The Vesper

The Vesper

Is there a stronger martini than the Vesper? Well only a Vesper made by Alessandro Palazzi of Dukes – a frozen martini glass filled to the brim with No.3 gin and Potocki vodka straight from the freezer with a dash of their own vermouth and a large orange peel – beautiful, and deadly. Created by…

The Favourite ★★★★★

The Favourite ★★★★★

This devilishly funny, beautifully directed period dramedy is going to be one of the films of 2019 (even if it did come out in 2018 in the US and the American Film Institute selected it as one of their top 10 for 2018). From start to end it is engrossing, shocking, hilarious, fun, beautifully designed…

The PMs Power Play

The PMs Power Play

Her deal went down to a defeat of 230, the largest ever defeat for a Government and the largest Tory rebellion. But it was the Prime Minister’s response that almost matters more. It was perhaps the shrewdest political move of her career and recent years. In one fell swoop she came back, not out, not…

Darbaar: Royal Indian Cuisine

Darbaar: Royal Indian Cuisine

The open secret of Indian restaurants in the UK is that most are actually Bangladeshi and, for every decent Indian restaurant, there are tens that are serving up poor quality dishes swimming in grease. On top of that, half the dishes are invented for the British market and at times the colour is artificially boosted.…

The American Bar at the Savoy

The American Bar at the Savoy

Named 2017’s World’s Best Bar, among cocktail bars in London few have the mythical status of The American Bar at the Savoy. Seen as the spiritual home of London’s cocktail scene, and the bar that gave the world one of the most famous and influential cocktail books ever, it is a place of pilgrimage for…