Saturday 23 January 1999
159 Farringdon Rd, London EC1 (0171-833 2674)
One of London's first Great Food Pubs, and still one of the best, though sometimes overwhelmed by media folk.
49 Regents Park Rd, London NW1 (0171-586 0408)
Award-winning food and atmosphere for the refined pubbers of Chalk Farm.
1 Clapham Common South Side, London SW4 (0171-498 9473)
This Clapham-trendy hangout provides vast portions of generally good modern, eclectic food.
41 Jew's Row, London SW18 (0181-870 9667)
Terrific barbies in summer, very acceptable restaurant-style food the rest of the year. Advisable to book.
169 Battersea Park Rd, SW8 (0171-622 2007)
Hearty ambience, good food on the whole. Book first, though this won't guarantee a seat.
The Front Page
35 Old Church St, London SW3 (0171-352 0648)
Early gastropub that still makes an effort. Wood floor, large tables, upper- crust clientele.
TV review Nick Hewer, the man whose eyebrows speak a thousand words, is set to leave The Apprentice
Film The critics but sneer but these unfashionable festive films are our favourites
TV We're so close to knowing what happened to Oliver Hughes, but a last-minute bluff crushes expectations
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Nigel Farage: Me vs Russell Brand on Question Time – he's got the chest hair but where are his ideas?
- 2 Harry Potter fans can apply to the Hogwarts-inspired College of Wizardry
- 3 Jessica Chambers: 19-year-old woman 'doused with lighter fluid and burned alive' in the US
- 4 Russell Brand calls Nigel Farage 'poundshop Enoch Powell' in BBC Question Time debate
- 5 Orange Wednesdays are no more
Peter Lik: The self-proclaimed 'fine-art photographer' whose work sells for millions
The best underrated Christmas movies from Love, Actually to While You Were Sleeping
Grace Dent on TV: The Lost Honour of Christopher Jefferies was a beautifully shot, immensely considered drama
The Lost Honour of Christopher Jefferies, review: Jason Watkins is brilliant, but real victim Joanna Yeates is reduced to a footnote
Marilyn Manson denies involvement in shocking Lana Del Rey rape video
Disgruntled RBS worker writes hilarious open letter to Russell Brand after anti-capitalist publicity stunt leaves him hungry
Nigel Farage defends Kerry Smith 'ch***y' comment: 'If you are going for a Chinese, what do you say you’re going for?'
Nigel Farage's approval rating hits 'record low' as popularity suffers in wake of Ukip sex scandal
Pakistan school attack live: Taliban kill at least 132 children in 'horrifying' massacre
Sony hack: Angelina Jolie branded 'seriously out of her mind' in further embarrassing leaked email saga
Panic Saturday: 13 million Britons spend £1.2bn – while 13 million others across the country live in poverty unable to afford food