To his cost, ex-Glencore trader Andrew Kearns has found being hungover a sackable offence, but the liquid lunch shaped many a day in days gone by, says a wistful John Walsh
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Sunday 25 November 2012
Drunken skating and the metaphysics of tennis
Sunday 21 October 2012
Why go in 2013? A last chance to beat the crowds
Wines of the week: Jean-Marie Haag Pinot Blanc 2009; Anfora Trio 2010; Otra Vida Winemakers Selection Malbec 2011
Sunday 14 October 2012
Terry Kirby selects the best bottles to buy
Saturday 29 September 2012
Monday 27 August 2012
It's classic cinematic shorthand. A person eating lobster in a film is usually doing so for one reason: to communicate, at a stroke, that they are horribly snooty – or just plain loaded. It is a synecdoche for luxury living. Or at least it was.
Friday 22 June 2012
Alex Robinson gets into the carnival spirit
Thursday 21 June 2012
A drop of rain could not affect sartorial standards at Royal Ascot today - and even a dog was appropriately dressed for Ladies' Day.
Monday 11 June 2012
Tuesday 24 April 2012
Whether for tots or teens, soft, comfy, cosy and – most importantly – cool nightwear makes bedtime a breeze
Saturday 07 April 2012
Nothing on the landscape of London dining so greets the spring as the array of restaurants that lines the Thames at Tower Bridge. When the daffodils are out in Hyde Park, and legs of spring lamb hang in the windows of Allen's and Lidgate's, then (as Chaucer might have put it) folk long to go dining al fresco. For 20 years, the Pont de le Tour has offered City locals and rich tourists a gorgeous view of the river from the terrace. Terence Conran's flagship eaterie started life in 1992. Since then it's been bought by the D&D group (which owns 19 London restaurants, including the Pont's less posh neighbours, the Blueprint Café, the Cantina and Butler's Wharf Chop House) and celebrates its 20th birthday in October. Inspired by the whiff of Easter spring in the air last week, I went to pay my respects.
Friday 16 March 2012
You have to have a big appetite for superlatives if you're to consume an entire MasterChef final.
Friday 24 February 2012
This week I've been eating...Longhorn rump steak
Thursday 01 December 2011
In the small Honduran village of Cocobila, a few metres from the Caribbean, there is a small cemetery filled with the graves of young men. Amid the makeshift crucifixes, Carlos Evans has just been buried. He died four days ago, aged 32, leaving a wife and two small daughters.
Thursday 01 December 2011
Saturday 23 July 2011
In defence of liberal democracy
Over 50,000 families shipped out of London boroughs in the past three years due to welfare cuts and soaring rents
EU asylum policy is 'a direct threat to our civilisation', says Nigel Farage
The Rothschild Libel: Why has it taken 200 years for an anti-Semitic slur that emerged from the Battle of Waterloo to be dismissed?
General Election 2015: UK will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power, Labour warns
General election live: SNP suspends two members for disrupting Labour rally
- 2 General Election 2015: 14-year-old boy asks Nick Clegg – 'can you kill Katie Hopkins?'
- 3 University student in court for allegedly covering housemates' food in window cleaner and spit
- 4 Ryan Gosling posts tribute to 'Ryan Gosling Won't Eat His Cereal' creator Ryan McHenry