I am in two minds about one-dish restaurants.
City of London
The estimable Fay Maschler named James Cochran’s second City restaurant as one of her top new openings last year, and since we’d moved off the doorstep of the first one in Angel, we went to Liverpool Street before Christmas for an evening of that vaguest of cuisines, British tapas. (Which, in this case, translates to […]
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.
Carla Juniper / Dates, Drink, Impulse Friendly, Indoors, London, Mates, ££ / bars, City of London, cocktails, dates, drinking, east london, going out, quirky, quirky dates, The City, unusual / 0 Comments
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.
Emily Gibson / Dates, Drink, Eat, Impulse Friendly, Indoors, London, Mates, Mums, Organised Fun, £££ / City of London, cocktails, drinking, going out, London, luxury, quirky dates, skyscrapers, special occasions / 0 Comments
The last time I visited Tower 42 was five years ago. Then, I rode the lift all the way to the top to Vertigo 42, a charmless champagne bar with not much more going for it than a spectacular view. These days, the view is even better, with the addition of such spectacular silhouettes as […]
Emily Gibson / Dates, Do, Impulse Friendly, Mates, Organised Fun, Outdoors, Sweat, £ / central London, City of London, dates, greenwich, keep fit, London, quirky, quirky dates, shoreditch, Soho, Southbank, things to do, unusual / 1 Comment
My legs hurt. They burn with the realisation that no matter how many miles you notch up jogging around the local park, you’re still going to ache like a bitch when made to sprint an indeterminate length of time from a standing start, which is what Mike, James 1 and I spent Sunday afternoon doing […]
Emily Gibson / Chill, Dates, Drink, Eat, Indoors, Mates, Mums, Organised Fun, £££ / brunch, City of London, cocktails, dates, dining, dining out, dinner, eating out, London, lunch, quirky dates, restaurant review, restaurant reviews, restaurants, review, reviews, skyscrapers, special occasions, unusual / 3 Comments
The PR team behind 20 Fenchurch Street has had a very bad time. The skyscraper was aggressively opposed from the outset on the (justifiable) grounds of intolerable ugliness, and then there was that unfortunate ‘Fryscraper’ incident. Since its completion, comparisons have been cruel and unflattering; it has been accused of impersonating everything from a Nokia 2100 to a […]
I am a horrible morning person. I am actually writing this from the edge of my bed at the crack of dawn just so I could really capture things in medias res, and the upshot is that I am deeply regretting taking up the #EarlyBirdChallenge and making a 7am reservation at Duck and Waffle, London’s highest […]