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…

Bala Baya, Southwark

Restaurant in Southwark Bala Baya restaurant in Southwark is tucked in just off the Old Union Yard Arches. This Tel-Aviv style eatery and bar offers a variety of Israeli sharing plates. The split level dining and the overall ambiance brought a wave of sophistication to the restaurant. The incredibly happy and friendly waiter who greeted…

Iris Bar, The Gherkin

The Gherkin The Gherkin (or 30 St Mary Axe) has been an icon in London since 2004.  With its unique shape and thousands of metres of glass, it tends to catch everyone’s eye!  Lucky for us the restaurant and bar at the top of The Gherkin are finally open to the public! Helix restaurant is…

The Angel and Crown, Richmond

Restaurant in Richmond The Angel & Crown restaurant in Richmond is tucked just off the cobbled high street.  The pub reopened in December after an extensive refurbishment .  Housed in a 400 year old building, the refurb has tastefully retained the character and charm of the building.  There are rich colours, dark wood and even…

Mien Tay Battersea

Vietnamese Restaurant in Battersea Mien Tay is a lovely Vietnamese restaurant in Battersea on busy Lavender Hill.  We visited on a weekday night for dinner and it was surprisingly busy with a bustling atmosphere.  Servers were quick to get us seated and we settled in to pore over the extensive South West Vietnamese menu. Whilst…

El Pirata Restaurant in Mayfair

Tapas Restaurant in Mayfair What an adorable Spanish tapas restaurant in Mayfair offering over 60 tapas dishes, al fresco dining and fantastic service. The atmosphere is fantastic and reminded me of a restaurant I visited in Barcelona. There is a beautiful bar area, the restaurant has low lighting is decorated in a  traditional / rustic manner. Tapas Menu There…

Pho Vietnamese Restaurant in London

‘Healthy Specials’ menu Almost everyone in London knows about Pho. The vietnamese restaurant in London serving comforting warming street food dishes like pho noodle soups, curry and rice bowls. Their venues have a minimalist, stripped back canteen feel with a touch of the South-East asia shining through. The relaxed yet friendly service which makes it…

Ugly Dumpling

Dumplings in Soho Ugly Dumpling is not ugly at all but the cutest little cosy cafe, nestled in the heart of Carnaby.  We ventured in for a weekday lunch stop and a taste of their inventive dumplings in Soho. Drinks Ugly Dumpling offer a short wine list, a good beer selection and a range of…

Arlos Restaurant in Balham

Arlos Restaurant in Balham In the friendly neighbourhood of Balham we decided to go for some dinner at Arlo’s. We had heard a lot of great things about Arlo’s so wanted to see f what the fuss was all about! A great thing about Arlo’s is that it understands that eating a decent steak in London can…