Monthly Archives: January 2011
A group of us booked this place for my birthday as we wanted to try a new venue. I am not sure what we expected but what we were pleasantly surprised.
As there were six of us and we booked we were given a booth, for a Saturday evening it wasn’t particularly busy but there seemed to be customers in and out all night.
Eagle sells itself as a Bar Diner but to be honest I am not sure I would go there just for a drink – although plenty of people were doing so.
The predominant food stuff is burgers but various meats and styles which separates the Eagle apart from the swarm of gourmet burger places currently flooding London.
We all had various burgers from traditional, Italian, Greek (Lamb) and Hog all of which were lovely. The meat is top quality and the food is cooked exactly as you request.
My friends had cheesy fries and they were not up to par as they were french fries and ultimately not very nice. I had the chunky chips with my main course and they were lovely.
All the courses, the starters (large sharing platters) and American style desserts were lovely and all cooked very well… We left the Eagle Diner very full but happy.
The cocktail menu is rather vast and we all thoroughly enjoyed the cocktails we had ordered including the current cocktail of the week. There is a small selection of wines but the wine and red we ordered was lovely.
I have to give a special mention to the staff who were friendly and very attentive. Poor Oscar (a young waiter who just moved to London from Uruguay/and Gran Canaria) didn’t quite know what hit him when he had to deal with us – as you can see we asked him several personal questions! That said he took it all in his stride and for that he received a generous tip.
Lovely food, big venus, great cocktails and a central location – how can it fail?
Whatever you are up to this weekend have lots of fun.
Me – it’s my birthday next week so I am going to enjoy a day in town with my baby, Gilbert, George and some friends! Who knows I may see you about town!
Hurrah it’s Friday – forget the monotony of this week and have a great weekend!
A rare glimpse of Prince online – and this is a very rare appearance on the Muppet Show (Muppets Tonight) from the 1900′s
Firstly I would like to say thank you to everyone who took the time to browse through my work and leave me at least with a vote for your favourite painting.
In fact “M5″ and one other work in particular were pretty much neck and neck when it came to your votes and your feedback.
I found this a fascinating exercise as I am usually quite shy and self-critical when it comes to my painting and I was heartened and interested by the wealth of feedback and comments I received from you all.
As I mentioned M5 came in alongside another painting, both of which I wasn’t sure I would even consider entering into this years Summer Exhibition. It was the feedback from you guys that led me to consider entering these works in the first place.
I did tell myself that I would see how the voting went but decide myself what to enter at a later stage. In the end I have agreed with the consensus and will enter the piece that you all like the most.
Most of you made great comments about it such as it being “very personal”, “individual”, “emotional” and that it would “stand out”. I have taken a hard look at the work and decided I will give it a go…
Therefore this morning I visited a local framers and have had the painting measured for a natural frame to accompany it – once this is complete I can then finish all the forms and get them in the post in good time.
What was the work? Well it was “My Baby“…
It will be very interesting to see if it gets in as I am entering a completely different work from what I did previously. This is definitely outside of my comfort zone, being more abstract and cubist in its execution but I agree, it is a very personal piece (and a painting that has been on a shelf in our dining room for about 4 or 5 years!).
I did enjoy painting this portrait and a lot of love and patience went into it as it took weeks to complete. I remember Richard thinking it wasn’t finished but this was exactly the effect I wanted to create with the work.
Maybe you all saw something in the time and effort I put into the painting? Maybe you saw that this is a very personal piece for me (and a portrait which I am convinced I am crap at painting!).
Whatever any of this means it does ultimately mean that not only could I have a painting hanging in the Royal Academy of Arts but it would be one of Richard – we’d both be on show!
Thanks again for your kind words, feedback and critiques – please keep everything crossed for me!
If you’d like to see more of my work please visit my page on the Saatchi Gallery website.
The news was full of stories of the most depressing day of the year and loads of people are commenting that this week has been dreadful… here’s a little pick me up to (hopefully) bring a smile to your face and start off your weekend in the right mood…