Food and Drink

London's Turkish food scene has grown in recent years, with parts of the capital’s north-east becoming celebrated for small, family-run eateries that pull in diners from far afield, writes Tom Moggach.
The food dazzles at restaurant looking out on Seven Sisters Road

Breakfast that’ll float your boat!

The Lighterman can be found on the eastern corner of Granary Square
The Lighterman can be found on the eastern corner of Granary Square
Published: 
16 January, 2017
by TOM MOGGACH

AS you wander down the Regent’s Canal in the morning, the wood smoke from the barges suggest toasted crumpets, steam from kettles, and griddle pans with things sizzling away.

The café is an oasis of health: one of a modern breed of fast food outlets serving wholesome, delicious food, writes Tom Moggach.
Pizzeria di Camden, represents the classic Neapolitan style – almost puritanical in devotion to tradition. In contrast, Panzo in Exmouth Market surfs the new wave of pizza making, writes Tom Moggach.
Cheers! Heidi Cullip of the North London Wine School, believes 'Brits have a nervous relationship with wine,' writes Tom Moggach.

Bottoms up! Wine school is a corker

Cheers! Heidi Cullip of the North London Wine School
Cheers! Heidi Cullip of the North London Wine School
Published: 
08 December, 2016
by TOM MOGGACH

WE don’t want any of that pompous nonsense,” declares tutor Heidi Cullip, popping the cork on a bottle of bubbly. We’re at a wine workshop hosted by her North London Wine School.

The restaurant is just three months’ old and specialises in home cooking and street food from the north east Indian state of Bengal. It’s a cosy place tucked away near Goodge Street.
Alcedo is by no means stiff, flash or pricey. Quite the opposite, in fact. Prices are a bargain. It’s the classy service and cooking that are a cut above, writes Tom Moggach.