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Archive for July, 2012

Let the Games Begin!

The James Pendleton team were lucky enough to be out and about in Wandsworth and Lambeth on the penultimate day of the Olympic Torch Relay, and some of them were lucky enough to spot the torch on its way to Stratford!

Our Clapham Common office was in a prime Torch-spotting location, and manager Kelly Higgins managed to take some great snaps of the relay on its way through Lambeth, including this one:

Olympic Torch Runner at Clapham Common

After taking a right into Wandsworth the torch headed straight past our Battersea Park office, and both Derek our in-house photographer and CEO Lee James Pendleton managed to take some fantastic photos of the torch being carried past a jubilant crowd on the way to the River.  Here are a few of the best:

The Olympic Torch reaches Queenstown Road

The Olympic car passes our Battersea Park office

Excited crowds watch from outside the Battersea Park office as the torch is carried towards the river

Best Local Businesses-Amirah’s Kitchen

The team at James Pendleton’s Wandsworth Town office recently had a fantastic evening out recently at Amirah’s Kitchen, a new Indian restaurant on Old York Road.

Amirah’s Kitchen came to Old York Road on 18th June and has quickly established itself as a friendly, quality restaurant serving exceptional Indian street food inspired dishes, and the head chef’s Michelin starred history promises exciting things for Wandsworth’s foodies.  The cuisine and hospitality at Amirah’s Kitchen certainly reflects an exceptional level of quality and we welcome this exciting new venue to Wandsworth Town.

Owner Arif Hussain kindly agreed to answer a few questions for us about his new business:

What inspired you to set up Amirah’s Kitchen?

I’ve always wanted to set up my own restaurant and after the birth of my first child I made sure I achieved it. I grew up watching my father and uncles working in their restaurants and worked in some myself during my teenage years and the inspiration came from that time.

Which dish(es) would you recommend to visitors?

All the food our chefs create are delicious but I would particularly recommend the Goan Fish Curry, Pepper Scallops, Punjabi Fried Fish, Lasooni Jhinga, Haryali Chicken Tikka, Saab Gosht and Dal Makhani. Of course we would love people to come and try the menu and let me know what they would recommend to others.

What are your food inspirations?

My inspiration is simple good cooking that everyone can enjoy and is taken from my travels to the Indian sub-continent, Nepal and the Far East. Our perception of good food depends on individual taste and we have included dishes from all around the Indian sub-continent to create a collection of street food inspired meals and appetisers.

 What are your impressions of Old York Road?

I love Old York Road. It has an amazing buzz and the locals have been incredibly supportive. I’m really glad to have had the opportunity to open Amirah’s Kitchen in Wandsworth Town and hope that we become a lasting local landmark.

What are the benefits of eating out in South West London?

I’ve lived in South West London since I moved from Weybridge 4 years ago and I’ve found I don’t need to travel into central London for good food and great ambience.

Property of the Month: Lewin Road, SW16

The landscaped garden overlooking the secure private garage space

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