Author Alex Larman

Harshly but accurately described by a frenemy as ‘a terrible disaster with a posh voice and a bad character’, Alex scampers jauntily from fine dining restaurant to theatre to luxury hotel to opera house. Sometimes he pauses his sybaritic life of debauchery to scribble for publications that have included GQ, The Times and The Observer.

Food
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A group of adventurers, drinkers and bon viveurs gathered for the trip down to Lyme Regis for a foraging expedition with chef extraordinaire Mark Hix and a whisky dinner hosted by Talisker…

French
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When Jonesy drops one an email, one tends to sit up and take notice. More often than not, they offer tidings of comfort and joy. However, this one was laconic: “Larman, old chap. Cookery class at Le Pont de la Tour.”

European
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Alex Larman and She Who Must Be Delayed escape London’s grey vistas and sloughs of despond, for a jaunt out of town to the leafy domain of Amersham and a dining destination called The Artichoke…

British
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Alex and Rugby Jamie venture into the trendy badlands of The East End for an inappropriately romantic meal at Boundary, Terence Conran’s remarkable creation in the well-fed bowels of a Victorian warehouse.

Theatre
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Alex Larman visits the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon for a performance of Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice, transplanted by director Rupert Goold into a bustling Las Vegas.

Asian
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Alex Larman and Rugby Jamie pass up the opportunity to dine at an all-you-can-eat Kazakh buffet, and instead visit Watasumi near Trafalgar Square, a modern Japanese restaurant serving cocktails, steaks and sashimi.

Theatre Photography (c) Catherine Ashmore
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‘Straw-hatted melancholy’. Is there a more dismissive way of referring to one of the greatest…

Music
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Alex Larman, eagle-eyed journalist and cultural commentator with a voracious hunger for all things splendiferous, visits the ENO to experience Terry Gilliam’s operatic production of The Damnation of Faust.

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