Another series of ‘The South Bank Show’ and first, the good news. Melvin Bragg and his barnet are finally at peace. Bragg has washed his hands of responsibility; now, his hair just does its own thing and is all the better for it. ‘TSBS’ still has a familiar set of flaws however, even if they’re pretty minor ones. This profile of Tim Minchin is perfectly satisfactory for what it is.
There are live performance clips, lengthy interview segments and a few insights into his childhood and career path. But there’s no sense of the inner Minchin – Bragg’s too amiable a presence to search too vigorously and Minchin doesn’t offer much up. So essentially, this feels like a likeable but eminently missable puff-piece: a chat between two men who know which side their bread is buttered.
One of four Jamon Jamon venues in London - the others are in Camden Town, Belsize Park and Islington - this tapas bar offers a range of traditional Spanish dishes alongside an all-Spanish wine list and a selection of cocktails including, of course, sangria. There are six Spanish beers, too. The food menu ranges from cheese and charcuterie boards to grilled sardines with olive oil and parsley, serrano ham croquettes, grilled Iberico pork loin with tomato bread, and a variety of paellas - including one cooked with black squid ink. Desserts are authentic too, with tarta de Santiagos alongside traditional Spanish crepes served with strawberries or lemon and sugar. Keep an eye our for special events and menus, too.
Venue says: “Special offers! Monday to Friday 30% off all food (noon-5pm). Monday to Friday 2-for-1 on sangría (5-9 pm).”