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 […]
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“When I die,” I said to Carla, as we entered the Hotel Café Royal’s Oscar Wilde Bar, wide-eyed and unattractively slack-jawed in wonder, “I want to be buried in this room.” I wasn’t even joking. Let this blog post be my last will and testament if tomorrow morning my mortal soul is dispatched by a big […]
Every now and again I fall in love with a blonde person and get this mad urge to dye my hair. It disappears as soon as I realise that a) maintaining root-free blonde hair will cost me approximately £1,800/year and b) a bottle of bleach will not, sadly, make me look like Heidi Klum, Joanna […]
My tongue is having the best time lately. I’ve been rolling it in cheese, bathing it in tea and dousing it in wine, and now it’s been tickled senseless by the glorious cocoa bean at Hotel Chocolat’s School of Chocolate. Honestly, it’s been utterly spoiled. I may have to go and force down some gruel […]
There are many cabaret clubs in London,but Café de Paris off Piccadilly Circus is one of the oldest. It’s celebrating its ninetieth anniversary this year, which by London standards – whereby it isn’t uncommon for short-lived ventures to pop up and down in a matter of months – is practically venerable. Despite the club’s sparkling history […]
I am currently writing this from my bed of shame and guilt after an epic episode of what my fun and fruity workmate would describe as ‘carbicide’. I’d gone along to the new branch of Vapiano in Soho with the ever-trusty Carla Juniper, and we’d accidentally eaten, well, everything. We had to be practically bowled out […]
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.
I want to start by saying I am normally the kind of person who throws any old teabag into a mug, pours hot water on it and then lets it stew for ages, like a good grudge. Because I am very lazy, I often don’t bother to remove the teabag. I just let it slosh […]
“This,” I announced to the Robert, the head chef of Clockjack Oven, Soho, after two glasses of wine and a faceful of its signature rotisserie chicken, “is the wettest bird I’ve ever had.”
There’s a new restaurant in Covent Garden offering ‘Asian fusion comfort food’, which sounds at first like a bit of an odd combination. Turns out it can be done, though, even though the menu – designed by Michelin starred chef, Yasuji Morisumi – reads like a schizophrenic mash-up of steaks, burgers, pasta, curry and noodles.