“What did this place used to be?” I asked the bartender at the newly opened Basement Sate, which looked horribly familiar. “It was The Player bar before,” he said. “You knew it?” “Ah,” I said. I’d accidentally ended up there once at the grim, bitter end of night out, and left 20 minutes later when […]
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Choosing a restaurant to go with my dad is always a nightmare. He automatically vetoes at least 80% of London restaurants in one fell swoop by refusing to eat anything processed or go anywhere pretentious, which is, apparently, any restaurant serving jus or employing ostentatiously French wait staff. Fortunately, I found the perfect place in Flesh & […]
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It was James 1’s birthday this week, and in our flat we always go out for a posh meal to celebrate our ever-quickening slide into middle age. (I’m actually gathering a terrifying momentum; I bought a soup-maker the other day and have already blocked out all of Sunday to experiment. Curious London, indeed.)
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“Good afternoon,” said the voice, as I picked up the phone on Friday. “I’m just calling to confirm your reservation tonight.” “Yes, we’re still on for nine. Two of us.” “Very good. The password is ‘coconut’.” And so began our adventure into London’s weirdest and most wonderful watering hole.
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Sundays are boring. I usually spend mine monging out in my vastest and least alluring pants, hatefully eyeing the enormous pile of ironing that inevitably accumulates over the course of the week. It was nice, therefore, to buck the trend a few weeks ago and round off the weekend with a champagne-soaked evening at the Rosewood […]
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This time last week I was on my way to a blogger dinner at The Little Yellow Door, a new Notting Hill pop-up that promised a house party vibe without – presumably – the possibility of Blink 182 coming on, or the constant threat of your parents coming home from the pub and force-feeding everyone […]
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There’s something slightly depressing about the phrase ‘English tapas’. For me, the idea of ‘tapas’ conjures up visions of glorious Mediterranean sunsets, al fresco dining and big jugs of ruby red sangria. (Yes, yes, I have the imagination of a lobotomised tomato. So sue me.) Anything associated with our own little isle, on the other hand, […]
Alternative Thanksgiving at Smoke & Salt, discovered via Grub Club’s revolutionary new platform for pop-ups
There’s a rather lovely new idea spilling into the London food scene at the moment. Its name is Grub Club, and it’s a platform from which both professional chefs and enthusiastic amateurs can set up fleeting, blink-and-you’ll-miss-’em pop-ups, often just for the fun of it. The objective is to connect Londoners with the city’s untapped […]
Words cannot describe how excited we were to visit L’Atelier de Joel Rubuchon. We’d put on proper shoes, strapped ourselves in to our big girl pants and made a pact not to swear for at least two hours, or at least not loudly. For a brief while, we were going to be Ladies.