The Best Food Finds in Purley

The Best Food Finds in Purley

If you're a young professional considering purchasing a home in Purley, you're in for a treat. Not only does this charming locale offer easy accessibility to the best of London, but it's also a retreat from the bustle of daily city routine and a food lover’s paradise brimming with exciting experiences.  

Here, we've curated a list of top-notch eateries that cater to all and add to Purley's appeal as one of London's best neighbourhoods to buy right now. 

First up on our feast of suggestions is O Farol, a Portuguese gem located a mere five-minute stroll from Fount Spring Place. This cosy restaurant serves up authentic Portuguese cuisine in an inviting atmosphere designed to make you feel like you’ve been transported to Lisbon or Porto. O Farol is known for its traditional dishes like Bacalhau a Bras (shredded cod with onions, eggs, and potatoes) and Arroz de Pato (duck rice) and the dining experience is complemented by a selection of Portuguese wines, making it a true taste of Portugal in Purley. 

Also a quick walk away from Fount Spring Place, this Turkish restaurant brings the rich flavours of the Anatolia region straight to your table, with its selection of grilled meats, fresh salads, and tantalising mezze that are perfect for sharing. Menu favourites include succulent kebabs and lamb chops, as well as an array of small dishes (mezze) like hummus and stuffed vine leaves. They also offer a variety of vegetarian options that showcase the diversity and flavours of Turkish cuisine. 

If sushi and sashimi are more your thing, then Zen Lounge is a must-visit. Offering a contemporary take on Japanese cuisine using fresh, high-quality ingredients, their sushi chefs create edible works of art that not only look too good to eat but are a taste sensation as well. Other popular dishes include various tempura, yakitori and hearty bowls of ramen, and there is a wide selection of sake (Japanese rice wines) to accompany the delicious flavours of the food. The 20-minute stroll home to Fount Spring Place would be perfect to walk off all that sushi and sake. 

Love to indulge in a bit of spice? Wei Dao Chinese Restaurant specialises in Cantonese and Szechuan cuisine and is just a 10-minute drive from Fount Spring Place. Ideal for those who appreciate the rich and diverse nature of Chinese cuisine, the menu features a variety of flavours and textures, from classic dim sum to spicy Szechuan dishes. Wei Dao is particularly well-known for its Peking duck and hot pot options, offering a unique dining experience that allows visitors to explore the rich variety of flavours typical within Chinese cuisine. 

Last but not least, Amera Rani brings the diverse flavours of Indian cuisine to Purley in just a short 7-minute drive from Fount Spring Place. The menu offers a range of dishes from different regions of India, including creamy butter chicken from Punjab, spicy vindaloo from Goa, and aromatic biryani from Hyderabad. This popular spot also offers a variety of vegetarian and vegan options, making it a great choice for groups with different tastes and dietary requirements.  

London is home to some of the most exciting food experiences in the world, and living in Purley allows you to take a culinary trip around the world without leaving your neighbourhood. With an easy commute to central London for work and many parks and cafes to relax in on the weekends, Purley is a sought-after suburb for young professionals looking to buy in London.  

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