A Bit Smarter Eating Out

The Other Naughty Piglet, Victoria

March 28, 2017

Is it just me or are some restaurant names getting more and more obscure? Sometimes I tell a certain someone the name of our dining destination and get a fleeting look of puzzlement followed by a shrug in return; he knows to just go with the flow by now. Friends, family, and colleagues however, seem to dwell a little longer. Superstar BBQ raised questions about whether the gimmick involved chefs who were also DJs, Tootoomoo caused a giggle or two, and The Pony and Trap led to a long discussion about Cockney slang – I can assure you that the restaurant itself is far from crap! You can probably imagine the queries when I mentioned we were going to The Other Naughty Piglet

No, it isn’t a restaurant just for pork enthusiasts (though we don’t object to that kind of thing), and yes, there is an ‘original’ naughty piglet to this ‘other’. The first of the Naughty Piglets is in Brixton, and has been somewhere we’ve been eager to visit for some time; regular readers will have realised by now that we have a penchant for seasonal small plates, and this is what they specialise in. That, and good wine, both in a casual kind of manner; all music to my ears and stomach.

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