An old fashioned just can't
be beaten. I've had many very
good ones in London recently
as there are so many great bars
now, but Lounge Bohemia is
one of my all-time favourite
places to go for cocktails.
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When I'm not working,
the thing I do most at the
moment is sleep! And play
with my kids and spend time
with my wife. Family is very
important to me.
There's a lot of young chef talent in London right
now. I admire James Lowe [shortly to open his rst
restaurant, Lyle's in Shoreditch]. I met him at St John
Bread and Wine and I love the way he looks at food.
I also think what James Knappett [right] is doing is
great - I ate at Kitchen Table at Bubbledogs and
it was one of the best meals I have ever had.
I have one daughter
and twin sons. My wife
and I try really hard to
get them eating as
healthily as possible.
Orla loves eating pizza,
which is annoying,
and her ideal day
includes a trip to Pizza
East. She's of that age
(three) where she's
starting to get fussy,
but she's a big sh
lover, so we usually
win her over with that.
My wife and I cook a lot at home. Seafood is one of my favourite
ingredients and I use it wherever possible - it's a treat to cook with.
The Monocle Café is my favourite breakfast place at
the moment. The co ee is very good and I'm a big fan
of their Japanese breakfast - an omelette made with
soy sauce and sh stock, a sesame-coated rice ball,
pickles and miso soup. It's right across the road from
Chiltern Firehouse, which is perfect for me.