there's a secret doorway in east london.
it's on a round-about with a circular park in the middle.
you press a bell. it's labeled canteen.
you need to know that the hours they keep are odd, and few.
you need to be free for lunch.
it helps if you're not overly privileged, or think that restaurants must be a certain way to please you.
this one's quiet, like the shy smart girl wearing stripes in the library.
the food is hearty, a little frenchified; maybe a dose of california and the setting is quiet and quirky.
the menu is small and changes daily.
arnold & henderson
are the restaurant.
they seem like powerful women
i'd like to meet them one day.
do you think they would like it if i brought some cake or lyle's golden syrup toffee/caramels?
p.s. arnold & henderson also do weddings.