Posts By: Lucy Rowe

Review: Plaquemine Lock, N1

According to its own website, Plaquemine Lock’s fare is at ‘at once exciting and exotic, but at the same time comforting and strangely familiar’. On my visit I found this can be said for more than just the menu, as Plaquemine Lock is a pub down a quiet, leafy street in Islington. Cajun and Creole cuisine may not be too common for a Londoner to experience, but the boozer sure is. Read more…

London Restaurant Festival: Barbecoa – Piccadilly

The time has come again, summer has passed, and whilst dear old Blighty retains some milder temperatures, us icy-island dwellers prepare ourselves for the impending doom of winter.
However, the misery of our summer’s departure is offset by an exciting period. No, not autumn itself, but rather the chance to celebrate the culinary offerings of the capital with London’s Restaurant Festival. Read more…

Review: La Ferme London

La Ferme‘s beginnings were several market stalls where they bought fine French produce to pack out pantries and fill London’s fridges. Many moons later, and they’ve progressed into a fully-fledged restaurant (and adjoining delicatessen), treating us now not only to top produce, but a top setting. 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…

Review: Acqua 7, Dalston

Dalston is nothing new to me personally. Usually I frequent this hip little hub to dance in its dingy basements. On this particular day though, things were different. Firstly it was daylight, I was sober as a judge, and rather than jabbing the air in music-induced, reckless abandon, my friend and I were to be sampling fine wine and food at the swanky new concept bar, Acqua 7. Read more…

Review: Afternoon Tea at Muriel’s Kitchen

Afternoon Tea - Muriel's Kitchen

When it comes to eating out, London’s dining landscape is not so much peppered but jam-packed with weird and wonderful restaurants in every nook, cranny or glass edifice. From dining in pitch-black, to eating amongst acrobats and fire breathers, or spending an evening in a mock up Fawlty Towers, the capital is not short of options. Read more…