Gastropub Archive

  • Take a look at the Laughing Gravy’s website and the blurb suggests that it is ‘London’s best kept secret’. Expecting this to be a euphemism for ‘generally empty’, I was […]

    Laughing Gravy, SE1

    Take a look at the Laughing Gravy’s website and the blurb suggests that it is ‘London’s best kept secret’. Expecting this to be a euphemism for ‘generally empty’, I was […]

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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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  • Being in the restaurant game, I have the pleasure of meeting some right characters on my travels. And so it was that my trip to The Warrington produced a real […]

    The Warrington, W9

    Being in the restaurant game, I have the pleasure of meeting some right characters on my travels. And so it was that my trip to The Warrington produced a real […]

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  • Feeling a little lost in the world of food & drink? Maybe you find yourself going round in circles trying to find somewhere to decent eat?  Let The Compass guide […]

    The Compass, N1

    Feeling a little lost in the world of food & drink? Maybe you find yourself going round in circles trying to find somewhere to decent eat?  Let The Compass guide […]

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  • Having opened with a blaze of glory in 2004, it’s great to see The Gun is still showing the way to so many young pretenders in the gastro-pub world.  But, […]

    The Gun, E14

    Having opened with a blaze of glory in 2004, it’s great to see The Gun is still showing the way to so many young pretenders in the gastro-pub world.  But, […]

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  • Some fairly ominous research recently showed that we now rely on imports for 40% of our food requirements.  This essentially means that we are now at the mercy of foreign […]

    The Sun at Northaw, EN6

    Some fairly ominous research recently showed that we now rely on imports for 40% of our food requirements.  This essentially means that we are now at the mercy of foreign […]

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  • When the gastropub concept was first thrust upon us, many of us where confused as to what to make of them.  It was a case of trousers or jeans? A […]

    The Crown, E3

    When the gastropub concept was first thrust upon us, many of us where confused as to what to make of them.  It was a case of trousers or jeans? A […]

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  • Big Al: “I don’t like Scotch eggs” Me: “Eat it!” Big Al: “No, I don’t like Scotch eggs” Me: “Just bloody try some!” Big Al: “Ok…bloody hell, that’s good!”   […]

    Coach and Horses, EC1

    Big Al: “I don’t like Scotch eggs” Me: “Eat it!” Big Al: “No, I don’t like Scotch eggs” Me: “Just bloody try some!” Big Al: “Ok…bloody hell, that’s good!”   […]

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