I was originally going to call this ‘The best bars to go on a first date’ (admittedly for SEO reasons). But then I thought, no, actually you only want to take a first date to an average-to-good bar, because if it doesn’t work out (and it probably won’t), then that’s somebody else who knows about […]
Generally my rule in life is, you can have dinner or a show, but not both. Not at the same time, at least.
Emily Gibson / Dates, Drink, Eat, Indoors, Organised Fun, £££ / central London, cocktails, dates, dining, dining out, dinner, drinking, eating out, going out, London, lunch, quirky dates, restaurant review, restaurant reviews, restaurants, review, special occasions, west end / 5 Comments
I am not an anxious person, but I do get a deep feeling of unknown dread every time anyone asks me for a restaurant recommendation. The fear is that someone will go somewhere I suggest, and hate it. After all, eating out in London isn’t cheap, and I’d be mortified if someone dropped their hard-earned […]
Last week my pal Rosie and I visited the basement of The Blue Posts in Soho to eat at Evelyn’s Table. Rosie had already been a couple of months previously and was the one who had insisted we make a reservation; apparently it had been sensationally, jaw-droppingly, shit-tittingly fantastic, even though she got so drunk that […]
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I didn’t have especially high hopes for Alcotraz, London’s new ‘bring your own alcohol’ cocktail bar. Tickets are ambitiously priced at £33.99 a head, begging the question, if alcohol isn’t included, then what exactly are you paying for?
If there’s one thing that turns me off a bar or restaurant (except obviously communal seating or the dreaded words ‘family friendly’), it’s a banner strung across the joint declaring that punters can watch the sportsball while they sup. I say ‘can’. In my experience, there’s usually little choice in the matter.
Firepits, Thames-side views and steaming mugs of hot cider at the South Bank’s Rekorderlig pop-up.
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There’s a common phenomenon in London wherein you find yourself in a restaurant’s facilities and think, ‘Ah. I’ve peed here before.’ I call it déjà loo.
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The Vincent is a new venture from the guys behind the Sebright Arms in Shoreditch, which I remember fondly from my formative years as a Londoner because pioneering proper burger company Lucky Chip were in residence there. (Kids, you may scoff but in 2013 the pinnacle of the London burger scene was the 24-hour McDonalds […]
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My favourite holiday destinations are always by the sea. This isn’t because I like to go in it – God no. It’s full of vicious minibeasts, like prawns, and other people’s piss. Besides, unleashing my milk-white rolls on the ocean’s unsuspecting fauna is the kind of thing that would probably get me in trouble with Greenpeace. […]