Sightings in Camberwell


The Gentleman Drinker

Crazy, Stupid, Love.

Image still Ryan Gosling in Crazy, Stupid, Love Words by Shaun Cooney The mysterious loner at the end of the bar, the intellectual gentleman reading his book in the corner of the room, the beloved regular who all the bar staff knows. These are the kind of people we like to think we are when […]

Polpo: A Venetian Cookbook (of sorts)


Words by Shaun Cooney Russell Norman is the undisputable King of Soho, opening no less than 6 restaurants in under four years. The Polpo cookbook is a must have containing all of Normans favourite small plates that have been on the restaurants menu at one time or another. The Polpo cookbook makes cooking a stress […]

The Gentleman Drinker

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Illustration by Florence Shaw Words by Shaun Cooney At the age of around 10 you get your first taste of beer. Its normally passed to you by your dad and his friends in a beer garden and a tasting of which is promptly followed by a roar of laughter as you spit and choke on […]

#ginspiration: Fifty Pound Gin

Fifty Pound Gin

Words by Shaun Cooney At the start of the eighteenth century William of Orange banded all importation of alcohol. This lead to a lot of DIY stills popping up all over London. The majority of stills were gin and it’s said at one point one in five homes in London were distilling and selling gin. […]

Bedroom Bar

Bedroom bar

Words by Shaun Cooney Nothing puts me off a satisfying old fashioned more than the bartender making it without putting any thought and looking bored out of their skull. This is the staff at Bedroom Bar. All the guys are sporting the kind of beards that have been trimmed along the edge of a ruler […]

The Gentleman Drinker

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Words by Shaun Cooney There comes a point in every young mans life where he decides that beer and cider are no longer acceptable drinks in social situations. As such his mind makes the unwise decision that the only way to be taken seriously is to start drinking whisky. Now at this point in a […]

Gin Mare


Words by Shaun Cooney Gin mare is distilled in a pure Mediterranean environment. The distillery is in a secret fishing village between Costa Brava and Costa Dorada. This is a genuine gin that absorbs all of it surrounding from the botanicals used to the environment it’s distilled in. Gin mare is infused with four main […]

The DIY Chef


Words by Shaun Cooney With Jimmy Doherty drying meats in old wine fridges and Tim Hayward teaching you how to smoked fish in your old high school locker is it really possible to be a DIY chef living in the middle of London? With the cost of one bed, kitchen/bathrooms, no garden, 3rd floor flats with no balcony […]

Hubbox Exeter


Words by Shaun Cooney The guys at Hubbox have landed their latest shipping container in the middle of Exeter and behind the steamy windows there’s some serious burger flipping going on. The 20ft reclaimed shipping container, concealing the kitchen, along side the exposed brickworks helps to give a industrial feel to the restaurant but the chipboard feels like a […]