I’ve never been to New York, but I’ve known of the great American steakhouse Smith & Wollensky ever since I read American Psycho many years ago. As a discerning psychopath, wealthy protagonist Patrick Bateman name-drops hundreds of fancy brands – some real, some not – and S&W is one of them.
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I’ve never worked in the City, but I remember going out there many years ago with Gibson, because it was a good halfway point between my office in London Bridge and hers in Farringdon.
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As soon as we arrived I knew I could have cracked out a dress at least two octaves classier than the one I was wearing.
Emily Gibson / Dates, Do, Drink, Eat, Indoors, London, Mates, Mums, £££ / afternoon tea, central London, cocktails, covent garden, drinking, eating, gin, going out, ideas, lunch, quirky, quirky dates, reviews, special occasions, things to do, unusual, west end / 0 Comments
“I bet the blokes who work here get laid a lot,” muttered Carla behind me, as we clambered up the very steep steps of Mr Fogg’s Gin Parlour.
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“I’m not sure about the Dalek wine trolley,” said Mike, suspiciously, as a bar cart with invisible wheels bore down on us, reminding me, rather charmingly, of the moving podiums contestants used to come out on on Catchphrase back when Roy Walker was doing it.
Emily Gibson / Drink, Eat, London, Mates, Organised Fun, Outdoors, ££ / bottomless, brunch, drinking, eating, eating out, London, lunch, meat, pop-ups, reviews, south london, Vauxhall, weekends / 0 Comments
I normally know Vauxhall as the backdrop to some of my mates’ more, uh, colourful night-out stories, but it turns out there’s more to it than drag queens and dark rooms. Just lately, for instance, a daytime meat fest has popped up in a converted stable, with unlimited prosecco, as many ribs as you can eat and a vague […]
Emily Gibson / Drink, Eat, Impulse Friendly, Indoors, Organised Fun, ££ / bottomless brunch, breakfast, brunch, dates, dining, dining out, drinking, east london, eating, eating out, going out, Italian, London, lunch, restaurant review, restaurant reviews, restaurants, review, reviews, shoreditch / 0 Comments
I hadn’t seen James 2 in ages. He’d moved out last year to pursue a doomed romance, and, after a very dramatic few months, had ended up living in Hoxton. I’d last seen him at his 27th birthday party a couple of months ago, though that barely counted as I was irretrievably off my noggin […]