Love is in the air…

Love is in the air…

It’s the month of love, so why not treat your loved ones to a beautiful meal at one of our favourite restaurants in London. Sketch Location: 9 Conduit St, Mayfair, London W1S 2XG Nearest Tube: Oxford Street Website: sketch Located in the heart of Mayfair, Sketch is a Michelin three-starred Paris restaurant with imaginative food, deliciously bold and  ground-breaking. Conceived by French master chef Pierre Gagnaire and restaurateur Mazouz. A real treat! Bob Bob Ricard Location: 1 Upper James St, Soho, London W1F 9DF Nearest Tube: Piccadilly Circus Website: bobbobricard Champagne anyone? Equipped with a “Press for Champagne” button at every table, it is famous for pouring more Champagne than any other UK venue! This is an iconic Soho restaurant which serves a luxury English and Russian menu. Oxo Tower Restaurant Location: Oxo Tower Wharf, Barge House St, SE1 9PH Nearest Tube: Blackfriars Website: the-oxo-tower Enjoy dinner with live music or a cheeky cocktail, at three dynamic venues all housed on the eighth floor of the iconic South Bank landmark, OXO offers a spectacular garden terrace, panoramic views of the London skyline and the very best in British cuisine Aqua Shard Location: The Shard, 31 St. Thomas Street,  SE1 9RY Nearest Tube: London Bridge Website: aquashard If you really want something a little special, this is the place. Panoramic views and Modern British food from a dining room and bar on the 31st floor of The Shard. You can drop by for a pre-dinner drink or indulge in this delightful menu.   Mad Hatter’s Afternoon Tea Location: 50 Berners St, Fitzrovia, London W1T 3NG Nearest Tube: Oxford Street Website: morganshotel For those of you with little ones, we suggest...
Hot, hot, Hot Chocolate!

Hot, hot, Hot Chocolate!

Ahhh the cocoa bean  , the bean that has given glorious chocolate. During this time of year  while its cold and dark outside I prefer drinking chocolate than just eating it, Preferably hot with whipped cream and marshmallows. National Cocoa Day has fallen on the last Friday the 13th this year which sounds like the perfect day to get some hot yummy chocolate , check out the list below on some of the best places to go!  Said Dal 1923 Nearest Tube: Tottenham Court Road Website: https://said.it/en/london-fitzrovia/  From Rome to London with love, Said Dal originated in Italy roughly around 1923 becoming one of the longest established chocolate shop. At their little chocolate shop in London you can taste the love and the years of experience when you try the hot chocolate. Made from melted chocolate bars and cocoa solids, its like drinking a mug from Willy Wonkas chocolate lake. The thick Italian hot chocolate is extremely rich and comes in milk, dark or gianduja which is a hazelnut praline. Each cup comes slathered with melted white, dark and milk chocolate from the cauldrons that you can see behind the counter. So prepared to get messy, you may need a chocolate nap after. Chin Chin Labs Nearest Tube: Tottenham Court Road Website: https://chinchinicecream.com/chin-chin-ice-cream/soho/ Now I have spoken about Chin Chin before regarding their revolutionary and delicious ice creams but that’s not the only noteworthy item on their menu. Their hot chocolate which has 5-star review from trip adviser and insider and has been mentioned by loads of food blogs. Their rich hot chocolate is topped with a huge blob of...
Pancakes, Crepes, Flapjacks ….

Pancakes, Crepes, Flapjacks ….

Who doesn’t’ love a good brunch? And brunch would not be complete without pancakes!  So, this week, on the 26th, its National Pancake day! So, I have put together my own personal pancake guide to the best brunch spots to grab some delicious and Instagram worthy pancakes! Fuwa Fuwa Location: Unit 8 Brunswick Centre, London WC1N 1AE Nearest Tube:Russell Square Station Website: www.fuwafuwa.co.uk  Fuwa Fuwa is the only place in London (and the UK)  you can get Japanese Souffle Pancake. The pancakes take about 20- 30 minutes to cook but they are well worth the wait as they are super fluffy and delicious as well as jiggly. They offer a huge list of toppings, so there is something for everyone. They are totally Instagram worthy and these pancakes have quickly become an internet sensation, and now it’s in London its time to indulge! Chez Lindsay Location:11 Hill Rise, Richmond, Surrey, TW10 6UQ Nearest Tube:Richmond Website: www.chez-lindsay.co.uk Chez Lindsay is a French restaurant making sweet and savoury traditional crepes. They specialise in Galettes which is crepes made with buckwheat flour , which are gluten free and has a nuttier taste. Their choice toppings range from the simple favourite of strawberries and cream to really creative seafood dishes. Highly recommend trying out this traditional Italian place next time you’re out brunching. Milk Location: 18-20, Bedford Hill , London , SW129RG Nearest Tube: Balham Website: www.milk.london One of the most Instagram worthy pancakes, with amazing and unique flavour combination Milk takes brunch to a whole new level. Milk has two locations , and both offer truly beautiful food. They go the extra mile with their topping...
Summer Solstice… What will you do?

Summer Solstice… What will you do?

What is the Summer Solstice?  The word solstice is from the Latin solstitium, from sol (sun) and stitium (to stop). Solstice happens twice a year, the first in just over a week’s time,  Wednesday 21st June, the other in December. It occurs exactly the same time all over the world, when the sun is directly over the Tropic of Cancer. The sun reaches it’s northernmost position, as seen from Earth, and does not move north or south but stands still. It then reserves its direction and starts moving south again. The Earth is actually at it’s farthest from the sun during this time. The opposite happens during the December Solstice. Traditionally, Astronomers and Scientists use the date of the Summer Solstice to mark the beginning of summer in the Northern Hemisphere and winter for the Southern Hemisphere. Things to note: It is not usually the earliest sunrise, as this happens a few days prior, although it is technically the longest. Clock and time measured by sun dials can be blamed for this. It’s not typically the hottest day of the year due to the time it takes for the oceans and landmasses to warm up, you have to wait a few weeks after to really enjoy that heat! It’s celebrated all around the world in many cultures with music, dance and feasts. So the question is, what will you do this 21st June to celebrate the Summer Solice? MIDSUMMER SOCIAL WITH HIGHLAND PARK WHISKEY  Location: 18 Ashwin Street, London, E8 3DL Nearest Tube: Dalston Junction Website: www.bootstrapcompany.co.uk Suggestion:  To celebrate the Summer Solstice, ‘Orkney Single Malt with Viking Soul’ is taking over Dalston’s...
Happy Hump Day – Plan Your Weekend Brunch Now!!

Happy Hump Day – Plan Your Weekend Brunch Now!!

It’s Wednesday, you’re almost through your week and the sun is shining! We think it’s time for you to plan your weekend. Go on, treat yourself! The best way to spend a Saturday morning, lunch or even your afternoon, is with some friends over a boozy brunch. We have selected some our of favourites, just for you. Roka Aldwych Location: 71 Aldwych, London, WC2B 4HN Nearest Tube: Temple Website: www.rokarestaurant.com Our Thoughts: Okay, so it’s not a ‘traditional’ English style brunch but everyone that visits this high-end-modern Japanese style, raves about it afterwards. Seasonal Bellini on arrival, unlimited starters (so take advantage), a glorious main, followed by dessert platter. All accompanied with unlimited wine. £59 (Or if you’re quick Timeout offers vouchers.. Shh!)   Oxbo Location: Hilton London Bankside, 2-8 Great Suffolk St, London SE1 0UG Nearest Tube: Southwark Website: www.oxbobankside.co.uk Our Thoughts: A restaurant that is stylish, bright with friendly staff. Lots of choice at the chef’s traders table. Ask the chefs to prepare you egg, eggs and maybe a waffle to complete your first course. Save room though, as you have your mains to come; three hot sharing platters (1 vegetarian), all enjoyed with unlimited bubbles. £42 (worth every penny!)  Plateau Location: 4th Floor, Canada Place, London E14 5ER Nearest Tube: Canary Wharf Website: www.plateau-restaurant.co.uk Our Thoughts: A delicious 3 course high quality brunch with the option to add on the unlimited refreshments. You’ll be dazzled by the city views and the relaxed, classy atmosphere of the restaurant. the staff are incredibly friendly and knowledgeable. If you are lucky you may experience some live music while you dine! £45 (including the optional £15 cover for...