Exotic Brunch At Berber And Q

Berber And Q is a name you will have seen in the (endless) lists of best new openings in 2015, and with good reason, this East London arrival takes Middle Eastern cuisine a long way away from the late night Kebab stop. Set in the arches of a railway bridge this Middle Eastern fusion restaurant…

Brunch At Blixen Spitalfields

Having lived next to Old Spitalfields Markets for some time I was surprised when Blixen opened earlier this year. Not surprised by Blixen itself, but by the fact I have never noticed there was a space big enough for a restaurant in a key area of the market. I strain my memory to recall what…

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….

The Foodie In: Auckland

Auckland is awash with new bars, pop-ups, cafes and restaurants. The development of Britomart for the Rugby World Cup in 2011 and the make-over of old favourite Ponsonby means the Auckland night-life is no longer something of an embarrassment when one has international visitors. It’s two years since I’ve been back to the city I…

Lantana, The New And Improved

Lantana, formerly known as Salvation Jane, has been a Salvation to an Antipodean very much missing a corn fritter brunch. This Old Street Aussie eatery was crowded when we visited on a late Saturday morning, and as such service was a bit haphazard. But although our order was lost and our coffee delayed the staff…

Bistrotheque: Worth A Game Of Hide And Seek

Bistrotheque embodies the current dining trend for “luxe squat” style east London locations. This Hackney hotspot can get hipster brunch lovers all excited with its unmarked industrial location, (it took me 30 mins to find an unmarked door and nervously descend a staircase to Who Knows Where) but caters to the YUPIs and foodies with…

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…

The Aussie Brunch, Granger & Co, London

Notting Hill is an easy go-to brunch destination, with many options, but you have to come prepared to wait, especially if it’s London, in March, and sunny… There’s always the worry that, after waiting 30-60 minutes for breakfast, you will be disappointed. Lucky for us Granger & Co has a line for a reason. Great…

St Patrick’s Day Breakfast

With St Patrick’s day a national holiday in Ireland finding breakfast in the capital was a struggle. We visited Cup Cafe, purely because it was open. Cup had a limited menu but what was available was tasty and the coffee a good kick start for a big day. A good find in central Dublin. http://www.cupcafe.ie

Cheeky Eats, Drinks & Pampering

I have a new favourite London cafe, and a new favourite bar, and a new favourite salon, and they’re all Cheeky, Cheeky Parlour in Shoreditch that is!  Sunday brunch with the girls was given a great little twist this weekend when I booked for brunch at Cheeky. Offering Cheeky Eats (cake pops and cupcakes) and Cheeky drinks…