Category: Food & Wine

On the table: Primeur

This month food writer Victoria Stewart heads north to Primeur; already established as a local favourite, this Canonbury spot doles out delicious sharing plates with unpretentious appeal. It’s a wonderful thing to walk into a restaurant and have the atmosphere hit you in the face like a blast of warm air. Which is what happened […]

Sizzling, seared steak

If you’re planning on breaking out the grill this summer, then you’ll be wanting our Head Chef’s secret weapon: Café de Paris butter. Years ago, on a trip to Toulouse, I came across a restaurant called L’Entrecôte which served just one dish: steak frites. Judging by the queues outside each day, this simple concept certainly […]

A show-stopping fish dish

In the second of our summer season recipes, our Head Chef Stewart Turner explains a straightforward way to serve up a stunning, flavour-filled John Dory. John Dory is a firm-fleshed white fish from our waters that works well when baked whole. Although cooking fish whole can seem a bit daunting, it is actually really simple, […]

On the table: Verden

This month we head east, putting Verden – a wine bar and restaurant in Clapton, E5 – under the microscope. After due inspection, Sophie Thorpe finds a local hotspot that doesn’t disappoint. For a south London resident, Clapton isn’t the most convenient dinner destination. While a 10-mile cycle home might offer the chance to work […]