Tempus Restaurant at Hotel Russell – Bloomsbury

The outside of Hotel Russell always reminds me of something that you would see in an American movie. There is something about the grandness of this hotel, especially at Christmas time when it is decorated with big red bows. The building overlooks Russell Square.

Salts Diner – Saltaire

Often when things are on your doorstep, then for some reason, you don’t visit them. This was the case with Salts Diner located in Salts Mill. It’s always great to have the quality time out with my dad. This time we thought that we may as well stay local and hence headed down to Salts…

Camino (Cruz del Rey) – Kings Cross

A close friend’s birthday gathering brought us all together for a tapas evening at Camino! Starting off in the bar area was a good way to start the birthday celebrations. It had a lively and quite an energetic atmosphere. You can always end your evening back in the bar area after your meal. There are…

Costa Coffee – Totally Unacceptable!

Littering in this day and age is unacceptable but it is even worse when businesses do it. A perfect example of this is Costa Coffee in Stratford Shopping Mall.

Ciampini Cafe du Jardin – Rome (Spanish Steps)

Just at the top of the lovely Spanish Steps is Ciampini Cafe du Jardin. At first as we were walking past it, we noticed that it had a big outdoor eating area decorated with lots of greenery. Once we said to the waiter that we had come for coffee and a light bite to eat,…

Patara – Regent Street

It is always nice to have family come visit. An added bonus is that it gives us a chance to explore and try new places to eat. This time, it was my cousin who had come over from LA. I was after a place near Oxford Circus as we needed to be close to the…

Tea and Coffee Winter Festival

The Winter Tea and Coffee Festival is happening on Friday 2nd – Sunday 4th November. The event is a celebration of our much loved drinks, tea and coffee, with demonstrations, tutored tasting and talks!

Waterloo Bar and Kitchen – Waterloo

When a friend of mine was going to be going out of the country for many months, it just wouldn’t have been right if we didn’t go for a leaving lunch.

Kipferl – Angel

For something a bit different, head to Kipferl, situated in the quirky Camden Passage. This Austrian/Viennese cafe has a relaxed feel to it. The cafe area is at the front and the small restaurant area is at the back. The cake counter divides the two areas. The restaurant area is casual too. There are a few seats outdoors.

Coco Bamboo – Camden Town/Chalk Farm

Caribbean and Brazilian food is cuisine that I have never tried before. It always sounds interesting but think that I have shied away from it, thinking that it would be too spicy for me.┬áSo coming to dine at Coco Bamboo was exciting as I wasn’t sure what the food was going to be like. The…

Vapiano – Great Portland Street

Vapiano is like an upmarket fast food pasta and pizza restaurant. They have been clever in the way that they have done their set out, which means minimum work for the staff and more work for the customer. You are given a card on entry and you use this to record your food and drink orders.

Autumn Drinks!

Welcome in the Autumn time with Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte! Normally, I don’t write about the chain coffee shops, but I just had to share this with you, as it is a delicious drink!