Cheese and lentils. Classic

If you’re looking for a place that exemplifies modern London restaurants, then take yourself to Blenhein Grove, pull up a stool in Peckham Refreshment Rooms and order a plate of ham to share. From the barely there decor to the mix and [...]

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Portrait of a balanced diet

Sharp-eyed readers with a fondness for small print will have noticed that my post about Forza Dispensa was tagged Peckham Dining Club. And if you follow me on Instagram, you’ll have seen the hashtag #PeckhamDiningClub appear every so often. [...]

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Nothing finer than a chicken on a ramble

Much of the UK has passed me by. Or, more accurately, I’ve passed a lot it by. There are a few tourist hotspots I’ve idled in for a week or two, but great swathes of the country are a mystery [...]

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Blinded by the light(s) We’re walking down Bournemouth Road. In front of us knots of people are strung along the pavement, all of them ambling in the same direction we are. They’re a motley collection of suits, print dresses, jumpsuits and skinny jeans. If Patient Zero is an intern at [...]

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Shall I say it? Alright, I’ll say it. Just one Cornetto! Give it to meeeee

A city of bridges and sighs, Venice is also home to the note. Taped to walls and windows, and written in underlined, over exclamation marked English, they yap instructions at the milling crowds. ‘No eating! [...]

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A gaggle of geese at Stepney City Farm

It’s been a while since I’ve been on this blog. The lawn is all overgrown, there are weeds forcing their way up through the cracks in the crazy paving and I can’t begin to describe the state of my herbaceous borders. This is [...]

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In the Sunday supplement Me & My Spoon style interviews that brighten weekend breakfasts, actors are often asked what they’d save from their house if it was on fire.

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An affogato before it becomes an affogato. Note the Smarties in the background. Smarties are great

In the race to be the sleekest, chicest department store in London, Fenwick’s is the dyspraxic fat kid that landed face down 2 metres into the hurdles. While Selfridges sauces [...]

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Last year I decided to swap London’s drunks for a 100km trek across the Sahara. Strapped into my boots and with a bag of bare essentials slung across a camel, I was going to spend my new year sober..

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  Table of wines at Green & Blue

I’ll begin this post with an apology for the awful picture at the top of it, and the total lack of pictures hereafter. I did take pictures with my rackety, obsolete iPhone, but they’re mostly blurred, grainy and unusable – something I’m putting [...]

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