Restaurant review: Kettners, Soho

A bit of a digression from the usual fare as the biggest fan of a mint-green trouser suit Rebecca (from Official Theatre) organised a rather splendiferous occasion for some of the #LDNTheatreBloggers to try their hand at a bit of food reviewing. Keen to turn my hand to a serious appraisal of some culinary delights (who am I kidding, free food!), I was more than happy to accept the invitation to sample the pre-theatre menu at Kettners, on Romilly Street in Soho, just behind the Palace Theatre

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Review: The Pale Blue Door, Christmas at Number 5

“Oh what fun…behind the Pale Blue Door”

A little bit of a departure for the blog, but this experience in a pop-up restaurant at the Dalston home of artist Tony Hornecker combining scrumptious home-made food, cabaret turns from drag acts and general disorientating off-beat arty kookiness sits easily well with other immersive installation pieces in pushing the boundaries of different creative fields and blurring them. This is a dinner party like no other you have been to!

Initially set up as a response to supplement income due to decreasing work opportunities (Hornecker is a set designer), The Pale Blue Door utitlises his previous experience as a chef and combines it with his artistic flair for creating magical and welcoming environments. The restaurant has ‘popped-up’ several times now, in London and in several cities across the world, becoming a massive word-of-mouth success, but as the number of tables is very limited and each incarnation only lasts for a very short while, you have to be super-quick to get in there, so this really was a special night for us. Continue reading “Review: The Pale Blue Door, Christmas at Number 5”