Al Fresco Archive

  • Take a wine barrel full of irrepressible Italian charm, add an endearing pinch of comedic service and top it off with some seriously impressive food and apparently you have the […]

    Ilia, SW3

    Take a wine barrel full of irrepressible Italian charm, add an endearing pinch of comedic service and top it off with some seriously impressive food and apparently you have the […]

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  • As the economy has boomed, the foodie world has largely become influenced by style over substance.  We’ve all been wowed by a ‘pithivier of this’, ‘foam of that’ and ‘tasting’ […]

    The Avalon, SW12

    As the economy has boomed, the foodie world has largely become influenced by style over substance.  We’ve all been wowed by a ‘pithivier of this’, ‘foam of that’ and ‘tasting’ […]

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  • You may have heard of a little village in Berkshire called Bray.  It’s home to a couple of restaurants called The Fat Duck and The Waterside Inn.  Apparently they’re both […]

    Boulters, SL6

    You may have heard of a little village in Berkshire called Bray.  It’s home to a couple of restaurants called The Fat Duck and The Waterside Inn.  Apparently they’re both […]

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  • You’re too old for the ‘let’s dress in ridiculous clothes and go out in Shoreditch’ scene, you don’t fit in with the young families in the ‘new & improved, ultra-sophisticated’ […]

    Del’Aziz, various locations

    You’re too old for the ‘let’s dress in ridiculous clothes and go out in Shoreditch’ scene, you don’t fit in with the young families in the ‘new & improved, ultra-sophisticated’ […]

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  • The sun was shining, people were smiling, cars were topless and the women may as well have been, and every inch of pavement within breathing distance of a pub or […]

    Momo, W1

    The sun was shining, people were smiling, cars were topless and the women may as well have been, and every inch of pavement within breathing distance of a pub or […]

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  • Like most of us in the days of our childhood, I was constantly being told off by my mother for playing with my food.  Dinner wasn’t supposed to be fun […]

    Le Pont de la Tour, SE1

    Like most of us in the days of our childhood, I was constantly being told off by my mother for playing with my food.  Dinner wasn’t supposed to be fun […]

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  • Picture the scene: I’m sitting at a table with five lovely ladies at a steakhouse and the waiter brings out 6 large steaks.  Each is of a different cut and […]

    High Timber, EC4

    Picture the scene: I’m sitting at a table with five lovely ladies at a steakhouse and the waiter brings out 6 large steaks.  Each is of a different cut and […]

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  • The English are admired (or berated??) the world over for their resilience and composure in the face of some of the most ridiculous weather.  Give us just the merest glimmer […]

    Grafton House, SW4

    The English are admired (or berated??) the world over for their resilience and composure in the face of some of the most ridiculous weather.  Give us just the merest glimmer […]

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