There’s a lot not to like about Barrafina. For instance: the layout, which sits precisely 29 diners behind a cramped L-shaped counter. Everyone else waits – for up to two hours! – directly behind them, getting in the way of pained-looking hosting staff and audibly wishing the people ahead of them would eat a bit […]
Carla Juniper / Curious Veggie, Eat, Impulse Friendly, London, Mates, Vegetarian, ££ / central London, eating, London, lunch, raw, restaurant review, restaurant reviews, restaurants, review, reviews, unusual, Vegan, Vegetarian / 2 Comments
Trying to describe raw vegan cuisine to your nan may be a crushing ordeal but don’t let the eye-rollers put you off.
Emily Gibson / Eat, Impulse Friendly, Indoors, London, Mates, Organised Fun, ££ / Asian, central London, cheap eats, covent garden, dining, dining out, dinner, eating, London, lunch, ramen, restaurant review, restaurant reviews, restaurants, review, reviews, west end / 2 Comments
Kanada-Ya’s new Haymarket digs smell like some fragrant wonderland in which pigs spend their days happily rooting out truffles before ritually boiling each other alive.
Carla Juniper / Bookatable, Curious Veggie, Drink, Eat, London, Mates, Organised Fun, £££ / bottomless, brunch, central London, dining, dining out, drinking, eating, eating out, London, luxury, restaurant review, restaurant reviews, restaurants, review, reviews, south london, special occasions, Vegetarian / 0 Comments
It’s hardly surprising that bottomless brunches have taken London by storm. (If the promise of boundless booze doesn’t excite you then you can stop reading now. And we can’t be friends.) Unlimited alcohol does have its downsides though; I’ve stumbled away from more than one venue bursting with carbs and Bloody Marys, but not Skylon. […]
Emily Gibson / Dates, Eat, Impulse Friendly, Indoors, London, Mates, Mums, Vegetarian, ££ / afternoon tea, bakery, central London, cheap eats, dates, dessert, eating, lunch, pudding, quirky, quirky dates, Soho, things to do, Vegetarian / 0 Comments
Hatton Garden is for diamonds, Brick Lane is for curries and now there’s a little patch of Soho that’s all about puddings.
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Native is my absolute new favourite restaurant, and it’s just around the corner from my new office. I’m very smug about this.
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. […]
There were a few horrified faces when The Book Of Mormon dropped its first C-bomb 30 minutes into the show, but, looking around, most of what I saw were people looking at each other gleefully, much like my pre-teen friends and I when Mr Tweedy shouted “you thieving little buggers” after the fleeing poultry in Chicken Run. […]