The Job Centre | Tasty Food & Drinks on Deptford High Street*
Contributed by: @ImAdeAkins
A stones throw from Deptford Rail Station resides the Job Centre. An appropriately named location of a hipster-chic bar that occupies the space once belonging to an actual job centre. I was invited down by Antic London to sample the menu of its latest opening. As you can imagine, I snapped up the opportunity to see what was what & determine if it was worthy of my Adzvice wink of approval.
JOB CENTRE AT A GLANCE
- Venue type: Pub
- Location: 120 Deptford High St, London SE8 4NP
- Opening hours: 4pm-11pm (Mon-Weds), 4pm-12am (Thurs), 12pm-12am (Fri), 11am-12pm (Sat) & 12-11pm (Sun)
- Drink prices: Cocktails from £6+
- Food prices: Small plates from £3.50
- Website: http://jobcentredeptford.com/
Walking past, it's quite easy to not even realise it's actually a bar at first. If you go on the weekend, you'll be greeted by the friendliest bouncers I've ever come across.
It's a very chilled atmosphere with all walks of life laughing & catching up over drinks.
The Retro feel of the bar makes you feel as if you should be playing Super Nintendo or Pacman on an arcade machine. It's dimly lit and inviting with an abundance of space.
There's also a beer garden for those lovely warmer days.
I was pleasantly surprised by the amount of vegan options that I was presented with. Despite being a content carnivore, it's always a delight to savour some delicious grub that is a healthier alternative.
The food is served tapas style, so you should order about 3-4 plates between 2 people. Pictured above on the left is Artichoke with Carrot Aioli, whilst to the right, is my personal faves Cheese puffs which smell like Wotsits crisps and taste like heaven).
The drinks on offer are all interesting in their own right. Creative twists have been put on cocktail classics, no matter what you choose, you'll surely be getting your alcohol fix.
The Mexican Stand Off is very similar to an Espresso Martini, but this beauty features my favourite tequila, Patron Cafe XO and was certainly my favourite of them all.
FINAL THOUGHTS ON JOB CENTRE
At Adzvice, we're all about independent reviews so be assured, the fact I was invited doesn't necessarily secure a positive review. With this still being true, I had a splendid time and was well looked after by the manager. The highlight for me was the food- I'd do a lot of things for another cheese puff! That's not to say the drinks weren't good either but the food definitely stole the show. It's brilliant to have such high quality options for casual food in South East London.
Wether you're happily employed or a scrounging student, get your arses down to the Job Centre & pull up a seat. Be sure to tell them Ade from Adzvice sent you.
Until next time chaps!
Ade Akins (@ImAdeAkins)