Perhaps not as sophisticated as it’s San Francisco Cannabis Lounge counterpart, Chapelfield’s drop-in drugs parlour is at least a convenient stopping-off point for Golden Triangle residents heading into the city.
Arrival / Greeting
We’re pleased to be greeted immediately on entering the park and are directed towards our host ‘Wagsta‘ who will ‘fix us up’. Unfortunately Wagsta’s thick Southwark accent and barely audible sales patter makes it difficult to hear everything on the menu (hence 3 stars). In the end we both plump for his ‘bangin’ Red Leb.
Choice / Service
Good range of offerings available, but service is rather hurried and perfunctory.
Food and Drink
As with it’s Dutch counterpart the ‘brown cafe‘, drinks are served separately and we are politely referred to the adjacent kiosk. Although only 30 meters from the bandstand I have already had 2 tokes on the Red Leb and the journey appears to be taking much longer than it should.
We brought no cash and sadly, Apple Pay wasn’t accepted. However, ‘Wagsta’ assured us that he ‘knew where we lived’ and promised to ‘drop in late one night to even up’ – a really nice touch, hence . . .
The pop-up drugs parlour will be open for the Norfolk & Norwich Arts Festival. And with a wide range of smack, crack and skunk available, audiences will now have a chance of comprehending at least some of the acts.