Simmons

Happy Hour in Oxford Street Simmons Bar offers an awesome Happy Hour in Oxford Street and is part of a group of London bars with over 15 venues. This one is much bigger than most of the other Simmons Bars – more room for dancing! From 3pm – 8pm Sunday to Friday you can get…

Lockes Bar

Covent Garden Cocktail Bar Covent Garden Cocktail Bar, Lockes, opened its doors in September 2019. It is the venture of ex Be At One owner, Steve Locke (hence the name), so is in extremely capable hands. Lockes prides itself on making customers feel at home and that’s down to the staff. When we walked in,…

Maison Bab

Gourmet Kebabs in London Maison Bab offers amazing gourmet kebabs in London and is the second restaurant from the guys behind Le Bab. The new spot is nestled on Mercer Walk, just off the bustling main street between Covent Garden and Leicester Square. Inside it’s really modern and cool. The restaurant is open plan, with a…

Ceviche

Ceviche is a Peruvian restaurant in Soho serving dishes with a modern twist. Peruvian food is unique with its influences from all over the globe, including Japan, China and Africa, which makes for a fascinating and varied menu. It is an attractive and atmospheric restaurant with Latino music softly playing in the background. There are…

Experimental Cocktail Club

Cocktail Bar in Chinatown Experimental Cocktail Club (or ‘ECC’) is a hidden cocktail bar in Chinatown on Gerrard Street. I saw a gentleman outside but he didn’t resemble the typical bouncer… So I ended up googling the address and realising ECC was next to Far East Chinese at number 13a. Confirmed – the gentleman was…

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,…