Stockholm – Fika for two in the Swedish capital

Maybe it was just the pristine blue skies, but the people of Stockholm seemed happy, with the positive vibe contagious from one street to the next. Encouraged by the conditions, and with Stockholm City passes to hand, we headed water bound, taking maximum advantage of 48 hours unlimited use of the city boat system which,…

Hot Stone – the most exciting restaurant in London right now

Hot Stone is the most exciting restaurant we’ve visited in London this year. Hands down. This new addition to Angel Islington’s Chapel Market road offers up a spectrum of sizzling Japanese dining styles – innovative Sushi and Sashimi, Yakitori grill and, being in the name, Japanese Hot Stone. Why is Hot Stone so exciting? Dishes…

A weekend in Marlow

Brexit. The gift that keeps on giving. With €1.09 to the pound at the time of writing (ergh!) you’ll be forgiven for shunning the foreign exchange office and endless airport queues for the new trend in British holiday making, the staycation. Given Britain’s new summer status as a tropical island just off the coast of…

Summer in Catalonia, the home of Game of Thrones

After a glorious visit to Barcelona in 2015 it was obvious the Catalonia region of Spain has a lot to offer with unique cuisine, bundles of history and fantastic coastlines. And with Girona’s historic charm showcased in Game of Thrones, plus its proximity to the coastal haven of Palafrugell, we were sold on a two…

Sunday Feasting at TraTra London

Sunday lunch is a sacred staple of the Great British menu and is a special meal to be enjoyed by family and friends. So when bar and bistro TraTra London launched their decadent Sunday feast with bottomless fizz we jumped at the chance to try it out. The flamboyant French feasting menu created by award-winning…

Untitled Bar Dalston – The Moon Garden

Nothing brings people together in Japan like Yakitori (やきとり/ fire grill chicken). These, usually intimate venues (some no greater than four or five seats), offer diners a place to unwind and enjoy an onslaught of grilled veg and meats, ice cold beers and prime viewing of grill masters at work. With all this in mind…

Les Nenettes – French Brunch in Hackney

Brunching French style at Les Nénettes brings a whole new level of flavour and glam to what has established itself as the most exciting meal of the day. Snuggly nestled on the corner of Clapton Square, this all-female team (Les Nénettes meaning The Girls) bring flavour, service and style like only the French know how…

Skewd Kitchen – Anatolian brunch with attitude

With title of “Chef of the year” at the British kebab awards successfully defended for the second year in a row, we were super excited to take on Chef Maz’s self titled Anatolian ‘brunch with attitude’ at Skewd Kitchen, Cockfosters. Being native north Londoners we are big fans of Turkish cuisine, growing up with the…

Brindisa celebrate Calçotada Festival

During February and March, Brindisa, in true Catalan style, will host their annual Calçotada feast in their London restaurants. Well known nationally as a very Catalan event, the humble onion festival brings the community together – with everyone wearing long bibs and porrons (communal Spanish wine jars) full of local red wine. The calçots (onions),…

Hungry in Bologna – The unofficial guide

With the on-going doom and gloom of the impending Brexit decision there’s never been a better time to hop on a flight and celebrate all that our European cousins have to offer. And with sub £50 return fares to Bologna, this Mecca of food, history and culture is surprisingly overlooked by the masses of tourists…

The Ned – An evening in Manhattan

Bank, the heart of the square mile, is a pulsating intersection that manages a constant flow of Routemasters and footfall from all over the City of London. Here some of the U.K.’s most historic buildings stand shoulder to shoulder with striking modern architecture, an eclectic mix that combines old and new, reminiscent of scenes from…