Just Opened: Dishoom Carnaby

Its impossible not to spot the new Carnaby London branch of cult Bombay style restaurant Dishoom because there’s always a strong queue outside. Ever popular, this latest opening is much welcomed and a great new addition to the Oxford Circus restaurant scene. Britain loves Indian food but calorie laden takeaway curries and dirt cheap set…

London Cocktail Week In Old Spitalfeilds Market

There’s still time to enjoy the last few hours of London Cocktail Week. Oktoberfest may have been a fail but this event is going strong and the cocktail crew have been out in force this week with great £5 offers, workshops and tastings. If you had planned to a go to the cancelled London Octoberfest…

Hawksmoore Proves Overrated

I went to Hawksmoor and left disappointed. There, I’ve said it, I’ve said the thing a steak lover in London should never say. I’ve lived almost directly above Hawksmoore Spitalfields for almost a year now and I’ve frequented the downstairs speakeasy style cocktail many times and it’s always gone above and beyond high expectations. But…

An Evening At Claridges

A dinner at Claridges has always been a special occasion. I would imagine even for The late Princess Diana it was not your average evening. This london institution exudes tasteful elegance. Every piece of china is impeccable, every detail is carefully considered. The stunning Art Deco architecture is worth a visit on it’s own. This…

Alice In Wonderland High Tea At The Sanderson

I’ve been to many high teas in my time, but there’s none that delight and amaze in quite the way that the Sanderson’s Alice In Wonderland high tea does. Located in central London, the Sanderson Hotel offers a whimsical escape from everyday life with it’s unique high tea themed around Lewis Carroll’s beloved story about…

Now Reopened: Dinerama Shoreditch Street Food

A few weeks ago Dinerama, the newest Shoreditch street food location, went up in a blaze of fire that could be seen miles away. Luckily ‘No Hipsters Were Harmed’ to quote the controversial Tweet from the London fire services. But that ill considered Tweet now rings true, Dinerama has reopened and it’s looks like the hipsters…

Clutch Chicken Shoreditch

I’ll admit that I’m predujdiced against chicken shops. To me chicken is the most boring of all meats and should therefore always be the cheapest, KFC’s prices confirm this theory. So I personally would never suggest going to a “hipster” chicken shop unless it had some sort of very special desert on offer. Not everyone…

Lobsters For Lunch At Fraq’s Lobster Shack

It’s dangerous to have cheap and easily available lobster in your immediate lunch time vicinity. Suddenly greasy fish and chips are not enough, smoked salmon seems last season and tuna and mayo sandwiches just ain’t going to cut it. No, once you’ve tried the king of crustaceans there’s no going back, so I find myself…

High Tea At The JW Marriott

High tea in London has become as common as the people who were once excluded from enjoying it. So with high teas being offered left right and centre (even at pubs like The Water Poet in Shoreditch) what sets a fine establishment apart from a pretender? A grand piano is certainly a good first step,…