I originally wasn’t going to write about The Gate because someone much more qualified than I – specifically Marina O’Louglin of Metro – has already summarised it in a single sentence so pithy the restaurant has it chalked up on a blackboard outside: “The Gate isn’t a good vegetarian restaurant, it’s simply a good restaurant.” Amen […]
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There are two of my favourite books. It’s a shame that Tim Burton was ever allowed near them (and the horror isn’t over; look out for Looking-Glass sacrilege in 2016), but luckily there are Alice fans out there who’ve been inspired to do good by […]
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“Eating an oyster can quadruple your sperm count within a couple of hours,” said Ed Baines, brandishing a knife in one hand and waving one of nature’s most unlikely aphrodisiacs in the other.
Last night I went to The Generation of Z, the brand new live action show that drags its audience kicking and screaming through an old warehouse in Whitechapel a post-apocalyptic world.
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The single best thing about London’s food scene is the sheer variety on offer. Our huge, sprawling melting pot serves up a veritable smorgasbord of cuisines from all over the world, with fresh influxes of flavour arriving every other week. Lately, Korean food’s been getting a lot of love, so I was excited to go to […]
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I bloody love it when fancy restaurants come out with cheapo menus that allow almost anyone to buy a small, delicious slice of luxury, even at the end of the month when we’re all – as my workmate Jay so aptly puts it – ‘right povvos’. Hawksmoor’s got its underground Spitalfields bar, for instance, and Hot Dinners […]
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What I like about ticketed restaurants is that everyone there has a genuine interest in the food and visionary behind it. In the case of JUMA Kitchen, that’s the charismatic Phillip Juma, the half-Iraqi chef determined to single-handedly swing public opinion on the war-torn country by way of its cuisine, which features exotic spices, mountains of lamb and […]
Nathan Sawaya, the artist behind the Old Truman Brewery’s wildly popular The Art of the Brick exhibition, has made some pretty cool stuff out of Lego over the years. He is also – it must be said – a bit of a dick, but don’t let that stop you from going to see his work before it’s […]
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“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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Choosing a restaurant to go with my dad is always a nightmare. He automatically vetoes at least 80% of London restaurants in one fell swoop by refusing to eat anything processed or go anywhere pretentious, which is, apparently, any restaurant serving jus or employing ostentatiously French wait staff. Fortunately, I found the perfect place in Flesh & […]