Q & Eats With April Todd


In the second of our food reviews and interviewing people it fell on April Todd to face the quick fire questions.

April is an award nominated beauty blogger and as well as a great site is one of the most lovely and funny bloggers I’ve met yet. Well until after the interview she tried to persuade me to try on a giant bunny onesie. Head on over to her new site.

Anyway, we went to Dishoom between Covent Garden and Seven Dials. It offers a range of Iranian & Indian cafe dishes in a very relaxed setting, there would be more pics if my iPhone update hadn’t wiped them.


The food is a take on mixing the best of traditional breakfast ideas from the UK with balanced and thoughtful fusion to their Indian/Iranian roots. A clever use of spice adds a great difference to brunch and the rolls are so light ad fluffy they are like little clouds of joy. The tea was perfect, loose leafed and allowed to brew properly in the pot.

I also really liked that we were not rushed, given its busy location we could sit, chat, gossip and giggle away to our hearts content without any pressure to eat and clear off.

‘The food at Dishoom was nothing like I was expecting when being invited to brunch. Unlike my usual pancakes and milkshake brunches, I was met by a Chai hot chocolate, and a beautiful egg and sausage naan. It was rather unconventional, but delicious none the less. Just a short walk from Covent Garden or Leicester Square, I would 100% recommend this to anyone looking for a tasty and filling brunch with a bombay twist’

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As with the requirement for the cheaper eats London has to offer the bill including drinks for the pair of us was £22 includig service.

So, on with the grilling

Designer – Moschino

Neoprene, Neo Right, or Neo Wrong – Never Good

Heels or Flats – More of a flats girl unless I’m going out

Dress to impress or casual – Casual

Print Or Plain – Print

Best Thing you bought – My Umbrella or my Primark boots

Can a t-shirt save the world – No

One idea to change the world – I wish I could back a cake made of rainbows and smiles an we’d all eat it and be happy

Saying you live by – don’t ask, don’t get

Which is better, established look, or keep on changing your look – I like people who have a look but I couldn’t do the same every day

Your best trade secret – yellow concealer

Best Product People Won’t Know – lip coat

Which would you rather have for ever if you had to choose between them, Bad Brows, or bad nails – bad nails

Biggest beauty myth – make up goes off, foundation lasts forever

Celeb ranges, brilliant or bollocks – I’m not a fan

Ever used your make up to see what you would look like with a tache? No, but I’m going to try now

If you could only do one dance style what would it be – Taylor Swift style

Who do you want to win Strictly – Don’t watch

Mayo or Ketchup – Mayo

Song that always gets you dancing – Single Ladies (at this point we had a passionate argument about who is better, Bey or Madonna)

Should scrappy doo be tasered – No

Best breakfast – Lucky Charms

Fave muppet – Elmo (Elmo is a Jim Henson creation so I allowed this)

If you could have any Disney character as your best friend who would it be? – Chip from Beauty & the Beast

who would win a game of pool between Shrek & Pingu? – Pingu
Who would be your celeb parents – Beyonce & Jonathan Ross

Fave poem – Don’t have one

Mayor for a day what do you do – People who stop dead on Oxford Street get tasered

What book should FW followers read – Freakanomics

One piece of advice for the reader – If you don’t like someone in the first 5 minutes you probably never will

About Ross Pollard

Since starting writing on my 31st birthday in 2011 I have held a number of positions at magazines and websites as well as regularly producing articles for numerous publications alongside contributing to TV & radio shows as a freelance fashion journalist including Hoxton Radio & Fashion One TV. Alongside writing, I have worked in other industries helping to design & grow digital platforms, develop businesses and support operations practices. This experience has proved invaluable in building an understanding of how businesses work, and the landscape in which retail, B2B commerce and other commercial operations develop. Knowledge of commercial interests has helped shape my fashion industry insights beyond critiquing of garments

One comment

  1. Yes April! You’re a Mayo girl too 😉 hehe

    loving the questions and answers x

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