Venison

The Dairy, Clapham

Restauranting is hard work, certainly there’s no denying it.  So when my friend Jennie heard about the Dairy through the Irish bush telegraph (Jennie went to school with owner/front-of-house wonderwoman Sarah Gill in Dublin), I insisted we go and try it out.  And because I obsessively Google everywhere I’m heading to, I came across this – a comment from…

Hangin’ with Jay Rayner: a Guardian Masterclass

Nobody has to read a single word of what you write.  It’s a narcissistic delusion that just because you’ve chosen to take fingers to keypad that someone should choose to read your thoughts and musings.    That’s Jay Rayner‘s journalistic mantra and the very first thing he tells us.  If anyone knows the truth of…

Chocoholics afternoon tea

David Leslie afternoon tea

David Leslie is a Chocolatier, Baker and self-proclaimed cake-artist. This I discovered when a deal email popped into my inbox with an offer introducing David Leslie’s afternoon teas.  The teas take place in Leicester Square’s Penthouse nightclub, on the very top floor and so suitably intrigued, we try it out on a Friday evening, a dose…

Pulled Pork

Blue Boar Smokehouse

Where are all the politicians? Aren’t we always hearing about how they’re all fiddling their expenses, wildly abusing taxpayer money etc etc.  Well, where are they? More accurately, where are they eating?  Westminster appears to be a bit of a food wasteland, sure we have the frankly excellent Cinnamon Club, but that can’t seriously be…

Bubbles

Bubbledogs

Mac & Cheese, Burger & Fries, Peanut Butter & Jam. These are all fairly normal food combinations, Hot Dogs & Champagne however, feature on the funkier end of the taste sensation spectrum.  Bubbledogs, the site, doesn’t really explain the reason for this unlikely pairing but reviews suggest it’s going gangbusters and not being one to…