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  • marcus at the berkeley

    I’m back with a bang! I have a slew of travel posts coming your way, but we’ll kick things off with something to make you very hungry on a Monday morning. 

    Marcus Wareing is a chef I’ve admired from afar for a while, but have curiously never made it to any of his restaurants before. So when I was lucky enough to pick one of the amazing Feast on London deals from Bookatable to try out, Marcus at The Berkeley seemed like the perfect option.

    My lovely date C and I settled into a comfy sofa table after a long day of work, and readied ourselves for the feast with their “London cocktail” – essentially a bellini with a twist. A lovely way to start, fresh and not too sweet.

    / April 24, 2017
  • patron, cave à manger

    Let me introduce you to a little slice of Paris, tucked away in NW London, Kentish Town. Step into Patron and you’ll be transported to a cosy French bistro, and an evening of lovely food and wine will pass by in the blink of an eye.

    It’s a small restaurant, with a few comfortable tables and several seats at the bar – when we arrived (quite early for a dinner), there was already a couple at the bar sipping on drinks and enjoying a bite, and as time went on, the whole place filled up to the brim and it was packed. Clearly a popular place, no doubt a gem amongst the locals!

    I loved the interiors – jazz, ambience and a more personal feel than the likes of Côte (though I think it’s a pretty good pick for a chain), it was a lovely setting for a dinner date with my very excited husband, who is obviously a bistro food enthusiast (and harsh critic…). 

    / March 25, 2016
  • the gate

    Whether you’re a committed vegetarian or a die-hard carnivore, I’m quite confident that you’ll enjoy the restaurant I’m about to take you along to, because I realised in the aftermath (rolling myself home in a pleasant and unexpected food coma) that this place fills a gap in the market. 

    With healthy eating, gluten free, vegan and vegetarian options rising in popularity in cosmopolitan cities like London, we definitely have more options to eat meat-free than ever before. However, most of the places I’ve tried or heard of are heavy on the “healthy” aspect – and I’m definitely not complaining! It’s great to have places like that for all kinds of dietary and general well-being needs. But what if you’re a vegetarian, and want to go for a special date or dinner with friends and you want to indulge a little? What if you want options that are warm and decadent and filling, and leave the restaurant having completely forgotten that it was completely meat-free?

    / March 16, 2016

    I realise that for many people, January is a month of detoxing and upping the healthy factor, so I do apologise in advance. The thing is, it’s freezing in London, and we as human beings are in scientific need of extra padding. So do what you must – whether it’s bookmarking this for a future indulgent meal, adding this to an ever-growing list of burger places to try, or hightailing it there tonight to combat the cold, I assure you that this is worth it.

    It’s no secret that I’m a big fan of a quality burger, so I’ve tried a fair few in the city. However, back in December, BRGR.CO was one that had so far escaped my burger hopping around town, and I was very excited to check it out – with my fellow burger enthusiast S in tow.

    / January 20, 2016
  • roux at the landau

    The London restaurant scene has been even busier this past few weeks thanks to London Restaurant Festival, and with good reason – so many of the city’s favourite restaurants have great deals going on, and it’s the perfect excuse to try out some new places, as well as revisit your regular haunts. 

    Although I haven’t been able to take advantage of the festival as I would have liked, I’ve been able to enjoy somewhere I’ve already tried and love (Sticks ‘n’ Sushi!), and to have a real treat of a meal at Roux at The Landau, a place that was new to me. I booked through Bookatable for the deal, although I think this is actually available during limited times beyond LRF, which is great. The menu includes 3 courses, petit fours, and half a bottle of wine per person for £45, which I think is pretty reasonable for a fine dining restaurant of this calibre.

    / October 26, 2015
  • vindinista

    If you love wine and cheese as much as I do, not only are you immediately my friend, but you’d…

    / August 12, 2015
  • brasserie gustave

    Now, I know my food pretty well, but when it comes to the kind of French bistro cuisine that Brasserie…

    / July 6, 2015