Posts Categorized: Cities

Review: Balls Brothers Adams Court

Balls Brothers

The moment 5.30 on a Friday afternoon hits, I’m ready to get the weekend started. I’m constantly in search of new places which can tick all my boxes: great drinks, great music, great atmosphere and, above all, great food. Balls Brothers in the city seemed to look good on paper, so, laptops shut down, off we went to try it out. Read more…

Win a tasting menu for 2 worth £250 at Adam Reid at The French

Boasting 3 AA Rosettes, Adam Reid at The French serves fine modern British food in the historic Midland Hotel. Complemented by an international selection of paired wines, the 6-course tasting menu features inventive dishes such as brill baked in beef butter with morel cream sauce, salt-aged duck with purple beetroot and picked elderberry, and rhubarb jelly with ginger malt ice cream. Read more…

Top 10 steak restaurants in Manchester

Cau

When it comes to a truly indulgent dinner, a succulent steak is hard to beat. Everyone has their own preference for what makes a perfect cut, be it medium rare or well done, or served with garlic butter or peppercorn sauce.
We want to make finding your perfect line-up easy, so we’ve drawn up our top picks for the best steaks in Manchester. Read more…

Review: Beach Blanket Babylon

The world’s longest-running musical revue, Beach Blanket Babylon invites its audience to “follow Snow White as she takes a fast-paced journey around the world in search of her Prince Charming. Along the way she encounters a large group of figures from popular culture, who together perform satirical songs. Read more…

North Africa meets hidden Heddon Street gem: Momo

Restaurant- Momo

Regent Street, in the heart of the West End, is one of London’s busiest areas. Office workers side step selfie-taking tourists, who can so easily miss the hidden side street, where you’ll find Momo.
Restaurant
Taking up a corner of Heddon Street, Momo stands out from other restaurants with its unique decor and outdoor lounging area.
Immediately my senses were jumping. Read more…

London restaurants celebrating the Royal Wedding

Villandry St James's

You may have heard, a wedding is taking place this weekend. If your invite to Windsor clearly got lost in the post, fear not, as many London restaurants are offering the next best thing. From brunch screenings to royal cocktails via the most British of afternoon teas, we’ve found plenty of dining treats that will have you unfolding the bunting and digging out the flags in a flash. Read more…

Review: Roba Bar & Restaurant – Paddington

The Robata grill sirloin steak

Conveniently located less than a 10-minute walk from Paddington Station, Roba Bar and Restaurant prides itself on being a relaxed and stylish haven away from the hustle and bustle of central London’s streets.  Boasting an impressively diverse menu of British and European dishes, this is a restaurant that is sure to suit everyone’s tastes.
Our Friday night visit did not disappoint. Read more…

Review: The Pickled Hen

Contemporary yet rustic décor and ornate ornithology on display makes a lot of sense thematically at The Pickled Hen, a lovely restaurant situated in the Marriott Hotel Marble Arch. Upon entry you’re immediately drawn to the robust bar and high ceilings of the eatery. Read more…

First Stop – Searcys St Pancras

Vanilla burnt cream, gooseberry, Scottish shortbread. Searcys St Pancras

King’s Cross St Pancras Station, the central hub of travel in London surrounded by endless shops, The Eurostar and swarms of Harry Potter fans looking for Platform 9 and 3/4. Beyond this however, on the second floor you can also find the incredible Searcys Champagne Bar and Brasserie restaurant. Read more…

Bokan, Canary Wharf: So much more than a view

As the concept of a hidden gem becomes ever rarer, there’s a burst of excitement that comes when you find one that isn’t already taking up column inches in the capital. For, as I’ve written before, nothing is more wearisome than a trip out for dinner with the prospect of a 2-hour queue, a table for 60 minutes, for what often turns out to be an underwhelming plate, or plates, of food. Read more…

Supreme means Heinz: Beck at Brown’s

Dressed crab - Beck at Brown's

The dining room
Heinz Beck’s new restaurant, Beck at Brown’s, has been highly anticipated. Each person I spoke to before my visit had a different Beck story; one said that ‘dinner at Apsley’s was the best dining experience’ they had ever had, and another raved about his Portuguese venture: Gusto by Heinz Beck. I too had my own story. Read more…