Tag: octopus

Plum Valley

Plum Valley

How many words can you think of that are pseudonyms to merely not bad?  Above average?  Better than mediocre?  A bit more than acceptable?  A step above middling? So this is how I found myself with the envious task for a serious lover of food.  […]

Launceston Place

Launceston Place

It seems that in these exciting times, we are more and more gripped by political spectacle.  Although in some cases the worries seemed wholly justified.  Just look at Brexit and the recent White House elections for a start.  Those did not go the way that […]

The Barbary

The Barbary

A fairly recurrent motif in the London restaurant scene at the moment is the second restaurant effect. A new independent restaurant starts up, becomes successful and then opens their second restaurant. Sometimes, this is good – standards are maintained and it becomes (ever so slightly) […]

La Petite Maison

La Petite Maison

The small house.  Kind of a weird name for a restaurant.  As imaginative as Burger and Lobster serving, burger and lobster.  Or Five Guys serving, Five Guys’ burgers.  Or KFC serving mutant chicken.  Although I guess it could be worse.  It could be called something […]

Mazi

Mazi

I am in shock. No.  This isn’t about the food but rather more recent events.  I will not comment on the should and should nots, hows and whys but just remind people that life is sometimes a Very Serious Game.  You don’t always get to […]