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…

Set Lunching at Tredwell's

Set Lunching at Tredwell's

The venue for lunch was to be Tredwell’s, one of Marcus Wareing’s fine restaurants. Tredwell’s offers “relaxed fine dining” and was the winner of the AA Restaurant of the Year Award 2015. It’s now under chef-patron Chantelle Nicholson, who has been working with Marcus Wareing since 2006. By the way, Chantelle recently released a fantastic…

GBR London

GBR London

Dukes, of course, is world famous for its bar. Run by Alessandro Palazzi and his team, it’s recognised by almost every martini aficionado as serving the best martini in London if not the world, so much so that Alessandro and the martinis are both spoken about in hushed tones of reverence. When it comes to…

Japan: The Cookbook

Japan: The Cookbook

Conspicuously absent from the collection until now, this beautiful faux bamboo covered book is the latest in the growing line of Phaidon’s national cuisine cookbooks. Three years in the making, Japan: The Cookbook is finally here. Complete with 400 plus recipes divided into 15 different food types, the book brings to a wider audience the…