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….

Paramount – Hidden In Plain (Or Plane) Sight

Most Londoners have walked past The Centrepoint building on Tottenham Court road over the past few years, but most won’t have given it a second thought. From street level the building seems in a permanent state of renovation, the entry stairs are dingy and often mistaken for the tube entrance directly below. But Centrepoint is…

Prêt-à-Portea High Tea At The Berkley

It’s unusual for cake and fashion to go together, in fact in many fashion circles cake is the enemy. But not at London’s Berkley Hotel where they’ve finally brought cake and fashion together in a beautiful delicious union. The Prêt-à-Portea high tea changes every season to reflect current catwalk designs. These pictures are the AW12/13 ranges…