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Review: Brunching at The Balcon

The Balcon

The Balcon
I think when it comes to dining out, there is nothing more decadent or enjoyable than an indulgent brunch. The idea of catching up with a good friend and perusing a menu where it is the norm, and thus appropriate, to start the day with champagne and poached eggs is too good a thing to miss. Read more…

View 94 – Fine Views, Finer Food

View 94

As a born and bred Londoner (or at least one of those fake Londoners that grew up in the outer boroughs), I’m a bit of a know-it-all. In my mind, no gem is hidden to me, no trendy pop-up will pass me by, and there’s no riverside restaurant that’s not on my radar.
Sometimes it’s great to be wrong. Read more…

A Long, Lazy Lunch at Café Rouge

Charcuterie et fromage-sharer

The French know how to dine. Lunch is traditionally the biggest meal of the day involving many courses and hours of grazing and wine drinking. That’s a culture I could get on board with. So when my sister was down to visit where better to catch up than the relaxed yet classy Café Rouge.
With multiple branches it was easy to find a convenient location. Read more…

Not One To Forget: BBQ steaks & More at Orange Elephant

Orange Elephant dining room

Big Green Eggs in the kitchen
For a few years now I’ve been dreaming about the day I could get my hands on a Big (or small) Green Egg, the now ubiquitous ceramic Kamado-style grill that you’ve probably spotted on episodes of Great British Menu or at your local gastropub. These smoker-cum-barbecues are things of joy that can imbue food with the magical smoky taste of a summer barbecue. Read more…

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…