Simpson's Tavern

Simpson's Tavern

Simpson’s Tavern is certainly not a new restaurant; it’s an old style Victorian chophouse. It was founded in 1757 by Thomas Simpson on its current site in the City of London. So while I refer to it as a Victorian Chophouse, as that is very much what it is, Simpson’s really has its roots in…

The Margarita

The Margarita

By the standards of many of the classic cocktails the Margarita is a baby. The first known published recipe for it is found in the December 1953 Esquire magazine though the drink can find its roots earlier in other tequila drinks. Whether you go with Triple Sec or Cointreau is a personal taste. You can…

Sparrow

Sparrow

Having worked at St John’s, Bao and Pollen Street Social, husband and wife team Terry Blake and Yohini Nandakumar have opened Sparrow. Opened for about a year now, it has taken the traditionally good food starved Lewisham by storm and gained plaudits from diners across London. Open for dinner Tuesday to Saturday, and Saturdays and…