Tasting Britain - Philip Evans Pelagonia Interview 005

Q&A – Philip Evans [Pelagonia]

Full name: Philip Evans Role: Co-founder, The Pelagonia Range DOB: April 1981 Birthplace: Guildford Twitter Handle: @FilipEvans / @Pelagonia_Range Website: www.pelagonia.co.uk Fun Fact: “Once had my own cooking show on Macedonian TV.” So, let’s start at the
Read More
Tasting Britain - Blue Pure 411 Air Filter Review-0000

Product Review – Blue Pure 411 Air Filter

The guys at Blue Air wanted us to try out one of their air filters. Living just adjacent to one of the most polluted parts of London, we thought we would take them up on their offer… Rating: What is it? A lightweight indoor air filter with a minimalist, futuristic
Read More
Tasting Britain - Roast Borough Market Review b 002

Review – Roast [Borough, London]

Rating: Cuisine: Traditional British Appeals To: Foreign visitors looking to sample a slice of the ‘high end’ part of the traditional British restaurant scene. Patriots, jingoists, Anglophiles – individuals looking for food quality to confirm their beliefs
Read More
Tasting Britain - James Mansfield Interview-0013

Q&A – James Mansfield [Field and Flower]

Full name: James Mansfield Role: Co-founder DOB: 08/04/83 Birthplace: London Twitter Handle: @fieldandflower Website: www.fieldandflower.co.uk Fun Fact: “…my great great grandfather was the head gardener at the Tortworth estate in Gloucestershire and planted the
Read More
Tasting Britain - Andy Watts Bain’s Whisky Interview 021

Q&A – Andy Watts [Bain’s Whisky]

Full name: Andy Watts Role: Distell: Head of Whisky Excellence DOB: 04.10.60 Birthplace: Chapeltown, UK Twitter Handle: @TheWhiskyMaker Website: www.bainscapemountainwhisky.co.za Fun fact: “…as a cricketer, I batted left handed but bowled right handed” Born in
Read More

Q&A – Andrea Freeborough [Nederburg]

Full name:  Andrea Freeborough Role:  Nederburg cellar-master DOB:  25 February, date not given Birthplace:  Zimbabwe Twitter Handle: @Nederburg Website:  www.nederburg.com Fun fact:  “I am an avid reader – my weakness is for who-dunnits
Read More
Tasting Britain - Hanan Kattan Tabun Kitchen Interview 001

Q&A – Hanan Kattan [Tabun Kitchen]

Full name: Hanan Kattan Role: Founder, Tabun Kitchen DOB: 22nd May 1962 Birthplace: Amman Twitter: @hananfkattan Website: www.tabunkitchen.com Fun Fact: “I can’t cook!” So, let’s start at the beginning. You appear to have grown up in a family that really
Read More
Tasting Britain - Ben Carfagnini Friarwood Fine Wines Interview 008

Q&A – Ben Carfagnini [Friarwood Fine Wines]

Full name: Ben Carfagnini Role: Managing Director Birthplace: Toronto, Canada Twitter Handle: @Friarwood Website: www.friarwood.com So, let’s start at the beginning – you were born in Canada, and you seem to have a background closer to landscape architecture than the
Read More
TastingBritain.co.uk - Gillray's Steakhouse and Bar, County Hal

Review – Brunch @ Gillray’s Steakhouse Restaurant & Bar [Westminster]

Gillray’s…still going strong. Strong like one of their 1+KG ‘Bull’s Head’ steaks. None of that this time around, but they’ve got a brunch menu worth looking at (with lots and lots of champagne). We thought we’d head back and give it a
Read More

Review – No 29 Power Station West [Battersea]

It took a long, long time, but someone finally (re)developed Battersea Power Station. Dubbed as ‘the first and only pub to open at Battersea power station’, ‘No 29 Power Station West’ is Darwin and Wallace’s latest creation. We went down to see how
Read More