Suki’s Wanstead food update

Wansteadium’s food blogger Suki Orange writes:

I thought I’d mention a few items of mutual interest.

• Firstly, congratulations to Provender, which was given a glowing review in Time Out  thanks to the reputation of chef Max Renzland, who apparently had a string of somewhat eponymous restaurants in the 90s. The review says:

His bistros were always fabulous, and his latest venture –  in Wanstead High Street, at the opposite end of London to his old stomping ground – is brimming with his trademark style: excellent French bistro food, borne of the very finest ingredients, served in a charmingly Franglais setting. Book before the rush begins.

• Interesting to note that Nice Croissant is applying to extend its opening hours until 11pm. What a great idea – could make for a pleasant spot in summer evenings.

• I haven’t had chance yet to eat at the Larder’s new-ish branch at Butler’s Retreat in Chingford (map), but I did visit for coffee last week. Feels like a home from home – and I can see plenty of times when we will be combining a bracing walk with a spot of lunch.