National treasure and potty-mouthed actress Miriam Margolyes has this week revealed her two favourite foodie spots in South London.
Miriam, 80, who lives in Clapham, shared her two must-visit spots on her recent appearance on the podcast ‘Off Menu’.
The podcast, hosted by comedians James Acaster and Ed Gamble, is a food and comedy podcast in which guests are invited to select their dream menu.
Miriam first sang the praises of an ice cream parlour by Clapham Common called Gelateria Nardulli – and she very enthusiastically plugged one particular ice cream flavour.
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She said: “They make the best ice cream I have ever tasted.
“I like the coffee and chocolate ice cream but they make a whole plethora of different flavours.”
When asked why she likes coffee in particular, despite it being a somewhat divisive flavour, Miriam added: “Because it’s so delicious. It’s just silly not to like it. It’s just absolutely delicious and moreish.
“I would ideally have a lorry full of it. They do very large cartons, really large, and they are fabulous.
“I don’t eat them on my own. I always have them when chums come over. I would say I have one a week.
“You’ll love it I promise, tell them I sent you.”
Off screen, Miriam is in a relationship with Heather Sutherland, a now retired Australian university professor. They divide their time between homes in Clapham, Kent, Australia and Tuscany in Italy.
Since living in London, Miriam then revealed on the podcast her second South London recommendation she frequently visits.
She enthusiastically plugged ‘Cher Thai’, a Thai restaurant on North Street in Clapham.
She said: “It’s just a small place, husband and wife. Ugh the food is delicious…delicious!”
The Thai restaurant has previously posted a selfie with Miriam, who they called their ‘most loyal customer’.
On the Thai restaurants website, it reads: “We are a small, family-run restaurant dedicated to serving delightful Thai cuisine that opened just three weeks before the first lockdown in February 2020.
“Our chef Att, who has 14 years of experience running busy Thai kitchens across London has finally realised his dream by opening his own restaurant with his life partner.”
Miriam is famous for her role as Professor Sprout in Harry Potter as well as Sister Mildred in Call the Midwife.
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In the podcast, she went on to share various bits of life advice when prompted by co-host Ed.
And her response was quintessentially Miriam-like as she said “tell the truth, never let the sun set on a quarrel,” before adding a third life motto not suitable for a family friendly website.
Sharing details about her new memoir ‘This Much is true’, Miriam also explained the the contents of the book will delve into her sex life.
She said: “It’s all true. It’s about my life, and my parents and how I became who I am, and the people I’ve slept with – and the people I haven’t slept with.”
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