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Restaurant Reckoning: The Mug House

When I was a wee bairn I practically wore out my VHS copy of Oliver!  There was pretty much nothing I didn’t love about that film, batey Mr Bumble bellowing “ONE BOYYYYYYYYYYYY BOYYYYY FOR SAAAAAAAALE”, the Artful Dodger’s opening gambit, “Ain’tcha never seen a toff?” (which I can verify from experience, does not work well as a chat-up line) and the way Bill Sykes hollers “BULLSEYE. CAM ‘ERE” (is it a bit weird that I fancy Oliver  ...

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Restaurant Reckoning: Gordon’s Wine Bar

I talk a lot about my struggle to become a real life grown-up type person. Lots of things about being a FULLY FUNCTIONING ADULT still pass me by. Six months has gone since I wrote this and I have only just discovered the right place to put fabric conditioner in the washing machine (and sweet holy mother of christing god does it make a difference. My towels feel like the way nightingale song sounds). However, one of the ways in which I know that my slow slog to fully comprehend maturity is  ...

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Back in the big smoke

After three weeks of gallivanting around the country teaching drama to small ones and drinking myself into theatrical oblivion at the Edinburgh Fringe, London welcomed me back with big open arms and I settled back in like I was curling up in my favourite armchair. Even though I’ve been balls-deep in a bunch of delicious spreadsheets at work, I still found some opportunities to giggle and guffaw through the week, catch up with a handful of my favourites and visit some of my most-loved  ...

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Restaurant Reckoning: Chez Mumtaj, St Albans

Nestled in between all the favourite chain restaurants lining the high streets of St Albans, Chez Mumtaj makes for a shining beacon of elegance and incredible food. Their tagline is Modern French-Asian Dining, but really they should change it to ‘Whatever We Cook is Fucking Scrumptious.’  From the outside the place looks like an unassuming office block. Once you’re inside though, it’s gorgeous. Soft lighting, lots of wood and leather, piano jazz singing out from the  ...

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