Jonathan Rhys Meyers isn’t, as yet, one of the more voracious TV vampires we’ve seen. Most of the time, he’s a polite if rather self-contained young man whose talents seem to have developed along business and sensual lines. So can a post-‘Twilight’, post-‘True Blood’ ‘Dracula’ allow itself to go down the less-is-more route?
That depends on how involved we feel in the doings of the ensemble as a whole. And while this is palatable enough, we can’t help feeling that it needs an infusion of grit and guts if it’s really going to grab us. Tonight, Grayson makes Harker an offer he’s struggling to refuse and Laurent one that he can. Slickly watchable for now, but something needs to happen soon.
Tonic & Remedy
This Old Street restaurant, at the M by Montcalm Hotel on City Road, comes from well-respected catering and restaurant group, Searcy's. As with most of their venues, there's a British slant to the food and drink here. Starters include sardines with caponata on toast and beetroot with goat's cheese and walnut granola. Mains range from poshed-up fish and chips and liver, mash and crispy bacon to whole plaice, steaks and spatchcock chicken cooked on a Josper grill. Desserts include rice pudding, passion fruit cheesecake and bitter chocolate with malt ice cream. Wines are from worlds old and new, while beers include Paxton APA Pale Ale, Camden Hells Lager and Fat Yak Ale, from Australia.
Venue says: “Love food and cocktails? Enjoy our 'Feast on London' menu, two or three courses with a negroni only at Tonic & Remedy! Meet, relax, laugh!”