All posts tagged: bone marrow

Dinner at Naughty Piglets, Brixton

So many people had recommended ‘Naughty Piglets’ in Brixton to me. They said I’d love it – lots of tasty small plates and a great selection of wines and beers. Brixton is also fairly close to where we live, so one Friday evening a few weeks ago, Tim and I decided to give it a try. It’s a very popular place and seeing as we’d left it fairly last minute, we could only get a table for 6.30pm, but that wasn’t really a problem. You can book to sit in either the bar or restaurant, so we’d booked the latter. Naughty Piglets, set up by husband and wife team Joe and Margaux Sharratt, describes itself as a Charcoal Grill Restaurant and a ‘Natural’ Wine Bar, using market products and following the seasons, serving simple tasty food made with care as well as pouring low intervention wines. When we arrived we didn’t realise quite how small it would be, but small can often be a very good thing. There were lots of tall bar tables surrounding the …

A Sunday Roast of epic proportions at Blacklock, Soho

I’m always in search of fabulous Sunday roasts. We normally visit local restaurants to us rather than travelling into Central London, but a couple of Sundays ago I was tasked with finding somewhere for a group of friends and I to go. Turns out trying to find fairly last minute availability for eight people for a Sunday roast in Central London isn’t easy – some of them couldn’t actually accommodate groups of this size! Eventually I struck gold with Blacklock in Soho. I’d seen some incredible instagram photos of their food and couldn’t wait to experience it with my friends. The only availability was at midday (it’s a very popular place!) and when we arrived at 11.45am, people were already waiting outside for their reservations. There’s nothing to see from the street – you go through the door and straight down the stairs to the underground den of meaty goodness. It feels like a nice secret! We were seated on stools around a long wooden table, with another group of people down the other end …