I love a good supper club. They’re sociable, good value, and – as tickets must be bought in advance – a welcome antidote to the tiresome trend of no-reservations policies.
I think I owe the Spanish nation an apology. I’ve been ignoring their fine cuisine for years now, most unfairly, so here it is: sorry, amigos, I’ve been a dick.
A personal hairdresser A personal chef These would be the two things I’ve always said I’d indulge in if I won the lottery. I wouldn’t change much else, but I’d live the rest of my life throwing elaborate dinner parties and tossing my fabulous hair. But while a blow dry in London will cost you […]
Carla Juniper / Curious Veggie, Eat, Impulse Friendly, Indoors, Mates, Mums, Vegetarian, ££ / Chelsea, clean eating, dining, dining out, dinner, eating out, going out, healthy, raw, restaurant review, restaurant reviews, restaurants, Vegan, Vegetarian, west London / 0 Comments
“What, so they don’t cook the food? What’s the point?!” This was the probably the most positive reaction I got from my colleagues when I announced I was off for a post-work dinner at a raw vegan restaurant. Everyone else was much more…colourful.
Emily Gibson / Do, Eat, Indoors, Learn, London, Mates, Mums, Organised Fun / Asian, central London, covent garden, dan doherty, dinner, duck and waffle, jeremy pang, recipes, school of wok / 0 Comments
I’m proud to announce that duck and waffle, so delicious it has a restaurant named after it, is the latest dish in the Gibson culinary repertoire. It’s a bit fancier than my other specialties (oven chips, sausage sandwiches, eggy bread, etc.) – but, as Carla and I found at School of Wok last week, it’s […]
The Polo Bar at the Westbury Hotel has hit upon an amazing idea. When you order a cocktail, you get two glasses. One full-sized drink for you, and one matching tiddly tipple for your drinking companion.
Emily Gibson / Dates, Eat, Impulse Friendly, Indoors, London, Mates, Mums, Organised Fun, £££ / central London, dates, dining, dining out, dinner, eating out, FItzrovia, London, Noho, restaurant review, restaurant reviews, restaurants, review, reviews, special occasions / 0 Comments
“It looks quite posh,” said the voice down the phone. “Are you nearly here yet?” It was the usual refrain from Mike and, indeed, anyone else foolish enough to arrive punctually at any sort of social engagement also attended by me. “I’m five minutes away,” I said, from the 55 bus, nine minutes away. “And go on in. […]
Emily Gibson / Eat, Impulse Friendly, Indoors, London, Mates, £ / Asian, Bermondsey, cheap eats, dining, dining out, dinner, eating out, fusion, London, lunch, restaurant review, restaurant reviews, restaurants, review, reviews, south london / 6 Comments
Ramen: it’s like soup on steroids. Bone Daddies, of course, is a well-established front-runner; its steaming bowls of noodly pork broth are a cornerstone of the unstoppable Asian street food trend. After opening branches in Soho and High Street Ken, and sister restaurants Flesh & Buns in Covent Garden and Shackfuyu in Soho, the BD […]
Emily Gibson / Dates, Eat, Impulse Friendly, Indoors, London, Mates, Mums, ££ / Asian, central London, cheap eats, dates, dining, dining out, dinner, eating out, London, restaurant review, restaurants, review, reviews, Soho, unusual / 1 Comment
Two days after Lou, Rosie and I decided that Hoppers was our next target destination, Fay Maschler of The Evening Standard gave it five stars in an uncharacteristically gushing review. Which was maddening, as it doesn’t take reservations and the queues were already a couple of hours long at peak times, even before a glowing endorsement from London’s […]
Emily Gibson / Dates, Eat, Impulse Friendly, Indoors, London, Mates, Mums, Outdoors, ££ / Camden, central London, dates, dining, dining out, dinner, eating out, gluten free, London, north london, restaurant review, restaurant reviews, restaurants, review, reviews, Soho, Vegan, Vegetarian / 0 Comments
I don’t know if there’s some underground trend that’s totally passed me by, but quite a few of my mates have recently gone veggie. It’s a pain if I fancy going to a steakhouse, but the upside is that there’s always someone willing to accompany you to a proper vegetarian restaurant. (I once suggested one […]