Spuntino, London

I have had a couple of occasions lately on my work trips that I haven’t had any plans, shocker ! So I have found myself embracing solo-dining. It can be quite a daunting experience if you have never done it before, you want to make sure you get the right place to feel comfortable and…

Bird of Smithfield, London

Nothing beats a nice drink at a rooftop bar on a sunny evening, and now summer is (kind of) here, a friend and I took advantage of the lovely sunshine and enjoyed a few drinks up on the roof of Bird of Smithfield overlooking the ornate Smithfield Market. I had read good things about the…

The Grandtully Hotel

Back in March we finally made it to The Grandtully Hotel in Perthshire, run by the wonderful family behind Ballintaggart Farm and formerly the Supper Club Charlie and Evelyn’s table in Edinburgh. Having visited the Supper Club, I knew that their next venture would be a great one. The Grandtully Hotel sits in the little…

The Lookout by Gardener’s Cottage

A couple of months ago a friend and I visited the newly opened ‘The Lookout’ another offering by Gardener’s Cottage and The Collective situated on Calton Hill. Our taxi driver was convinced there was nothing up there, and that the access road hadn’t been open to traffic in years but was willing to give it…

ROVI, London

I am a big fan of Yotam Ottolenghi and have visited his restaurant Ottolenghi in Islington and Spitalfields, as well as Nopi in Soho, all of which I love.  So I was excited to learn of his new opening in Fitzrovia a stones throw from Oxford Circus – Rovi. As with all his offerings the…

Brother Marcus

Brother Marcus was a recent great little find of mine about 200 yards from my London office along Camden Passage. So one evening I went along with a friend to try out their food – their Instagram account was appetising enough! The concept, as is the trend these days is for small plates.  The menu has…

Duck & Waffle

Towering above the city on the 40th Floor of the Heron Tower is Duck and Waffle,  a restaurant known for it’s signature dish, after which it’s named after and it’s 24/7 opening hours. Still, after being open for 7 years, tables are like gold dust and only the fastest finger first or luck manages to…

Kricket

I’ve been spending more time in London recently with work, which gives a great opportunity to knock off a few items from my restaurant bucket list. Kricket in Soho is a modern Indian and my friend and I paid a midweek visit before going to see a film nearby at the Picturehouse Central (which I can also recommend!). …

Afternoon Tea at Kyloe

Kyloe is not a place I automatically think of for Afternoon Tea. Normally we visit for incredible steaks and cocktails, so I was intrigued to try their Afternoon Tea offering.  I went along with a friend before Christmas to try it out, starting with an obligatory cocktail of course in The Huxley downstairs. We moved…

Afternoon Tea at Sketch, London

Last weekend Mum and I were headed to London Town to a wedding, and we decided to make a few days of it.  One thing we both love is an Afternoon Tea, what is better than whiling away a few hours over some sandwiches, scones, delicate pastries and endless pots of tea?  I did some…