We had our first night out, eating in the open air in a pop-up restaurant called – appropriately – JOY just by the canal at the top of Ladbroke Grove where Dock Kitchen used to be. In fact, it’s been set up by Stevie Parle, who originally established Dock Kitchen, and who has returned to serve the freshest of fresh food in the courtyard outside. Luckily it was a beautiful evening as the sun set behind the gasometers beyond the cemetery:-
We were greeted by piles of fresh food where we bought apples and plums:-
And fresh flowers everywhere:-
The food was delicious. It felt quite like old times, every table taken as the sun went down and we ate strawberries and beef.