London Coffee Festival

I’m hyper and somewhat shaky, the result of an afternoon spent savouring everything the London Coffee Festival 2016 has to offer. The event, held at The Truman Brewery in Shoreditch, is held across two levels, with coffee centric stalls in abundance. The lines of people waiting to enter the afternoon session were somewhat daunting, but…

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…

Once Upon A Wigwam

There’s only two more nights of festive frivolity before the hangover kicks in and the January blues hits. For a final Christmas fling head to my favourite winter spot, the Queen of Hoxton, where the infamous rooftop wigwam is full of fairytale surprises and Yuletide beverages.

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…

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: House Of Peroni Pop-Up Brick Lane

Newly opened on Brick Lane is the latest pop-up to occupy the Truman Brewery Space – The House Of Peroni. After one visit I’m sold, iconic Italian beer brand Peroni have used the huge warehouse space spectacularly to create a Italian cocktail hour worthy of stylish Milan. The whole area has been filled with huge…

Coppa: Rooftop Sun While It Lasts

London’s weather was in a indecisive mood the day I made an unwise decision to visit Coppa. With a group of girlfriends we made the trek though london fields and eventually managed to find Coppa’s hidden stairwell entrance. It may seem dingy at first glance, but this hidden stairwell leads to a rooftop terrace of…

Trendy Tinctures At The Culpeper

The Culpeper, Commercial Street, Is a great after work drinking spot for Aldgate city workers. Downstairs it’s a corporate – friendly drinking hole, while a rooftop kitchen garden nods to its Shoreditch hipster neighbours. The cocktail list is unique while being fashionable (lots of prossecco and spritz options). The best thing is the tinctures –…