The Landmark London

Recently I visited The Landmark hotel near Baker Street in London. It is a beautiful location in the heart of touristy hubbub land. 10 minutes walk down the road gets you to Madam Tussauds, which I thankfully only remember from my childhood (funny memory: when my sister asked me to ask the policeman the time and he was actually a waxwork. Hilarious!). The… Read more →

Lass o’ Richmond Hill

Richmond is a lovely part of London, where you can mosey on through the high street once you come out of the station, and enjoy the river views when you feel like it. It is an affluent and verdant pocket of the big smoke, where it is always pleasant to take a stroll – especially through the beautiful Richmond Park,… Read more →

Chotto Matte

Last Friday, I finally got to try out Chotto Matte in Soho! Where to begin? The restaurant opened in September 2013 and I have been dying to get there and sample the Nikkei cuisine on offer, for some time. So what is Nikkei? It is the culinary fusion of Japanese and Peruvian cultures. Apparently Peru has the second largest Japanese… Read more →

A Dublin Guide

From the very first time I visited Dublin, I fell a bit in love with it. It was 2008, and Holly Golightly and I decided that we should be in Dublin for St Patrick’s Day to celebrate her father’s Irish heritage and well, Aer Lingus flights were £35 return so it would be just rude not to! I have been… Read more →

Hixter City

Let me start as I mean to go on – I really like this place! A Hubcaps club night out always means a good dinner and drinks with great company. For our pre-christmas meeting we chose the new-ish Hixter City, located in the hidden gem near Liverpool Street that is Devonshire Square. The concept is nice and simple – chicken… Read more →

The Jugged Hare

I recently went to The Jugged Hare near Barbican. As you enter the grade II listed building (part of the famous old Whitbread Brewery which is now the 5 star Montcalm hotel), you are greeted by stuffed, mounted hare’s heads. So very early on, I should say, if you do not like eating meat, or if you are in denial about… Read more →

Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud

This is a very special experience. Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud is Ireland’s only two Michelin star restaurant, and it is totally understandable why. From the moment you walk into the quaint townhouse in Merrion Square, you feel like you have stepped into something magical. I felt a particular affinity to it as soon as I read that the restaurant opened the year I was… Read more →

Great British Burger Wars #5 – Patty & Bun

When I heard last year that Patty & Bun was opening at Liverpool Street, I was super excited. The original in the west end had received much acclaim when it opened and I was keen to get my teeth into one of these bad boys! I have now been to this branch a number of times and it is yet to… Read more →

Polpo Smithfield

A perfect spot between Great Portland Street and Moorgate for Holly Golightly and I to have a BFF ‘ladies that lunch’ moment during a working week. We walked around the area to see what we fancied and settled with Polpo – we were not disappointed! Polpo in Smithfield is a little hidden gem. Located on Cowcross street, the exterior is… Read more →

Tredwell’s

Marcus Wareing’s newest opening sits on St Martin’s Lane in Covent Garden, on the former site of Japanese restaurant Kyashii, which most people don’t seem to remember. It is opposite famous London landmarks like Dishoom and Stringfellows. Tredwell’s is cleverly named after a butler in Agatha Christie’s novel The Seven Dials Mystery. I was really very excited to hear about this newcomer to… Read more →

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