The Perfect Spot – Shepherd Market Wine House

Mustard marks the spot with a splash of lime, you sort of can’t miss it – although it’s beautifully tucked away in London’s much-loved and historic haven, Shepherd Market, Mayfair. It’s worth going to just for the pleasure of the Coravin ‘needle-through-the-cork system’ – much less painful and far more pleasurable than any other needle procedures we’ve had. Everything […]

Ursula Hitz’s London – Typographic map and print-maker

Ursula Hitz’s city maps are inspired by her fascination with place prompted by relocation from her Swiss homeland to London over ten years ago. She uses typography to express and reflect on the landscape of each place, creating a visually rich personal response rather than a geographically accurate picture – and we adore them. ‘I love becoming […]

#Restaurant #Review NOPI – Five Years On

Front of house can make or break a restaurant. A cheery welcome wins hearts, but not this time on going into NOPI. Much lauded for its food and founders’ back story, the Soho outpost is a busy, shiny shrine five years on – and you still need to make a reservation. So we did. Tellingly their website reports “salads […]

Cocktails in The City 2016

Cocktails In The City showcases some of London’s most exciting bars and guest bars from Europe. Taking place at the spectacular venue One Mayfair from 10-12 March,  the Crypt has new bar openings, the Grand Hall has ‘established’ cocktail bars with the mezzanine level hosting Patron Tequila and international bars as Paris’s uber-hip Little Red Door and Door 74 from Amsterdam,  while the rooftop BBQ and bar is a […]

Restaurant Review: Chinese Cricket Club London

Confucius says don’t judge a book by its cover – nor a restaurant, as is the case with Chinese Cricket Club in the Crowne Plaza, Blackfriars, London. That it doubles as the hotel’s breakfast room will give you some idea of the decor – a soulless dark brown. So come such a special night as […]

Fat Tuesday with Kansas Smitty’s House Band

Saints and sinners bring your beads and get loose at The Vaults for  Mardi Gras on Friday 5th and Saturday 6th February 2016. For Fat Tuesday, Mardi Gras, Pancake Day – whatever you call it, a New Orleans-inspired party is being hatched riverside on the South Bank.  Live music from The Kansas Smitty’s House Band will lead […]

Pancake Day at Rabbit Chelsea

To celebrate one of my favourite days of the year, Pancake Day, Rabbit restaurant will be going flipping mad. Head Chef Oliver Gladwin will be showing us how it’s done by launching and, hopefully, catching the pancakes at the pass in front of diners. What’s more, Rabbit will be asking those who think they can, to come […]

FOOD REVIEW: Alan Yau’s Park Chinois

You can smell the money, walking in here – both the fit out and the wealth of the diners. For a fact we were sat next to a billionaire, whose dining companion’s glittering high heels would have been visible from space. If you are smart – and we were – you can get away with […]

Dazzled by The Dazzle

I really admire Andrew Scott for being such a champion of contemporary theatre. You can only see a certain amount of Shakespeare before craving something fresh. Sabine Koch reviews… Richard Greenberg’s play, The Dazzle, offers that in a real-life story with characters that are funny, irritating and heartbreaking. This is the UK premiere of the […]

Something’s Gotta Give! Archer Street is the place to be in Soho

Archer Street just turned four! Can you believe it? I’ve been a fan since it first burst onto the Soho scene with live, loud show stoppers from the big musicals. It’s stayed Soho’s most sophisticated cocktail bar – with personality. You are in for a great night here. Between sips of well-made cocktails a waiter or waitress […]