A fusion of food and music

The Triangle, Crouch End One Sunday afternoon in the late 90s I walked through the beaten metal doors of The Triangle restaurant in Crouch End to be greeted by the most amazing music, North African beats overlaid with soaring cello notes. Sitting in the corner of the restaurant playing electric cello was Ivan Hussey, aka […]

A delicious lunch that would have been thrown away

Station House Community Café, Crouch End What sort of image does the phrase ‘let’s do lunch in a community centre’ conjure up for you? One Friday The Italian and I decided to put it to the test, we went for lunch at the Station House Community Café in Crouch End. Soup kitchen it ain’t. It’s […]

They’ll make you a coffee you can’t refuse

City Snacks, London, (Bloomsbury) Wander around Holborn looking for a coffee and you might never get further than the myriad Starbucks and Costas on High Holborn. Which is a pity. Because just five minutes’ walk away, around the corner on Theobalds Road, there’s a really good cup of coffee waiting for you. From the outside […]

Ed’s Easy Diner, Soho

Hamburgers, hotdogs ‘n’ Happy Days. The Italian and I had gone walkabout looking for interesting food places. Lindi, The Italian’s main squeeze, had tagged along with us. Lunchtime found us in Soho, with a million possibilities, food from all over the world, but somehow it felt like a hamburger kind of day. Which was great, […]

Bar du Marché, Soho

It’s a little bit of France in Soho, tucked away in Berwick Street, in the heart of the market. I’ve forgotten how many years I’ve been going there, but Bar du Marché became my second office. If you sit at the bar long enough your whole life will turn up to join you for a […]