38-40 High Street
Business premises on the High Street.
By late 2004 the premises were occupied by a branch of the chain tapas restaurant La Tasca. La Tasca relinquished its leases on a number of sites in Autumn 2012 after entering a company voluntary arrangement (CVA). The Croydon branch was one that did not survive this, and had closed by November 2012.
It then became a branch of the Brazilian restaurant chain Rodizio Preto, which opened on 2 December 2012. As explained by a sign in the window photo, rather than choosing your dishes from a menu, at this restaurant you'd visit the buffet of salads and hot dishes, then sit down at your table where "passadors" would bring you grilled meats and carve cuts to your liking. All this was at a fixed price photo of price list as of December 2012, though drinks and desserts were extra. It was also possible to order just the buffet without the grilled meat.
Rodizio Preto closed down some time between October 2018 and October 2019 photo, and the premises were still vacant in December 2019.