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…

The Frugal Foodie: Patty And Bun

I’m currently on the search to find London’s best burger, and Patty & Bun is currently sitting in first place for the title. I visited the Liverpool Street branch and tried a burger, wings and skin-on-fries and it was the highlight of my week. With just a few seats this is hardly a fine dinning…

Raised To Great Heights – Sushi Samba

Who wants everyday Japanese when you can have you raw fish with a view? Nobody right? I guess that’s what Sushi Samba’s creators thought when they decided to open a London branch in Heron Tower. Sushi Samba is the ultimate summer date location, with a delicious menu of Japanese with a twist, fabulous service, and…

It’s Ice, But Not As You Know It

Somerset House in the summer is delightful, you can sit on the terrace with an aperitif and enjoy spectacular views of the London Eye, Southbank and Big Ben. Alternatively, try lunch at one of the courtyard cafes and watch children playing in the summer fountain display, in this heat you may even be temped to…

Just Opened: Brooklyn Coffee

They’ve just celebrated their one month anniversary in one of the trickiest coffee selling environments known to man – a hot london summer!  But, despite the call of cold cider elsewhere, Brooklyn Coffee has quickly managed to gain a reputation for having the best coffee on Commercial Road – and certainly holds it’s own on…

Just Opened: DF Mexico

Shoreditch is being gentrified and the latest chain brand arrival to the area is Wahaca (as if the poor curry house touts needed more competition!). Thankfully this popular mexican eatery has disguised itself as a hipster pop-up or “residency” in The Old Truman Brewery and is now known as DF Mexico. The menu is similar to…

London’s Best: Chalk Board Signs

Despite all this newfangled advertising technology all around us, the marketing that really catches our attention is as simple as a few choice words on a piece of wood painted black… Fleet Street Press Coffee has the best chalk boards in The CIty, their signs can bring a smile to even the grumpiest commuter and busiest banker… Even…

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 Gay Husaar, It’s Got Character

To say someone is “a character” is a description which could be either a compliment or an insult. Likewise the description “has character” could go either way. Having read numerous reviews of The Gay Hussar which chose to use such a phrase I didn’t know quite what to expect when I arrived at the Greek…

Haughty Hipster Hangout: Forge And Co

A sunday stroll in Shoreditch this weekend illustrated just how much, and how quickly, the area is changing. Since my last visit, oh, let’s say, 5 weeks ago,  there are numerous new cafes, bars and “concept” shops to peruse. On this occasion I chose Forge & Co a new “Social Canteen” (place you can sit on Mac for…