A Social Enterprise : Brigade Bar + Kitchen

We recently visited Brigade Bar and Kitchen near London Bridge which is a social enterprise, restaurant and charity. It was founded by chef, author and social entrepreneur Simon Boyle, in collaboration with PwC UK, De Vere Venues and the Homes and Communities Agency. They opened in 2011 and recently rebranded and relaunched in November 2018….

Weekend Brunch at Donnelly’s

We were recently invited to review the weekend brunch menu at Donnelly’s, under the direction of James Donnelly. This is my second time sampling the food coming out of James’s kitchen; the first time, I was at his residency at Louie Louie and was really impressed by his culinary creations. He has now moved on…

Aromatherapy Candle Making Workshop – Scott’s Apothecary

Recently, I decided to digress from my usual foodie pursuits and try my hand at a workshop instead. I attended a Aromatherapy Candle making workshop by Scott’s Apothecary, organised by Love Pop Ups London. This was my second experience with LPUL after Banya. Scott’s Apothecary was set up by sisters-in-law Alice and Toni. Alice, who…

Spa Experience in London – Banya

I do love a good spa experience. It is something Kris and I like to do on holidays and city breaks, so we try and book a hotel with great spa facilities (The Grand Hotel Eastbourne, Continental Hotel Budapest, Macdonald Elmers Court Hotel and Resort New Forest.) A few days ago, I tried something new…

London Restaurants Review : Pastaio

Pastaio has been on my list of London restaurants to visit for quite some time. The more informal and breezy spot from acclaimed British chef, restaurateur and food writer Stevie Parle’s portfolio of London restaurants, it sits in the midst of tourist haven Carnaby Soho (very near my other favourite seafood restaurant Claw) and specialises…

London Supper Clubs – Khao (to eat)

Supper Clubs in London are now all the rage! I love attending supper clubs and I am now onto my fourth one this year, after Supper Club in a Tube, Vegan Ayurvedic Supper Club, Malaysian Supper Club and Brunch Supper Club. I find Supper Clubs are a great way to meet new people in the…

London Experiences – Classic Afternoon Tea at VIVI

This week (August 12th to 18th) marks Afternoon Tea Week. I have been to my fair share of amazing Afternoon Teas in the past – Flemings Mayfair Hotel, Galvin at The Athenaeum, Georgian House, Malmaison, Scoff & Banter. Continuing with the theme, I recently attended an Afternoon Tea at Vivi, an exciting new restaurant at…

French Baking Classes – Mauderne, London

I recently attended a French baking class, along with Joanna of Love Pop Ups London.  This is my second cooking class after my experience at Gourmet Vegan Masterclass at Made in Hackney, courtesy of LPUL as well. These French baking classes are held in the beautiful home kitchen of Maud, who runs Mauderne baking school from her…

Immersive Dining Experience in London: Banquet of Hoshena

I have been keen to check out Banquet of Hoshena ever since it started making an appearance on my Instagram feed. To say that I was very intrigued by this immersive dining experience in London would be an understatement. Regular readers of my blog will know how big a fan I am of dining experiences (Jewel…

London Restaurant Reviews : Little Creatures UK

Little Creatures is an established brewery, specialising in craft beers. It was first created in Western Australia by a group of mates, all experts in craft beers. After achieving cult status, they are now branching into the global market, London being their first stop. The menu is inspired by their Australian heritage and includes sharing…

London Food Experience : Brunch Supper Club

As soon as the weekend rolls in, busy Londoners look forward to heading out for their favourite weekend ritual: The Brunch (preferably bottomless)! But what if I said you need not leave the house at all and can have your very own bespoke Bottomless Brunch party from the comfort of your own home? Brunch Supper…

London Experiences – Gourmet Vegan Masterclass with Made in Hackney

I recently attended a Gourmet Vegan Masterclass with renowned plant-based chef Anton Petrov at Made in Hackney in Stoke Newington. The masterclass was held  underneath the ‘Food for All’ health food shop on Cazenove Road (at the Stoke Newington High Street end), just around the corner from Stoke Newington Rail Station. Made in Hackney is a charity that works for the…