London Reviews: Barrafina

Another day, another excellent dinner – this time at Barrafina’s new outpost.

Recently opened on Drury Lane, it’s in the same vicinity as the Covent Garden branch on Adelaide Street, and really not too far from it’s michelin-starred sister restaurant on Frith Street in Soho. Brothers and co-founders, Sam and Eddie Hart, clearly have a recipe for success on their hands…

London Reviews: Bao, Soho

Of the all the British habits that I’ve picked up over the many years living in London, the most useful has to be the willingness and patience developed to wait in a queue. My endless quest for the best eats in town has found me standing in line on good many an occasion, from breakfast (for Bilbo Granger’s ricotta hotcakes, and boy were they worth it) to even for a street salad.

So I suppose that it was inevitable that I would succumb to the hype surrounding Bao. The Taiwanese street stall (originating in Netil Market) recently set down permanent roots in Soho’s Lexington Street, with Time Out correctly predicting a Momofuku-style buzz and queues…

London Diaries: Tea at Thomas’s, Burberry

When it comes to all things quintessentially British, Burberry and afternoon tea are quick to spring to mind. So it really shouldn’t have come as a surprise when the fashion power house launched its first cafe earlier this year, housed in its flagship store at Regent street, a perfect spot for a spot of tea, alongside offering the very best of seasonal British produce…

More like the Coffee Diaries: a caffeine addict’s guide to the best coffee in (central) LDN

Life is too short to drink bad coffee. And luckily, in no small part thanks to the Aussie/ Kiwi style cafes branching out across London, we never have to.
From full bodied flat whites to creamy cappuccinos that promise just the hint of pistachio ice cream, this post shares some of my favourite coffee haunts in central London.
Because, friends don’t let friends drink bad coffee.