In one of the worst nights of bombing Wanstead faced during the Blitz, on this night in 1940, German planes dropped high explosives on

  • Number 73 and 89 New Wanstead, causing fire and the collapse of the side of a house
  • Spratt Hall Road, damaging water and gas mains and causing a fire
  • Wanstead High Street, injuring four people and breaking electric cables, and
  • Fitzgerald Road.

Wansteadium was over-eager in expecting the new Queen’s British Steak House and Grill on New Wanstead to open last week – but it WAS due to welcome its first customers on Thursday night. As previously reported, it’s a venture which comes with some high expectations. Wansteadium reader Pete Smith said: “Very much looking forward to it. Wanstead already has some fine restaurants so a quality steak house will fit right in.”
So any first hand experiences (menus, pricing, service, atmosphere) welcome.

Queen’s British Steak House and Grill, the rather stylish-looking venture in the former British Queen pub on New Wanstead, will be opening on 18 September, Wansteadium can confirm.  It’s been reported that it’s the owners of the even-more stylish-looking Blue Boar in Abridge who are behind the plan; the website for the restaurant is not yet giving much away – and certainly not anything as detailed as menus and prices. More details to follow when available…