Tapas has somewhat lost its meaning in London dining of late, popping up in a vast range of cuisines to indicate everything from starters to street food. If this liberal use of language has got you longing for the proper stuff, you won’t get much better than La Fábrica in Stroud Green…
Read my full review for North Four magazine
La Fabric, 45 Stroud Green Road, London, N4 3EF
I’m not usually one to be up on new restaurants, so I feel particularly smug about discovering the recently-opened Canto Corvino (before I read this rave review by Grace Dent).
Credit: Le Comptoir General
Unlike London and New York, Paris has been a bit slow to catch on to the hidden bar concept. Slowly but surely, however, a few of these speakeasy-esque, prohibition-inspired drinking spots have sprung up around the French city. On my short trip to Paris, I managed to visit three very different bars – so different, in fact, that the only thing they have in common is how tricky they are to find. And the alcohol, of course.