The best places to dine in and around Frederick Street. Fancy a fat rat, juicy sweet mousies, meals on the fly or serious scavanging? Do you like your food quick and easy or spiced with danger? Then come with me!
The Rooftop Terrace
This is place I visit frequently. It has a large well appointed dining area, running the length of the street as well as a great view over central London. You can see as far as St. Paul's Cathedral and the city in one direction and British Telecom Tower in the other.
The food is good here. There are many birds and mice available to the hunter, especially sparrows, a favourite of mine. This is a good take out spot as it is within easy reach of the flat's window so I can take my kill home to consume at my leisure under the bed. This does seem to have an unfortunate effect on the humans however and I have lost a couple of my kills when she cornered me and let the wretched thing go!!! Waste of a good meal.
The Elder Tree
I like this spot but it has disadvantages. It is used by other cats which can be a problem, particularly if that big black tom from next door is around, so you may end up with a beating instead of a meal! The food is a varied supply of birds but they are much harder to catch. For one thing they can see and hear you coming! If you like your food with a challenge, this is the place for you. One day I may even get one of those fat wood pigeons. I live in hope.
The Rabbit Hutch
Situated in the garden two doors down from us. So far it has proved to be entertaining but sadly lacking in result. Rabbits smell so tasty! I visit occasionally and one day I may work out how to get at them. Perhaps the resident human will make a mistake and leave the door open.
A good haunt for both hunting and bin raiding. The Dustbins is the local name for the spot where humans dump their rubbish. Households, cafes, restaurants and shops pile it all up here. If you like curry or fish and chips it will be here somewhere, just follow your nose!. This is a communal feeding trough so you can find lots of mice, rats and birds here too. Unfortunately, you will also run into dogs, foxes and humans as well. This is not a place for the faint hearted. To partake of the delights of The Dustbins, you must be able to take care of yourself. Be warned, some of the other diners depend on this for their survival and are prepared to fight for it!