Thursday, 23 August 2012

Burger and Lobster - Mayfair

With Burger and Lobster opening a second branch in Soho I thought I’d trot down to Mayfair to see if it was any easier to get a table.  The short answer no; the long answer it seems is that you are waiting longer than ever.

If you didn’t know Burger and Lobster doesn’t take bookings; making them the hunger equivalent of a game of chicken.  While you wait a seemingly arbitrary time for them to call from a nearby hostelry you hope that you can hold off the booze, hunger, boredom tri-factor till you get your table...

Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Dirty Dirty Pukka Pies

Hot pie anyone?  Ever tried a Pukka Pie?  Nor me but by half time of a dull pre season friendly between the MK Dons and Norwich City I’d worked up the courage to bite the bullet.

In all fairness I've seen them around for years; in run down chippies often next to menacing looking Saveloy, behind counters in working men's clubs, always wrapped in steamy plastic, often of indeterminate age.  Needless to say I’d never felt the desire to actually eat one.