Levan, Peckham: ‘I’m still thinking about those Comté fries’.

I've wanted to go to Levan for a while. Since November 2018 to be exact, after I read food critic, Jimi Famurewa's, restaurant review in ES Magazine. Amongst many other reasons to go, the absolute clincher was the sound of the famous Comté fries. My eagerness reached new levels as soon as I was back …

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Blog Archive: A Food and Drink Guide to Split, Croatia

The Blog Archive Series is all about unearthing some of my blog posts from the past. This food and drink guide to Split in Croatia was written in August 2017. The Dalmatian coast of Croatia is synonymous with breath-taking scenery and stunning beaches. It’s paradise-like status often hides the fact that the country is also …

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Ox Club, Leeds: ‘I was back and we were going all out’.

You never forget your first Ox Club. It was back in 2015 when Headrow House (sister venue to Belgrave Music Hall and Canteen and more recently, Water Lane Boathouse) had just opened. Within its exposed brickwork walls, was a beer hall, cocktail bar, events space, two rooftops and a soon to open restaurant; Ox Club. To …

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The Reliance, Leeds: ‘If there’s no photo, did it even happen?’

Do you take photos of your food at restaurants? I do. It’s so embarrassing, isn’t it? Frankly, it’s no wonder that Michel Roux recently declared his decision to ban diners from taking photos of their food at his three Michelin starred restaurant, The Waterside Inn in Berkshire. When I visit a restaurant where the food …

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Friends of Ham, Leeds: ‘I do love a good brie’.

It is completely acceptable to tuck into a spot of cheese and crackers with a glass of something, by yourself. In fact, there have been many times when I've resorted to this if I've wanted a quick dinner but not been particularly hungry. Even at University, I always seemed to have a giant chunk of Cathedral …

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