Soft launch at Lobos Soho

  Last night saw the opening of Lobos in its second venue. The original, a dimly lit den hidden in the underbelly of London Bridge, was opened in January 2015 by the four lobos: Roberto, Joel, Cortés and Ruben and is an excellent setting for sinking your teeth into some of their meat and tapas. The Soho version looks…

A really lazy beach

Arriving at Lazy Beach feels like you’ve come across a well kept secret. A secret cult of pure laziness. Between two outcrops of headland, turquoise waves roll onto an empty, white stretch of beach. At first glance, the only signs of life are a rickety wooden jetty and a tender boat used to deposit new…

Burma: part 1

At times, up until this point, our travels had felt like a realisation of the identikit tour of Southeast Asia. Social media had spoiled the illusion that we were some of the few that had climbed into the hatch of the Củ Chi tunnels, lazed on the beaches of the Gilis or watched the sun rise over…

Holybelly

Unfortunately I’ve been saying Hollyberry this whole time. But holy belly makes a lot more sense – and it’s not a bad name for a business built on the pursuit of excellent food with the mantra “It’s good because we care”. We had two attempts. The first time we were foolhardy and rocked up at…

From the archives: Nikkei at Chotto Matte

Restauranteur Kurt Zdesar is a man with an instinct for the foodie zeitgeist. Former GM of Nobu and the brains behind the dim sum phenomenon Ping Pong, it’s no surprise people are sitting to attention with the opening of his Nikkei restaurant start a new post.