The New Conservatory

According to the online dictionary which I use, the definition of the word ‘conservatory’ is ‘a room with glass roof and walls, attached to a house at one side and used as a sun lounge or for growing delicate plants.’ There is a North American definition which is ‘an alternative word for conservatoire, an institution…

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Veeno

Now here’s a concept. A wine bar which serves small plates of food. OK, put so crudely there may not be much to separate Veeno from several other establishments in the City. What does differentiate this place from the rest is that the wine comes from a single vineyard in Sicily, Caruso and Minini, which…

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Friends Of Ham

Friends of Ham describes itself as a ‘bar and charcuterie.’ I was just relieved to find that it is not the fan club of some third rate actor. Whilst bar and charcuterie does indeed sum up the concept, it is much more than that. As well as a menu boasting cured meats and cheeses from…

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