Having stayed at the Ace Hotel in Midtown New York I was dying to check out the Ace on this side of the pond, in Shoreditch. I often frequent the lobby bar area of Ace Shoreditch, amongst all the other
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
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
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.
I don’t remember how I came to discover Lantana, the small and understated café down a little alley just off Goodge Street – but I remember the consumption of the Lantana lunch box quite clearly. Maybe because I went back
Set up by a half British / half Brooklyn duo, Brooklyn Coffee is one of the slickest, most striking coffee shops I’ve been in in a long while. The phrase ‘coffee shop’ is possibly too generous for this place –
One evening last week, I found myself locked in a room with 4 friends, as the timer on a TV screen told us that we had 60 minutes to escape. This was all part of our test to become secret
When you know you want a late-breakfast-early-lunch, but don’t know where to go, these East London spots will fill a hole – and do it while looking damn fine décor-wise too. #1 Bistrotheque Betweeen Victoria Park and London Fields in
As you may have gleaned from my Instagram and Twitter feeds last week, I have just returned from New York – my favourite city in the world. I just can’t get enough of it, and every time I visit it
Callooh Callay has been a firm favourite of mine for a while, so apologies that it’s taken me so long to get a post live! But to be honest, Callooh Callay is pretty well known in the cocktail world, with
Discovering a new eatery is one of life’s greatest pleasures for me – and discovering a new coffee and cake shop is possibly even better! Trade opened up on Commercial Street just a few months ago – a welcome addition
I seem to have been recommending a fair few ‘things to do’ recently – a slight departure from the normal bars and restaurants I chat about on the blog, but good fun nonetheless, and well-timed with the upcoming long weekend.