National Treasure and pot-hungry actress Miriam Margolyes revealed her two favorite foodie spots in south London this week.
Miriam, 80, who lives in Clapham, shared her two must-see spots during her recent appearance on the ‘Off Menu’ podcast.
The podcast, hosted by comedians James Acaster and Ed Gamble, is a food and humor podcast in which guests are invited to select the menu of their dreams.
Miriam first sang the praises of a Clapham Common ice cream parlor called Gelateria Nardulli – and she excitedly plugged in a particular flavor of ice cream.
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She said: “They make the best ice cream I have ever tasted.
“I love coffee and chocolate ice cream but they have a plethora of different flavors.”
When asked why she particularly liked coffee, although it’s a somewhat conflicting flavor, Miriam added, “Because it’s so delicious. It’s just silly not to love it.It’s just absolutely delicious and tasty.
“Ideally I would have a full truck. They make really big boxes, really big, and they’re fabulous.
“I don’t eat them on my own. I always have them when friends come by. I would say I have one a week.
“You’ll love it, I promise, tell them I sent you.”
Offscreen, Miriam is in a relationship with Heather Sutherland, a retired Australian university professor. They divide their time between houses in Clapham, Kent, Australia and Tuscany in Italy.
Since living in London, Miriam then revealed on the podcast her second South London recommendation that she visits frequently.
She enthusiastically plugged in “Cher Thai”, a Thai restaurant on North Street in Clapham.
She said, “It’s just a little place, husband and wife. Ugh the food is delicious … delicious!”
The Thai restaurant has already posted a selfie with Miriam, who they call their “most loyal customer.”
On the Thai restaurants website it says, “We are a small, family-owned restaurant dedicated to serving delicious Thai food that opened just three weeks before the first lockdown in February 2020.
“Our chef Att, who has 14 years of experience running bustling Thai cuisines across London, finally made his dream come true 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.
In the podcast, she then shared various life tips at the behest of co-host Ed.
And her response was typically Miriam’s when she said “tell the truth, never let the sun go down on a quarrel,” before adding a third life motto that doesn’t suit a family website.
Sharing details of her new memoir “This Much is True”, Miriam also explained that the contents of the book will delve into her sex life.
She said, “It’s all true. It’s about my life, my parents and how I came to be who I am, and the people I slept with – and the people I didn’t sleep with. “
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