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Sarastro: Getting Old With Drama

Sarastro Restaurant

“Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter.” I tried to keep these comforting words of the brilliant American writer, Mark Twain, in my head when I hit the scary Two-One yesterday.

The Boundary of Good Service

Boundary - Shoreditch

I loved Boundary as I approached it. A gorgeous building with a welcoming café called Albion, and a friendly, unpretentious older doorman. Fast forward four hours, and while the food was very good and decor worked well, one couldn't say the same about the wait staff.

Save Cash: BYO to Dinner

Wine Bottle - Iacobescu Alexandru

The other day we were cleaning out impossibly old emails and came upon a feature we loved: restaurants where you can bring your own booze. Could there be a better way to halve the bill at the end of your next dinner out?

The Hedgie's Big Night Out

Mews of Mayfair

In these difficult economic times, it falls to each of us to do what we can for those less fortunate.  So it was that Ms Robinson found herself taking a hedge fund manager to dinner in Mayfair, an area where he once walked tall in Kilgour suits.

Oh My, Amaya

Assorted Nuts - SDicks

Any critical review requires a balanced blend of objectivity with subjectivity. So here’s the objective part.

Make it to Mestizo


On a strangely desolate stretch of road in Central London sits a Mexican restaurant so worth the trip, I'm not sure why I waited four years to make it.

The Michelin-Starred Sportsman

The Sportsman Seasalter

The only way you'd stumble upon the Michelin-starred Sportsman is if you were exploring the coastline between Whitstable and Faversham. And if you did, the only thing that would indicate this was some place special was the number of cars in the lot.

Meet the Grandparents

Sunday Roast -

Dear Mr & Mrs Properly: It's kind of a long story, but I hope you'll answer. I'm not sure if my suffering was required or not, and I fear the opportunity will arise again. Thanks, The Idea Wall