Hampton Manor, the very best of British

Home to Michelin starred Peel’s restaurant, Hampton Manor offers visitors a unique stay and dine experience steeped in the neo-Gothic surrounds of this grand home. A two hour dash from London Euston sees you to Hampton in Arden, a West Midlands village with a designated conservation area at its heart given its rich history and…

Lisbon – Where trendy meets traditional

From charming mosaic lined streets framed by elegant tile-clad buildings, to breath taking views across the Tagus river as it meets the Atlantic after a 1,000 kilometre journey through the Iberian Peninsula – Lisbon has it all. And with the hoards of tourists commonly seen in other European destinations absent from street to street, visitors…

WSET Wine Education Week September 2019

Whether youโ€™re a novice or knowledgeable, mad for Merlot or puzzled by Pinot, the world of wine is one thatโ€™s ripe for discovery. Having awarded over 400,000 wine lovers one of its qualifications in the UK alone since it was founded in 1969, the Wine & Spirit Education Trust, the largest global provider of wine…

Lucknow 49 – DUM Biryani’s spicy little sister

From our very first visit DUM Biryani had us hooked. Frequent daydreams of crisp pastry covered lamb shank Biryanis followed, with DUM quickly established as our go to ‘spice fix’ spot. So expectations for the newly launched Lucknow 49 were sky high, Dhruv Mittals second west end venture after launching DUM in late 2016. Lucknow…

Liban Tapas – A taste of Lebanon

Any restaurant that inspires travel is well worth a visit and, with vibrant, flavoursome plates, Liban Tapas does just that. With strong links to the dynamic food culture of Beirut, this South Woodford establishment offers something different, standing out from the typical middle eastern options common across London. Attention to detail drives this, with hand…

Spritz up your festive feast with these bang on trend cocktails

Following recent research that 73 percent of Brits would like more food and drink variety this Christmas, Gordonโ€™s Premium Pink Gin, Tanqueray London Dry Gin, Baileys Original Irish Cream, Baileys Almande and Johnnie Walker Black Label have worked with award-winning mixologist Carl Brown, and flavour innovations expert, Sian Anderson, to create five exciting new serves…

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…

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…

La Farola Cafe – Upper Street

After a fantastic dining experience at Tuyo, Hackney we were eager to visit sister restaurant La Farola Cafe which, also under the guise of Chef Ricardo, offers a tapas menu to be marvelled. With the feel of a local hangout, La Farola leverages quality local and Spanish produce, bringing a taste of Espana to hungry…

Suvlaki – Our big fat Greek dinner

Brick Lane, famed as London’s epicentre for food, music and art is a true melting pot of everything exciting in London’s east end. Graffiti clad, this one street speaks volumes for London’s diversity with live street performers, alternate markets and food from all over the world readily available. So where better to dine Greek style,…