I’ve never had the cash or inclination to join a private members club. Besides the huge fees charged I like trying out new and different places rather than being locked in to one venue. That said I can’t deny the exclusive appeal when friends have wangled me in to Milk & Honey or Soho House.
If I have friends in town I often like to take them to Hyde Park. In summer you can chill out on the iconic stripey deck chairs by the Serpentine and in winter there is still lots to see. My favourite spots include the statue of Peter Pan donated by JM Barrey, the bowls club
Don’t go to Otto expecting to make your regular pizza order. There’s no Margherita, no Hawaiian, there’s not even any thin, crisp wood fired bases or deep dish pizza. Otto is a specialised pizza joint – the pizza here is all cornmeal crust and the toppings feature whacky combinations such as brie and grape. Apparently
“It’s like a delicious explosion in your mouth” said my friend Lucy after she had bitten into a xai long bao (£5) at the new Leong’s Legend in Bayswater. Xai long bao (or XLB as they are affectionately known) are dumplings filled with soup and so when you bite into one you really do get
Plaster of Paris statues, faded black and white photos along with a random assortment of urns, Aphrodite in Bayswater has perfected the Greek taverna shtick. It may not be very cool, but it does feel homely and immediately whets your appetite for plates of mezze and fresh seafood. As soon as you sit down
Believe it or not some people do not like oysters. Woody Allen said “I will not eat oysters. I want my food dead – not sick, not wounded – dead”. There are a whole tribe of people who dined at the Fat Duck who probably think twice about tucking in to a freshly shucked oyster.
MTV boyfriend and I went on a date on Tuesday night. You have to do that sort of thing every now and again when you have been going out for as long as we have. We opted for a £3.50 movie (what a bargain, Tuesdays only at the Coronet in Notting Hill) and were looking
MTV boyfriend thinks that the only reasons I love oysters is that they are expensive. I admit that I do occasionally have expensive taste but can swear hand on heart that my love for oysters is solely based on their sublime taste of the sea. As soon as I heard that The Commander, a tired
I have such a treat to share with you today as I have an amazing guest post on Le Cafe Anglais from Kang over at the fabulous London-Eater: If you haven’t heard, the FT lunch offers have been quietly driving Londoners to restaurants lately. The deal is quite a good one, 50% off the food