Food & Drink

  

Enjoying Timothy Taylor’s best at The Bricklayer’s Arms – Putney

The Bricklayer’s Arms in Putney was not a pub I stumbled upon by chance. When I found myself unexpectedly free on a glorious sunny Tuesday afternoon, I made a special trip.

  

Tasty treats for dad this Father’s Day

Father’s Day is on Sunday, June 20, and there are so many present ideas fit for the foodie dad. Here are some of our favourites.

  

The Deptford Bus is Back!

The revamped Deptford Bus is opening its doors again for the next ‘voyage’ and can’t wait for guests to return to the iconic double-decker and rediscover this unique dining and drinking experience by the creek, 5 mins walk from Deptford Station!

  

Settling in for a friendly pint at the Claret & Ale, Addiscombe

It’s great to see so many pubs open again. Campaigners are urging people to support pubs and it’s true they need it more than ever.

  

Big Mike’s Rooftop Lime

Now that everyone is allowed out, al fresco entertainment is all the rage this summer. The good weather looks here to stay and you’re no one if you haven’t socialised on one of London’s many rooftop locations.

  

Spotlight on benefits of tea

A nice cup of tea is a truly English tradition, but research shows that it has health benefits for our body and mind too. A study by the Tea Advisory Panel showed that 86 per cent of Londoners say drinking tea improves their mood, while 43 per cent say it improves their calm, and where better to enjoy a truly calming cup of tea than the Tea House Theatre in Vauxhall.

  

Enjoying a traditional pint in a traditional pub at The Royal Oak, Borough

Pubs opened for indoor drinking last week for the first time since December, the end of a nearly six-month hiatus for some pubs unable to open at all.

  

Koshary Kitchen brings the taste of Cairo to Croydon

The diner’s dilemma – eating out when you’re trying to lose weight is one many people have faced.

  

The Trafalgar Arms, Tooting

It was the last week of outdoors-only pub service and the proximity to normality has definitely shifted behaviour. My trip to The Trafalgar Arms, in Tooting’s main thoroughfare, certainly felt like the nearest pub experience to normal I’ve had this year, albeit still, for one more week, confined to the outside.

  

Enjoy a Greek treat at Souvlaki Street

Less than a week since restaurant in-dining reopened, the restaurant kits we ordered with great gusto over the past year seem to be but a distant memory.

  

Brixton distillery bags international award despite only launching inaugural rum seven months ago

A Brixton Rum distillery has bagged a prestigious international award despite only launching its inaugural rum seven months ago. The newly-established Brixton Distillery Company in the heart of Brixton market has been awarded a silver medal in this year’s International Spirits Challenge 2021 (Rum & Cane Spirits) for Market Row Botanical Rum.

  

Borough Market Meat Boxes

Is it barbecue season yet? With the weather as changeable as ever, no one is quite sure so plan one, cook while holding an umbrella and if the rain really doesn’t hold off, then eat inside.

  

Bliss of ordering at the bar at The Blythe Hill Tavern, Catford

The road to normality has felt long this week. Freedom stills feels frustratingly near but elusive, the fiver you see in the gutter which then blows away.

  

Discovering a treasure in The Sultan, Wimbledon

The Sultan is fairly modest to look at it – a 1950s red-bricked building that suggests a fairly ordinary, typical suburban pub. It is located in between rows of terraced houses.

  

Don’t fancy al fresco libations? Ready-made cocktails delivered to your door

World Cocktail Day is on 13th May 2021. For those who don’t fancy al fresco libations, here are some companies that have done all the hard work for you and will deliver ready-made cocktails to your door.

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