Cassoulet

Cassoulet

Cassoulet, that most classic of classic French peasant dishes. It’s beans, meat and fat, what could be more simple? Well if you’ve ever read the full recipe for a traditional on in the bible of French cooking Larousse Gastronomique, you’ll know it’s far from simple, encompassing numerous steps and hours of cooking. Beautiful as a…

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…

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…

Tuna Burger

Tuna Burger

Who said burgers have to be made from meat? The Filet-o-Fish at McDonald’s may be the most famous fish burger, but it’s certainly not the only one or anywhere near the best. J Sheekey’s Atlantic Bar has been serving a gorgeous shrimp and scallop burger for years, with many restaurants now serving up similar offerings.…