Revenge is the order of the day as the first series of ‘Orphan Black’ comes to an end with tonight’s double bill. Sarah’s daughter is in hospital. Helena’s in a cage. Cosima learns the truth about Delphine. None of them are very happy about it. It’s good, camp fun, if pretty bewildering – the final twist may prove hard to swallow for even the most diehard fans (of which there are many).
But as an international showcase for BBC America, it does the job, and one can only praise the efforts of Tatiana Maslany, playing no fewer than eight different roles. Even if the accents sometimes defeated her, it’s been an enormously impressive achievement, anchoring a series that occasionally threatened to spin out of control.
Brackenbury Wine Rooms
This Hammersmith Grove spot comes from a group with similar venues in Fulham and Kensington. The focus is on wine – it's a wine shop as well as a wine bar – but there's also a grown-up food menu, as well as good-looking bar plates. Forty-eight wines are available by the glass, served via Enomatic wine dispensers. The list is categorised by styles (think 'clean and lean', 'aromatic and textured', juicy, bright and structured' and 'heavyweights'), with worlds old and new given equal billing. Bar plates include English charcuterie and cheeses from Androuet. The main food menu features dishes such as foie gras with quince jelly and toast, confit duck salad with watermelon, cashews and pomegranate, herb gnocchi with spring vegetables, parmesan and rocket, and onglet steak served with hand-cut chips.
Venue says: “Located on Hammersmith Grove, a five-minute walk from Hammersmith Tube, we operate a wine bar, wine shop, restaurant and delicatessen.”