Tag: London

On the table: Typing Room

This month we sent Adam Holden out of his comfort zone, forcing him to abandon the city centre to seek out one of East London’s very best restaurants – Bethnal Green’s much-acclaimed Typing Room. There’s been a marked shift in the London food and drink scene in the last 10 years or so, a seemingly […]

Sideways: the Play

Rex Pickett brings the stage version of his wine-infused comic novel to London: can Sideways: the Play match the magic of the film? Will Lyons takes a glass of Merlot and finds out. “If anyone orders Merlot, I’m leaving. I’m not drinking any ****ing Merlot.” As Miles utters these words in the latest stage version […]

Has Claret lost its “cool”?

Deep into the much-vaunted Bordeaux 2015 en primeur campaign, Ben Hawkins talks to London’s restaurateurs about the region and its worth on their wine lists. Bordeaux, even within the current dynamic and continually evolving wine scene, is still unquestionably the greatest fine wine region in the world. While it may be the antithesis to the […]

On the table: Verden

This month we head east, putting Verden – a wine bar and restaurant in Clapton, E5 – under the microscope. After due inspection, Sophie Thorpe finds a local hotspot that doesn’t disappoint. For a south London resident, Clapton isn’t the most convenient dinner destination. While a 10-mile cycle home might offer the chance to work […]