Archive for Eating out

Great food, tasty wine and a summer roof terrace at Vivo, N1

Islington’s Upper Street is not short of a good place to eat; any new eatery certainly has its work cut out! But for Vivo - Upper Street’s latest Italian offering – success appears to have come easily. Opened in October 2013 by brothers Will and Ben Thompson, Vivo – a bakery, restaurant and bar concept – provides […]

Feast@Fitzrovia: Mon 30th June – Fri 4th July

On Monday 30th June, Fitzrovia – home of many a great food joint – will launch its first ever, week-long food festival, Feast@Fitzrovia. Throughout the week,  eateries – both large and small – will be showcasing special menus and promotions,  from Michelin starred food to the Friday ‘Chilli’ Challenge. Highlights include: The Three Chefs – Tuesday 1st July The headline act […]


I always think it’s a pity that in so many of London’s most impressive areas and buildings, only the larger restaurant chains can afford the rents. Take the Southbank, for example: with its amazing views of London’s skyline it seems a pity that the area outside the Festival Hall is dominated with the likes of […]

Something for wine lovers

I remember vividly the day I first drank a decent wine. I was 24 and on business in San Francisco. I was dining with a client and my boss at the super trendy W Hotel and we drank  an aromatic and down-right amazing Pinot Noir from the Brick House vineyard in Oregon. I’d enjoyed drinking wine for years […]

This Week We’re Loving…(24.03.14)

DATE NIGHTS Whether you’re dating proper, or on a date night with your betrothed, then head on down to Voltaire this month for a night of cocktails and romance. Hidden beneath the London streets just near the river by Blackfriars bridge are a collection of nine private vaults. Each seats between two and ten people […]

This Week We’re Loving…(16.03.14)

EATING OUT It describes itself as a neighbourhood rotisserie restaurant, set just off Upper Street by Highbury and Islington station but for me Le Coq really is a neighbourhood restaurant  – I live just three doors away! Le Coq opened a year ago and was founded by talented sisters Sanja and Ana Morris (Sanja was one of […]

From Budapest to Hackney via the Caribbean…

  Secret Cinema – The Grand Budapest Hotel Secret Cinema’s latest immersive adventure transports London thrillseekers to Wes Anderson’s imaginary state of Zubrowka as it screens the director’s latest film ahead of it’s official release. The creative brains behind London’s favourite cinematic experience have recreated The Grand Budapest Hotel in a secret location in Central London. Throughout […]

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