Recently we have been hearing about the traditional cockney dish “pie and mash” fading away.
We have seen in the papers about shops closing after over a century of service.
Well fear not, Bromley has a hidden secret, but not for long.
The old cockneys of Bromley is a fantastic shop. Fresh and crusty pies. Vibrant green liquor and scoopable mash. The chilli vinegar is a splash of nostalgia. Even a choice of black or white pepper.
I myself have been raised in South London and this was a treat and a staple part of our diets growing up. There is always a sense of loyalty regarding “pie n mash”. Are you an Arments, Manzies or a Goddards kind of person. I myself was a disciple of Cooks on the cut, Waterloo.
However I am now a huge fan of The old cockney of Bromley and since discovering it last year have never strayed.
The owner Yusuf Ismail is as warm and colourful as the liquor. I strongly advise a visit. Bromley has now a faint sound of Chas and Dave echoing in its back streets.
The Old Cockney Of Bromley
44 Chatterton Road