Posts By: Kerry Finn

Review: a traditional lunch feast at Lady Abercorn’s Pub & Kitchen

For me, Sundays can be hard. The weekend is almost over and if you don’t make the most of your last day by relaxing in a cool pub with a roast dinner then you may as well set your Monday alarm now. I love indulging in this great English tradition and it’s a chance to catch up with friends, or in this case treat my other half so he doesn’t have to slave in the kitchen. Read more…

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…

Review: The Finest New York Strip at Manhattan Grill

10oz New York Strip Steak

My quest for the perfect steak continues. Anywhere overlooking water, that promises gourmet steaks cooked to perfection with flawless service gets major brownie points from me. I also love a novelty. So when I got wind that Manhattan Grill near West India Quay has a wine tasting island, dedicated gin bar next door, and Scottish and USA prime steaks, I knew I was onto a winner. Read more…

Review: Feast on London at Tonic & Remedy

Jamming & Chartreuse Sour Cocktails

As soon as we entered Tonic & Remedy I could tell we were in for a fun yet sophisticated evening. Trendy types were hanging in the rather lavish bar area; a group were taking a cocktail masterclass, and people were genuinely having a good time with the bar team. We were led upstairs past the floor-to-ceiling windows with striking views of the city to the open plan dining area. Read more…

Review: Dreamy Sashimi at Sanjugo

Spicy Chicken Bao

Since moving to London many years ago I have become slightly obsessed with sushi. The bite-sized portions, the sharing, the freshly sliced fish, the tempura, just everything makes me happy. The smaller places I find are always the best. More personal and authentic, you can’t beat it. I met a friend in Old Street and we headed over to the newly opened Sanjugo for some mid-week grazing. Read more…

Review: Chinese New Year at Ping Pong Southbank

Ping Pong Steamed Buns

Chinese New Year is traditionally a time spent with family and friends, and is one of the most important dinners of the year. Although CNY hasn’t usually been at the top of my list of celebrations, I would happily use it as a good excuse to have a catch up with a good friend and indulge in some Chinese delights. What better place to do this than an evening at lively Ping Pong on the South Bank. 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…

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…

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…