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Restaurant Review: The Square
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Restaurant Review: The Square

“Fine dining is just a load of bollocks; don’t you think? When I eat out, I want to be filled-up with something hearty,” yapped an unfamiliar barber – oxymoronically complaining about Angela Hartnett’s recent suggestion that Brits aren’t a nation of foodies. Like a cat agitated by next door’s belligerent Pit bull, I instinctively arched … Continue reading

Restaurant Review: Coal Rooms, Peckham
Food / Reviews / The London Economic

Restaurant Review: Coal Rooms, Peckham

Within Gare de Lyon train station in Paris, Le Train Bleu epitomises a golden era of glamorous railway travel. Befitted with cavernous ceilings, grand frescoes, chandeliers and immaculately dressed waiters, the restaurant has been a fine dining institution since first opening in 1901. It’s also one of the most storied restaurants in Paris – arguably … Continue reading

Offal isn’t awful: Here’s our case for eating brains
Food / The London Economic

Offal isn’t awful: Here’s our case for eating brains

I know what you’re thinking: “Brains? No way – I’m not a zombie!” Of all the offal and lesser-loved cuts of meat available, brains are (granted) some of the least visually attractive: but they’re also some of the most delicious, when prepared properly. While grim, Westernised perception of offal is slowly changing (Fergus Henderson has … Continue reading

Exploring regional Chinese cuisine at Dumplings’ Legend
Food / The London Economic

Exploring regional Chinese cuisine at Dumplings’ Legend

Regrettably, I remember my first Chinatown dinner experience quite well. One summer evening during the late nineties (I could only have been six or seven years old), following a matinee theatre performance, somebody suggested we might visit one of those all-you-can-eat restaurants on the south side of Gerrard Street. Exciting at the time. The name … Continue reading