A NEW way of finding out about Croydon's huge range of restaurants has been launched by business partners David Pender and Gavin Shaw.
Mr Pender, who spent much of his life in Croydon and Norbury but now lives in Manhattan, has drawn on the idea of producing the Restaurant Pack from a similar venture in New York City.
Now he and Mr Shaw, who is Croydon-based, have launched their guide to restaurants in Croydon.
The pack comprises 52 cards, each describing a particular restaurant.
The pack costs £19.99 but the individual cards can be used to get a £10 discount on the first meal in each restaurant up to December 31 next year.
Mr Pender said as well as launching what the pair hoped would be a successful business venture, they believed the pack would demonstrate the range of top class eating places on offer across the borough.
He said: "We've had some cracking meals at local restaurants; meals that easily rival the standard and quality of lots of the so-called best restaurants in central London.
"Sadly we've seen many of these restaurants close their doors over the years and that saddens us.
"Equally, the riots of 2011 were a little too close to home and that's given many of our favourite areas a bad reputation."
He added: "If we can play a small part in supporting excellent local restaurants to thrive and help the local community save money while eating great food, we will have accomplished what we set out to do."
More details about the pack can be found at www.restaurantpack.co.uk