Picklery not gimmickry. The sweet life. Keep it sweet. A sweet deal. Sweet as honey. Sweet as pie. Our understandable preoccupation with sweetness and sweet foods is so deeply ingrained that the word itself has become a synonym for all that is desirable and good in the English language. But this has also blinded us, … Continue reading
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Peckham Bazaar review – oddball Eastern European takes over old pub
It’s sort of like Turkish food, but even more fun Thanks to UKIP and the generally nasty tone of British politics in recent years, ‘Eastern European’ has become a loaded phrase. Our new neighbours have nevertheless been slowly making their impact on London’s dining scene. ‘Eastern European’ food doesn’t have the greatest reputation though and that nebulous … Continue reading
Great Queen Street review – Covent Garden’s best gastropub?
Pub food fit for a queen? Update 16/8/2019 – this gastropub has now closed Going to a restaurant recommended by another blogger is fraught with difficulty. If I agree that it’s great, then either the other blogger radiates unbearable smugness or a collective warm fuzziness, usually only seen during communal sporting events or when swooning … Continue reading
El Inti de Oro review – a taste of Peru in Madrid
This review of a Madrid restaurant is a break from The Picky Glutton’s usual London-based coverage. One of the pleasures of dining in other countries is that you get to try cuisines underrepresented or entirely absent from London. Inti de Oro is a classic example – a Peruvian restaurant hidden away in a back alley … Continue reading
The Draft House Tower Bridge review 2 – Second time lucky?
Will I be impressed on my second visit to the gastropub that has Tower Bridge as a neighbour? I’ve been to the Tower Bridge branch of The Draft House before with The Jolly Giant, the Lensman, Wicket, the Youngling, the Griddler and Bohemian Rhapsody. Although I was underwhelmed, I suspected I would return since my … Continue reading
Prune review – Small, but almost perfectly formed
This review of a New York restaurant is a break from The Picky Glutton’s usual London-based coverage. Most restaurants in the US tend to have staff that come across as very friendly, but that amiability usually feels forced and artificial – if they’re weren’t schilling for tips they probably wouldn’t look twice at you. The … Continue reading
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