When it comes to ‘The Apprentice’, history skips out the tragedy and just repeats the farce. And so the task in which the teams man shops sees late opening, over-priced goods, over-diversification, corners cut and last-minute fire sales, all climaxing in a big group hug.
Tonight doesn’t offer too much in the way of surprises, unless you count Lord Sugar making the right call in the boardroom. But it’s a very superior time-passer as the two teams, with genders now necessarily mixed, stock up and sell goods for their pop-up farm shops in London’s Broadway Market. Evolve opt for buffalo steaks and lunchtime snacks, while Endeavour trust the instincts of one man and go all in on milkshakes. Low-level hilarity and cliché-mangling (‘he is a trickless pony – literally’) duly ensue.
Michael Nadra Primrose Hill
A second London restaurant from chef Michael Nadra, following up on his lauded Chiswick original. This Primrose Hill version benefits from a canalside location and atmospheric dining areas - including a Grade II-listed horse tunnel, complete with cobbled floor and arched brick ceiling. There are Asian influences on a menu focused mostly on European classics. Expect, then, dishes such as steamed sea bass with prawn and chive dumplings, oriental greens, carrot and ginger purée and a lobster bisque alongside herb-crusted Cornish hake with lobster risotto, rock samphire and sea aster. A six course tasting menu can be matched with wines. Drinks don't play second fiddle here. A martini bar offers more than 20 classic and contemporary martinis, including dry, dirty and dickens. The Primrose martini combines vodka, St Germain and cranberry juice. More than 200 wines are available, with 16 available by the glass.