Pop In to Popham

Like many others, we watched Big Chef takes on Little Chef, often in horrified fascination – most of that horror being reserved for Ian Pegler’s excruciating screen minutes. Didn’t he just talk the most astounding amount of bollocks? Didn’t he?! Pretty much all of what Pegler said and did annoyed me, not least the fact ... Read more »

Forging On: Pre-Theatre Dinner in the West End

My twitter friends are great. Particularly when I’m looking for restaurant recommendations, such as a pre-show dining option before giggling at Bill Bailey live at the Leicester Square Theatre during the early May bank holiday weekend. Food and film guru, DineHard (previously known as Lambshank Redemption) was most helpful of all, putting forward several spot-on ... Read more »

Can Canteen Deliver?

Looking for dinner as close to Waterloo station as possible, Canteen at Royal Festival Hall popped into mind. This self-declared “casual all day dining” establishment offers simple, classic British cuisine in a modern, informal setting – just what we needed. Having reserved a booth, I was surprised at how tight these are for anyone but ... Read more »

Good Steak at Goodman

Having heard great things about both their steak and their burgers, I was delighted to join fellow food bloggers Luiz, Catty, Aaron, Mr Noodles and Uyen for an evening at Goodman, the New York style steak house tucked away in Maddox Street, near Oxford Circus. The decor hits a nice balance between relaxed informal and ... Read more »

Racing to Racine!

Two Mondays in a row now, I have visited Racine for lunch. “What’s the rush?”, you might ask… “You’ve never been before and now twice in the space of 8 days? What’s the big deal?” Well, I’ll tell you. The first visit came on the back of the recent food debate, yes, yes, the one ... Read more »

Déjeuner a L’Oranger!

So far during our 3 month sabbatical we’ve enjoyed weekday lunches at Hawksmoor, Bob Bob Ricard, and Launceston Place. These were before our trip to the Falklands. We carried on as soon as we got back, through late February and March, though I’m a bit late posting the reviews! The L’Oranger lunch menu offers a ... Read more »