Donald Trump is no Pig
The London Economic

Donald Trump is no Pig

Trump is a tangerine-tinted mosquito, a bloated blobfish with a comb-over, or parasitical leech viciously sucking the life out of the free world. But a pig, he most definitely is not. Continue reading

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Holborn Dining Room serves some of London’s most glamorous pies
Food / The London Economic

Holborn Dining Room serves some of London’s most glamorous pies

Though British food is experiencing a renaissance of sorts, across some of London’s best restaurants – our quad-national cuisine is still so often tarnished (unfairly) with an agonisingly dire global reputation. On the ground floor of the Rosewood Hotel, Holborn Dining Room is a somewhat hidden gem. The post code is resolutely central, though it’s off the … Continue reading

Archway Kebab – a restaurant for the many, not the few
Food / The London Economic

Archway Kebab – a restaurant for the many, not the few

In this political climate, it’s sometimes easy to forget that politicians are human, too. In the lead up to June’s general election, a selection of the UK’s most prominent MPs and party leaders were quizzed on their favourite restaurants. Let’s be fair – it’s far easier to talk to journalists about food than matters of … Continue reading

London’s historic pie and mash shops are becoming victims of gentrification
Food / The London Economic

London’s historic pie and mash shops are becoming victims of gentrification

Islington pie and mash shop M Manze is set to close later this year, after 106 years of trading. On announcing the closure last week, owner Tim Nicholls blamed increasing business rates as the reason for the iconic Chapel Market pie shop’s closure – something that has bereft the city of so many beloved pie … Continue reading

Is this the most disappointing steakhouse in London?
Food / Reviews / The London Economic

Is this the most disappointing steakhouse in London?

Like most things in life, the simplest restaurant dishes are generally the endearingly memorable. So it’s hardly surprising that the ingenuous bone marrow salad at St John in Clerkenwell has been on the menu, unchanged, for the past 23 years. In turn, when presenting paying customers with something so simple, it’s crucial that each element … Continue reading