It might be a bit of a trek up Lordship Lane but the Magnolia is well worth the extra effort. If you’re looking for a pub quiz, a quiet drink or some good food, walk the extra five minutes and you might find something a little different to the rest of the Lane.
Situated between the police station and the library, you could easily miss the Magnolia if you’re not seeking it out. The Mag, as it is affectionately nicknamed by the locals, is on the corner with discreet signage outside. It’s worth the effort, though, as quality cooking means that it compares favourably with the other bars and restaurants closer to the station.
On busy days, the service is a hit and miss and sometimes you have to go up to the bar to remind the bar staff you are there. Regular events include a pub quiz on a Sunday that offers a substantial prize, and Paradiso, a community-run film society that runs regular film festivals upstairs.
All in all, The Mag is a perfect stop-off for Sunday lunch or for those looking to mix and blend in with the locals while enjoying the peaceful and relaxed atmosphere.
211 Lordship Lane,
Phone : (020) 8299 4116