Terry’s dad was a chef in the army and his mum was a pastry cook, so he was always going to make a name for himself in food. Born and raised in south London during WWII, Terry got a job at Smithfield meat market aged 17. After a long career in butchery, he decided it was time for a change. In 1982 he opened what is now Terry’s Café, cooking hearty fare using produce from Smithfield and Borough markets. Today, this trad spot is run by his son Austin, who continues to serve up ‘The Blowout’ (two eggs, bacon, Cumberland sausage, bubble and squeak, and tomatoes) and ‘The Hamlet’ (Cumberland sausage, egg, bacon, black pudding, mushrooms and beans).