Mishkin’s

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Russell Norman has a distinctive eye for an interior – ‘rough yet considered’ might sum it up. We ate an early supper at Mishkin’s and watched it fill to capacity by 8pm. Our table happened to be by the mysterious booth/private room. No less than three sets of people went in and emerged in rapid… Read more »

Grouping eateries is a fun game

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  Eat well and spot someone: Scotts, Bentleys, Racine Always a good idea: Brawn, Sweetings, Andrew Edmunds, Barrafina, Arbutus, HIX, Trullo, The Union Great value set menu: Murano, Pied a Terre, L’Enclume, Le Gavroche Under a tenner: Koya, 40 Maltby St,Franco Manca  @ailana

The Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge

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On the 5th December 17 courageous teams set-off from The Canary Islands in an attempt to row 3,000 miles to Barbados as part of The Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge. This rowing race is billed as the toughest in the world but has been taken-on by the competitors to raise money for various charities. Amongst them,… Read more »

The Kitchen

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A post-war restaurant in Soho is the setting of  Arnold Wesker’s classic ensemble piece, The Kitchen. As dawn breaks the caretaker sleepily lopes in, lighting the gas stoves that will roar throughout the day. From this solitary scene, the characters start to appear amid the clamorous exchange of banter. Amongst the staff, a new chef… Read more »

Young Turks Ocakbasi at Franks Café

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In August The Young Turks took over Franks Café, a tent-like cocktail bar on the roof of a Peckham car park. The venue and extensive menu had everybody talking from the get-go. Seated on long tables, each dish was brought out for several to share and this led to a buzzing atmosphere as remarks of… Read more »

Comfort and Spice

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My first experience of a supper club happened to be at brunch, hosted by Niamh Sheilds to celebrate the launch of her first book, Comfort and Spice. The @eatlikeagirl blogger, famous for her take on bacon jam, invited guests to a secret location in North London for a preview of the book and to sample… Read more »