Black Axe Mangal

Are you the sort of person that wants to eat delicious food and rock out at the same time? If so, then B.A.M is the place for you. A few days after I’d posted about my birthday dinner at Tredwell’s I received a text from my friend. “Rare indeed!” it read “Fancy a trip to Black…

E Pellicci

I once went on a date with a guy that looked like Moss from ‘The IT Crowd’. I’d thought he might be ‘geeky cool’ or even ‘geeky quirky’. Alas, I realised almost immediately that he was actually ‘geeky dorky’ and not at all my cup of tea. We were completely mismatched. An hour of polite…

Tayyab’s

I have a confession to make which may shock you. Up until last weekend I had never been to Tayyab’s. The reason this is shocking (for the uninitiated) is because this restaurant is for all accounts an institution. Not only has it been serving traditional Punjabi cuisine since 1972, it is also so well known,…

Beautiful Disasters

We all want to go out on the town and have amazing food experiences. We want the food to be delicious, the service to be on point, and the people we are communicating with to be engaging and friendly. When this happens it’s so fantastic, you can put it in your ‘great eating experiences’ basket…

Hill and Szrok

One thing I miss about living in London is the prevalence of really great butchers. Any butcher really. In Australia, you can buy meat at the supermarket of course, but why would you, when there is usually a butcher’s shop right next door. Where I live they seem to be few and far between, and…

Tredwell’s

It was my birthday last Tuesday, and since birthdays tend to give me mild anxiety, I decided to go to Tredwell’s with a few friends and keep it chilled. I’d been wanting to go there for a while. I don’t really know why, I had come across it a while back and it had stuck…

Ottolenghi

I took a very good friend of mine to Ottolenghi Spitalfields to celebrate the evening of her birthday. In truth, it wasn’t her birthday at all. It was about three months previously and I being the essentially disorganised person that I am, hadn’t got around to planning anything earlier. I was pretty unconcerned by this….

Poco

London can be difficult sometimes. You can have a million friends around one weekend and the next everyone disappears to the French Alps or something and there is no-one. This is generally okay, I’m pretty good at self entertaining, and, especially when I’m trying to write, it’s not very productive having someone talking in my…

St. John Maltby

It’s been a rough weekend so far. Having woken at ten in the morning, i’ve had to lounge in bed watching ‘Sherlock’ for over an hour (hi Benedict Cumerbatch!). I’ve then walked to Borough Markets. Stuffed a Balkan Boureka in my face followed closely by a completely unnecessary (but also very necessary because they had…

The Royal Oak

I went to visit the New Forest recently, which is so pretty! It reminded me so much of ‘The Wind in the Willows’ that I almost expected Mr Toad to go hot air ballooning past me in a Harris Tweed suit. Alas, that was not to happen, but I did get a fantastic recommedation for…

Foxcroft & Ginger

I don’t really get polenta. Usually when I eat it I think to myself, what the hell am I eating? I mean, it’s a grain (is it a grain? Tell me oracle! Oh, it’s cornmeal… right) But you can only really eat it when it’s been squashed in a shape, a rectangle, square or portrait…

Sora Margherita

I hope you will forgive me for being a bit retrospective, but there are some places that I have been to in the past that I can’t stop thinking about. Unfortunately I won’t get back for a little while, but I figure why should that stop me telling people about it? One of these places…