23rd March 2017
Interview: Olia Hercules
231 Ebury St, Belgravia, London SW1W 8UT; www.pouleaupot.co.uk
The first name on Roger’s lips when asked out where he eats out is this: a classic timewarp of a French bistro tucked away in Belgravia: “It’s very nice, it’s been there for a long time.” (Since 1962, to be exact.)
28-32 St Martin’s Ct, London WC2N 4AL; https://www.j-sheekey.co.uk
This Covent Garden institution, serving classic British dishes with an emphasis on seafood, is another regular haunt.
34-35 Maiden Ln, London WC2E 7LB; www.rules.co.uk
“Somewhere I have never been, but I am going to with a friend soon is Rules. I think it is one of the oldest British restaurants.” In fact, it is the oldest in London, dating back to 1798.
Pimlico Rd, Belgravia, London SW1W 8UT; Saturdays 9:00 – 13:00
“We are anti-supermarkets,” says Roger. “We go to a little Saturday farmer’s market just off Sloane Square and we try to get enough stuff to last all week.”
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