Category: Lunch

London, Lunch

Regency Cafe, Pimlico

If the Regency Cafe looks familiar, that’s because you’ve probably seen it on the big screen. The cafe appeared in Layer Cake and Brighton Rock, as well as TV shows including Judge John Deed and London Spy. It was our destination on our London staycation. We’d been over to the Tate Modern to see the …

Lunch, Out of London

The Compasses, Holbrook

I was really looking forward to this meal, and perhaps this was tempting fate. We were in Suffolk on an epic ‘Meet the Mothers’ weekend and A. was first up to run the gauntlet. I offered the choice of venue to Mum, and she plumped for The Compasses in the village of Holbrook where she’d …

Dinner, London, Lunch

Wood Oven, South Woodford

At first glance Wood Oven is your typical Turkish kebab house situated on a suburban London street. As A. is a regular satisfied customer of long-standing and has converted yours truly, we would beg to differ! The menu is simple, but in a Turkish restaurant where the meat is the hero of the dish that …

Lunch, Out of London

The Rising Sun, Kingsand

Off on our travels for the very first time together, we headed down to Cornwall – the twin villages of Kingsand and Cawsand to be precise – for a lovely long weekend. Top tip: don’t attempt this on an Easter weekend! After a very long drive from London we finally arrived and settled into our …

London, Lunch

Byron, Central St Giles

OK, so Byron Burgers have nothing at all to do with the poet. But a simple, straightforward and good quality burger is not all that common when eating out in London and therefore something to be celebrated, in verse or otherwise. We dropped in at Byron for a quick lunch before a lengthy walk up …

Lunch, Out of London

The Duke of Wellington, High Beech

Is the third date the critical one? It certainly was for this budding romance. We worked up an appetite with a long walk in the magnificent Epping Forest. OK, in January it might not have been as wonderful as I remember, but that’s the rose tinted glasses for you. I do remember washing the clay …