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Restaurant review: The Anchor, Oxford

The dining room has the air of a Victorian glasshouse meeting an oversized chessboard (think Alice Though the Looking Glass) with tables daintily laid out as if for high tea. The bar resembles the waiting room of the poshest train station in the world with wooden floors, leather bench seats and oodles of space. If all the train stations I have to go through had bars like this, I would quite happily spend all my time waiting for trains...

Wine bar review: Vagabond, Charlotte St, London

Wine bar review: Vagabond, Charlotte St, London

It sounds a great idea on paper: 100 distinctive wines from all around the world available not just by the glass but by the 50mL tasting sample to be sipped on comfy sofas, accompanied by a judicious selection of charcuterie and cheese. In practice, however, I found my first visit to Vagabond in Fitzrovia far from a relaxing and informative vinous experience...