Velvet Buzzsaw

Velvet Buzzsaw

The first thing that draws you to Velvet Buzzsaw is its stunning cast – Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo, Toni Collette, Zawe Ashton, John Malkovich and plenty of others. Billed as a thrill and horror film, well if you believe the trailer it is, it’s really a deeply satirical take on the vacuous and cut throat…

Dinner at Frenchie

Dinner at Frenchie

Since it’s opening, Frenchie Covent Garden has been one of my favourite places in London. It’s set lunch is one of the best, and best value, menus on offer in London. Frenchie is the London out post of Greg Marchand’s Paris based restaurant Frenchie, where it’s had a huge impact on the city’s food culture…

Shepherd Market Wine House

Shepherd Market Wine House

Opening a new wine bar in London is not easy. Between the established greats like Gordon’s and rival new ventures, competition is an unrelenting reality in a bustling city of social drinkers. So when I joined Joss, London Lamppost’s founder, at a small wine tasting at the Shepherd Market Wine House, I was keen to…

What Happened to Cheat Codes?

What Happened to Cheat Codes?

Schoolyard currency took many forms. For some of us it was collecting Pokémon or football cards, for others it was teaching our Tamagotchi a new trick, for me though (and, since you’re reading this, I suspect you too) it was cheat codes. Cheats brought something to the schoolyard that trading cards and electrical gizmos never…

Wild Mushroom Risotto

Wild Mushroom Risotto

A classic risotto, and one that I have spent years trying to perfect and replicate having tracked the worlds best one to Mosimann’s dining club in Knightsbridge. The key is to cook the rice so that it still has a slight bite to it and to keep stirring the rice to release the starch and…