The Open Arms has a rich and steamy gastronomic bent. It serves salty snacks and hearty plates, and is a forum for recipe swaps and dining experiences.

The short stories below all feature food, as focus, incidental detail or plot precipitator. Drink recommendations are not a requisite for enjoyment. No extra salt should be required.

Food Menu

by Rosie Spencer
Best enjoyed with a pornstar martini.

  Villa Sylvia
by Milly Thompson
Best enjoyed with a rosé spritzer.


The Mess
by Sally O'Reilly
Best enjoyed with a glass of chilled dry sherry.