"Real life intruded in 1975 when the IRA bombed this swank symbol of the establishment, killing one diner and injuring 15 others"
"True, not every city centre has a bloody great fortress looming overhead whose cannon booms at 1pm (to wake the students, ha ha)"
"Golly. Chefs collaborating to celebrate European camaraderie. Trés Bon"
"Who needs Ingmar Bergman, Fellini, Tarkovsky or Godard when there's a bright Texan rebel lurking around the arthouses?"
"Most new restaurants desperately fashion social media-friendly dishes but Brutto eschews such frippery"
"First the good news. It's good. The bad news? It's nearly two and a half hours long. Take sandwiches"
"We have vaccines, some kind of road map, and spring. English asparagus has arrived!"
"She got up at the end and – wiping tears from her eyes – said it was the best day of her life"
"Eurovision parties, the kind an erstwhile partner hosts every year, complete with scorecards and flags, are an acquired taste"