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Hutong at The Shard
Restaurants

Hutong at The Shard

Another year, another birthday. There is always a certain amount of pressure on the choice of restaurant for birthdays, you want to have an amazing meal, and there must be a good dose of atmosphere too, although sometimes a lacklustre vibe can be overlooked if you’re bringing enough people to […]

Temper
Restaurants

Temper

Neil Rankin’s Temper is a buzzy place. If atmosphere is paramount on your list of restaurant criteria you won’t be disappointed. Take a seat at the counter and become part of the action, especially when the coals decide to blow their molten embers your way. A mashup of meat with […]

Shrubs
Drinks, Recipes

Shrubs

  Shrubs. Not the small, near-to-the-ground woody plant, but the acidulated beverage that is going to be a major trend this summer. Originating as a means of preserving berries and other fruit in the off-season, a shrub is a mixture of fruit and vinegar. As shrubs developed, the liquid began […]

Bacon Old Fashioned
Drinks, Recipes

Bacon Old Fashioned

Bacon. The UK does bacon better than anywhere I’ve been, and Bevan’s Butchers does bacon better than anywhere I’ve found; their smoked streaky bacon is unbelievable. Another delicious thing beginning with the letter b, is bourbon and why not put these two loves together and make a Bacon Old Fashioned?

Grand Saturday
Drinks

Grand Saturday

Grand Marnier is delicious. Having been trotted about at Christmas in the crème anglaise for the chocolate panettone, it’s easy to let it sit there on the shelf and be overshadowed by the gins and whiskeys. With its rich orange depth of flavour, I knew it would go well with […]

Duck and Waffle
Restaurants

Duck and Waffle

Duck and Waffle. What a marvellous name. Although I have lived in England for over two years now, I had yet to make the pilgrimage to this hotly talked about restaurant, and when I did, it was pretty great. With panoramic views rivalling any in London, Duck and Waffle is […]