On Monday I cycled out East to the Turk’s Head for breakfast. With a coffee and croissant, in front of me, I sketched the view.
The Turk’s Head is the building on the right. The church in the picture is the former St John’s Wapping, now converted into flats.
The Turk’s head describes itself on its website:
“La Tète De Turc or The Turks Head is a French – Anglais Bistro. We serve French and English Food. Et Voilà!”
It has tables indoors, and outdoors under cover, and also in the adjacent park. I was outdoors in the park.
Here is a map showing where it is:
I have sketched the Turks Head before, in January 2020:
Here is the marvellous Turks Head Café, Wapping, rescued from demolition by local residents in the 1980s. Inside, I found warmth, quiet tables, and the gentle murmur of conversations: people actually talking to each other. I felt welcome here. The food was marvellous. Next time I’m going to have the Blueberry Tart. I only noticed it after I’d already had the substantial Chicken and Avocado Sandwich.…