When Jones told me to book anywhere I wanted for my birthday, I was excited and panicked in equal measure. My list of places to try gets longer by the day and shows no sign of slowing, with new restaurants opening, it feels almost daily, in London. A long stander on my list was Restaurant … More Story, a very happy ending, restaurant review.
Is it worth the hype? That’s the big question. Well yes and no. It’s a strange fit, for a bar like Dead Rabbit, in the stuffy, formal establishment that is Claridges. We didn’t have a booking but were able to walk in on Friday afternoon before the afterwork crowds. The space itself is fun, … More Dead Rabbit pop up at Claridges, London
At Christmas, my sister always buys a bottle of Chambord for us to add to our processco making it, I now know, not a Kir Royale but a Chambord Royale. And so, when the Little Bat Bar in Islington emailed me about Chambord #tastingtuesday, I signed up immediately. Little Bat Bar comes from the same … More Little Bat Bar, #tastingTuesday, Chambord
Foxlow Soho opened at the end of May and I managed to get a booking during the soft launch. And so the gays of my life and I headed to Soho for a sedate, midweek dinner, at least that was the plan.Like the other Foxlow restaurants, the feel is cool but relaxed with a focus … More Foxlow Soho, restaurant review
If you find yourself in Girona, with a hankering for a brilliant cocktail, then make your way immediately to Nykteri’s. On a quiet street in the old town, this little bar is easy to miss, but very much worth a trip. When NN and I visited, we were overwhelmed by the vast cocktail list, featuring … More Nykteris cocktail bar, Girona
After much researching and availability checking, NN and I decided our blow out meal in Madrid would be lunch at the Michelin starred Punto MX. Run by chef Roberto Ruiz, this is the first Mexican restaurant to be awarded a star. The menu aims to use traditional and modern methods to create authentic yet contemporary … More Pinto MX, Michelin starred Mexican in Madrid, restaurant review
The neighbourhood bar you’ll want to hang out in. I first visited Hopscotch back in December, a few weeks after it opened. If I liked it then, it’s fair to say, I’m a little bit in love now. For all that Brick Lane has changed in recent years and now offers more than just a … More Hopscotch, the new kid on the block
Last night I became an alumni of the Chamber of Flavours and this, sadly, means I can’t really say much at all about what happened. What I can tell you is this. E and I were like children on Christmas Eve, waiting to receive our location for the night’s adventures. When it came, our excitement … More Chamber of Flavours 2.0, shhh it’s a secret.
I have wanted to go to Chick’n’Sours for a long time, probably since I first saw a picture of their enormous fried chicken on a bun or to be precise Korean fried thigh, gochujang mayo, chilli vinegar and crunchy ‘slaw in a bun.Don, Don was already there when I arrived and had ordered a portion … More Chick’n’Sours Haggertson restaurant review
Dirty Bones goes local, the review. I was sad when Les Trios Garçons shut its door. It’s not that I was a frequent visitor, but it was such a unique restaurant, place, even with out the cooking it would have been special. Stuffed with taxidermy it felt like stepping into another world. Farewell old friend … More Make no bones about it, there’s work to be done