La Ventana Tapas

La Ventana Restaurant in East London  What’s the deal? La Ventana is a brand new tapas restaurant in East London in the heart of Dalston Square. The restaurant is spacious with a gorgeous bar area serving up fantastic cocktails and sofa booths for larger tables. La Ventana actually translates to “The Window” in English so…

Wolf Italian Restaurant in Stoke Newington

Wolf Italian Restaurant in Stoke Newington Not just another Italian restaurant London is saturated with restaurants and a whole bunch of those are Italian. There are only a handful of restaurants where I have thought that the food is on par with my travels through Italy. Lucky for me, WOLF Italian restaurant in Stoke Newington…

Old Street Records

Old Street Records What is it? Old Street Records is a bar in Old Street (unsurprisingly!) hailing from the same group as Venn Street Records in Clapham and Northcote Records in Battersea. Being an East London Girl, I was very happy to discover Old Street Records which is much closer to home than South London……

Treves and Hyde Restaurant in Aldgate

Treves and Hyde Restaurant in Aldgate When I first walked past this restaurant in Aldgate East, I did a double take as it looked pretty smart and welcoming. Downstairs is a coffee bar during the day serving fresh juices, breakfast pastries, sandwiches, cakes and savoury items. Up the spiral staircase is a welcoming restaurant and bar….

28 West Bar and Restaurant in Canary Wharf

28 West is located a ten minute walk from Canary Wharf Station, with a very attractive view of the city on the riverfront. It’s a large bar and restaurant serving up classic home cooked comforts with modern decor and a nice outdoor area with heating. With plenty of space in the bar and seating in…

Long Arm Worship Street

Long Arm Worship Street Craft Beer in London I visited Long Arm Worship Street to sample some of the best craft beer in London and check out the in-house brewing experience – Long Arm Worship Street  My favourite offering was the six different 1/3 pints which reminded me of being in Belgium! I returned recently to try…

Smokestak Restaurant in Shoreditch

Smokestak Restaurant in Shoreditch I am a big meat eater so me and Smokestak restaurant in Shoredirch got on very well! Starting off in the street food world, Smokestak was so popular it opened a permanent residency near Shoreditch High Street Station. With an open kitchen, the smell of smoked meatand a slightly industrial but…

Craft Beer Co Limehouse

This week we visited The Craft Beer Co in Limehouse.  An independent pub started in 2011 by two friends, there are seven branches across London so they’re doing pretty well and it’s clear to see why – it’s a beer lovers heaven! We visited to try out head chef Pete Kastanis’ menu and we had…

The Vincent Restaurant in Hackney

The Vincent Restaurant in Hackney  The Vincent is a gem of a local café restaurant in Hackney serving delicious brunch at the weekends and breakfast, lunch and dinner during the week.  It is run by the founders of the Sebright Arms behind Hackney Road who know something about the best craft beers and ciders! The…

The Big Mouth – GBK

Gourmet Burger Kitchen (GBK) have been with us since 2001 and one of the first to offer a better burger to Londoners! Given how saturated the burger market has now become in London, it can be hard to compete. I hadn’t been to a GBK in a few years and was pleasantly surprised at the…