Wednesday, 28 February 2007

Yune Chinese restaurant in Forest Hill

As part of my goal of walking around Forest Hill, I also come across all the restaurants and bars in the area. Unfortunately I cannot try them all as I wander but I have tried one or two.

One which does not seem to have its own site to sell itself, is Yune [since I wrote this they launched one at]. This Chinese or 'oriental' restaurant opened fairly recently and they did a nice job of modernising the interior. As far as I am concerned it is one of the best value places to eat anywhere, particularly for lunch.

If you are walking around Forest Hill, pop in for lunch and you will find most of their one-dish meals for £3.95, or a two-course plus side dishes in a Bento box (lacquered box with segements for each dish) for only £5.96. Bargain! And the food is great.

The house wine is fairly decent, which is just as well as it is the only one sold by the glass, but the wine list by the bottle is pretty comprehensive too.

So, just a little recommendation if you happen to be in the area looking for something different and good value.

As far as I know they have no website, so maybe this can be helpful:
Yune Oriental Cuisine,
25 Dartmouth Road,
Forest Hill,
SE23 3HN,
tel: 020 8699 0887

[UPDATED 01/06/2007 - thanks to Anonymous comments below.] New site at


j µ a n l µ said...

Nice to hear from Forest Hill.
I stay there for the best two months in my life about 3 years ago. So, thanks for writting about it, and just in case you know Mascarenhas family in Manor Mount Street please give them a hung for me. They made me very easy to live in London.

Robert McIntosh said...

thanks for your comments - nice to have some feedback on this little plan.

Unfortunately I do not know the Mascarenhas so I may have to miss the hug :)

This is a great place to live and I'm glad you enjoyed it. Three years ago was before I arrived here, but things seem to be getting even better and more exciting.

Wher were you visiting from? What bit of Forest Hill do you miss the most?

j µ a n l µ said...

I'm from Terrassa very near Barcelona. It took me the same time going from Forest Hill station to Charing Cross that it takes me from my city to the center of Barcelona.
I worked there in Bateman Street near Soho square, and I must admit that Soho and Candem areas are the ones that I missed more, and of course The Capitol in forest hill, where I expend hours every evening with some others spanish, laughing and watching Euro Football Cup.

In fact if I had better knowledge of the language and some contacts I would have loved to stay there for some time, maybe a couple of years and make a living.

Anonymous said...

Went to Yune last week and had a great meal, the chef used to work in China Town so knows how to cook an authentic oriental meal. Will return again soon. 10/10!!
ps. they do have a website with a full menu on it.

Robert McIntosh said...

excellent news, thanks! and thanks for the link, I will update my site straight away