Barbecoa. A stone’s throw from St Paul’s and conveniently located on the first floor of the New Change shopping centre. A collaboration between Jamie Oliver and NYC restaurant Adam Perry Lang, the restaurant promises meat, more meat, and then a little bit more meat. It is meant to be a meat-lovers’ restaurant and comes with its own high quality butcher on site. I have always been a big fan of Jamie Oliver – the way he has inspired so many people to cook by showing just how simple and fun it is to throw together a quick and tasty meal, his apprenticeship programs through Fifteen, the way he has taken on the government on school meals etc etc (though I do wonder whether good old Jamie has sold out a bit by now selling his own range of ready-made pasta sauces and pesto … I guess he has a mortgage to pay somehow as well). Anyway … Just a few

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