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
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
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
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.
Gunpowder has been on my radar for a while and I’ve even found myself outside their door on a couple of occasion, sadly, when it was shut, which is Sunday and between 3-5 on other days. I was excited to try, well, everything on the menu and pleased to be eating with someone who wouldn’t … More Gunpowder, and those lamb chops, restaurant review.
Tom and I worked together in my first job when I came to London. My old boss deserves many thanks. She said she knew we’d work well together, we did, but more than that we became best friends. Now, Tom lives in Hong Kong and, so, time spent together is more precious than ever. When … More Dining at Dabbous
After last night’s excellent dinner at Dabbous with Tom and Rick and dinner planned tonight at Brick Lane’s newest opening, Hopscotch, I worried that booking Lyle’s for lunch was excessive. Maybe I should save it for a special occasion, or a time when I hadn’t eaten so much food, so recently? But when would that … More Lunch at Lyle’s