I looked round in desperation – and saw people eating in the kitchen.
It's so plain as to suggest the proprietor must be Amish, or Shaker. The chairs are plain wood, and wouldn't look out of place at a Quaker meeting. This place takes minimalism and non-luxury to new heights, beaten only by Meat Liquor in Welbeck Street, where you're given jam jars to drink wine from.
The walls are cream-neutral and bare of decoration, unless you count a mirror. Like the Liquor, 10 Greek Street operates a no-bookings policy, but you don't have to queue round the block.
Ah Soho, such a shifting mixum-gatherum of grace and grot, such a protean hybrid of shabby and genteel.
RL Stevenson in Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (published in 1886) described a Soho street which contained "...a gin palace, a low French eating house, a shop for the retail of penny numbers and two penny salads, many ragged children huddled in the doorways, and women of many different nationalities passing out, key in hand" – and little has changed.
The project, called " Wanna Play ," used Verhoeven's Grindr profile to draw chat partners into a discussion about online intimacy.
It was cut short on October 5, however, after some users protested, saying it was a violation of their privacy.
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Because the term dating is misunderstood, we ensure you that there is nothing peculiar about this service nor is it clever or inappropriate.“It is a form of communication via internet that aims to bring people together in the form of acquaintance, friendship or marriage.
Here, if they're full, they'll take your name, send you off to the Pillars next door, and tell you when your table's ready.
Luckily, when we arrived there was a table free, but seated at either end of a rectangle, with a buzz of chat reverberating across the bare room, it was hard to communicate.
for a recent post about PPL sites, one job offer attracted my attention.