Bird, Camden

I’ve been to Bird several times, trying different things. My first selection was the Classic Burger, which remains my favourite. Simple, tasty, and importantly, worth the money. I also tried the chicken wings at this point, but in comparison with the burger, they were underwhelming. The next time I visited I went full on with…

Our Cornish Pasty Shop, Brighton

I frequented this place quite a lot when I lived in Brighton, and usually got the Mexican pasty. I liked that it had some kick and was a bit more interesting than beef and potato, but it didn’t taste specifically like any Mexican dish I know of, and the flavour wasn’t exceptional compared to a…

Pizza East, Shoreditch

Pizza East is impressive before you even get any food because the place is massively spacious. The building totally contrasts with Pizza Pilgrims, which was small and had people packed together to an uncomfortable degree. Pizza East could be described as sprawling. We were given a time limit of an hour and a half, which I…

Connor’s Burrito List

In which I rank all the burrito places that I have tried in London, to make sense of my own opinions and rankings and perhaps help a few people out. Benito’s hat The Burrito itself must be the best I have ever had. It tasted like a classic Burrito, with a sauce that is a…

Burger Bothers, Brighton

Absence makes the heart grow fonder, the cliche goes. When I went to Brighton recently and Burger Brothers was closed since it was Sunday, I felt huge pangs, but I also realised it is literally impossible for me to feel any fonder of the place. They make my favourite burgers, and probably my favourite tasting thing…

Cherry Glazerr at The Camden Assembly

I went into this gig expecting very little. The band’s latest album, Apocalipstick underwhelmed me on first and second listen. That isn’t enough exposure for me to decide on a concrete opinion, but it was enough for me to be pessimistic. But the reason I really want to write this is to give credit where…

My Favourite Albums of 2016

I have no pretensions to be a music critic and I do not comprehensively listen to new releases. But, I would still like to share my favourite records of 2016, and here they are: 5. Chance the Rapper – Coloring Book Not flawless and not without its lulls, but it contains my favourite songs of…

Brighton Music Shop Guide

The North Lanes Resident is like an alternate universe HMV, which is a little bit cooler, and more likely to cater to your hipster needs. It’s really slickly set up, and I remember being very impressed by their end of year free booklet that talks about their favourite music. They also recently expanded. This is…

Death Grips at The Roundhouse

As is often the case for music I like, I first thought Death Grips were either bad or a joke, but curiosity kept me coming back until I got into them. Eventually though, the experimental hip-hop trio became the sound of my 2015. Still, I wasn’t initially set on seeing them live, due to the…

Company Chameleon Interview

Company Chameleon is a successful Manchester-based dance company set up in 2007 who perform over fifty indoor and outdoor productions each year worldwide. Their production Of Man and Beast tells a story of friendship and friction between five men using powerful dance theatre.  I’m a volunteer Bell Square Blogger and write about some of the events at…

Bramley’s Cocktail Bar, Canterbury

We passed by Bramley’s while walking through Canterbury toward a different bar. I was instantly intrigued, and even peeked inside while my companions tried to keep walking to our destination. Through the door was a very long corridor, lined with framed prints that looked pre-1900s. A couple of hours later, on our way back, I…

Pizza Pilgrims, Soho

Walking into Pizza Pilgrims, the first things I noticed were: pizzas were being made in front of us which is always glorious to witness, and it was packed. People were squeezing past each other to get to the small winding stairs which, unsurprisingly, did not lead to a massive open hall.The atmosphere wasn’t bad, it…