The Forge

Vegetarian Starter

The Forge, based in Camden, is a not-for-profit organisation that opened its doors in 2009. It hosts a variety of different artists and music from all across the world that would appeal to music lovers.


When I laid eyes on the bottle filled with clear liquid labeled, “Yeni Raki”, I immediately incorrectly assumed that this was some kind of Japanese drink. Maybe it was the “yen”, the Japanese currency, that threw me off track or perhaps the fact that “raki” rhymes with “maki”, a type of sushi roll.

Dukley City Lounge

Parma ham with goat's cheese and tomato bruschetta

Growing up in South Africa was a strange experience in some senses. Surrounded by sea from three sides and having four neighbouring third world countries next door, South Africa might as well be a far flung country.