Chef’s Pick

Showcasing Croydon’s vibrant dining scene
Go behind the scenes of our top independent restaurants and witness the passion and skill of local chefs as they prepare their signature dishes.

About Our Chef's Pick Social Campaign:

Our latest project, ‘Chef’s Pick’, has been serving up delicious behind-the-scenes glimpses into the kitchens of Croydon’s top restaurants.

Through captivating video reels, we invited viewers to experience the sights and sounds of the cooking process, showcasing the passion and creativity behind each plate.

From sizzling Indo-African platters to mouth-watering Sri-Lankan curries, our aim was to tantalize the taste buds of foodies while shining a spotlight on some of our local culinary gems.





Mr Fox

Come take a peek behind the scenes at Mr Fox Croydon.

Head Chef Flavien reels us in with his favourite winter menu dish: Pan-Fried Cod served with red pepper velouté, crushed new potatoes, and a kick of chorizo. Prepare to be hooked after the first bite!

Machan Kitchen

Warning: Watching this may cause sudden cravings!

Join Roshan from Machan Kitchen Croydon as he works his magic on their irresistible Sri Lankan prawn curry.

Bursting with aromatic spices and rich flavours, this dish will transport you straight to the vibrant streets of Sri Lanka in no time.


Ever wondered what happens behind the kitchen doors at Fern Croydon?

Head Chef Valentino pulls back the curtain with the creation of their signature Creedy Carver Duck Breast: paired with charred chicory, fennel purée, and a drizzle of cranberry jus.

The Truro

Step into the kitchen at Croydon’s Indo-African restaurant The Truro.

Head Chef Herbert shows us how he crafts their signature Full Chicken and Prawns Platter, featuring 24 juicy prawns and a perfectly grilled whole chicken, served on a bed of rice with the choice of zesty lemon butter or spicy peri peri sauce.