Tasting menu with Laurent Perrier & Les 110 de Taillevent

My last week started on a spectacularly gastronomic note when I won a competition to a special one-off Taste of London Tasting Evening in collaboration with Laurent Perrier. The venue was the stunning Les 110 de Taillevent, a French restaurant in Marylebone. I joined a group of other competition winners for a glamorous evening of…

London Review : Cocktails and Nibbles at Bar20

Birley’s are legendary for their handmade deli-style sandwiches using the freshest of ingredients. Working in the City, my husband is very familiar with their brand. Which is why an invite from their PR team to review the all-day Bar20 venue and menu above their Fenchurch Street outlet was an exciting proposition. First, the bad news…

Smashing London Cocktail Week 2017

Last week, we celebrated London Cocktail Week 2017 with full gusto. This time last year, Kris and I were both at home struck by a nasty flu and the only cocktail we had was a heady concoction of Lemsip and Beechams. So, this year we were determined to go all out and cover as much…

Dirty Bones, Shoreditch

I am a big fan of the Dirty Bones franchise. My first visit to DB was to their Kensington branch in 2016 (you can read my blog here). Since then, we have been back on several occasions. We tend to hang out a lot in their Shoreditch venue these days. This post is a little…

Cocktails at MeatUp, London

MeatUp Grill is one of my favourite places for steak in Wandsworth. I have been a regular visitor here ever since they opened their doors in 2016. Founder Sachin, Head Chef Stephen Hinkley and the team have been regaling the South West London locals with their BBQ grilled meats, prime cuts and steaks.  In particular, I am a…

Cocktails at Walrus Room

As a resident of South West London, I equally love and despise Clapham Junction. It is home for me but at the same time conjures up visions of stressful train commutes, swearing traffic, chain restaurants and drunken midnight stumbles to greasy kebab shops. I never quite pause in this area as it is much too overwhelming…

‘Peculiar’ Cocktails at The Last Tuesday Society

To celebrate the DVD release of Tim Burton’s surreal Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children on Monday 6th of February 2017, The Last Tuesday Society in East London have developed a special cocktail menu based on some of the ‘peculiar’ characters of the film. A group of bloggers were invited to sample some these these…