Aldwych: London’s Forgotten Tube Station

London is a city of history and secrets, and I used to walk past one of those secrets every day. Just off The Strand is the unassuming Aldwych station, closed to visitors except for a lucky few. This “abandoned” tube station is actually in heavy use for filming, but on a few dates a year…

High Tea At Harrods

I’ve always adored Harrods and have visited numerous times for coffee, icecream in the fantastic parlour, Oysters and champagne in the food hall or macarons and decadent hot chocolate at Laduree.  This time the purpose of my visit was high tea at Urban Retreat which, as the name suggests, is a little oasis away from…

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…

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,…

Just Opened: Ottolenghi Spitafields

Ottolenghi has held my heart for a long time, but is a place I hardly ever visited (not living nearby and not wanting to fight Angel’s Yummy Mummys Who Brunch for a hard to get table ). But now Ottolenghi has come to my doorstep with a new City Shoreditch location at 50 Artillery Ln….

London’s Best: 5:2 Chain Eateries

When every calorie counts there’s no need for uncertainty or temptation. Head to these outlets for clarity and low cal meal options. Itsu: With so many options under 500 calories, Itsu can provide for lunch and dinner while staying below your calorie quota. They also dispel a common myth that you can’t eat carbs on fast…

Brunch With A View – Duck & Waffle

It can be such a disappointment when a restaurant fails to live up to the hype, but there’s only so much a view from one of London’s tallest towers can be exaggerated…I’ve been waiting (literally) months to get a reservation with Duck&Waffle and thankfully I can say the wait is worth it! If you’ve been…

Victorian Charm At The Crown, Belfast

Ireland isn’t known for its fancy cuisine, it’s known for comforting, heart warming meals. The Crown “liquor saloon” and dining rooms in Belfast offers a traditional drinking venue and dining rooms, with the most comforting of comfort foods, cottage pie. This Victorian pub was established in 1849 as a gin den, but now caters mostly…