O’Leary’s astounding parsimony (he once failed in an attempt to withdraw free Ryanair flights for one customer who won ‘free Ryanair flights for life’) certainly plays its part in making this Sandi Toksvig-narrated documentary so compelling. But the rise of low-cost airlines is a fascinating one regardless: how a combination of opportunism, ingenious branding and an obsession with the bottom line can reap massive financial rewards even as the moral high-ground is vacated.
Impressively upbeat ground staff and flight crew are interviewed, but so too are many of the key players, notably O’Leary, Easyjet founder Stelios, and Barbara Cassani, creator of short-lived BA offshoot Go. Although it doesn’t say much for her local that she compares Ryanair with ‘a flying pub – chaotic and dehumanising’.
A Portuguese restaurant in Stockwell, Campino is from a family that's been running London restaurants since '95. Expect traditional Portuguese breakfasts followed by Mediterranean dishes at lunch and dinner, many with a Portuguese bent. That means a menu ranging from grilled sardines, tricolore salad and bruschetta to T-bone steaks, grilled spare ribs, diced pork with sauteed potatoes and baby clams and espetada Madeirense – a traditional Madeiran skewer of meat here served with chips and salad. Salted grilled cod, octopus, tuna steak and whole grilled sea bass also feature.
Venue says: “Open for coffee and pastries in the morning and classic Portuguese dishes for lunch and dinner. Just minutes from Stockwell station.”