Rivers have been getting a bad press recently. The start of the year saw Britain virtually submerged by rain as flooding and power outages, and 'river plains' become 2014’s water cooler topic. (No weak pun intended.)
Different parts of London create different expectations. The City is structured, macho, and expensive. Soho: dishevelled, creative and media. Shoreditch is stylised, design-led, and pretentious. Simplistic and bordering on stereotyping? Absolutely. But time and again, restaurants assume the persona of their locale. It’s logical when you think about it. So when we went to review a restaurant in leafy Barnes, we had very different expectations.