I adore Marylebone. I spent nearly 5 years working in an office there before launching my freelance business and to say I love the area is an understatement. So, when I was invited to try the First Table services, I had to choose the new Boxcar Butcher & Grill – any excuse to visit my favourite area in London. Disclaimer: We were invited guests of First Table, but my thoughts and terrible puns are all very… View Post

My 10 favourite London afternoon teas – 2017 edition

My 10 favourite London afternoon teas – 2017 edition

Someone, somewhere in the universe has designated this week national afternoon tea week (only the best week ever to reminisce about afternoons of luxury and who needs more excuse to book a few more?) It has almost become a blogger cliche, inviting the girls to a few hours of decorous luxury, but one that I rather adore. As I’m getting on in years (feel free to feel sorry for me…) I’ve swiftly come to the conclusion… View Post

Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Review – London Steakhouse Co

Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Review – London Steakhouse Co

We should all dine out on Monday evenings more often. Instead of falling fretfully asleep on a Sunday night, we should take the first night after the weekend of freedom by the horns and ride the gourmet train into the sunset. Make sure there is something delicious in the diary to get you through that set of Monday blues. Something simple, something steak-y even.  Disclaimer: We were invited guests of the Marco Pierre White Steakhouse… View Post

Iris and June, weekend brunch in Victoria

Iris and June, weekend brunch in Victoria

Years ago when I worked in the area, Victoria always seemed like a little bit of a gastronomic no-man’s land. Sandwiched between the tolling bells of Westminster scuttling with politicians (though I do kinda love the Blue Boar and have spent far too much time drinking champagne, breakfasting and afternoon tea-ing in the Conrad St James) and Belgravia bustling with the yummy mummy’s, thankfully there are more up and coming restaurants beginning to showcase their… View Post

Hunter 486, The Arch Hotel Restaurant Review

Hunter 486, The Arch Hotel Restaurant Review

I’ve long been an advocate for making time to spend with the people who put a smile on your face. My dinner at Hunter 486, within The Arch Hotel with the lovely Mina, overlord of Kings Road Rocks was just such an occasion. Realising I hadn’t seen her in an age, I just needed a couple of hours nattering with her. It was one of those lightbulb moments and cancelling my dinner date with Mr… View Post