Cinnamon Bazaar

Modern Indian Restaurant in Covent Garden The Cinnamon Bazaar is a modern Indian restaurant in Covent Garden with extremely welcoming staff and a divine cocktail bar. From the minute we stepped in the door to the minute we left (five hours later!) the atmosphere was busy and electric. It certainly seemed like a very popular spot for…

Ember Yard

Tapas Restaurant in Soho Ember Yard is a fantastic tapas restaurant in Soho from the Salt Yard Group. The Salt Yard family was founded by Sanja Moll and Simon Mullins’ who took inspiration from their experiences and love of eating and drinking throughout Spain and Italy.  Other restaurants in the group include: Salt Yard, Dehesa,…

Baozilnn Chinatown II

Taiwanese Restaurant in London Baozilnn has become a bit of a staple in London with several locations spanning the City. This branch is a small Taiwanese restaurant in London with great service (as always!). Taiwanese Food The menu is split into three manageable pages including dumpling & wonton and Taiwanese street food. We tucked into…

Pastaio

Pasta in Soho Pastaio (meaning pasta maker!) serves fresh, delicious and affordable pasta in Soho just off Carnaby Street. They pride themselves on cooking with high quality, sustainable produce with eggs from Rodley Court in Kent, ricotta freshly made everyday in West London and organic grains and tomatoes from the southern Italian. Their restaurant in…

The Escapoligist

Cocktail bar in Seven Dials Apparently this cocktail bar in Seven Dials was named after a Victorian scoundrel, Baron Von Took, whose last wish before he was hung was to have a drink in one of Covent Garden’s brew houses. Well, you guessed it – he managed to escape! The Escapologist does have many nookies…

The Blind Pig

Speakeasy in Soho The Blind Pig is a fantastic speakeasy in Soho above Jason Atherton’s Social Eating House. It has a relaxed atmosphere with seating around the bar, together with a number of smaller tables and booths. The interiors have an antique feel with mirrored ceilings and cabinets with trinkets and other ornaments. The cocktail…

Seven Dials Market

Street food in Covent Garden Seven Dials Market is a welcome addition from KERB offering fantastic street food in Covent Garden in a two tiered indoor ex banana warehouse! Not only are there street food kitchens downstairs but there are artisan products, local shops, cafes and a bookshop. With over 25 food and drink vendors,…

Alcotraz

BYOB bar in Covent Garden Alcotraz is a BYOB bar in Covent Garden and the second prison themed immersive bar under the brand. Met by the guards in a secret location, you have been recruited to join the Alcotraz smuggling gang led by inmate Cassidy. Your first job is to smuggle in the liquor of…

Freak Scene

South East Asian Food in Soho   Freak Scene serves up some fantastic South East Asian food in Soho with an open kitchen enabling guests to watch the chefs at work! It reminded me of a Japanese Izakaya (informal pub) I had visited in Tokyo with an intimate and relaxed dining experience. Takeshi’s Castle (a…

The Lost Alpaca

Pisco bar in London The Lost Alpaca is a pisco bar in London serving a range of Latin American cocktails and specialty spirits in the basement below Floral by Lima.  The menu showcases a number of spirits including Mexico’s mezcal and tequilas, Brazil’s cachaca and Venezuela’s rums. Pisco Cocktails I love a cocktail list where…

The Parrot Bar

Cocktail Bar in Aldwych We visited the Parrot cocktail bar in Aldwych, situated within the Waldorf Hilton on a Friday evening. The bar is a partnership with Lee and Nicky Caulfield and is intended to draw on the exotic inspiration of the Palm Court where the Waldorf has traditionally hosted entertainment events. The Cocktails! Wow,…

Sticks and Sushi

Japanese Sushi Restaurant in London Sticks and Sushi is a Japanese sushi restaurant in London with 7 locations to choose from. They have venues in Soho, Covent Garden, Wimbledon, Chelsea, Canary Wharf, Greenwich and Victoria. We visited their newest venture on Beak Street in Soho. Spread out over two floors, the restaurant is slick and…

Dishoom Carnaby

Bombay cafe in London Dishoom is an amazing Bombay cafe in London paying homage to the Irani cafes which welcomed all and tried to break down barriers by bringing people together over food and drink. The popularity of Dishoom has spiraled with five new openings in London – Shoreditch, Covent Garden, Kensington, Carnaby Street and…

Blame Gloria

Cocktail Bar in Covent Garden Blame Gloria is a cocktail bar in Covent Garden situated underground in the old space of Adventure Bar. The bar is open until 3 am every Saturday and is a great place for a party! As their website says, Gloria always throws the wildest parties, she has the best legs…

One Aldwych

Hotel Bar in London Situated near Charing Cross, the Lobby in Old Aldwych is a gorgeous hotel bar in London. Open from early morning to late evening, the bar offers a relaxed yet sophisticated area. It is perfect for meeting clients, dining with friends or celebrating a date. The decor is bright and vibrant with…