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 … More Typing Room, my type of place, restaurant review

The Grift, immersive theatre, Bethnal Green Town Hall Hotel  

Do you think you’ve got what it’s take to pull off a long con? If so this immersive theatre piece set in Bethnal Green Town Hall Hotel might be just the way to find out. Set around a very loose story of Ben, a chap now departed who was born and spent his life at the hotel, … More The Grift, immersive theatre, Bethnal Green Town Hall Hotel  

The Marksman, mark my words you’ll love it, restaurant review

IW was turning, let’s just say, a significant age and I was due to travel to Glasgow to celebrate/commiserate this with her when the ‘beast from the east’ hit and I was stuck in London, unable to travel.  As luck would have it, IW ended up stuck in London too.   I was determined to make the best of the … More The Marksman, mark my words you’ll love it, 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 … More Rascals, bottomless brunch, restaurant review

Lunch at Lyle’s 

After last night’s excellent dinner at Dabbous with Tom and Rick and dinner planned tonight at Brick Lane’s newest opening, Hopscotch, I worried that booking Lyle’s for lunch was excessive. Maybe I should save it for a special occasion, or a time when I hadn’t eaten so much food, so recently? But when would that … More Lunch at Lyle’s 

Yuu Kitchen review

Pan Asian flavours find favour out East.  Unable to book a table at Yuu Kitchen (groups of 6 or more only), we felt confident that, arriving at 6.30 on a Monday, we’d be able to quickly secure a table.  Instead, we were told that if we returned in an hour, we might be able to … More Yuu Kitchen review

The auld alliance is alive and well in Brick Lane

Blanchette East restaurant review Scotland and France have a long history of friendship and trade agreements and after my visit to Blancette East I am more than happy to agree to anything with this lovely little French outpost. Blanchette first opened in Soho back in 2013, I have never visited, so when they opened on … More The auld alliance is alive and well in Brick Lane