Charlton-born Dave Berry took over from Johnny Vaughan in January to become co-host of the 95.8 Capital FM Breakfast show. As if that weren’t enough, he is also co-founder of October House tailors.
Let’s go to the pub. Scout’s buying – you pick the location.
Thanks Scout, you’re my kinda publication! I’d like to go to The Sporting Page pub in Fulham. Not only is the drink selection varied and plentiful, and the food delicious, but the lovely staff there have helped me out of many a hazy pickle. A little while back it became my second home for a few months.
Sounds ideal. Where shall we go to eat?
Because of my unusual working hours, sometimes my body clock can play games. So don’t be surprised to find me as the only guy in the curry house at 11.30am reading the newspaper and drinking Cobra beer. My favorite is The Pimlico Tandoori – authentic food cooked with loving care by a very passionate chef, who always comes over to talk you through the process he used to cook your meal. Its onion salad is the best.
What are your favourite outdoor spots?
The roof terrace at Century club on Shaftsbury Avenue is an oasis amongst the chimney pots of Soho. I once saw Harold Bishop of Neighbours play the Tenor horn there. We were both quite drunk.
Where do you go for inspiration?
London is full of inspiration. My Irish Nan Peggy instilled a love of walking into my little sister and me when we were kids so I pretty much walk everywhere. And it’s on these walks that ideas come, while more often than not end up getting used on the Capital Breakfast show.
What’s your secret London tip for Londoners?
Paramount bar and restaurant on the top floor of Centre Point. It’s best to book, but once you’re up there you will spend three hours taking photos of the amazing views and then another three going cocktail crazy.