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The Gentleman's Journal provides you with the very latest in-depth interviews, thought-provoking features, lifestyle, style and grooming advice as well as a chance to feast your eyes on our beautifully shot photography and original photo shoots- bringing you everything a modern day gentleman wants and needs! 

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There is an ever-growing list of buzzwords that have been overused to the point of no meaning: tailored, artisan, handmade, gourmet, fusion, gastropub. We will be focusing on the latter. Since its inception the term gastropub has been used as an umbrella term for any pub that serves more than a soft-yolk scotch egg. As the label’s purpose faded into obscurity, it began to acquire negative connotations. It is for this very reason though that The Truscott Arms completely surprised us. With the dreaded term finding its way into discussions about the venue, we arrived thinking we had it all figured out: awkward ‘up-cycled’ furniture, a quirky twist on fish & chips and bottled ale named after a cult movie. How wrong we were. Step through the veil of a Victorian pub and enter the first floor’s ornate dining room. No white emulsion or reclaimed fittings here, the Truscott achieves character whilst retaining an air of refinement. Seasonal adornments of autumnal vegetables and flowers surround featured works from The Truscott’s own charity art foundation. It’s a promising concept empowered by the latest addition to the establishment’s staff; Head Chef Aidan McGee. Formerly of Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, The Mandarin Oriental and Tim Allen’s Launceston Place, Aidan is a polite, warm character who shows no pretence, just humble ambition. On his multiple visits to our table he talks of his visions for the venue and taking his high-end pedigree into an approachable and affordable setting. He has no doubt succeeded so far. Concentrating on good food at a more than sensible price, the Truscott can still be the backdrop for your mid-week catch ups but they haven’t settled for just that. With movie nights, tasting events and Christmas in his sights, Aidan wants to make it a trusty local favourite and a destination worth travelling for. If the current menu is anything to go by, we’re sure he’ll have no trouble. The scallop with pork shoulder was a worthy homage to the time-honoured marriage of crustacean and swine, and a tip to Aidan’s Irish decent. However, the standout plate was the wood pigeon served with blackberries & hazelnuts; a wholeheartedly autumnal treat. Anyone looking for the regular comforts of sticky toffee puds and chocolate fondants will be lost here. The thyme ice cream and black pepper crumble that feature on the desert menu show that Aidan won’t sit back and take the easy options, and for that we are grateful. There were still some creases to iron out. There was little in the way of wine suggestions and we were left to guess the cheese board selection in front us of, although it was delicious. Yet even with these hiccups considered we could easily see ourselves coming back. It would be an insult to refer to The Truscott Arms as a gastropub. Instead we propose “inspired-all-week-dinner-destination-that-has-craft-ales-and-also-wine-pub”. It doesn’t quite have the same ring but it’s a work in progress.
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reviewed 2 years ago
In a world where nothing is new, nostalgia is king. Although we admit this isn’t always welcome, sometimes a bit of nostalgia can be the perfect escape from a world of nightclub selfies and Taylor Swift. It is this escape that the people at B.Y.O.C. are bringing to North London. Short for “Bring Your Own Cocktail”, the bespoke experience is shaking up the modern nightlife recipe of queuing for half an hour to yell over a screaming DJ to order a £5 Red Stripe. With branches in Brighton and London’s Covent Garden consistently fully booked, the new opening in Camden is a welcome sign that the B.Y.O.C. vision is catching on. For those unfamiliar with the concept, the principle is simple: £25 (that’s two vodka Redbull’s in Embargo) gets you a 2-hour slot. No license, no menu. All you need to do is bring along a bottle of your chosen poison. Whether it’s a prohibition-style gin brewed in your bathtub or that bottle of vermouth you never really knew what to mix with, the team here will have a solution. Hidden in plain sight behind an unremarkable black door, you will descend into their cellar to find dusky walls, low lighting and soft jazz. It’s a dark, hazy, clandestine affair straight out of an episode of Boardwalk Empire with the charming mixologists to match. Take a seat at one of the vintage blackjack tables and let them do the work. Operating with incredibly fresh ingredients, including experimental syrups, juices, cordials and bitters made in-house, the skilled team will whip up infinite combinations of unique cocktails for you and your guests. If you need a first date destination to play to your strengths, then BYOC Camden is the place. The subtle soundtrack means leaning in to talk to your date doesn’t also involve shouting their ear off and the speakeasy feel is the perfect excuse to break out the tie bars, collar pins and braces. So dress sharp, speak softly and drink plenty, for 1920’s Atlantic City has arrived in Camden.
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