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It’s Gonna Be One Hells Of A Party | Camden Town Brewery Open Day At Its Brand New Brewery


You known the expression ‘couldn’t organise a knees-up in a brewery’? (I kept it clean, this is a family event.) Well it certainly doesn’t apply to the Camden Town Brewery, they’ve only gone and… Continue reading

Venice In Three Days | A Food & Drink Guide


Life is too short to not visit Venice at least once in your lifetime. The tail-end of last year got us all thinking about our own mortality – what with all the celebrity… Continue reading

The Best Things Come In Small Packages | Oldroyd, 344 Upper Street, London, N1 0PD


When Polpo‘s chef director, Tom, went it alone to open Oldroyd, it was only ever going to be a great restaurant. However we possibly underestimated just how good it would be. London was… Continue reading

All you need for a summer festival + win tickets to On Blackheath | Checkout Festival Guide, Summer 2014


1) First launched over 50 years ago, these iconic Hunter wellies are now as much a style essential as a country classic. With the UK weather being as unreliable as our national football team, probably… Continue reading

Other restaurants take note, this is how its done | Polpetto, 11 Berwick Street, London W1F 0PL


Restaurateur Russell Norman has said several times ‘In a restaurant, service is as important, if not more so, than food. You can rescue an average food experience with excellent service, but no amount… Continue reading

Fur and Feathers | Polpo At The Ape & Bird, 142 Shaftesbury Avenue, London WC2H 8HJ


Russell Norman and Richard Beatty opening a pub was music to our ears. Especially as it’s in an area that is crying out for a decent public house. The Ape & Bird is… Continue reading

Hawksmoor Lite V1.0 | Foxlow, 69-73 St John Street, London EC1M 4AN


When we heard the men behind Hawksmoor, Will Beckett and Huw Gott were opening Foxlow – a new ‘neighbourhood’ restaurant, we immediately put it right high up on ‘The List’. The next piece… Continue reading

Patisserie Valerie


Every year it’s down to me to sort out a cake for my mother and brother-in-law’s birthdays, that fall one day apart. The cake must travel all the way to Wiltshire, to be… Continue reading

Checkout (10th edition – June 2012)


Polpo – new restaurant & cookbook www.polpo.co.uk So not only is Russell Norman opening his sixth restaurant, he’s also created a beautiful cookbook: POLPO: A Venetian Cookbook (Of Sorts). A mammoth book crammed… Continue reading

Barcelona in two days: Our recommended restaurants


So, we only had two and a bit days in Barcelona, so for once in our lives we only ate at places that were recommended, rather than walk around aimlessly looking for somewhere… Continue reading

EnoClub Polpo Covent Garden, 6 Maiden Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2E 7NA


Now, we are not experts on wine by any stretch of the imagination. Sure we drink the stuff (maybe too much) and know a few names, but that’s about it… I could also… Continue reading

Mishkin’s, 25 Catherine Street, London WC2B 5JS


Ah, another Russell Norman (and friend and business partner Richard Beatty) success, his fith London restaurant, after the mega-successful Polpo, Polpetto, da Polpo and Spuntino,. I saw a tweet from Norman fan @AdamHyman29… Continue reading

Russell Norman, Grilled!


Here’s the second in our series of grilled interviews. We asked the inspiring, fascinating and slightly mysterious Russell, co-founder of Spuntino, Polpo, and Mishkin’s our questions. Read our review of Spuntino here and… Continue reading

Spuntino, 61 Rupert Street, Soho, London, W1D 7PW


We loved this place from the minute we walked in the door. As co-founder Russell Norman said in a recent interview, ‘Once you’re in, you get a metaphorical hug’. We couldn’t put it… Continue reading

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