All posts tagged: ethical

Lunching at Konstam in King’s Cross

Regular readers and fellow twitterers will know that I am a big fan of pork belly! An inexpensive but delicious cut of meat, that is transformed into a thing of crispy wonder when given the right amount of care and attention. Spiced with star anise or sweetened with cider and sporting a crispy coat of crackling, it is one of my favourite things to eat in this world. So, you can imagine my delight when a restaurant local to work started serving pork belly sandwiches at lunch time. Not just any restaurant either, but Oliver Rowe’s Konstam at the Price Albert, a restaurant where most of the produce (where possible) is sourced from within the M25. Many of you will be familiar with it from the TV show, The Urban Chef, that tracked the setup and opening of this fine establishment. Prior to opening Konstam at the Prince Albert, Oliver ran a cafe of the same name (Konstam). of which I was a big fan and I was disappointed when it closed in favour of …

The Duke of Cambridge

Inspired by my recent jaunt to Acorn House, on my doorstep for the last year but unexplored territory, I decided that I really should go to the Duke of Cambridge in Islington soon. I didn’t expect it to be quite so soon, I was meeting friends for lunch last weekend. It needed to be child friendly and nice as, with a newborn baby, my friend doesn’t get out that often these days. A friend with a child suggested that we try the Duke of Cambridge. I called on Friday evening to book a table for lunchtime the next day. They said that only one table was booked, so we didn’t need to worry, but as I was on the phone I thought that I might as well just book a table. I’m glad I did as when we got there for lunch on Saturday it was packed. Situated on St Peter St, just off Essex Rd in Islington, the Duke of Cambridge is set on a street corner, with lots of windows looking into quite …