Breakfast at… The Attendant
In the midst of trendy Fitzrovia and under Foley Street lies a peculiar cafe. A Victorian toilet has been converted into a delightful eating establishment, whilst maintaining the original charm of porcelain circa 1890. The urinals have inspired a colour scheme to match the floor tiles, and the menu boasts porridge and pastries, cakes and cheeses.
Lunch at… House of Wolf
Featuring the first permanent series of pop-up residencies in Britain, Islington’s House of Wolf hosts David Ahern’s five-course tasting menu over a period of two months. Boasting an obscurely cool website, the menu displays equally delightful odd dishes such as pork donuts. Ahern won me over with the news that he launched a homeless kitchen called Street Cafe, feeding around 200 Londoners a week, so if it’s good enough for them, then it’s good enough for me!
Dinner at… Story
Tom Sellers used to work with Rene Redzepi at Copenhagen’s Noma, named Best Restaurant in the World three years running. Taking a book-themed stance to his food, I am naturally raring to get to Tower Bridge to experience ‘three bears porridge oats’ and ‘hot toddy’ as soon as possible! Sellers claims his food will be ‘British, ingredient-led and steeped in history’, and will be located next to London Bridge on Tooley Street.
Drinks at… B.Y.O.C
Okay, so the idea of bringing your own booze to what seems to be a Covent Garden bar is not immediately attractive. But for £20 a person, you are given the knowledge and the contents of the bartenders non-alcoholic drinks trolley; he concocts a cocktail recipe based on your brought beverage and your tastes. I personally enjoy the ‘Name dropping does not result in an earlier table’ comment on their website, as tables are booked online for a two hour table reservation. Get drunk in an establishment that does not sell alcohol? Challenge accepted.