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Join in-the-know locals at this bustling neighbourhood eatery for brunch or lunch, where the food shows influences from across the globe, and service is knowledgeable and attentive. Noak is on the quieter side of the tracks from Brockley station, yet draws an appreciative crowd who tuck into dishes of smashed avocado on toast, the full ‘Danglish’ (bacon, eggs, smoked salmon, avocado and toast), American-style pancakes and Spanish tortilla. Dinner is an altogether more upmarket affair, the kitchen presenting sophisticated European dishes with painterly flair. Mains such as a beautifully pink crisp-skinned duck breast with butternut-squash purée, beetroot and smoky charred cauliflower equate to much more than the sum of their parts. Cocktails, too, are accomplished (especially the Bramble Margarita), wines accessible and beers mainly of the local craft variety. Cool blue-grey walls and monochrome prints combine with wooden flooring and log stacks to bring some Danish hygge to the experience.