Xanadu

Xanadu It was the end of the long weekend. Beer had been bottled, beer had been drunk, much grapefruit had been mixed with it. I was feeling full of vitamins and gluten (it was wheat beer) but this didn’t detract from a thumping hangover. Exterior After a day of solid snoozing and snacking on the …

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Ping Pong

Ping Pong London in August. If memory serves the last time I was in town at this time of year was 1989. I was bedecked in a Batman t-shirt ahead of the opening of the first film where Michael Keaton played the caped crusader. What larks. This time I was wearing my full Batman outfit …

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China Palace I fondly remember a lunch with work pals at the China Palace on Bernard Street many years ago. I think I had Singapore noodles. Whatever the case, I’d not been back since and had frequently seen it closed when passing so wasn’t sure it was still trading. But on a drizzly evening their …

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Jiuding I’d heard a rumour that a Chinese takeaway very need to my abode, Jiuding, was very good so I’d been planning a visit for a wee while. With a few too many shandies having been taken on a Friday night I stumbled towards it little knowing the delights that lay in wait.Exterior My quest …

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Kweilin When the story broke that Nawroz had been taking a fairly relaxed attitude to paying their taxes, I was pretty confident that it would soon close its doors. And so it proved. In its place a restaurant called Kweilin has taken up residence.Exterior As far as I’m aware it isn’t linked to the restaurant …

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