The Yeatman, Porto, restaurant review

I am, currently, in a very happy place, not literally but mentally. Last night, NN and I had a truly spectacular, joyful, mind blowing meal, at the two Michelin starred restaurant at the Yeatman Hotel in Porto; well, technically, it’s in Gaia which overlooks Porto.Literally, I am sitting in Burger King, in the airport,  because I refuse to spend €7 on a dry, scabby sandwich. … More The Yeatman, Porto, restaurant review

Hawksmoor, summer menu, London, restaurant review

It had been a particularly and unexpectedly, shitty week for little E. She was in need of some TLC or, in this case, some S&T. So, when I was unexpectedly able to move my Saturday lunch plans and an email from Hawksmoor landed in my inbox,  it felt like it was meant to be. Hawksmoor,  for all its dark, … More Hawksmoor, summer menu, London, restaurant review

St Leonards, Fire & Ice, Restaurant review, London

I always get excited about new openings, even more so when they are within walking distance of home. So, living where I do, I spend a lot of time excited. Combine this with a first date and I’m practically unbearable.  Oh no, not that kind of first date, don’t be ridiculous, this is me we are talking about after all. This is … More St Leonards, Fire & Ice, Restaurant review, London

Marcus, the Berkeley, London, restaurant review

This week, thanks toTwitter, the Monday Supper Club was born. Twitter is often decried as the epitome of all evil, where trolls lurk and insults and cruel words are traded. I mostly follow other food lovers and I am neither interesting nor controversial enough to attract attention and so, on the whole,  it works for me. And … More Marcus, the Berkeley, London, restaurant review

Temper Covent Garden, sweet Cheesus, the nine hour lunch, restaurant review

It is no secret that I am a huge fan of Neil Rankin. I adore his original restaurant in Soho (BBQ and mezcal), am a bit nonplussed  about No.2, City, (curry and gin) but was beyond excited for No.3, featuring pizza,  not just any pizza, and vermouth. And so,  when I saw the soft launch started on bank … More Temper Covent Garden, sweet Cheesus, the nine hour lunch, restaurant review

108 Restaurant, Copenhagen, restaurant review

Noma, the name said with reverence, is the holy grail of the food world. Reopened just three months ago, it is the aspiration of many but visited by few. And I, friends,remain aspiring. So,when in Copenhagen last month, I visited 108 instead. 108 is very Noma-esque, the head chef being Kristian Baumann, an apprentice of Redzepi, the renowned chef and co-owner of … More 108 Restaurant, Copenhagen, restaurant review

Typing Room, my type of place, restaurant review

When NN announces at dinner in Malta that she will be in London in a few weeks, I’m delighted. She is an excellent dinner companion, not least because she thinks only in terms of pleasure, rather than cost. I know I can choose somewhere indulgent and she won’t flinch. I am close to booking Roganic of which I have only read reviews … More Typing Room, my type of place, restaurant review

Merry Men, I Sherwood return, restaurant review

If you go down to the woods today, you’re in for a very pleasant surprise. On the corner of Southwark Street, Tom Sellers, chef Patron of Restaurant Story, has created his very own version of Sherwood Forest, and it’s magical. It’s impossible, on entering, not to marvel at the beautiful setting. Down stairs hosts the Merry Men bar, … More Merry Men, I Sherwood return, restaurant review

The Grift, immersive theatre, Bethnal Green Town Hall Hotel  

Do you think you’ve got what it’s take to pull off a long con? If so this immersive theatre piece set in Bethnal Green Town Hall Hotel might be just the way to find out. Set around a very loose story of Ben, a chap now departed who was born and spent his life at the hotel, … More The Grift, immersive theatre, Bethnal Green Town Hall Hotel