Verdi Italian Kitchen

Verdi, Royal Albert Hall

The best concert that I ever saw was by ‘The Reverend’ Al Green. It wasn’t just his angel-like voice, or extensive back catalogue of soul classics, but the setting – three rows from the front, in the beautiful Royal Albert Hall – that made the experience somewhat akin to a musical epiphany.

The Jugged Hare

The Jugged Hare, Barbican

I have to admit that I have a bar crush. No, it's not a drink, but an infatuation with a certain bar group. (Sad, I know, but this happens when you spend most of you spare time in eating and drinking establishments.)