All those who know The Riding House Café love The Riding House Café, so when founder Clive Watson threw open the doors of new restaurant Blixen on the perimeter of Spitalfields Market in Shoreditch, I made a brunch booking sharpish.
Bad Egg is confusing. In amongst the modern glass skyscrapers of Moorgate, it feels rather out of place – set on the ground floor of City Point, it’s so shiny, with glass on three sides, but inside it’s industrially styled
CREAM is a “daytime canteen”. It’s the latest project from creative agency Protein, on a nondescript street in Shoreditch, a couple of doors down from trendy gym Frame. This is Shoreditch, so obviously ‘warehouse chic‘ is the décor of choice
Every now and then you have a date night where nothing goes wrong. The whole thing – from venue to food to service to company – is just right, and writing a review becomes quite dreamy. This is how last
Until January 2015, there was only Barry’s Bootcamp. But when the moneybags behind Fitness First (Balfour father and son team) decided to come up with their own high intensity workout gym for those who are cash-rich and time-poor, fashion-forward and
I feel like there’s a shortage of good Mexican restaurants in London. And no, the ever-expanding Wahaca chain doesn’t count. It’s also pretty rare to find somewhere with quirky-cool interior design, that serves a fab sit-down meal and bottomless drink
The Department of Coffee & Social Affairs are building a small empire in London, with 7 locations in London and counting. My most recent caffeine fix came from Norton Folgate location, the coffee shop that I’ve walked past countless times,
The news that the team behind Discount Suit Co (subterranean Shoreditch speakeasy bar) had revamped The Sun Tavern (a classic East End boozer on Bethnal Green Road) was most exciting to me. Discount Suit Co is up there amongst my
Corner Room promises “exceptional quality at an affordable price” – a mission that many a restaurant aims for, but few actually achieve. Corner Room is therefore a very impressive rarity, because it really does deliver on this promise. Located inside
Food industry insiders are citing the recession as the reason for so many restaurants with single-item menus in London right now. Specialisation on one dish allows efficiency, economies of scale and the ability to do one thing really really well.
Clerkenwell has become a brunch-seeker’s mecca, with a host of lovely spaces serving enticing weekend menus to satisfy the breakfast/lunch cravings that insist on hitting between the hours of mid-morning and mid-afternoon on a Saturday and Sunday. Australian Granger &
Des McDonald, the serial restaurateur behind Q Grill and former Head Chef at The Ivy, heads up Vintage Salt (formerly known as the Fish & Chip Shop), two minutes’ walk from Liverpool Street station (the first is in Islington). The