Effortlessly drawing on her local knowledge, she writes of the culinary context into which Bombetta has come (the Eagle’s bottomless custard jug and the Tiffin Tin), and adds that it is so close to the Tube that “one could almost reach over your zucchini fritti and top up your Oyster card”.
[su_quote]I wanted to sit at the bar, drink Nombra Spumante, choose some meat, add a side of sauce and yadda on for an hour. I wanted non-harsh lighting, friendly staff, evidence of things being cooked with a bit of love, and the hubbub of locals too lazy to face their own ovens. That’s how neighbourhood restaurants should be. And when they are, it is impossible for me not to love them. I think Bombetta, which is packed almost every night, is nailing this.[/su_quote]
Meanwhile the restaurant has extended its hours and is now serving coffee and croissants from 7am to 11am on Mondays to Fridays. It is also opening later on a Sunday, serving dinner as well as lunch.
It is also waiting for a planning decision on building a pavement on its bit of the road outside the restaurant, which is currently marked as a Loading Bay but which belongs to the site.