Category Archives: Restaurants

Slice & Co. No-go on Elgin

When a new restaurant opens I’m prepared to be delighted and thrilled. I’m always on the lookout for impressive service – after all they’ve just opened– and innovative cooking in a fresh setting. Unfortunately the latest pizza venue on Elgin wasn’t up to meeting my starry-eyed expectations. The … Continue reading

Posted in Nibbles, Restaurants | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

El Pirata de Tapas – A Notting Hill Gem 4.5*

An edited version of this review has appeared in MyVillage.com It’s the little things that make a restaurant memorable. Food is critical but gifted staff and a superior ambience are equally important as many a satisfactory meal is ruined by inept … Continue reading

Posted in Restaurants | Tagged , | 1 Comment

Dim Sum Delicious

An edited version of this review has appeared in MyVillage.com The cheerful Dim Sum Diner opened this month on the Queensway in Bayswater.  Just a hop from Hyde Park this venue offers typical Chinese specialties alongside a smattering of American standbys … Continue reading

Posted in Restaurants | Tagged | 1 Comment

Tassel-Tastic Burlesque @ Proud Camden 3.5*

An edited version of this review appeared in MyVillage.com… Proud Camden launched a new burlesque dinner this July and press night was a playful cheeky affair. Upon arrival we were greeted by jugglers who claimed hazy lighting was wreaking havoc … Continue reading

Posted in Restaurants, Theatre | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Nicole Farhi – 202 Westbourne Grove: A Place in the Sun

202: Nicole Farhi is the quintessential Westbourne Grove lunch spot. An impeccably dressed and coiffed clientele lounge at the pavement tables where it is never surprising to come across a London celebrity thought they hardly stand out from the regulars. … Continue reading

Posted in Restaurants, Uncategorized | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

Bastille Day… London Style

No need to cross the channel for Bastille Day!  London goes Gallic spoiling residents and tourist alike with fantastique ways to celebrate the Blue-Blanc-Rouge. Parties: The French Institute’s screening of Jean Renoir’s classic “French CanCan” at the Cine Lumiere is … Continue reading

Posted in Restaurants, Theatre, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Café Luc: One Year On…

Marylebone’s Café Luc celebrated its first birthday in style this June.  The Belgian brasserie put on a lovely reception where guest enjoyed mouth-watering canapés prepared by Head Chef David Collard while the champagne and cocktails flowed generously. The luscious steak … Continue reading

Posted in Restaurants, Uncategorized | Tagged , , | Leave a comment