Feature: Wilderness 2016 Part 2 – Friday Night/Saturday Morning

Arrival ​Like all good festivals, there’s absolutely zero sign of Wilderness until suddenly it’s taking up your entire field of vision, and there’s no denying it looks glorious with leaves in bloom and sun blazing down on the hillside. Anticipating late arrival we stumped up for a pre-allocated plot with its own car park, but to begin…

Review: Bao Fitzrovia, 31 Windmill Street, W1T 2JN

​Thursday, 12pm, Fitzrovia. Bao – yes, Bao – the Taiwanese place that even the lady from the paper who hates queues tells you to get in line for if you have to, is half-empty. Could it be true? No time to tarry, not even for a nanosecond. This is one of those moments in life you have to seize by…

Review: The Eating Week – On Cafe, Bo Drake, Ben’s Canteen

​It’s tough trying to be a food writer. In this day and age, where anyone with an iPad and working knowledge of a knife and fork has invariably already published their own variation on “the starter/main/dessert was delicious/inedible” about every restaurant that’s ever opened, there’s very little you can say that isn’t either repetitive or…

‘O ver, 44 Southwark Street, London, SE1 1UN

​“’O ver?”, you might say in Italian. “Is this true?”, in English. Healthy, delicious, genuine Neapolitan street food. So goes the ethos behind new opening ‘O ver on Southwark Street, just a stone’s throw away from Borough Market and ideally located for a pre-show pizza if you’re heading to the Menier Chocolate Factory. So what,…

Hoppers – 49 Frith Street, London W1D 4SG

I used to go to Soho all the time. When my wife worked on Lexington Street and we were young and carefree with nothing better to do with our money I would meet her outside her office at 6 on the dot and we would while away the evening hopping from bar to bar until we found…