It’s been described as ‘Doctor Who’ does ‘Skyfall’ and, as a hectic, stunt-filled romp across London, this mid-series comeback certainly fits that bill. But there’s also more than a shade of ‘Invasion of the Bodysnatchers’ and ‘Black Mirror’ in the concept of ‘The Bells of Saint John’, which sees Celia Imrie’s mysterious corporation (housed in one of the city’s more recently constructed landmarks) hijacking wifi and uploading people’s souls to a data hub on behalf of a client whose motives are as mysterious as their identity. At least until the end of the episode, anyway…
Having unwittingly summoned the Doctor from a contemplative retreat as a medieval monk, Clara Oswald (Jenna-Louise Coleman) becomes the latest target. And so begins another touching, funny and – dare we say it? – romantic Doctor-companion relationship, amid the customary flash-bang-wallop plotting that we’re in danger of taking for granted with this show. A couple of quibbles aside (Imrie’s ‘secret plot’ wants for a little secrecy), this is prime Moffat-era ‘Doctor Who’.
This Herne Hill branch is the first of what is now a chain of three delis and cafés operating under the Mimosa banner. They offer a catering service, too. It's heavily influenced by France in style and substance, and has been at this Half Moon Lane address for more than 20 years. The majority of the deli items and the produce they use is sourced from France, though they also source from other European countries. Dishes on the lunch menu range from sandwiches (grilled chicken with avocado, roast tomato and garlic mayo, for example) and Tuscan tuna and butterbean salads to soups, quiches and 'savoury specials' such as Toulouse sausage rolls, beef arancini or Moroccan chicken.
Venue says: “Is summer here, or are we ahead of ourselves?! Come and enjoy our lovely garden in Herne Hill!”