The Castle

Rooftop bar in Islignton The Castle is a great rooftop bar in Islington offering a little haven from busy Pentonville Street and Angel. If the weather is not on your side the pub itself has a cosy and homely feel. We had a glass of the Petite Odette Mediterranee Rose (French) which was a dry…

Latteria Restaurant

Italian restaurant in Islington Latteria is a new Italian restaurant in Islington, just down the road from Angel Station. They serve up authentic Milanese food and drinks with their inspiration drawn from the pasticceria, panino shops and pizzeria’s in Milan. Everything is made freshly in house with ingredients sourced directly from Italy. We visited on…

Bold Cafe, Tufnell Park

Cafe in Tufnell Park Bold is a new independent restaurant / cafe in Tufnell Park, offering a menu with contemporary twists to Turkish classics. It is actually one of the locations where hit show Fleabag was filmed and has been completely refurbished by husband and wife team, Nihan and Ibo Aksu. It’s gorgeous inside with…

Compton Arms Pub

Pub in Highbury and Islington Four Legs are serving up a storm of sharing plates at the charming Compton Arms pub in Highbury and Islington. Arriving in the Compton Arms, you are immediately welcomed by the lovely bar staff. No matter what day of the week, this quaint pub is always busy. We took a…

Searcys St Pancras

Champagne Bar in St Pancras Searcys is a gorgeous champagne bar in St Pancras and the home of the longest Champagne bar in Europe.  You can sip champagne in one of their iconic platform level booths in the heart of St Pancras or step into their stylish brasserie for a sit down meal. Champagne Bar…

Kanada-Ya

Japanese Ramen Bar in London Kanada-Ya is a relaxed, Japanese ramen bar in London with three locations. Its simplistic interior gives off a canteen feel, and the hanging lanterns add a touch of the oriental origins. Service is friendly, quick and efficient – they don’t hang around much, as you’d expect from a casual dining…

1251 Restaurant

Head Chef James Cochran 1251 is a great restaurant on Upper Street run by Chef James Cochran who draws on his mixed heritage from the Caribbean, Scotland and his birth town Whitstable through his food. James grew up working at the famous Wheelers Oyster Bar (look out for the picture in 1251), and has since…

The Belrose Pub in Belsize Park

The Belrose The Belrose is a gorgeous, contemporary gastro-pub on Haverstock Hill, situated between Chalk Farm and Belsize Park. It is stylish inside, with dark woods, royal blues and plenty of plants, book shelves and frames donning the walls. This, and the fantastic service, gives the place a sophisticated feel – even with the football…

Brave Sir Robin

Craft Beer Pub in Crouch Hill The Food Factory Project is a London-based company, backed by a youthful and multi-disciplinary team of passionate people, who specialise in various aspects of London’s vibrant food industry. The team currently has a couple of residencies on the London pub scene, including the Rose and Crown in Kentish Town…

Mama’s Kubo

Restaurant in West Hampstead Serving a taste of the Phillipines, Mama’s Kubo is a newly opened restaurant in West Hampstead. We were intrigued to try the food given there are very few Filipino restaurants in London. The restaurant has plenty of seating and the atmosphere was relaxed. We sat in a lovely little window table…

Michael Nadra Restaurant in Primose Hill

Michael Nadra restaurant in Primrose Hill is an absolute hidden gem nestled along Regents Canal and is a spot really worth seeking out! The interior of Michael Nadra is stunning. With mustard yellows, greens, metallics, velvets and gorgeous artworks, it gives off a premium, classy feel from the minute you step inside. The attentive, efficient…

Big Chill / Chuck Burger

Bottomless Brunch in King’s Cross Who doesn’t love a good boozy brunch?! We visited Big Chill for their bottomless brunch in King’s Cross offered on Saturday and Sunday between 12 and 4.30pm by Chuck Burger, the guys behind the epic Hotbox. Big Chill is a great bar with a chilled vibe during the day with…

Simmons Bar in King’s Cross

Happy Hour Central  Simmons Bar in King’s Cross (on Caledonian Road) is part of a successful chain of bars offering a fantastic happy hour throughout the week.  From 4pm – 9pm Sunday to Friday you can get your hands on the following: Bottles of beer £2.50 Glasses of house wine £3 House spirit & mixer…

The Lighterman Restaurant in King’s Cross

Restaurant in King’s Cross From the outside, The Lighterman restaurant in King’s Cross looks like a contemporary log cabin, right on the edge of the canal.  It is a little haven on the edge of busy, bustling King’s Cross and Granary Square. Inside, it’s super cute and sophisticated, with a light and bright minimalist style…

Coin Laundry, Exmouth Market

Restaurant in Exmouth Market Coin Laundry is a cool, relaxed restaurant in Exmouth market. With its high ceilings and open plan, it has an empty warehouse feel, almost like it’s been moved from the heart of Shoreditch or Hackney. It’s light and bright and the interior is filled with blues, greens and woods. The flowers on…