Category Archives: Food & Restaurants

In Reims last week, I was served a very oxidised champagne which had also lost most of its original fizz or mousse. So, if you have come to look at this blog piece because you’re a fan of Prosecco, do … Continue reading

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So there I was in the very sociable London tapas joint José in Shardoland, that is near the new ’Shard of Glass’ tall tower block.  Things have certainly gone up in the world round here.  It used to be railway grunge and warehouse.  Now it’s milling … Continue reading

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What a stupendously good idea. Nick Gibson, owner of The Draper’s Arms, a pub with food which is ‘neighbourhood’, off the beaten track from Islington’s Upper Street but very friendly, decided to let his clientele turn up and drink the entire … Continue reading

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London’s current mini reignited love affair with all things Spanish and tapas, including sherry has one aspect to be very thankful for.  In general the standard of the tapas food itself is powers better than the often gelatinous horrors called … Continue reading

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There’s a restaurant in the Catalan town of Figueres, with near perfect tapas. You know the kind of place. Outside, no particular advertisment or sign over the door. A lot of dark wood and slightly fortified look; a lot of … Continue reading

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This piece is not here because I’m about to tell you it’s the best food pub in London (I refuse, like the Good Food Guide to use the gastro word), because I’m sure it is not.  But you can eat well … Continue reading

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I’ve never felt comfortable with the term ‘gastropub’, sounding more like food poisoning than what it means to convey.  I guess the term arose from the dilemma of what to call pubs whose food was a notch above dodgy Thai or depressing … Continue reading

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Although this site and blog are almost all a repository for vinous matters, I have to admit a voracious appetite for all things ‘food’ too; I am happiest cooking and can’t stop poking my nose into every interesting foodstore I … Continue reading

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