Out & About

The best places to eat near Soho Farmhouse

If not quite – as some would have us believe – the centre of the known universe, then Soho Farmhouse…

27 May 2019

London’s best street food

Maltby Street Market Lovely as Borough Market is, the queuing and jostling can get a little much. The calmer alternative…

23 May 2019

Foraging for your dinner: the best expeditions for city dwellers

Foraging is growing in popularity amongst urbanites. But how easy is it source your own dinner?

13 May 2019

London’s best weekend brunches

From pumpkin pancakes to blood orange granola, here’s where to head for the best brunch in town

9 May 2019

London’s best vintage cinemas

From leather sofas in the electric to hidden Art Deco gems, why go multiplex when you can have chic and unique?

27 Feb 2019

London’s best underground bars and restaurants

Delve beneath the city’s surface for some of the capital’s finest hidden restaurants and cocktail haunts.

Fat-shaming: A new approach to patronising Leave voters

It wasn’t Greggs-fuelled neurosis that made Brexiteers stick two fingers up to the establishment

25 Apr 2018

State ‘calorie caps’? An idea that leaves a sour taste

In this era of state-enforced skinniness, scoffing dirty burgers is an act of rebellion.

21 Feb 2018

I love Advent – it’s the gentle waltz to Christmas excess

You owe it to your liver to prepare it for the onslaught to come

29 Nov 2017

Ignore the killjoys waging war on sugar

Scoffing cake and sweets is now talked about in the way that glue-sniffing was when I was a kid

20 Sep 2017

Even tea drinking is cultural appropriation now. Oh mea cuppa…

But pop, art, literature and food are all better when they borrow from other cultures

14 Jun 2017

How dare they ban our life-enhancing lunchtime drinks?

Lunch in these dull times is all about smashed avocado rather than just getting smashed

19 Apr 2017

Have a very Happy Excessmas

Eat, drink and be merry just to spite the health puritans

3 Nov 2016

Ethical eating should replace gluttony as one of the seven deadly sins

Because it isn’t about changing the world – it’s about bigging up one’s moral status

22 Sep 2016

Why breakfast still trumps brunch

Brunch is neither one thing nor another thing. Better to stick with breakfast and lunch.

27 Jul 2016

To drink a beer called ‘Maple Bacon Coffee Porter’ is to say: ‘I’m better than you’

How fussy fans of ‘artisan’ brewing brought hipster snobbery to the everyman world of beer-drinking

4 Jun 2016