People: Interviews

Rachael Dalton-Loveland

Founder of Isla Ray, Deptford

In Conversation

Rachael Dalton-Loveland, south London native and founder of new Deptford hotspot Isla Ray, gives us the lowdown on where to hang out south of the river.

Where’s your favourite south London spot?
Depends what I’m going for. To work: Cable Café in Oval, to drink: Skehans in Nunhead and to eat: Silk Road in Camberwell. Anywhere independent and with character.

What’s your all time favourite London restaurant?
That’s a tricky one. I’m quite obsessed with Lebanese so any good Lebanese restaurant makes me happy.

Can you recommend us somewhere we might not have been?
Café Cairo in Clapham North/Stockwell is great. It’s a hidden den with funky North African themed décor. Definitely one of a kind – I’m really into that.

Where do you go to celebrate?
Honestly, just down to the local pub. Or I like to have friends over for food and drinks and make a load of salads. The Dairy in Clapham Common is great for a special occasion.

What are you drinking this summer?
A nice pale rosé with ice – mainly the one we stock at Isla Ray! It’s a delicious French Grenache sourced by Bancroft wines.


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