Tag Archives: Food

August 26

5 things to do at the Hampton Court Food Festival #London #Food #Travel #royalfoodfest #HamptonCourt

One Arrive by boat along the beautiful stretch of the River Thames from Kingston upon Thames (or beyond) to Hampton Court. There are several operators that you will take you to the palace. Two Peruse the many stalls selling food and drink, everything from toffee Vodka to the best of tapenades.  If your ticket allows you […]

5 Must Try Indian Foods by blogger Aditi Chawla August 22

5 Must Try Indian Foods by blogger Aditi Chawla

After having travelled to several countries, I realised how the representation of Indian cuisine is limited to just curries and Indian breads. Also, I believe, the common perception is that the food is spicy and drenched in oil. Even after staying most of my life in India, I can’t claim to have tried all the […]

August 17

4. Dine at Chakra Riverside – Kingston Upon Thames #Kingston #Travel #London

Kensington’s award-winning Indian restaurant Chakra arrives in Kingston-upon-Thames. Known for giving traditional Indian flavours a contemporary twist, Chakra Riverside offers its upscale Indian dishes with beautiful views of the River Thames. Read More from JustopenedLondon.  

August 17

3. Dine at Union Street Cafe by Gordon Ramsay #London #Food #GordonRamsay

Union Street Café located in Southwark is a lively urban restaurant and bar in central London offering quality Italian artisan foods. Book a table for friends, family or colleagues or hire a private area for a bigger party and be the host with the most at the Southwark restaurant. Located beneath the restaurant, Union Street […]

August 17

2. Make Pasta At Union Street Cafe — INGLORIOUS FOODIES

When I think about pasta, it’s the type of food that suits nearly every style of meal possible. It can be used as comfort food, at a party or BBQ, a quick midweek meal and even as part of a fine dining experience. I love that something so simple can be created in so many […] […]

August 12

5 Things to do on an all vegan trip to Kenya #Vegan #Travel #Kenya

Veganism seems to be the new fad these days. Not because Vegan food is healthier than meat and stuff; but mainly because there’s a growing awareness among people in relation to a healthier ecosystem that involves non-killing and zero exploitation of animals for personal needs. The “revolution” is seemingly here to stay; with America having […] […]

August 09

3. Have a take our from Shere Khan Express at Manchester’s Trafford Centre #Manchester #Shopping

August 09

2. Buy a tub of cockles and mussels on Blackpool’s North Pier

July 11

1. ‘TELL YOUR FRIENDS’ AND JUDE’S ICE CREAM CREATE THE PERFECT ‘PLANT POWER’ SUNDAE #vegan

This summer, to celebrate the heatwave and British ice cream season, Tell Your Friends, the vegan restaurant from sisters Lucy and Tiffany Watson located in Parson’s Green, and Jude’s ice cream, having recently launched its first vegan range into food service, have collaborated to create the perfect ‘plant power’ ice cream sundae. Made with Jude’s […]

July 03

5 things to do at No 97 Restaurant , Gin Bar & Terrace – Surbiton

No 97  1. Take a train to Surbiton and walk to Maple road where you will find No 97 – a chic gin bar with a surprisingly elaborate menu. 2. Enjoy the lunch menu and start with a main course of Miso Pork Belly served with sweet potato and Mussels Siracha. Don’t forget the House bread. […]

June 10

5 things to do today at The Guinea Grill, Mayfair

The Guinea Grill  Sit in the bar area and enjoy a pint. You may also find a plug socket to charge your phone – the usual stuff. This is a lovely historic pub in a quiet area of Mayfair. 2. Book a table and move through to the back. A pub at the front with […]

Spanish Food & Drink Festival Comes To South Bank This Spring Bank Holiday

Feria De Londres, returns this Spring Bank Holiday to bring the vitality of a traditional Andalucian Feria to heart of London. From Friday 25th May until Sunday 27th the Southbank will play host to a vibrant celebration of Spanish culture and cuisine. Inspired by Southern Spain’s annual Spring fairs, the festival will feature Flamenco dancing shows, interactive workshops and live Spanish music to create an authentic party […]

April 28

The London Asparagus Festival Lands in Pimlico

London Farmers Market Spruces into Spring with an Asparagus Festival As British asparagus season spears into life, join the growers and stall holders at Pimlico Farmers Market on Saturday 12th May, as they launch The London Asparagus Festival all in celebration of the slender spruce. With delicious dishes and freshly picked produce from sustainable organic, British farms; keep those eyes […]

April 28

Field to Fork dining in The Surrey Hills with A Table Outside

After four years developing social content and events for a community garden, Bernadette Keane has moved to pastures new (quite literally) and launched a field to fork concept celebrating the cream of Surrey’s foodie movement. Joining her is award-winning local chef (and Masterchef finalist) Daniel Britten who will be creating the farm-specific menus. From May […]

April 28

Vegan Wine Pairing Dinner At tibits Bankside

tibits are hosting a totally vegan wine and food pairing next Friday 4th May at their Bankside restaurant. Most vegans and non vegans don’t realise that wine often contains animal fats so this event offers them the opportunity to try wine that is 100% cruelty free alongside tibits latest vegan menu. It also offers tibits […]

April 14

5 things to do at Applebee’s Fish Restaurant, Borough Market

Applebee’s Fish Restaurant  1. Sit at the counter and watch fish being fried and meals being prepared 2. Order a starter of Scallops with Pork Belly. Seared and served with celeriac cream, slow cooked pork belly, crispy crackling and an apple cider sauce.   3. Try the main course of fillet of Cod with an almond crust […]

April 14

Dine at Chokhi Dhani, Nine Elms, Battersea, London

Chokhi Dhani London  Hailed as a “tasteful and authentic symbol of ethnic village life,” Chokhi Dhani or “Fine Village or Good Dwelling,” opened near Jaipur in 1990 as a celebration of traditional Rajasthani cuisine. Since then the original restaurant has expanded to include a huge 22-acre five-star resort and event park, as well as numerous […]

March 31

Get fit at tibits 100% Vegan gym – exercise using fruit and veg

As we approach summer, most people are starting to think about getting back into shape following the excesses of winter. To help people realize their ambitions tibits are launching the World’s First 100% Vegan Gym on Sunday, 1st April! They have achieved this by replacing conventional exercise apparatus with gym equipment made from fruit and veg. […]

March 31

Enjoy afternoon tea at The Ivy Cobham Brasserie

With something for everyone, The Ivy Cobham Brasserie offers an all-day menu that ranges from breakfast through to lunch and dinner including light snacks, sandwiches and afternoon tea. We have a dedicated weekend brunch menu with some delicious alternatives to our mid-week à la carte and a drinks menu featuring much loved cocktails, including some […]

February 20

Gastronomy for Your Gut: Italian Hospitality Collection Launches the Equilibrium Cooking School in Three Tuscan Spa Properties

Italian Hospitality Collection is delighted to announce the launch of the Equilibrium Cooking School across its three Tuscan spa hotels, Grotta Giusti, Bagni di Pisa and Fonteverde. On select dates in 2018, guests across the three hotels will be able to sign up for the School entirely free of charge, with the option to join five two-hour sessions from Monday to Friday. […]

February 20

Follow in the Footsteps of Beatrix Potter at Storrs Hall

Perched on the picturesque shoreline of Lake Windermere, a visit to charming Grade II listed mansion Storrs Hall is like stepping into a storybook. Children and adults alike can follow in the footsteps of Beatrix Potter at Storrs Hall, and explore the unspoilt tranquillity and natural beauty that inspired her beloved stories. From March 2018 […]

January 25

Get married at Jimmy’s Farm – Jimmy’s 17th Century barn is now available to host stylish weddings all year round

Nestled in the heart of the Suffolk countryside, Jimmy’s 17th Century barn is now available to host stylish weddings all year round. Against the beautiful backdrop of an old fashioned working farm, there are photo opportunities a plenty as guests can wander through ancient woodland, explore the farm, walk with nature and enjoy incredible food […]

January 22

Enjoy a Doughnut at Camden Market to celebrate Australia Day

Crosstown Doughnuts in Camden Market launch Australia Day special Available from 26th – 27th January, whilst stocks last… Camden Market’s Crosstown Doughnuts are celebrating Australia Day with the launch of two limited-edition doughnuts based on Aussie chocolate bar favourite, Tim Tams, and the traditional Lamington cake from Down Under. The Tim Tam doughnut is a chocolate […]

January 10

Fine dine at Neo Bistro, Mayfair

2018 and I’m back with a bang! 2018 is the year of food and boy am I excited to go to loads of restaurants this year and eats tons of good food. Add A Little: the rebirth here I coooome! Obviously I can’t help but start 2018 in any other way than a review of […] […]

January 08

Dine at Restaurant Story, London

When Jones told me to book anywhere I wanted for my birthday, I was excited and panicked in equal measure. My list of places to try gets longer by the day and shows no sign of slowing, with new restaurants opening, it feels almost daily, in London. A long stander on my list was Restaurant […] […]

January 08

Eat Portuguese food in London

Last week I was invited to the launch of a new Portuguese restaurant called Caco & Co. The invitation got me thinking about Portuguese restaurants in London, where are they and which is the best? To answer the question, I took my Portuguese bestie and my father with me to try out three of London’s […]

January 07

Dine at TV chef and food writer Gizzi Erskine first restaurant within the new Mare Street Market in March

January 03

See if you have eaten at any of these places

(Source: http://www.forbes.com) The restaurant world is satiated with lists. What constitutes an amazing meal is subjective, so it’s funny that we collectively obsess over the one dining room (or 50) that’s been named the best in the world for whatever year. I’ve had few disappointments among restaurants on those lists, and more than a few […] […]

December 29

Order Pork Belly at Cote Brasserie French Restaurant 

December 29

Try the baked Camembert at Henry’s Cafe Bar on Kingston Riverside

December 29

Build a DIY Gingerbread House from a Squires Garden Centre

December 11

Best Restaurants In King’s Cross – Where To Head For A Fantastic Meal In N1C

How times have changed in the King’s Cross area of North London. Venture outside of the famous station and treat yourself to some delicious international cuisine. Regeneration in Kings Cross has been rife since the millennium when development work began to get St Pancras station ready to be the terminus for high-speed international trains. As […]

November 28

Have lunch at The French Table in Surbiton

It would be hard to find better French food than this. I think the pictures speak for themselves. Expect zesty and satisfying French-Mediterranean cooking – as well as great bread.” Michelin Guide, 2018 “(The Lunch Tasting Menu) was a first class experience. For this quality of food with great service, what’s not to like?” William […]

November 08

The Woman in White at Charing Cross Theatre, DogFest and three other things to do today

Watch ‘I Believe My Heart’, performed by Anna O’Byrne and Ashley Stillburn, from the brand new production of The Woman in White at Charing Cross Theatre, London. Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Lyrics by David Zippel. Walk through Battersea Park’s Pear Tree Christmas Market this December. Set in Battersea Park on the 2nd & 3rd […]

October 24

Sunset Boulevard at The Palace Theatre, Manchester and four other things to do today

Start the 30 days de-clutter challenge. Day 1 throw one thing away (or donate/sell). Day 2 – this time get rid of two things. Day 3 – 3 things. I think you have got it. You could even vary it by trying the Fibonacci fling (0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13). Try the […]

September 12

Enjoy a luxury champagne afternoon tea at Surrey’s Great Fosters Hotel

Today 5 things enjoyed a champagne afternoon tea at Great Fosters Hotel in Surrey. Great Fosters Hotel is a grade one listed building set amongst 50 acres of gardens and parkland. Here are five things about the experience One Warm fabric covered walls with wood beamed ceiling and magnificent stone fireplace with carved oak feature above […]

July 21

5. Dine at P.F. Chang’s London from August 3rd – Great Newport Street

P. F. Chang’s brings dramatic new Asian Table concept to London  P.F. Chang’s is bringing a new dining concept to London that will revolutionise Asian food and according to the experts will change the dumpling game in London for ever!  This is a new asian dining concept crossing the Atlantic by P.F. Chang’s which will strip […]

July 19

5 things to do today at The Willow Health Restaurant & Bar Kingston-upon-Thames, Surrey

The Willow Restaurant & Bar recently treated us to lunch at their fantastic restaurant in Kingston-upon-Thames. The Willow is a fine restaurant serving the highest quality and nutrient dense food we have had the pleasure of eating. All food and drink served are carefully thought about to suit the health conscious diner. If you really […]

July 03

Go to the rum festival at the Jam Tree in Clapham, London

The Jam Tree’s Rum Festival  Join us this July at The Jam Tree Clapham as we celebrate the best rums the world has to offer! Indulge in our specially created cocktails, available throughout the month & for the month of July only. We’ll be kicking off the festivities with a special Bottomless Brunch on Saturday 1st July, where guests […]

July 03

Try the tennis ball dessert from Tom’s Kitchen, Canary Wharf (available 3rd-16th July)

Tom’s Kitchen  A delicious summery combination of Strawberry pannacotta, fresh strawberries, Chantilly cream, meringue, and strawberry foam (£10), the dessert provides the perfect foodie celebration of the world’s greatest tennis tournament.

June 27

Try out the stunning new menu at Thai Square, Putney

It was voted as having the third best restaurant view in the UK, now acclaimed south west London favourite Thai Square is delighted to announce the launch of a new menu of innovative dishes to complement its stunning views. Packed with aromatic flavours and exquisitely presented on specially commissioned handcrafted plates, the collection has been […]

June 27

Tips for Creating Chocolate Treats at Home – Bohemia Bar & Restaurant, Jersey

From delicate truffles to crunchy chocolate biscuits, cocoa-centric treats are the ultimate guilty pleasure. While chocolate cakes, mousses and cheesecakes are common dinner party desserts, cooking with cocoa is notoriously tricky and remains a skill many of us are yet to fully master. Fortunately, for those tired of reluctantly pouring away thick, lumpy bowls of […]

June 14

Father’s Day Ultimate Meat Lovers Masterclass at Newly Launched Boxcar Marylebone

Boxcar Butcher & Grill (www.boxcar.co.uk) an exciting new independent butchery-to-cooking concept, which launched on New Quebec Street early this month, is hosting the ultimate event for meat lovers with a special in-depth Butchery Masterclass to celebrate Father’s Day on Sunday 18th June 12:00pm. Ideal for any meat loving Father, guests will learn how to butcher […]

June 13

New Japanese rooftop restaurant and bar in Leeds to open – Issho

On Wednesday 21st June, restaurant group D&D London will open a brand new rooftop restaurant in the high-end shopping destination of Victoria Gate in Leeds. Issho (meaning ‘together’ in Japanese) will offer authentic Japanese cuisine in a sophisticated and refined setting, which comprises of a rooftop bar, restaurant space and outdoor terrace. The restaurant will […]

June 08

Try the new Summer Kitchen Garden menu at the Blue Boar Restaurant in Conrad London St James

Created by Executive Chef, Michael Riordan, the dishes are bursting with colours, flavours and ingredients found and grown in the typical British garden – weather permitting! Highlights include Asparagus and duck egg with Wye Valley asparagus and flat leaf parsley butter and the Yorkshire Lamb with pea shoot accompanied by pea and ricotta tortellini.  The […]

May 17

Try out the new pre-theatre menu at Flat before going to an opera in Holland Park

FLAT THREE’S NEW PRE-THEATRE MENU SET TO GET TOP BILLING THIS SUMMER! Music may be the food of love, but acclaimed west London restaurant Flat Three has announced a rather more substantial offering to tie in with Holland Park Opera’s 2017 Season that this year runs from 1st June until 29th July. Inspired by the […]

May 09

Indulge in the ‘Chelsea Flower Show’ Cocktail at the Sofitel London St James Hotel

To celebrate RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2017, Edgerton Pink Gin have partnered with the talented bar team at the St James Bar, located within the Sofitel London St James Hotel, to create the aromatic ‘Chelsea Flower Show’ cocktail.  For the month of May only, visitors to the Sofitel London St James can enjoy the cocktail with […]

May 05

Eat Grubs with edible insect restaurant pop-up – 28th May

On 28th May, Eat Grub are teaming up with our chef, Seb Holmes (founder of acclaimed Thai pop up Farang), to bring you a taste of some delicious Thai-inspired insect dishes. You’ll be able to try a range of tasty insects in some exciting recipes created especially for the event! You’ll find them at San […]

May 03

Have Sexy Brunch at Sexy Fish, Mayfair

Sexy Fish gear up to launch Sexy Brunch from Sunday 7th May Sexy Fish confirms that Sunday is now officially the coolest day to party with the launch of Sexy Brunch. The much talked about Asian-inspired restaurant in Berkeley Square, Mayfair will launch its first ever weekly Sexy Brunch on Sunday, 7 May complete with […]

April 11

Stay at the Brooklands Hotel for afternoon tea and spa

March 21

5 things tries out Vintwined – Unique fine wines married with perfect food pairings

Last weekend 5 things had the privilege of sampling the ‘This is English’ food and wine event by new company Vintwined. The event held at Stepney City Farm. Vintwined was founded by businessman and wine expert Neil Deacon in 2016.   One Arrive at your venue and sit at your table. These are pop-up events […]

March 15

FIVE DELICIOUS THINGS TO FEAST ON AT BORD BIA’S TRAFALGAR SQUARE IRISH STREET FOOD MARKET (Sunday 19th March, 12-6pm)

ONE IRISH STEW AND WRAPS COOKED ON LIVE FIRE John Relihan, one of Jamie Oliver’s original ‘Fifteen’ chefs, will be cooking on ‘live fire’ to tempt the crowds with slow-cooked Irish beef stew and smoked Irish pulled pork wraps, served with BBQ sauce and slaw. Slow cooked Irish brisket will also available, courtesy of Salt […]

March 15

5 THINGS TO COOK THIS ST PATRICK’S DAY, WITH FIVE QUALITY IRISH INGREDIENTS

In honour of St Patrick’s Day, Bord Bia, the Irish Food Board, has teamed up with five of the country’s top chefs to celebrate the quality and diversity of five key Irish ingredients: Irish beef, Irish salmon, Irish oysters, Irish blue cheese and Irish cheddar. ONE COOK A FANTASTIC IRISH STEAK TARTARE  Simon Lamont – […]

March 15

5 Things you’ll love about a Butchery Masterclass at Macellaio RC

Macellaio RC Union street launch Butchery Masterclasses in honour of National Butcher’s Week. One Learning about the unique Fassona beef that is favoured by the Macellaio RC kitchens, which due to the hypertrophic muscle growth among the cows, is extraordinarily low in fat and cholesterol as well as being extremely tender. Two Getting an exclusive […]

March 09

Try out the Japanese inspired afternoon tea at Sosharu, London

One Jason Atherton’s Japanese izakaya-style restaurant, Sosharu, has launched a new afternoon tea menu inspired by the iconic wagashi (confectionery) and tea ceremony traditions of Japan. Developed by executive pastry chef, Emily Argent, the menu comprises a selection of sweet and savoury dishes, alongside unique tea blends and specially designed cocktails. Two Available Monday-Saturday from […]

February 14

Dine with your dog at M Victoria St, London

M VICTORIA ST’S SIX LEGS BRUNCH GIVES US ALL PAWS FOR THOUGHT It’s official. The world is becoming more and more dog-friendly. Many airlines will now let your canine companion travel beside you in the cabin, while an increasing number of hotels allow pets. Not to mention the dog cafes that are springing up everywhere. […]

January 31

Dine on the R.S Hispaniola, Victoria Embankment, London

Review by  Milly Edgerley The R.S. Hispaniola may be the most romantic place I’ve ever had dinner. And that’s not a small claim in a city that boasts fairy lit bistro’s and rooftop restaurants aplenty. However this really won the prize; boasting views of the London Eye, Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament all […]

January 15

Beat Blue Monday at Bunga Bunga Battersea with £1 Pizza on the 16th January

Blue Monday is almost upon us, and what better way to beat it than at Bunga Bunga with £1 pizza! On 16 January, the eatery is offering £1 pizzas to all diners who purchase another item from the menu or a drink. Bunga Bunga was launched in 2011 by dynamic duo Duncan Stirling and Charlie […]

January 15

Buy Waitrose frozen croissants with Charentes butter 

January 14

Start the day with a bacon scramble at Madi Deli in East Molesey

January 07

CELEBRATE CHINESE NEW YEAR 2017 “YEAR OF THE ROOSTER” AT ROYAL CHINA – Don’t forget to open your red envelope!

28 January 2017 marks the start of the Year of the Rooster. To celebrate the occasion, Royal China Restaurants across London will give each table a special red envelope, with some of the envelopes within each restaurant revealing a special gift. Each “lei see”, as they are pronounced in Cantonese, will offer a fortune message; […]

January 05

If you are a mum to be then try VOGA™ MAMA at Coq d’Argent restaurant

London-born fitness movement VOGA™ launches for mums-to-be at Coq d’Argent To kick off the New Year, City restaurant Coq d’Argent is teaming up with House of Voga to host monthly VOGA MAMA classes. Designed by Juliet Murrell, creator of the fashion-meets-fitness movement VOGA™, this new special class allows mums-to-be to enjoy all the benefits of […]

January 03

Celebrate Burns Night at Lancaster London

Once the New Year celebrations are officially over, we’ll be discarding our Champagne flutes and replacing them with a wee dram in the run up to Burns Night. The annual Scottish celebration will be returning on Wednesday 25 January 2017. To celebrate the occasion, Lancaster London is offering an exclusive Burns Night set menu at […]

January 03

Try the new Chi Kitchen’s Special ‘Tai Chi’ January Menu on Oxford Street – filled with super-food ingrediants

Kick start 2017 at Chi Kitchen with a special ‘Tai Chi’ menu featuring a selection of health-conscious, pan-Asian dishes, available 2nd – 22nd January 2017. MasterChef 2014 winner Ping Coombes is the Executive Chef at Chi Kitchen, and to celebrate the start of a New Year, she has created an exclusive menu for January which […]

November 19

Dine this Christmas at Sopwell Georgian Country House, St Albans

The festive season is certainly a ‘claus’ for celebration! Sopwell House has a wide range of Christmassy dining options available from 1 December 2016 through to Christmas Day. Christmas Party Nights Throughout December, Sopwell House is hosting Christmas Joiner Party Nights – the ideal way to celebrate the festive season with friends or work colleagues. […]

November 16

5 things to do today on Wednesday 16th November 2016

Here are today’s selection Take part in the soft launch with Bianco43 Italian restaurant group. They are opening a new branch in Croydon and between 21st and 23rd of November there will be 50% off all food at lunch and dinner. Have you been watching ‘I’m A Celebrity’, yelling at the screen “come on Carol, […]

November 14

5 things to do on Monday 14th November 2016

Here are today’s selection Book to see Manchester’s first pantomime in the Northern Quarter – Will Whittington and his Cat. A panto for all ages. Have a stay at Manchester’s Hotel Gotham. This city centre hotel has just been named the world’s best new hotel at the world boutique hotel awards. Please see our review […]

November 13

5 things to do on Sunday 13th November 2016

Here are today’s selection Book to see Jenny Eclair at the Royal Festival Hall – Jenny’s new tour is called ‘How to be a middle aged woman (without going insane)’. Dine at Lotus fine dining Indian restaurant – see our review here. This is one of the finest Indian restaurants in London. Download the new […]

November 09

5 things tries out the new Winter menu at Lotus fine dining Indian restaurant, Charing Cross

Lotus restaurant is a fine dining restaurant a stone throw from some of London’s major attractions and theatres. The food is superb and service impeccable. Going ‘out for a curry’ does not apply to Lotus. This is fine authentic Indian food designed to impress and delight. One Start with a glass of Cava whilst you […]

October 21

5 things to do today at La Locanda Italian Restaurant, Gisburn, Lancashire

This week ‘5 things’ dined at La Locanda  Italian restaurant in Gisburn, Lancashire. La Locanda began in 2003 by Agri Chef Maurizio Bocchi and his wife Cinzia. La Locanda  is situated between the beautifully historic towns of Clitheroe and Skipton – both worth a visit. La Locanda  is not your typical British Italian restaurant – […]

October 11

Dine at Tigella Kitchen Bar – 82 New Oxford Street – Authentic Italian Cuisine

The UK’s First Tigella Kitchen Bar Opens in London A unique concept where Italian tradition and innovation blend perfectly Manitoba Tigella opens on New Oxford Street London this September, serving authentic Italian cuisine with a focus on tigella, a traditional disc shaped stuffed bread from Northern Italy. Originating from the chestnut forests of the Apennine […]

October 10

Cook for someone in your neighbourhood with Trybe

HYPERLOCAL EATING IN THE PALM OF YOUR HAND New foodie app connects home cooks with local eaters New community based food delivery app, Trybe, has launched in London to help connect enthusiastic home cooks with their hungry neighbours. From Caribbean to Japanese, Trybe makes it possible for anyone to set up a restaurant in their […]

October 10

Eat for free at Balthazar in Stars & Stripes this Independence Day

4th JULY CELEBRATIONS AT BALTHAZAR Balthazar is calling all Londoners to dress up in both Stars AND Stripes on 4th July, to eat an exclusive American-inspired 4th July menu for free. The 4th July menu, created by Chef Robert Reid, will include a show stopping ‘Independence Day–Dog’, layered with beef and crispy shallots, a signature […]

October 10

Celebrate chocolate week with Remeo Gelato Dark Chocolate 72% Cocoa

The exceptionally high amount of the finest quality cocoa used for this dark chocolate flavour provides an extremely intense and rich taste.  The chocolate is hand-melted and blended with the highest quality fresh milk in a delicate and smooth texture. Remeo Gelato is on a mission to make Brits fall in love with gelato.  Remeo […]

September 30

Book a food and wine matching dinner in Marylebone at 108 Pantry

“108 Pantry Presents”…. A Food & Wine Matching Dinner in our intimate surroundings in Marylebone. Join Master of Wine Anne McHale and 108 Pantry’s very own Executive Chef Russell Ford as they create a five course feast. For each of Russell’s seasonal dishes, Anne has selected a pair of wines to enjoy. It will then be up to you to decide which you […]

September 30

5 things enjoys fine Chinese food at Royal China Restaurant, Queensway, London

A couple of nights ago 5 things dined at the Royal China restaurant in Queensway – not far from Hyde Park. This classic Chinese restaurant has a long history of authentic Chinese food. Over the years they have opened more restaurants including one in Canary Wharf and one in Singapore! Their Queensway branch was first. […]

September 25

5 things to do today at Jack’s Kitchen at the Holiday Inn London (Surbiton – Kingston South)

Jack’s Kitchen is a fine dining restaurant situated in the Holiday Inn at Surbiton (Kingston South), situated on the Portsmouth road running between Esher and Kingston upon Thames. When you think of Holiday Inn you may not think of fine dining but Jack’s Kitchen is different and something special. One Start with a cocktail or […]

September 23

Have a steak at the newly refurbished London Steakhouse Company City

London Steakhouse Company City, situated a stone’s throw from bustling Liverpool Street Station, has officially re-opened its doors to reveal an opulent split-level dining space enveloped with timeless British glamour. The well-established London steakhouse combines impeccable food standards and outstanding table service, offering an unrivaled City dining experience. Behind the grand entrance and large double […]

September 03

Enjoy fine Bangladeshi cuisine at Monaf’s restaurant, Hampton

Monaf’s restaurant has been a staple in the Hampton area for many years. We recently visited this restaurant as were in the area and it had been a while. The quality of food here is still excellent. They use the finest of ingredients and are sauces are rich and made from scratch. Portions are a […]

September 03

Have a quick two course lunch at Charm Thai, Teddington

If you want a quick two course and are in Teddington then you must try Charm Thai restaurant. I was in and out in thirty minutes and kept things simple with Thai fish cakes and a green curry. The eight pound lunch includes a soft drink. The food was excellent and the restaurant busy. The […]

September 03

Change your name to Bubba and be rewarded with a lifetime supply of shrimp at Bubba Gump London

WHAT’S IN A NAME? A LIFETIME’S SUPPLY OF SHRIMP It has been 20 years since Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. opened its first restaurant in Monterey on Cannery Row in California. Launched as homage to Forrest Gump, it captured the charm and American spirit that had made the movie a worldwide smash hit. Two decades on […]

August 28

5 things dines at Trade Union, Thomas Moor Square, Wapping (food, flowers, coffee, male grooming and more)

Trade Union is a large open plan space combining three of the world’s oldest trades; coffee, grooming and flowers. Trade Union is a short walk from St Katherines Dock, being situated on Thomas More Square, Wapping.  One Decide if you want a cocktail, meal, haircut, coffee or to order flowers. Trade Union combines all of […]

August 14

Order the limited edition CAUnival Burger and donate £1.00 to action against hunger

However you say it, friendship is something worth celebrating, and what better way to celebrate than with good food, good drink & good company? Inspired by Dia del Amigo, CAU are celebrating the two things we love most; food and friendship. They have teamed up withAction Against Hunger charity ambassador DJ BBQ to create a limited […]

August 04

Competition: Win 2 weekend tickets to the first ever River Cottage Music Festival! (17th – 18th September) 

5 things to do today offers you the chance to win a pair of weekend tickets to the first ever River Cottage Music Festival!   A weekend of brilliant music, the finest local fare and otherworldly fun in Devon’s beautiful Axe Valley. http://www.rivercottage.net/festival How to enter To enter this competition please say in 5 words […]

July 25

Have food to go at YO! Sushi with their new Tokyo to Go service

Summer has arrived straight from the streets of Tokyo with YO! Sushi’s new Chirashi pots available now from its new Tokyo To Go takeaway service. Chirashi literally means “scattered rice” and these new take away pots – priced from £3.50 – include either sesame soy marinated fresh salmon, ponzu marinated tuna, sesame marinated tofu or […]

July 15

5 things to do today at Harvey Nichols OXO Tower Restaurant 

There can’t be many fine dining places in Britain with a view such as the OXO tower restaurant. The views of the River Thames are impressive and provide a totally immersive experience watching boats pass by and helicopters fly past. People feel the need to dress up and rightly so. One Start with a gin […]

June 30

5 things dines at Manchester House, Spinningfields, Manchester City Centre

We recently had lunch (not for the first time) at Manchester House restaurant in the up and come Spinningfields area of the city. This restaurant is ultra modern, incredibly welcoming and keeps in our opinion getting better and better. Food is served perfectly with perhaps the best presentation we have ever seen. The Michelin star […]

June 07

5 things to do today at The Crown at Bray – a traditional English pub in Berkshire

The Crown at Bray has just won ‘Best Pub in Berkshire 2016’. Taken over by Heston Blumenthal in 2010 this pub is very traditional, ‘olde worlde’ and serves stunning food and drinks. One Find a seat (maybe by the window) avoiding the low beams and order a drink. The wine menu is impressive as is the […]

May 24

Eat Mexican and maybe do some Yoga in Hackney Wick at La Terraza

Launching on Thursday 26th May 2016, La Terraza is a scorching new outdoor Mexican pop up coming to Hackney Wick’s canal for the summer. Open Wednesday – Sunday throughout the summer, La Terraza invites guests to drink, dine and dance waterside. La Terraza will take place on the brand new terrace at Number 90 Bar […]

May 09

Have a Rose Garden Cocktail in celebration of Chelsea Flower Show at Sopwell House, St Albans

In the run up to Chelsea Flower Show’s floral frenzy, The Mews at Sopwell House has devised a bloomin’ marvellous Rose Garden Cocktail, served in its very own mini watering can. With Chelsea Flower Show running from 24-28 May 2016, The Mews at Sopwell House hasn’t just stopped to smell the roses – they have […]

May 04

Press for caviar at Bob Bob Ricard restaurant, London on the 18th July

Those of you that have dined at Bob Bob Ricard before will have seen the insanely photographed ‘press for champagne’ button. To mark National Caviar Day, London’s most Instagrammed buttons will be replaced with a very special version, allowing customers to press for their caviar.  And with some of the finest Siberian sturgeon on the […]

April 26

Order the lumberjack breakfast at ‘The Diner’ on the strand

There are a few American style diners in London at the moment and this one on The Strand is a particularly good one.  This breakfast is ample for two although designed for one.  Nice to see grapes and melon in addition to the more traditional bacon and waffles.  If you order filter coffee you can […]

April 20

Try the ‘Meat by the Kilo’ menu at the Hungry Donkey Greek restaurant in Aldgate – just near Petticoat Lane market

5 things to do today tries out the Hungry Donkey Greek Kitchen, on Wentworth Street in the East End of London One Sit down, look out of the window of  The Hungry Donkey and see what you might like to buy from Petticoat Lane Market (Sundays 9.00 AM to 3.00 PM) – T shirt for £5.00 […]

April 19

Indulge in a breakfast or five during National Sandwich Week (8th – 14th May)

National Sandwich Week (8th-14th May) is nearly upon us and to celebrate we’ve rounded up the TOP 5 breakfast and brunch sandwiches that London has to offer! Breakfast Never Melt So Good @ Melt Room Melt Room have two magnificent sandwich Melts for breakfast this sandwich week: The Benedict Melt (£4.50) and The Full Works […]

April 19

Celebrate the ‘Best of British Pop’ at The London Cabaret Club

After almost three years of sold out pop up shows around the UK’s capital,the beloved London Cabaret Club are thrilled to announce their grand launch on Wednesday 4th May 2016. Taking place in their new and permanent residence, the iconic Bloomsbury Ballroom, they promise to deliver a thrilling night of entertainment. This glamorous grand launch […]

April 18

Order Momos (chicken dunplings) and butter chicken at Phewa Nepalase restaurant in East Molesey

We have been here before – several times and back again today.  This superb restaurant is gaining popularity on this quiet road.  If you want good food, an elaborate menu with lots of specials then you can do a lot worse than Phewa.         

April 18

Celebrate the Queen’s Birthday with an afternoon tea at the Royal Horseguards Hotel, London

JOHN WHAITE AT THE ROYAL HORSEGUARDS PRESENTS… A RIGHT ROYAL AFTERNOON TEA! The Royal Horseguards is delighted to announce their collaboration with Chef, Food Writer and TV personality John Whaite in launching…A Right Royal Afternoon Tea. In celebration of the Queen’s 90th birthday, the award winning, 5 star hotel The Royal Horseguards will launch John […]

April 18

Dine at Hunter 486 restaurant near Marble Arch – part of the five star The Arch Hotel

Spring into The Arch London To celebrate springtime and the abundance of delicious flavours this season brings to the table, Hunter 486, the stylish restaurant located within five-star hotel The Arch London, has created a glorious spring menu. Developed by Head Chef Gary Durrant, the new menu is inspired by ‘Best of British’ recipes using […]

April 17

Order the best chicken and salad at Hungry Donkey, Wentworth Street, London. This is Greek food at its best. 

This Greek restaurant is modern, contemporary and serves brilliant quality food in the East End of London.           We ordered the chicken by the Kilo which was served with salad and dips.  One street of Petticoat lane market is here too so if you want to shop and peruse then this is your […]

April 16

5 things to do at the Fairmont St Andrews

The Fairmont St Andrews is situated a short ride away from the coastal town of St Andrews. The hotel does provide a shuttle bus however so it’s very straightforward to travel into the town. ‘5 things’ had the privilege of recently staying at this first rate hotel. One Walk into the hotel and be impressed […]

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