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Category: Featured

Full Bellies At Banh Mi Keu Deli, Soho March 10, 2019

Full Bellies At Banh Mi Keu Deli, Soho

Ask anyone lucky enough to have been to Vietnam what one should eat there, and misty-eyed, slack-jawed, they’re likely to reply, “Mmm, banh mi”. A crusty baguette with the soft middle scooped out, this lunchtime staple hails...read more »

Carb Heaven at Buns & Buns, Covent Garden March 9, 2019

Carb Heaven at Buns & Buns, Covent Garden

Ever looked forward to the artisan bread basket more than the meal to follow? Living for weekends begun with freshly baked sourdough? Head straight to Buns & Buns, and don’t look back. Prepare to drool over breads and buns gathered from...read more »

Dining Back In Time At Simpson’s In The Strand February 28, 2019

Dining Back In Time At Simpson’s In The Strand

A favourite of Winston Churchill. So beloved by Alfred Hitchcock that its dining room was recreated in scenes from 1936 film ‘Sabotage’. Great food? Without doubt. But it’s the air of history and decorum that draws one to London...read more »

Bun Monday At Shoryu New Oxford Street February 27, 2019

Bun Monday At Shoryu New Oxford Street

WHAT? Shoryu are masters of huge, homely bowls of ramen noodles, pillow-soft bao buns and crispy veg tempura. You can find branches all over London (plus Manchester, Oxford, and reassuringly, Japan), but we like popping into New Oxford Street, minutes...read more »

An Evening At Australian/South American Cafe Abuelo December 7, 2018

An Evening At Australian/South American Cafe Abuelo

WHAT? Meaning ‘grandfather’ in Spanish, Abuelo cafe cum restaurant offers a comforting, relaxed vibe, aiming to recreate that feeling of being at home with your family. For its prime location just along from the Hippodrome and Covent Garden,...read more »

Sampling The Set Lunch Menu At Hix Soho November 30, 2018

Sampling The Set Lunch Menu At Hix Soho

WHAT? You remember Mark Hix, MBE and restaurateur. He’s a chef with remarkable talent and confidence, who shocked foodies almost a decade ago by opening several successful restaurants at the height of a recession – one of which housed a...read more »

Champagne In The Clouds: Searcys Diamond Brunch November 29, 2018

Champagne In The Clouds: Searcys Diamond Brunch

WHAT? A four-course brunch with 360-degree views, at the very top of The Gherkin, one of London’s most iconic landmarks. Oh, and the chance to find a £1000 diamond. No biggie. WHERE? Right in the heart of bankerland, you’ll see some of the city’s...read more »

Greek Fast Food At Soho’s Pittabun September 2, 2018

Greek Fast Food At Soho’s Pittabun

WHAT? Fast Greek food, super hot and fresh, bang in the middle of buzzy Soho. If you’re looking for a quick dinner more than a few rungs up from McDonald’s and KFC, head straight for Pittabun, where you’ll find pillowy pitta breads...read more »

REVIEW: Assembly Hotel, Charing Cross Road August 20, 2018

REVIEW: Assembly Hotel, Charing Cross Road

WHAT? In terms of simple, sexy aesthetics, no one does it better than Alexander McQueen, Stella McCartney and Gareth Pugh. Happily, Assembly Hotel knows this to be the case, and looked to them for inspiration when designing a thoroughly modern place...read more »

REVIEW: FEASTival Board @ STK August 17, 2018

REVIEW: FEASTival Board @ STK

WHAT? Dazzlingly stylish steak specialists STK have made it their mission to become London’s poshest pre-drink venue for the last of the summer festivals. With Elrow Town, South West Four and Notting Hill Carnival closing out the most hedonistic,...read more »

REVIEW: Good Hotel, Royal Victoria Dock June 4, 2018

REVIEW: Good Hotel, Royal Victoria Dock

WHAT? A floating boutique hotel replete with Dutch industrial design, perched on the waterfront at Royal Victoria dock. Shipped over by submersible barge over the North Sea from Amsterdam after a year-long pop up in 2015, Good Hotel is a unique social...read more »

REVIEW: 1 Night Zen Spa Escape Break, Careys Manor, New Forest May 23, 2018

REVIEW: 1 Night Zen Spa Escape Break, Careys Manor, New Forest

WHAT? An overnight stay package at beautiful spa hotel Careys Manor, in the heart of the New Forest. WHY GO? Comprising an overnight stay, breakfast, lunch and dinner in a pretty garden spa restaurant plus a 30-minute treatment and full use of gym classes...read more »

REVIEW: The Pig In The Wall, Southampton May 23, 2018

REVIEW: The Pig In The Wall, Southampton

WHAT? Beloved of Southern countryphiles and city folk looking to escape it all, Pig hotels promise rustic dining experiences and boutique interior design amid gloriously bucolic landscapes. The Southampton branch is a little different to its pastoral...read more »

The Leconfield Pub, Stoke Newington May 2, 2018

The Leconfield Pub, Stoke Newington

WHAT? Towering roast dinners and hearty homemade desserts in a perfectly pretty setting strung with fairy lights and greenery, where dogs are welcome and board games strongly encouraged. The Leconfield pub occupies an historic site, the original public...read more »

REVIEW: The Black Penny, WC2 April 3, 2018

REVIEW: The Black Penny, WC2

A short walk from Covent Garden on Great Queen Street you’ll find a pared back gem of a cafe peddling hand-picked Columbian coffee beans, inventive breakfasts and moreish sweet treats. With a beautiful space for private bookings and catering services...read more »