Restaurant Review: Kitchen Table by James Knappett

Two MICHELIN Star restaurant Kitchen Table is at the leafy end of foodie’s paradise, Charlotte Street in London and pushing through the first door is like stepping backstage into a dimly lit ‘Green Room’ adorned by fascinating culinary creatures who are there to delight you in the dishes they’ve created.  The room is lined with […]

Review: 2.22 A Ghost Story

222s is a brand of northern American pain killers and you might need to take a couple to calm you down after this tense, tight, thrilling play. Piercing screams, a pulsating red neon frame to the stage, spooky garden mist and an unrelenting countdown clock – you’re already on edge of your seat and the […]

Art Review: Vincent Van Gogh Alive London

“This is no ordinary art exhibition” and with no actual paintings, but 38 huge screens magnifying 3,000 Van Gogh images you’d be wondering what he’d make of it all. The artist himself doesn’t quite come alive in this exhibition and might well be rolling in his grave, but finally counting up the money. Van Gogh […]

Thanks For Trying, but Recycling Confusion Costs Us Dearly

A new campaign and exhibition commissioned by North London Waste Authority (NLWA) aimed at tackling recycling confusion and contamination entitled “Thanks for Trying” launches on 21st July in Coal Drops Yard, Kings Cross. Designed to provoke thought and discussion around our recycling habits, and help turn good intentions into better recycling, the project is curated by […]

Putting the Ooooh into Umami with the Yondu Effect

If you’ve become a chunk rather than a hunk over lockdown you’ll be trying to cut carbs and eating more veg. But if you are stuck in a boring rut of tasteless tinfoil trays of roasted ‘Med vegetables then try the ‘Yondu effect’ – boosting yumminess without adding the usual cheats of extra salt, oil […]

Spice Master Atul Kochhar To Open Masalchi in Wembley Park

Twice Michelin-starred chef Atul Kochhar is opening his latest restaurant in Wembley Park, London. The celebrity chef from Jamshedpur, North India who has helped redefine how people experience Indian cuisine in the UK, will open Masalchi – which means ‘The spice master’ – later this year. The fifth restaurant in the Atul Kochhar Restaurant group, Masalchi […]

Open Bar Theatre’s Outdoor Shakespeare Performances in Fuller’s Pub Gardens

Shakespeare hath returned… to the pub!  And that gives us real London Pride. As the natural hubs of many of our communities, pubs are the perfect setting in which to recapture the raucous, accessible and inherently social spirit of a Shakespearean troupe performance. This year is the biggest ever for Shakespeare In The Garden, with […]

Ce n’est pas un sac. C’est Le Pliage.

Having bought a black Pliage in Paris, after a long lunch in Le Marais, I suddenly panicked when I got it home to London and found it was brown. I thought the shop had packed the wrong colour. So in I go to the London Regent Street store with my receipt and ask for it […]

New Theatre: A Rat, A Rat by Chloe Yates

Honk if you are glad theatre is back!   Givng the London Fringe a jump start after the pandemic is Golden Goose Theatre in association with Stepping Out Theatre presents: A Rat, A Rat by Chloe Yates. Charlie has just turned 18. Whilst most would be out enjoying their newlyfound adult liberties, Charlie is stuck […]

Travel: Putting Bermuda Hotels Back On The Map

Bermuda is having a renaissance of new hotels for ocean-front, contemporary vacations – and as a World Travel & Tourism Council ‘Safe Travels’ destination the islands are definitely open for business. We’ve been lucky enough to spend some time there, cast away in the western North Atlantic Ocean, safe from the global pandemic. As at […]