Johnnie Walker City Edition: London Launch

From left to right: view from The Eye; chinnock above The City; Sunset from the Shangri-La pool at The Shard

From left to right: view from The Eye; chinnock above The City; Sunset from the Shangri-La pool at The Shard

“Mmm … the best place I’ve ever drunk whisky?” ponders Colin Dunn. As a Diageo whisky ambassador it’s not a straightforward question. “Probably Fingal’s Cave,” he says, referring to a tasting he did in on the uninhabited, Inner Hebridean island of Staffa, in a grotto known for its cathedral-like acoustics. “So much of taste is linked to experience,” he says…. 

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Tiosk, Broadway Market

tiosk menu

“Something brewing this way comes … and it’s not coffee!” – so read a sign posted in the latest shop to be renovated on Broadway Market last week. I put on my detective hat, and deduced that the gathering pace of London’s tea movement, (along with the shop name ‘Tiosk’) suggested that if it wasn’t coffee, then this was going to be a new-wave tea shop.

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Tincan London

Tincan London restaurant

[First published in Fish on Friday. To read more about my Tincan experience, see this article in Munchies.]

Last week, a new restaurant launched in London’s Soho: Tincan. A restaurant selling only tinned seafood. No kitchen, no chef – just waiters to lift a pricy pilchard from its tin, and take it to the table. … 

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My Top 7 London Butchers

butcher collage

‘Top 7′ might seem like a random number. But I can assure you that there’s no randomness in this list. In an ongoing quest to find London butchers as brilliant as Joseph Morris in south Leicestershire, I am forever trying out new places thinking ‘maybe this will be the one.’… 

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