Tag: mussels

Circolo Popolare

Circolo Popolare

I get suspicious when particularly affordable places dress themselves up.  Maybe it just a reaction to the rather showy politics of our day but I can’t help but be wary. With a dining room like this, thoughts of opulence and showmanship easily spring to mind.…

Social Eating House

Social Eating House

I know I often like to talk about empire building (where’s mine?) but often had to resort to viewing (or trying) someone else’s.   Welcome to the social chain.  There is Pollen Street Social, Little Social, Social Wine and Tapas, City Social, Social Eating House and…

Portland

Portland

When I was a kid, I quickly learnt that storming off in a tantrum rarely seemed to help me.  Screaming, shouting and trying to embarrass the parents would get me precisely nowhere.  In fact, it would be counterproductive as I would then be subject to…

Morito

Morito

I felt that with the unfortunate demise of Barrafina, tapas in London was not just going down the toilet but instead mutating into something worse.  Something not without taste but rather, too much of it.  I had been wowed by tapas while in wet but…

The Narrow

The Narrow

When I heard the name of the restaurant where we would go for dinner, I couldn’t help but make comparisons to the phrase straight and narrow.  It is rather an ironic name given the name of the owner, Mr Ramsay who is well known for…