The Cleveland Arms, Paddington

The Cleveland Arms is a pub and restaurant at the end of a sleepy mews in Paddington. Other than Frontline Club, the area isn’t exactly famous for its food offering. But maybe things are on the up… This is a proper “posh” boozer. The ground floor sees a bar with stools and a snug out the back complete with open fire. Downstairs is the dining … Continue reading The Cleveland Arms, Paddington

Oldroyd, Islington

Oldoryd has been sitting handsomely on Islington’s Upper Street since 2015. I’ve been a few times now and owner, Tom Oldroyd (once of Polpo fame), and head chef, Louis Lingwood, always manage to create the sort of food you’d eat on a sunny holiday. Even more impressive: they make it all in one of London’s smallest kitchens. The dining room is tiny too. Upstairs the … Continue reading Oldroyd, Islington