Hatch, Homerton: So much cool going on in one space

Possibly one of the most common questions I get asked, is “does it not ever get boring? Eating out all the time? Doesn’t it all get a bit samey?” Whilst you might be wondering what kind of idiot asks a question like that, I can actually understand where they’re coming from.  Even the most glorious […]

Mr. Buckley’s, Hackney Road: A restaurant like no other

There’s this god-awful misdemeanor in the foodie world, that exceptional chow has to be accompanied by irritatingly invasive service which is annoying-as-hell. There’s also usually some kind of classical composer providing the soundtrack, along with a crazy price tag which totals-up to roughly the same amount you’d spend on your entire family at Christmas. It’s ridiculous. […]

Bounce: Where ping pong gets nasty

When I was a kid, we had a ping pong table in our house which was three-quarter sized and bright yellow. It had little phrases scrawled all over it, like “Great!” and “Wow!” which were interspersed with flowers and rainbows. I spent hours at that wholesome little table, perfecting my bat-and-ball skills and generally falling […]

Rawduck: Bossing brunch in London Fields

London Fields is one of East London’s proudest patches of green space, with awesome little areas surrounding it. Broadway Market. Netil Market. Hackney Road. There are countless brunch choices in all three of those aforementioned locations, but if you cross London Fields to the other side, there’s a place we recently discovered which, if you love […]

Honest Burgers – One of London’s finest

Burgers in London are big business. If you’re stuck in a boardroom full of dry, dull, fellow employees with zero chat, try throwing the question “What’s your favourite burger in London, Clive?” into the mix and I guarantee, verbal war will descend. One burger which, for me, has long prevailed is Honest Burgers. They wormed their […]

Flat Iron: Incredible steak which won’t break the bank

I have this weird personality flaw. It’s not me ‘trying to be kooky’, like the lead female character in every teenage romcom ever, with their “Oh, I eat my dessert first at meal times” (some Robert Pattinson film I watched once). I genuinely know that this is weird and that I’m a minority. For some […]