“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.
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.
The hedgie was feeling insecure. “Why did you take the SOB (Shamed Obsolete Banker) to the Draycott and not me? I am in need of cheering up too. I fell further than he did.”
London Restaurant Week is back - and just in time. We need a proper dinner out.
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?
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.
Any critical review requires a balanced blend of objectivity with subjectivity. So here’s the objective part.
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 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.
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
You can’t beat pub grub. Although there was a time, let’s call it the 90’s, when London’s pub food left a lot to be desired.
There’s personalised, and then there is Personalised. Champagne Warehouse (CW) was founded by Tony Stones in 2000, as a specialist supplier of ‘grower fizz’.
Is chicken tikka masala the ultimate spicy comfort food or a shameful British abomination – and is it worth making at home?