Roots – York

Tommy Banks, sounds a bit like cockney rhyming slang doesn’t it? “I’m just popping to the allotment for a Tommy Banks.” There was, fortunately, no masturbating during my visit to Roots, mainly because Tommy wasn’t there. Full disclosure: I actually booked this meal because I’d been reliably informed it was owned by England cricket captain,Continue reading “Roots – York”

Cornerstone – Hackney

“A cornerstone is literally a stone at the corner of a building. It’s an important stone, so it also means “the basic part of something,” as in, the cornerstone of the suffragette movement was getting women the right to vote.” Not my words, the words of vocabulary.com. The suffragette movement is an interesting angle forContinue reading “Cornerstone – Hackney”

Eating food in Bristol

Bristol – where you go when you leave London but you’re not edgy enough to move to Birmingham. Not my words, the words of Russell Howard*. *Russell Howard did not say this. Recently I had a free weekend, and whereas normally I’d spend this sat on my arse, watching football and ordering at least twoContinue reading “Eating food in Bristol”

A weekend in Nottingham

“Where would you like to go for your birthday, dearest?” My wife asked. “Oooh, ideally a university town.” “Which?” “One where most the tossers I attended school with went.” “I’m not sure there are any good restaurants in Loughborough.” “No, Nottingham you fool!” Is there any better way to celebrate turning 34 than by goingContinue reading “A weekend in Nottingham”