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Bird of Smithfield: Bird is the Word

Scottish Venison - The Bird of Smithfield

Scottish venison
 
Bird of Smithfield in Farringdon has a long-running reputation for serving some of the finest cuisine around. I have had many a friend visit the venue and crow on about the food and service they have received at this stunning venue.
It perplexes me however, that even though I have heard this praise, I have never actually been to the Bird of Smithfield. Read more…

Caco & Co : Portugal, Born & Bread

Nata Rice Pudding - Caco & Co

Caco & Co
As the nights are drawing in and the days are getting shorter I find myself constantly on the hunt for something that is going to warm me up and bring me some much-needed comfort. Food is obviously the first thing I turn to, and I have discovered that anything of a Mediterranean origin is sure to do the trick. Read more…

London Restaurant Festival at Heddon Street Kitchen

Back in the day whilst I was still at university, after submitting numerous assignments, my friends and I used to head to Heddon Street for a night out. The hedonistic (or should I say Heddon-istic) night would often begin with cocktails at a bar, and once suitably inebriated (and I hang my head in shame here) we’d head next door to Strawberry Moons to dance the night away to cheesy pop music. Read more…

Review: MAP Maison, Haggerston

If like me, you live in London and are a part of the doomed generation rent then chances are you’re not blowing your hard-earned salary at IKEA every weekend. In that case, you’ve probably made this sacrifice for the sake of enjoying London’s culture. This essentially means drinking in better furnished establishments than your own home. Read more…

Stylish & Hearty Dining at Eastway

Heirloom Tomato Tart

Tucked away from the hustle and bustle of Liverpool Street station, inside the Andaz Hotel is the impressive brasserie Eastway. Its light and vibrant space, along with their delicious-looking London Restaurant Festival menu made it a perfect Friday night dinner destination.
Peach Bellini & Whisky Sour
We received a lovely warm welcome from the host and were shown to our seat. Read more…

Floating 3 Courses & Free-Flowing Prosecco at R.S. Hispaniola

What better for an early London autumnal evening than a London Restaurant Festival menu at an out-of-the-ordinary venue. Our vessel for the evening came in the form of a London landmark for the last 30 years, the R.S. Hispaniola. The permanently moored restaurant ship at Victoria Embankment offers a one-of-a-kind river view of Parliament and the London Eye, so I jumped at the opportunity to visit. Read more…

Wine & Nibbles for London Restaurant Festival at 1901 Wine Lounge

Malibran Sottoriva Prosecco

When catching up with old friends the setting and food choices are very important. I need a comfy seat, relaxed atmosphere and a good wine-to-food ratio.
The perfect evening for me would consist of a few small plates to graze on whilst sipping some delicious wines (plural), preferably on a fluffy sofa. The Wine Lounge at 1901 ticks all these boxes with their LRF wine and nibbles offering. Read more…

Free-flowing Fizz for LRF at M Restaurant Victoria

Wine Shop

London Restaurant Festival is back in town this month and to put it bluntly, I’m excited. If you are unfamiliar with the concept it means you get to eat at top quality establishments at a great value price. This was a perfect excuse to hotfoot it over to M Victoria Street and banish my Monday blues with their fabulous LRF menu. You get 4 courses for £36. Read more…