‘Off Their Rockers’, which follows immediately afterwards, offers a clue. Maybe the well of early-evening light entertainment ideas has finally run dry. ‘Off Their Rockers’ is basically ‘Trigger Happy TV’ with old people. Because everyone knows that old people are hilarious, right? Particularly when they’re swearing, talking about sex, engaging in vigorous physical activity or trying to understand modern technology. The underlying rationale of ‘OTR’ seems to be that the use of old folks can give any old joke a new lease of life. For example, they like the ‘pull my finger’ joke so much, they use it twice. Expect someone to stand on a rake in episode two. Lame.
Holborn Dining Room
Located on High Holborn, linked to the Rosewood Hotel, The Holborn Dining Room might lead you to believe you’d stepped into an exclusive gentlemen’s club. With plush red leather banquettes nestled in a retro style dining room, you can’t mistake the air of opulence about this venue. It’s not all about the good looking interior design though, there’s an extensive brasserie style menu, offering up breakfast, lunch and dinner. The wide-ranging breakfast menu delivers up eggs in a manner of ways, spelt pancakes and pastries and later in the day diners can choose from English classics such as Suffolk pork belly or pick something lighter from the seafood counter. There’s also an outdoor terrace for a more al-fresco experience and a deli on site if you’re after something on the go. Although the food may not be particularly exotic, there’s a further element that makes this place stand out from the crowd… it’s gin bar. Boasting a choice of over 400 gins and 30 tonics gin-lovers can experience 14,000 possible G&T combinations, probably not in one sitting…
Venue says: “Enjoy Sunday lunch, with a choice of roast chicken, lamb or beef served with roasted potatoes, seasonal greens, Yorkshire pudding and gravy.”