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.
Big news: I am Over the West End. Sort of. At weekends, at least. Monday to Friday, I work in an office directly across from the septic shit-swamp that is Leicester Square, so I’m used to nights out – both impromptu and planned – in Soho and Covent Garden. But whereas the area is a […]
Emily Gibson / Eat, Impulse Friendly, Indoors, London, Mates, ££ / Asian, Burmese, cheap eats, dining, dining out, dinner, east london, eating out, Hackney, London Fields, lunch, restaurant review, unusual / 0 Comments
I had made a grave error in wearing a white top for the evening. I could be forgiven, because we were going to Lahpet, a newish Burmese restaurant near London Fields. What do the Burmese eat? I hadn’t the foggiest. Yak possibly?
Emily Gibson / Bookatable, Dates, Eat, Indoors, Mums, ££££ / Bookatable, City of London, dates, dining out, dinner, eating out, fine dining, food, London, lunch, Searcys, skyscraper, The Gherkin, view / 4 Comments
The food is a little hit and miss and the champagne is extortionate, but lunch at Searcys at the Gherkin is something special.
Emily Gibson / Dates, Eat, Impulse Friendly, London, Mates, Organised Fun, ££ / Borough, British, dates, dining, dining out, dinner, eating, eating out, going out, London, london bridge, quirky, small plates, south london, Southwark / 2 Comments
A review of Lupins, London Bridge, or, ‘How I Learned To Stop Thinking Of Spring Onions As Garnish & Realised Their True Potential With A Deep Fat Fryer’.
Emily Gibson / Dates, Eat, London, Mates, £££ / cocktails, dates, dining, dining out, eating out, FItzrovia, Middle Eastern, Mitz Vora, Old Fashioned, restaurant reviews, restaurants, small plates, special occasions, tapas / 1 Comment
A client once told me in a Paris bar that if you order an Old Fashioned, you’ll always have the respect of the barman. “Sod the barman,” I said, inwardly, because they were a client after all. “If I’m paying a tenner for a drink it’s going to be something I actually like.”
Emily Gibson / Drink, Eat, Impulse Friendly, Indoors, London, Mates, ££ / beer, brunch, burgers, cheap eats, Dalston, dining, dining out, dinner, drinking, east london, eating, eating out, gastropub, Hackney, lunch, pub, restaurant review, restaurant reviews, restaurants, review, reviews, Vegan, Vegetarian / 1 Comment
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 […]
Emily Gibson / Brunch, Drink, Eat, London, Mates, ££ / bottomless, brunch, burgers, dates, dining out, drinking, eating, eating out, going out, London, lunch, restaurant review, restaurant reviews, restaurants, review, reviews, special occasions, steak, west London / 4 Comments
Once upon a time steak was the thing you ordered on your birthday and/or when someone else was paying, because a big hunk ‘o beef was – and still is, in many places – the most expensive thing on the menu.