London Pub Reviews – The Joker Croydon

Moving to Croydon suburbs after years of living in Clapham came with its fair share of adjustment. The switch from Zone 2 to Zone 5 wasn’t easy (if you know, you know). We missed our cozy neighbourhood pubs (The Plough, The Alma, The Ship) that were only a stone’s throw away from our apartment. These…

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…

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…

Birthday Meal : The Hand & Flowers

Contrary to popular belief, birthdays are never really my favourite day of the year. Like New Year’s Eve, there are a lot of expectations from this day and I almost always end up feeling disappointed, underwhelmed (and older) by the time the day ends. This year, thanks to my new found passion for food blogging,…

London Food Review : The White Swan

We recently visited The White Swan for the launch of their new menu. Located in the City of London, they have completely refurbished the first floor dining room, resulting in a stylish and slick city-style boozer. I especially liked the use of mirrored ceilings which was a clever way to create an illusion of double…