Dom R

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week’s Londoner is Dominic Rowntree, who has his fingers in lots of pies (as well as various other things). He’s the man behind blog Samphire and Salsify Co-Founder of new cold-pressed juice company Neat and is sometimes seen on the big screen.

How long have you lived in London, where and why?

I’m originally from Hampshire but went to school in London and commuted in. I’ve lived here officially for the past 6 years in SE1. My last flat was on Bermondsey Street which had some incredible restaurants like Zucca, José and Casse-Croûte just a few seconds from my front door – I put on loads of weight!

Is that why you decided to launch Neat Juicery Ldn? Do tell us more…

My boyfriend and I got bored of eating our way through thick blended juices so looked into other options and cold press seemed the best. We started making them for friends and colleagues and they tasted so good we thought we’d sell them!

Samphire  Salsify

We can vouch they do taste good. Where can people find them?

We’re often selling at Druid Street Market and we’re just about to go on the new menu at Table Cafe on Southwark Street, which we’re really excited about. Blacklock in Soho launches a new Sunday roast very soon and we’ll be doing cold-pressed cocktails so watch this space!

Cold-pressed cocktails? Surely good for you. We’re in. You do food blogging too, what made you decide to set up a blog?

I have an obsession with restaurants, absolutely everything about them. I was going to so many and I had all these photos of the wonderful food so I started a blog to catalogue where we’d been (so I wouldn’t forget) and it’s grown from there.


Personally we think the best blogs start that way (us included!) Finally what would be your perfect day in London?

My dream day would rotate around coffee, food and booze…grab a flat white from Monmouth in Borough Market then head to Druid Street Market for some grilled oysters from Decatur. Meet my parents for lunch at Brasserie Zédel, pop in to the Groucho for a Martini then finish it all off with the tasting menu at Clove Club. HEAVEN.

Some might say you, Dominic, are a BALLER. Check out Neat, his blog or book him for a part.