Hayley is 26, bisexual and a dating coach. She talks a lot about ‘confidence’, but we’re obviously meant to wonder how happy she really is. Jill is 57, and leaving her husband of 25 years for another woman.
Sophie found the experience of coming out to her parents as bisexual so traumatic that it has made her scared of same-sex relationships. There’s a shot of her going home alone on a bus at night, then one of her looking glumly out of a window in her flat.
It’s hard to understand why this documentary – part of C4’s ongoing Mating Season – needed to be such a massive downer, but you can’t knock the commitment of the programme makers to present sexual exploration in a new light: one of anxiety, selfishness and guilt. That said, it is often fascinating.
Located within Marylebone’s Sportsman Casino, Zaman is a strictly over-18s restaurant. The kitchen is headed up by Bangladeshi chef Mahmud Zaman who has put together a Middle Eastern and European fusion menu. Zaman also hosts an Arabian disco and bellydancing events but it’s worth noting that this entertainment is suspended each year during Ramadan. All the food served at Zaman is Halal. Dishes include chargrilled steak with fondant potato, wilted spinach and onion puree or try a Zaman special such as the lamb biryani or grilled lobster tail. Vegetarians are well catered for with dishes such as the Mediterranean vegetable cake with creamed spinach and poached egg or take your pick from traditional Indian cuisine. The wine list is small but there's a Champagne list if you’re here for a special occasion.
Venue says: “Join us for live music every Friday and enjoy exceptional performances and exquisite food.”