Review: Bonnie Gull Soho, 22 Bateman Street, W1D 3AN

I love Christmas. Really, I do. It’s another world entirely, the Upside Down, a parallel universe where common earthly notions of what constitutes acceptable and rational behaviour are inverted beyond recognition. Good sense goes out the window. People boil red wine before they drink it and eat turkey of their own volition, a collective lapse in…

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…

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…

A. Wong, 70 Wilton Road, London SW1 1DE

Waitress: Here is your table. Me: Is this Bar Seat 8? Waitress: No. Bar Seat 8 is by request only. Me: I did request Bar Seat 8. You confirmed the reservation. Here is the email. Waitress: Yes. But we gave it to someone else.   Words every diner loves to hear. Even better when it’s the wife’s birthday. Better…