Summer Time Supper – Private Dining at London Marriott County Hall

During the £100m refurbishment work at London’s iconic Marriott Hotel County Hall the beautifully ornate former council rooms are being laid out for fun private dining. There are eight  rooms accommodating 10 to 72 guests for a sit-down lunch or dinner. The Horace Cutler room, named after a  Leader of the Council, is an ornate setting for this special […]

Cointreau Fizz – the Summer Drink

Cointreau Fizz with bubbles

Fill a glass with ice add Cointreau and the juice of half a lime. Top off with sparkling water. Drink and be refreshed. Move over Aperol, my new summer friend is Cointreau Fizz. It’s a revelation to rediscover a drink that I only considered for use after dinner. Nice surprise, it’s versatile as an apéritif and digestif. Of course, you’ll […]

FOOD: Kikkoman is Soy Versatile

Kikkoman banner advertising

Kikkoman were on hand to promote their fantastic soy sauce at a dinner hosted at Kurobuta by Scott Hallsworth. Kikkoman’s Bing-Yu Lee conducted a “kikimi” – Japanese Soy Sauce Tasting and gave some top tips for better enjoying soy sauce. You’ve tasted fine wines and talked about the bouquet but did you know that naturally brewed soy sauce has over 300 […]

Ceru Restaurant Summer Pop Up at More London Riviera

Ceru Pop Up London

Ceru is a moveable feast, quite literally, in keeping with its Levantine influences it’s a nomad itself. You’ll currently find Ceru basking on the “London Riviera” at Bankside, in a postcard-perfect location with a Tower Bridge backdrop until 31st October 2015. Coming out top in reviews for fresh, vibrant and delicious street food, you’ll now […]

The South Kensington Club

South Kensington Club

News reaches us of a new member’s club “like no other” – of wellness and culture to inspire the mind, body and wanderlust. Originally built as the Queen’s Gate Music Hall in the late 1800s, South Kensington Club’s main building went on to house the Pineapple Dance Studios and later Rolling Stone Ronnie Wood’s club. The bathhouse on […]

FOOD: Aloha to Trader Vic’s London 4th July Independence Day Dinner

Trader Vic’s are pushing out the boat, or should that be canoe, with their 4th July US Independence Day dinner. £49 per head with tasty barbeque treats from their amazing Chinese wood-fired ovens using an ancient cooking method dating back to the Han Dynasty. The ribs are delicious – and tasty, no need for the accompanying dips. […]

FOOD REVIEW: A syrupy homage to Lyle’s of Shoreditch

Lyle's logo Shoreditch London

My dinner find of the moment in London is Lyle’s in the Tea Building, Shoreditch. It’s good for the right reason – the food.   I quite like the idea of a no-choice daily menu, and reasonable-enough sounding at £44 per head, although factor in great wine and you are looking at double that. The bill […]

HAIR: Fishfoam Mousse and Plumpfish Shampoo

Fish Soho

Fish Salon Soho have been doing great products for twenty years, since founder Paul Burfoot cooked up some wax in his shed. We already love the Fish 25ml minis at £2.99 – handy for travel or in the manbag. The texturising fishshape cream has firm but flexible hold and doesn’t dry hard. The fishfingers wax is the original and defining […]

DRINKS: Champagne Laurent-Perrier and Joe & Seph’s at Taste of London

Champagne Laurent-Perrier and Joe & Seph's at Taste of London

Champagne Laurent-Perrier and popcorn pioneers Joe & Seph’s have come up with a Strawberry & Elderflower Popcorn which will be showcased at   Taste of London Capturing the fruity notes of Laurent-Perrier Cuvée Rosé, the popcorn has been infused with fresh strawberry, fragrant elderflower and smooth caramel. In the immortal words of Vivian from Pretty Woman: “It brings out […]

FOOD REVIEW: #IbericaLaTerraza – Summer is Here

Porron drinking from the porron at Iberica La Terraza

Last night I dreamt of tapas and sangria in the tropical island breeze where the sun set so high and listened to a Spanish lullaby. Save yourself the trip to La Isla Bonita and come to Cabot Square in Canary Wharf  where to the sounds of cold water rushing from the fountains, in the shade of the trees under a […]