Cecconi at the Ned

Cecconi certainly places itself at the high-end of Italian restaurants.  Given this price point, a critical review is called for.  With restaurants across Europe and America, an original in Mayfair and most recently a pizza bar in Soho, it probably feels very at home in the Ned.  I luncheoned here with a colleague (hence no … Continue reading Cecconi at the Ned

Where the Pancakes Are

There's something inherently nostalgic about pancakes.  That idea of friends and family gathered around the stove in anticipation of the first flip triggers memories of season's greetings, lie-ins and lemon and sugar.  A great idea for a restaurant then?  Especially for a food that can be enjoyed at any time of the day – breakfast, … Continue reading Where the Pancakes Are

Pear Tree Café

Battersea Park is undoubtedly my favourite green space in London: it's a hidden maze of landscaped gardens, lakes, playgrounds, and best of all a Buddhist Peace Pagoda.  Battersea's relative difficulty to get to, however, has also made its Park long feel like South London's secret;  a garden reserved for locals – whether those from South … Continue reading Pear Tree Café

Pizza Brixton

St John's Hill makes for a very good setting for a summer's evening: al fresco terraces, an excellent selection of buzzy wine bars and restaurants, and neighbourhood vibes, especially given that this side of Clapham Junction is just a stone's throw away from the nearby and my local Lavender Hill.  Relatively new to its foodie … Continue reading Pizza Brixton