniment to wash down all the salty treats on offer.
Salt + Pickle is the brainchild of two south-east London locals, Manish Utton-Mishra, who also runs the Good Taste Deli, and designer Ian Haigh.
More about Salt + Pickle
Where is it? 67 Westow Hill, London SE19 1TS
When does it open? June 19, 2017