I have a friend, well actually an ex and he’s not a friend really, who will make a bet with me knowing he will lose. The outcome is always lunch somewhere I really want to go; it’s bad form not to pay out on a bet. And so, this is how I found myself at Core, the first solo … More Core, restaurant review, London
It was to be one of those days where nothing went to plan but everything turned out just as it should be. Even before I leapt out of bed, full of joy at the flurry of snow outside the window, I knew that my date with ‘the wrong boy’ wouldn’t materialise, the snow providing a perfect … More Smoking Goat Shoreditch, restaurant review
T had been to Stagolee’s the week before and wanted to go back for more; it bode well. This small, hot chicken and liquor joint is all about Southern American food, food that is cooked with love and that you will love back. Weekends offer a two hour bottomless brunch for £29.95 which gives you … More Stagolee’s, filthy in Fulham, restaurant review
Fresh, profound, riotous, bizarre, somewhat confused, a little overlong, magical. While contradictory, all of these are true of this new show, looseły based on the Victor Hugo novel, TheMan Who Laughs. Brought to the stage by Tom Morris of War Horse fame, it’s one of the most bizarre shows I’ve seen and it’s well suited to the small space of Trafalgar Studios. The … More The Grinning Man, madness and wonder, theatre review.
On entering Pitt Cue for lunch, it’s entirely possible that I said, ‘Hello, I have a reservation”. Then,”Wow, I should have worn my penis!’ And that I said it out loud. The dining room, on this Thursday late lunchtime, was entirely male and suited, except, as the maitre d’ pointed out, for some of the … More Pitt Cue, let’s meat in the city, London
Arriving late in New York, I knew, even before I sat down, that eating in the hotel bar/restaurant was a mistake. JK was tired and didn’t want to go out, the guy at check in said the fish tacos were amazing, let me tell you right now, he is a bloody liar. So, the next morning we did … More Margon, Cuban culture, New York
I live but 10 minutes from Duck and Waffle yet, somehow, it’s taken me till now to visit. I did have a table booked, window side, for part of Mr Gosling’s birthday, timed so that we could hold hands across the table, sipping breakfast cocktails, while watching the sunrise over London, but we all know … More Duck and Waffle, a view from on high, London
I took TP for lunch recently. It was a business lunch but we mostly talked about life and love and,of course, food. He raved about the Oystermen and so that is where Big J and I found ourselves last Friday. I generally avoid Covent Garden but,I have to say, it’s looking good and the opening of the second outpost … More The Oystermen, claws for thought, Covent Garden
When Jones told me to book anywhere I wanted for my birthday, I was excited and panicked in equal measure. My list of places to try gets longer by the day and shows no sign of slowing, with new restaurants opening, it feels almost daily, in London. A long stander on my list was Restaurant … More Story, a very happy ending, restaurant review.
There is nothing quite like the feeling of stepping out of the airport and feeling the sun on your face and, unfortunately, my arrival in Mallorca was nothing like that. A picked me up from the airport, he and M having arrived the night before, and we set off into Palma for a spot of lunch, before heading to our home … More TOC, Palma Mallorca, restaurant review