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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 →

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 →

Valentines Day

It is almost that time of year when either you will be swooning or swearing… If single no doubt you will be trying to get on with your life as normally as possible whilst everyone else goes nuts (in which case use this post as a guide of where to avoid!). And if you are all hooked up, then no… Read more →

London in January

Having a Dry/ Lean/ Frugal January? Commiserations… and welcome to the club!   To beat the January Blues… most of us are in the gym, sweating away and hoping that by the time we come out of there we will be svelte and the sun will be shining. I believe this is modern hibernation. After the holidays we are all over-indulged in… Read more →

Taste of Winter 2014

816 and I headed to check out Taste of Winter at Tobacco Dock on its opening day this week. Having spent a magical evening at Taste of London earlier this year in Regent’s Park, we were very excited to see what this seasonal event would bring! Arriving at Tobacco Dock is perhaps not the easiest, but worth it as Wapping… Read more →

Zaika of Kensington

Last night, ze German and I went to check out Zaika of Kensington on the opening night of its soft-launch. Zaika (aptly meaning ‘Taste’), originally opened in 1999 in a beautiful former bank building from the 1800s, that it still occupies. In 2012, the Tamarind group took over the venue. It has since been refurbished and now set to open… Read more →

Duck & Waffle

The Waffley Duck… one of my favourite spots in the heart of the City of London. It doesn’t matter if you are looking for a spot to entertain clients, host an event, have a special couple’s night, friends’ catch up, or completely wasted and realise at some point that you need to eat – the Duck and Waffle somehow has… Read more →

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