Trader Vic’s has long been on my bucket list of restaurants in London that I wanted to visit, sitting in the basement of the Hilton Park Lane, I knew it had been well chosen and was in good company with other restaurants in the hotel including Michelin-starred restaurant Galvin at Windows and Podium. Descending the stairs in to the restaurant I found myself transported to a carpeted tiki hut with a bamboo bar and garish patterns decorating the walls. The music playing helped to create a more immersive experience that made me feel like I had been transported to a […]
If you haven’t heard about Vogue’s exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery celebrating their 100th anniversary then you’ve probably been living under a rock for the past few weeks (we wrote about it here). The must-see cultural event of the year so far, Vogue 100: A Century of Style had been on my wish list since I first heard about it. I was invited by Le Caprice to enjoy their ‘En Vogue at Le Caprice’ package so headed central to absorb some of the hype. Not the first package Le Caprice have run to honour an exhibition (others include Audrey Hepburn […]
We’ve all been there, it’s the end of a great night; great company, great drinks, great venue, but suddenly you realise everyone else has left and the waiters are very much ready to go home – they’ve all but put their coats on. There’s nothing quite like it to prematurely end your night, or test your knowledge of late night venues in the area that 1) isn’t ridiculously expensive for entry alone and 2) has the exact vibe you are after – not too clubby, not too sleepy. The solution for such a predicament is 34 Mayfair. The perfect spot […]
Outside of the hustle and bustle of central London, in the quiet suburb of Chiswick, lives The Italian Job. A small, quaint and quiet Italian restaurant and bar offering burgers, a range of small, sharing-style plates and wine; the true Italian way. Upon walking in the first thing I noticed was the decoration. Very minimalist and rustic; with bare brick walls, wood panelling floors and mosaic tiles on the bar, you certainly feel as though you could have walked in off the backstreets of Italy. Due to its small size, however, tables are grouped rather close together giving the restaurant […]
Creme Eggs are in the shops which means one thing and one thing only: it’s nearly Easter. Chocolate replaces anything remotely healthy for our 4pm pick-me-up and plans for our 4-day weekend are firmly in place. Well, almost – getting 6 free spirited Londoners to commit to hiring a cottage in deepest darkest Somerset is no easy feat. Something slightly easier to commit to is this Wednesday evening – Hip Hop and RnB at Billy and the Chicks, Soho. If the name Billy and the Chicks isn’t Easter-y enough, we can now hip hop over to their chicken restaurant in […]
Of all the days dedicated to patron saints, it’s St Patrick’s Day that everyone seems to get excited about. Maybe it’s something to do with the Guinness, maybe it’s to do with the whisky, the carb-laden Colcannon or the all round good craic. Whatever it might be, if you haven’t sorted your plans for Thursday check out some of the ideas below and make sure you have your hangover cures at the ready for Friday.
Kim K broke the internet and this may just be the next thing: Creme. Egg. Burgers. Yes, you read that correctly; Sydney, take back your freakshakes and New York, keep your rainbow bagels. If you missed them in 2015 and failed to get tickets to the Creme Egg Cafe in Soho earlier this year, then this is the next best thing. K West’s Studio Kitchen are serving the burgers from their dessert menu (don’t worry, no beef patties here) with a white-chocolate-dipped, raspberry-sprinkle-scattered, sweet brioche bun encasing the star of the show. And it. Is. Battered. The battered Creme Egg […]
Whisky: it’s one of those Marmite drinks. You either fall in the ‘I know everything there is to know about whisky, I have those special whisky ice rocks and can only drink certain types’ camp, or you fall in the ‘I don’t really know anything about it, I once had it at Christmas and it burnt my throat and never again’ camp. Which is why this month, Tom Aske and Tristan Stephenson (the duo behind London’s Worship Street Whistling Shop and drinks brand Asked Stephenson) are opening a new subterranean Shoreditch 250-bottle whisky bar, Black Rock. Their aim is to […]
Informing you of London’s exciting new brunches isn’t exactly new to us. Brunch is such a fantastic, magical meal that we feel everyone should be made aware of. Usually they involve salmon, eggs benedict, a croissant or two… but now for something completely different. Bodean’s are bring a touch of Kansas City and the smoky barbecue flavours of America’s Midwest to their Old Street restaurant, with their brand new Brunch-B-Que. We’re talking Texas-smoked beef sausages, oak-smoked bacon, seasoned fries… forget all you know about a classic English fry up, this is a Kansas City smoke-up. Fear not though, for those of […]
Did you know ‘Dim Sum’ simply translates to ‘Touch the Heart’? See, you learn something new every day… Whether you’re looking for an informal place to tuck into your bamboo baskets, or somewhere a little bit special, we have rounded up our five of our favourite dim sum restaurants in London.
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