Champagne and Fromage – Brixton Village

Champagne and Fromage Snail Tartine

Taking Champagne to Brixton. Perhaps the most happening food-centric market in London at the moment is at Brixton.  Londoners love edgy, uncommercialised places where they might just have found something special before their friends.  And if Borough Market is so last year now then Covent Garden is just another tourist trap.  Head South to Brixton […]

Clockjack Oven – Updated Rotisserie Chicken in Soho

chicken up close and personal!

An Easy and Almost Healthy Chicken Lunch at Clockjack Oven, Soho, London: On reflection, it is obvious that the ‘Rotisserie’ is one of the oldest methods of cooking meat and poultry.  Images of cavemen sitting round a camp fire or medieval halls with massive fireplaces complete with rotisserie spit come to mind.  Even roasting jacks […]

Silk & Grain – The City Aged Cocktails

silk and grain - cocktails and bar snacks

Silk & Grain  - Cocktails with a Difference: Finding a way to differentiate bars and restaurants in London is increasingly difficult.  New openings every week – each with their own unique twist.  Ironically when I was invited to review Silk & Grain in the heart of the City, I thought it was going to be […]

Din Din The Persian Cafe That Wants You To Get A Taste of Home

Din din Vida Tayebi

Din Din Cafe – Home Cooking Persian Style: Walking into Vida Tayebi’s recently opened Cafe Din Din, my first impression is mixed.  Squeakily clean, vibrant colours and shelves stocked with little pots.  It looks a bit like Itsu or Pret.  There’s more space to sit and eat, but it’s obvious this is somewhere that is […]

Afternoon Tea with Bunnies, Playboy Club, Mayfair

Bunny and Salvatore

The Playboy Club, Mayfair – Afternoon Tea in Salvatore’s Bar: Did you know it’s Afternoon Tea week next week from 11th to 17th August.  In preparation I’ve been trying a few rather different afternoon teas and, much to my delight I was invited to the iconic Playboy Club where Salvatore’s Bar has just started serving […]

Nozomi, Knightsbridge

Nozomi - scallop dumplings

Contemporary Japanese Dining with Style: On the fringes of Knightsbridge just a stone’s throw from Harrods, Beauchamp Place is home to several good restaurants, two of which happen to be Japanese.  Nozomi is one of those places which tries (and I think succeeds) to blend fine dining with an evening of entertainment – cocktails and […]

The Providores

Providores seared tuna

Tapas and More at The Providores: There are places which have been on my ‘must visit soon’ list for a LONG time.  The Providores, on Marylebone High Street, has been there seemingly for ever and although I’ve popped in from time to time for wine tasting, a coffee or a quick glass of wine, I’ve […]

Comensal, Abbeville Road, Review

comensal tacos 2

How a Mexican restaurant made me regret moving: The first flat I owned was in Abbeville Road.  It wasn’t where I’d planned on being (I much preferred the beautiful Georgian houses in Clapham Old Town).  But, my ‘Garden Flat’ (basement) had a wonderful open plan kitchen dining room and a big living room with a […]

Uni Belgravia – #Nikkei near Victoria

Uni - Yellowfin Tiraditos

Delicious Japanese Nikkei Dishes at Uni, Belgravia: Having raved about the food at Chotto Matte, it would have been churlish to turn down an invitation to visit Uni (which is apparently Japanese for Sea Urchin), in the heart of Belgravia, another restaurant offering Nikkei cuisine (Japanese/Peruvian fusion dishes).   I suspect the pretty wood sculptures […]

Drama and Delights – Afternoon Tea – Ampersand Hotel

Ampersand science Afternoon tea with dry ice

Ampersand Hotel – Science Afternoon Tea I suspect I am nothing more than a big kid at heart.  Revisiting the Ampersand Hotel for afternoon tea recently with friend and Theatre specialist Natalie York, we both looked at the menu – and despite the thirty year gap both decided that we should order the ‘Science Afternoon […]

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