Month: February 2011

Ask in Oxford

Wanting to eat fairly quickly ahead of an event in Oxford, we popped into Ask in George Street.  The first two items I ordered were unavailable, so I settled for the Terrina Mediterranea.  It is described as a “hearty casserole of...

Real sausages and shiraz

Following my unfortunate encounter with Sainsbury’s ‘Basics’ sausages, I felt like some real ones.  Lunching at the Old Monk’s Exchange in Strutton Ground, next door to the pub where the Goon Show cast used to hang out, I chose the sausages...

The Preto buffet

Two things always amaze me about Preto in Wilton Road.  First are the meats, of course.  They bring an endless success of joints to your table and carve off slices: beef, sirloin, pork, lamb, chicken, ham, sausages, etc., etc.  It simply...