I seldom order pasta when dining out. Usually I try and pick an item on the menu that I’m least likely to cook at home, and pasta is a staple in most cupboards. Even in the nicest restaurants, pasta often lacks a certain something; be it freshness, imagination or simply the labour of love.
Sometimes life in London becomes a little too much to bare; there is only so many armpit-to-face scenarios that one can take before feeling the need to flee to the countryside. But a woodland escape need not to be a far-flung, far-fetched plan, there are plenty of glorious outdoorsy adventures to be had right on the Capital’s doorstep.
Those clever folk who say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day are definitely my kind of people; I am constantly on a quest for the best coffee, the freshest juice and the kind of menus that can force me out of my comatose state in the morning. The Black Penny on Great Queen Street, minutes from Holborn station and Covent Garden, managed just that.
Call off the search: I’ve found the best morning meal in London and it comes in the form of a Dishoom breakfast. Inspired by Irani cafes in Mumbai, it far exceeds the quirky cereal bars (exciting until you realise you’re paying the same for a bowl as you would a box) or yet another plate of avo on toast.