Possibly the best fish and chips in the North?…The Old Keswickian, Keswick, Cumbria

The Old Keswickian Fish and Chip Shop and Restaurant, Keswick

Some fish and chip shops are really very bad indeed. Some are just mediocre, and fail because of their mediocrity. Some are quite sensational. Others are part of a tradition or a routine, and are important because of that. The Old Keswickian fits into both of the last two categories. A visit to The Old [...]

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The Troubadour, Earl’s Court, London

The Troubador cafe, Earl’s Court, London

Eating breakfast in a hotel is a tedious, expensive and predictable business, to be avoided when possible. I discovered The Troubadour about a decade ago whilst wandering round trying to avoid just this problem, and I’ve been back there every now and again ever since. Opened in 1954, The Troubadour is the last remaining of [...]

Eating out

Leeds Corn Exchange

Leeds Corn Exchange post image

The redevelopment of the Leeds Corn Exchange into a world-class food retailing space appears to be floundering badly. The plan was to move the independent retailers and assorted Goths, Emos, etc on and transform the building into a ‘food emporium’ with food and food associated retailers taking up the units. Anthony Flinn has taken the [...]

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