“What did this place used to be?” I asked the bartender at the newly opened Basement Sate, which looked horribly familiar. “It was The Player bar before,” he said. “You knew it?” “Ah,” I said. I’d accidentally ended up there once at the grim, bitter end of night out, and left 20 minutes later when […]
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It was James 1’s birthday this week, and in our flat we always go out for a posh meal to celebrate our ever-quickening slide into middle age. (I’m actually gathering a terrifying momentum; I bought a soup-maker the other day and have already blocked out all of Sunday to experiment. Curious London, indeed.)
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“Good afternoon,” said the voice, as I picked up the phone on Friday. “I’m just calling to confirm your reservation tonight.” “Yes, we’re still on for nine. Two of us.” “Very good. The password is ‘coconut’.” And so began our adventure into London’s weirdest and most wonderful watering hole.
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Sundays are boring. I usually spend mine monging out in my vastest and least alluring pants, hatefully eyeing the enormous pile of ironing that inevitably accumulates over the course of the week. It was nice, therefore, to buck the trend a few weeks ago and round off the weekend with a champagne-soaked evening at the Rosewood […]
Happy belated New Year! I hope your transition into 2015 was nice and smooth, or, at the very least, you didn’t throw up on anything expensive. James 1 and I had a last-minute get-together at our flat where I accidentally paused the Jools Holland live stream without noticing, subsequently missing the countdown and only realising […]
Healthy eating is something I’ve always struggled with. As a child I would hardly eat any vegetables, throwing tantrums over greens while my younger sister ate literally anything that was put in front of her. As I got older, concerned friends started to worry I was genuinely at risk of contracting scurvy, so I reluctantly started […]
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Sushi isn’t something I’d ever make myself. I have zero desire to spend the afternoon wrestling with slices of seafood before unleashing a savage and unholy terror on the digestive systems of my unsuspecting guests, so it’s something I’ve always left to the professionals. (Besides, we don’t have the knives for it. All ours are […]
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“When I die,” I said to Carla, as we entered the Hotel Café Royal’s Oscar Wilde Bar, wide-eyed and unattractively slack-jawed in wonder, “I want to be buried in this room.” I wasn’t even joking. Let this blog post be my last will and testament if tomorrow morning my mortal soul is dispatched by a big […]
The Young British Foodie awards recognise new and pioneering names in the UK’s food industry, championing chefs, food writers and suppliers. They’ve only been going a couple of years, but for every set of winners the Tate Modern hosts a guest menu to showcase Britain’s best recipes and ingredients.
All-you-can-eat macarons and martinis sounds like quite a good deal, at least until you realise that the most macarons anyone can possibly eat without being sick is about five (which is why, of course, they’re usually so diddy). The number of martinis one can reasonably consume in an afternoon is significantly more however, so James […]