He appears to be a man whose peccadilloes were indulged thanks to his staggering intelligence and preternatural capacity for out-of-the-box problem solving. Perhaps this amiable documentary – co-produced with the Open University – might have been even better were its winsome, almost Wes Anderson-esque take on Feynman’s life similarly underpinned with the odd dash of hard science.
Instead, Feynman comes across like everyone’s Fantasy Jewish Uncle. Which is all very nice and warm and fuzzy, but it might have been interesting to have been given a peek at his day job as well as his Sunday afternoon persona. Interested parties might be better off with William Hurt-led biopic ‘The Challenger’ at 8pm, addressing Feynman’s investigation into the 1986 shuttle disaster.
Town House At The Kensington
Located within a boutique townhouse, Kensington Hotel’s aptly named Town House restaurant is a casual affair, albeit one with a strong focus on quality food. The period rooms, wood panelling, parquet flooring and bay windows create an air of sophistication, without the pomp. The food menu has been put together by executive head chef, Steve Gibbs. Dishes range from caesar salad, grilled asparagus with fresh crab and cress, and smoked salmon served with Guinness brown bread to poshed-up fish and chips, seared sirloin steak with watercress and horseradish, and whole sea bass with lemon and herbs, cooked on the grill. Desserts include gypsy pie, warm chocolate fondant and baked pineapple served with coconut sorbet. Steak sandwiches and croque-monsieurs feature too, should diners want something a little lighter.
Venue says: “Introducing our new spring menu with delightful twists on old favourites, as well as our afternoon tea.”