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The Fable, Holborn Viaduct

The Fable Interior

Where did the idea for serving food on chopping boards come from? I first came across it back in the mid-noughties at Soho’s Boheme Bar and Grill and I’m pretty sure I didn’t like it.

Five Questions in Five Minutes

Richard Biggs Camino

In a new, regular feature, HITC bar and restaurant reviewer, Walton Woodford, sits down with one of London's food and drink impresarios. He kicks things off with Richard Biggs, the man who brought you Cantaloupe.

Rocket, Bishopsgate

Rocket Bishopsgate

Talk about a surprise dinner. I had been to the original Rocket off Old Broad Street in the City and enjoyed it. But as a bar.

Old Bengal Bar, The City

Old Bengal Bar Courtyard

Quality cocktail bars continue to take the London by storm, but typically they’re located in Shoreditch, Hoxton or Soho, or atop of one of the new skyscrapers. There tends to be a diminishing return on quality the closer their proximity to the heart The City. The Old Bengal Bar bucks that trend and some.

Nordic Bar, Fitzrovia

Nordic Bar

The first time I visited Scandinavia (Stockholm, as it happens) I was struck by three things. First, how tall, blonde and attractive the people were. Second, how they liked to sunbathe at every opportunity, regardless of location (ring roads, office car parks, you name it). And third, how incredibly drunk they liked to get on Wednesdays.

Shaker & Company For the Football

England Jersey

Euro 2012, and England expects. But, maybe not as much as before. Nevertheless as I write, England are warming up to do battle with the French, and by the time you read this, they may be heading to the knockout phase, or...heading home. Let’s hope it’s the former.

McQueen, Shoreditch

McQueen Lounge

There are very few outlets in the UK that have not paid tribute to the actor, Steven McQueen. The King of Cool occupies an special place in the heart of British men of a certain age for reasons that are easy to understand.

The Drift, Bishopsgate

The Drift Bar

Isn’t London just so New York nowadays? And I’m not just talking about the increase in diners, coffee shops and Jewish-styled delis, but the skyline, which amongst other things, has made the opening shots of The Apprentice such compulsive viewing.

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The Fable Interior

The Fable, Holborn Viaduct

Where did the idea for serving food on chopping boards come from? I first came across it back in the mid-noughties at Soho’s Boheme Bar and Grill and I’m pretty sure I didn’t like it.

Richard Biggs Camino

Five Questions in Five Minutes

In a new, regular feature, HITC bar and restaurant reviewer, Walton Woodford, sits down with one of London's food and drink impresarios. He kicks things off with Richard Biggs, the man who brought you Cantaloupe.

Rocket Bishopsgate

Rocket, Bishopsgate

Talk about a surprise dinner. I had been to the original Rocket off Old Broad Street in the City and enjoyed it. But as a bar.