At heart I am all about the cheap eat. While I’d never say no to a meal at the Gavroche (set lunch = excellent value considering the quality of the food, plus it includes half a bottle of beautiful wine) – I am never happier than when I’m eating something delicious that costs a tenner or less. Simple things done well – that is a t-shirt I’d wear, along with Team Aniston, and one with a picture of Alec Baldwin’s face on it. I love Alec Baldwin so bad it hurts, but more of that in my second novel.
The greatest dish on the menu is the Singapore Laksa – by far the best of its kind I’ve had in London. A spicy coconut milk broth, with chunks of chicken, prawn, tofu, noodles and other floating wonders – it is a truly satisfying one-bowl soup meal. Some folk struggle to finish the generous portion but not for want of trying.