Brat, those smoked potatoes , restaurant review, London

If you are someone who enjoys suspense, let me tell you right now,this is not the review for you. It would be impossible for me not to tell you immediately that I adore Brat. I love the space, I love the service, the wine and, of course, the food, and those potatoes, but more of those later. Just a week or so ago, Brat was the proud recipient of a coveted Michelin star, so … Continue reading Brat, those smoked potatoes , restaurant review, London

St Leonards, Fire & Ice, Restaurant review, London

I always get excited about new openings, even more so when they are within walking distance of home. So, living where I do, I spend a lot of time excited. Combine this with a first date and I’m practically unbearable.  Oh no, not that kind of first date, don’t be ridiculous, this is me we are talking about after all. This is a first lady date with the fabulous NC who I … Continue reading St Leonards, Fire & Ice, Restaurant review, London

Typing Room, my type of place, restaurant review

When NN announces at dinner in Malta that she will be in London in a few weeks, I’m delighted. She is an excellent dinner companion, not least because she thinks only in terms of pleasure, rather than cost. I know I can choose somewhere indulgent and she won’t flinch. I am close to booking Roganic of which I have only read reviews but also  heard very good things from real people. But then … Continue reading Typing Room, my type of place, restaurant review

Rascals, bottomless brunch, restaurant review

There is something truly magical about surprising someone but particularly someone you love. And so my excitement was at an all time high when I finally told T and our new girl gang member, H, that we were going to Rascals on Curtain Road for a late, bottomless brunch followed by a trip next door to Ballie Ballerston, the adult ball pit. First Rascals, where bottomless brunch involves copious, … Continue reading Rascals, bottomless brunch, restaurant review

Smoking Goat Shoreditch, restaurant review

It was to be one of those days where nothing went to plan but everything turned out just as it should be. Even before I leapt out of bed, full of joy at the flurry of snow outside the window, I knew that my date with ‘the wrong boy’ wouldn’t materialise, the snow providing a perfect excuse which, in the end, he didn’t even bother to use. My … Continue reading Smoking Goat Shoreditch, restaurant review

Suvlaki, Greek goes East, restaurant review

IW and I first met on our first day at university, where we had both managed not only to turn up for the wrong class but to sit next to each other. That level of idiocy demands a friendship for life and so it has. When she arrived from Glasgow on Saturday, the first thing I did was to open a bottle of (not) Prosecco and, … Continue reading Suvlaki, Greek goes East, restaurant review