Tea at Blakes

For my mother’s birthday I took her to tea at Blakes Hotel in South Kensington as it is the kind of, discreet yet chic, boutique hotel that we both admire. Oh, and they have a Chinese Room which you can have your tea in and my mother adores Chinese art, although as it was quite…

A hidden gem – Cocoa Bijoux, West Hampstead

I first discovered Cocoa Bijoux by accident, a few weeks before Christmas when taking a shortcut via Broadhurst Gardens. I bought some of their cocoa dusted walnuts (which were delicious and a nice change from the usual cocoa dusted almonds), but then was away from London and forgot to visit on my return. I suddenly…

Cocktail Lounge at the Zetter Townhouse, Clerkenwell

I’d been meaning to visit the Zetter Townhouse for some time having heard rave reviews, plus it was one of Drinks International’s World’s 50 Best Bars 2013 (along with one of my favourite’s Nightjar). Knowing how popular it is we decided to err on the side of caution and visit on a Monday night, yes…

Bubbledogs, Fitzrovia

Having read so much about it on various social media channels, I was incredibly excited to visit Bubbledogs last week with the lovely blogger SJ & the City. First things first: you have to get there early! Ideally straight after work like we did, as when we left there was a very long queue weaving…

Brunch at The Modern Pantry, Clerkenwell

Getting off the tube at Farringdon on a Saturday is a strange feeling – the area is like a ghost town! So much so that some local establishments (such as Bea’s) don’t open at the weekend, apparently catering for the city workers who fill the area during the week. With this in mind it was…

Burn’s Night at the Army and Navy Club

Last week we enjoyed a Burn’s themed night at the Army and Navy Club (aka The Rag) in London’s Pall Mall. The club’s Ribbon Bar and Terrace (which is quite modern compared to the rest of the club) had put on a special menu featuring haggis (of course) with neeps and tatties followed by a…

Brunch at Mamacita, West Hampstead

It’s great to be back in London after Christmas, and what could be better than a catch up with the lovely blogger SJ & The City over Saturday brunch? I’ve blogged about Mamacita before though that was dinner, and so naturally their brunch deserved its own entry! Frida’s the basement bar is well worth visiting…