I bloody love it when fancy restaurants come out with cheapo menus that allow almost anyone to buy a small, delicious slice of luxury, even at the end of the month when we’re all – as my workmate Jay so aptly puts it – ‘right povvos’. Hawksmoor’s got its underground Spitalfields bar, for instance, and Hot Dinners […]
Emily Gibson / Eat, Impulse Friendly, Indoors, Mates, Mums, £ / central London, cheap eats, dining, dining out, dinner, eating out, Israeli, Lebanese, Levantine, London, lunch, Middle Eastern, pop-ups, restaurant review, restaurant reviews, restaurants, review, Turkish / 1 Comment
It’s a tough old world out there, for pop-ups. New ones, er, pop up in London all the time, but only the strongest survive. The ones that do get to keep coming back, and – if they’re very lucky – take root somewhere. Ceru is a pop-up mid-way through its metamorphosis; after a successful stint […]
Emily Gibson / Dates, Eat, Impulse Friendly, Mates, Organised Fun, ££ / central London, covent garden, dates, dining, dining out, dinner, eating out, London, lunch, quirky dates, restaurant review, restaurants, review, reviews, west end / 6 Comments
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 & […]
Emily Gibson / Dates, Drink, Eat, Indoors, Organised Fun, £££ / central London, cocktails, dates, dining, dining out, dinner, drinking, eating out, going out, London, lunch, quirky dates, restaurant review, restaurant reviews, restaurants, review, special occasions, west end / 5 Comments
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.)
Emily Gibson / Dates, Eat, Indoors, Mates, Organised Fun, £££ / central London, dates, dining, dining out, dinner, eating out, London, lunch, quirky, quirky dates, restaurant review, restaurant reviews, restaurants, review, reviews, unusual / 3 Comments
“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.
Emily Gibson / Dates, Diary, Do, Drink, Eat, Impulse Friendly, Indoors, Mates, ££ / casino, dining, eating out, Leicester Square, London, restaurant review, Soho, steak, steakhouse, things to do, unusual, west end / 3 Comments
I have always been deeply, deeply suspicious of the London Hippodrome. Nestled in London’s murky bumhole, Leicester Square, I’d always considered it a big, glitzy block of No-Fucking-Way until my flatmate James 2 returned from a third date with his now-boyfriend, raving about the wonderful time he had had. After that it was on my list for […]
Haché is a small, London-based micro-chain of burger restaurants that over the last decade has tentatively spread its meaty tentacles all across London. It now serves four of the trendiest corners of the Capital with locations in Shoreditch, Clapham, Chelsea and Camden.
Emily Gibson / Chill, Dates, Eat, Impulse Friendly, Indoors, Mates, Mums, ££ / breakfast, brunch, cakes, L'ETO, London, lunch, patisseries, places to eat, restaurant review, Soho, things to do / 1 Comment
L’ETO Caffé is a small London-based chain of fancy bruncheries that seems intent on replicating the patisseries across the Channel: the food is delicious, the pastries are beautiful, and the staff are among some of the rudest and least attentive I’ve ever encountered.
Emily Gibson / Eat, Impulse Friendly, Indoors, Mates, ££ / burgers, dining out, east london, eating out, hoxton, London, meat mission, meatmission, restaurant review, shoreditch, things to do / 2 Comments
The people behind the hugely successful MEAT micro-chain insist on a no-reservations policy in some of their restaurants, so the queues at MEATliquor off Oxford Street and MEATmarket in Covent Garden are usually the kind of length you’d expect in front of Jesus Christ in leper country. Fortunately, their outpost in Hoxton – MEATmission – does offer […]