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The Dairy, Clapham Old Town

November 3, 2014

How many times have you made a dinner reservation more than a week in advance? Before I moved to London, my answer to that would be ‘almost never’. There would be the odd occasion like High Tea at Hippopotamus for Mother’s Day or a big boozy BYO for me and 20 of my workmates that I definitely had to book in a couple of weeks earlier but generally I’m just not that organised. But I am working on it…

Unsurprisingly, I have a rather long list of places I want to try out but as it happens, thousands of other food-crazed Londoners also seem to have the same list. I’m learning the hard way that booking a Saturday night dinner on the Thursday beforehand rarely works, and don’t even bother trying to get in before the dinner rush because there’s always a rush. On the flipside, I guess I should be grateful for the places that do take bookings, because the one thing I find more ridiculous is a restaurant making me queue outside for 2 hours, I don’t care how good your lobster is.

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