Il Mirto [Closed in August 2018]

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#41

Do they have a deli there? The website seemed to suggest that was just a restaurant/wine bar and the retail unit (deli) was here in Forest Hill. I suppose one could just call bu that is just so old fashioned.

Last time I bought them I bought the whole pack so it may have the producer on the label. If there, I’ll send you a PM.


#42

oh yes - I see what you mean


#43

Gennaro’s in Lewisham sell an amazing fennel sausage from Tuscany. That’s been my source for years.


#44

Would it now be called Antonio’s?


#45

Really sorry to lose Il Mirto, not least for the fennel sausage. I couldn’t understand why they didn’t try to take in the lease of e.g. Dartmouth Tandoori, since they wanted to open a restaurant here. It’s not like there aren’t premises.

Every time there’s a step forward in the area it feels like there’s a step back. Il Mirto, Montage, Fig and Pistachio, Perry Vale… Why can’t good places stay?


#46

I LOVED montage!
I really miss it tbh!


#47

So it would seem. You gave me a start there as was worried it had changed hands.

Renamed after the owner. One of the best deli’s in London IMO.


#48

Apparently Chinese people have taken on the lease, and I’ve been told by the builders it will be a Fusion Cafe or a Tea Shop.

Not quite sure what it means though.


#49

Chinese people used to own a fusion place in Dartmouth Road on the left going up from Forest Hill Station.
Food was good, but restaurant didn’t last for long as far as I remember.


#50

Latest I have heard is a Japanese Cafe!

If it’s good it could be great for the area :slight_smile: