London Pub Reviews : The Gladstone Arms

I have a soft spot for the Gladstone Arms. We discovered this place by accident whilst meandering aimlessly through the streets of Borough. Back then, it had been newly refurbished, taken over by a family and they were building their food and drinks menu. Cut to the present: when co-owner Megha invited us to try…

Vegan and Vegetarian dining at Foxlow

Close your eyes and tell me what’s the first word that comes to your mind when I say Foxlow. Chances are 9 out of 10 times it would be ‘meat’ or ‘steak’. But did you know that Foxlow do a killer vegan and vegetarian menu too? As an avid meat eater, I am personally challenging…

London Restaurant Reviews – Bar Duoro

Good things come to those who wait. Bar Duoro has been on my radar for some time now. I have been quietly drooling at all their food photos on Instagram. But this year the desire to visit was further amplified by our trip to Lisbon. So this is not a review really but a celebration of…

London Rooftop Bars – Savage Garden

I love London summer, not only for the scorching temperatures it brings but also because the entire town zooms away on holiday. I tend not to go away; why would I when I have the perfect sunny temperatures in my own home town? There is no need to escape; what it also allows me to…

London Restaurant Reviews : Cantina Laredo

Regular readers of my blog and Instagram posts would notice that I am a big fan of Hot Dinners offers. When they announced an offer in collaboration with Cantina Laredo, I was intrigued. For £35 per person you receive a complimentary Margarita upon arrival, 5 sharing starters, a main course, side and a dessert. Also…

Revisiting Céleste, The Lanesborough

Recently I was invited to review the three course Menu Du Jour lunch at Céleste, the Michelin-starred restaurant at The Lanesborough. This was my second visit to the restaurant but the first for Kris. To recap, last time I was bowled over by their stunning interiors (who wouldn’t be!) and impressed by the food in…

London Restaurant Reviews – Bao Bao

This was our second visit to Bao Bao. For those who don’t know, BaoBao is a small eatery located inside Boxpark Croydon, specialising in Taiwanese Street Food. The first time we were there, we tried some of their baos and main dishes. So this time we decided to adopt a slightly different approach and order a…

Luxury Dining on board the Bustronome

Last week I had the pleasure of dining on board the Bustronome, a new and unique experience in London. An offshoot of the successful Bustronome Paris, the concept combines London sight seeking with luxury food and wine pairing, on top of a bus. In London this is being brought in collaboration with the popular (and…

London Restaurant Reviews : Balans Soho Society

Our dinner at Balans Soho Society wasn’t off to a great start. The staff were a bit pre-occupied and running around like headless chickens. Given that only the alfresco part of the restaurant was full, I was surprised that they appeared so stretched. We had to wait a good ten minutes before someone took our…

London Restaurant Reviews : Passo

One of our favourite meals of 2016 was Foley’s. So when their owners Goodlife Projects opened a new Italian-accented restaurant in the City, we had to check it out. The restaurant occupies an impressive space minutes away from Old Street Station. Spectacularly designed by Alexander Waterworth Interiors, the scheme is bright and contemporary, with swathes…

London Restaurant Reviews : The Colony Grill Room

If someone asked me to recommend a fine dining restaurant that does classics really well, I would point them in the direction of The Colony Grill Room. It is located inside The Beaumont Hotel near Brown Hart Gardens, a surprisingly quiet enclave of Mayfair, worlds apart from the hustle and bustle of nearby Oxford Street….

London Pub Reviews : Lots Road

You know that phrase when they say what you have been looking for all this time has been right under your nose all along? Well, our experience with Lots Road was something like that. Working round the corner from this pub, I have visited Lots Road on several occasions in the last four years, mostly…