Chapter 8 Games With Chambord

Back when summer was shinning its final rays I attended a great pop up hosted by Chambord. The Chapter 8 Games picked up on 2015’s top theme, Alice in Wonderland, with a stylised game of flamingo croquet. The setting was an astro turf covered rooftop bar near London fields. The playing field was small but…

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…

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,…

Scandi Sandwiches From O-Food

The Vikings may have come to Britain to fight and pillage but the second Scandinavian invasion of the UK comes In the much more welcome form of cafes and sandwich bars. Most people consider Scandinavian food and think “expensive”, but it’s so much more than just that. Spitalfields market’s rejuvenation had seen the arrival of…

100 Years Of Campari #rediscoverred

Campari are celebrating their hundredth anniversary with a series of events in Shoreditch this weekend. There’s the opportunity to grab not one but two free cocktails at the Rediscover Red Gallery at 9 Kingsland Road. Try the Italian summer staple”Spritz” or the classic negroni while checking out the retrospective exhibition of Campari advertising.