Kaffeine – Fitzrovia

Glorious blue sky summer days means the pleasure of making the most of the great outdoors but also taking the chance for a relaxed lunch. Kaffeine is a very popular cafe with queues coming out the door at busy times. Wooden panels and crate like tables make up the small seating area with some high…

Andy’s Taverna – Camden

Andy’s Taverna is a small cosy restaurant which has a family run feel to it. The outside is decorated with hanging flower baskets. Several attempts were made to come to this restaurant but each time they were fully booked and one of the times they were closed for a private party. To have some variety…

Ristorante Al Paradiso – Venice

The original place that we had in mind was a pizza place called Antico Forno. But when we arrived there, it was a take away place and we wanted somewhere with a sit down dining area. Antico Forno was visited a couple of other lunchtimes and it did do one of the best pizzas. Big…

Caffe Concerto – St Paul’s

What a wonderful surprise when my dad came to visit me one weekend! It was the perfect opportunity to take my dad out for an Afternoon Tea; something that I had wanted to do for a long time. With the location of Caffe Concerto in the shadow of the magnificent St Paul’s Cathedral, what better…

Baan Thai – Kentish Town

Colourful striped walls, long benches and a metal floor make up this small restaurant, Baan Thai. It feels a bit like a canteen. The vegetarian Red Curry was chosen mainly due to it being less spicy than the Green Curry. Aubergine, tofu, bamboo shoots, shredded carrots, peppers and green beans were the main components of the…

Foodies Festival 2014

The summer is nearly here! Celebrate all things food and drink with the Foodies Festival 2014. Here is your chance to see masterclasses done by top chefs, try new things at pop-up restaurants, wander around the food markets, relax with afternoon tea, enter competitions and enjoy the summer celebrations!

Miracolo – Kings Cross / Chancery Lane

Miracolo is no ordinary Italian restaurant. What makes it stand out is that it specialises in medieval food and most of its menu is based around this. This restaurant is very welcoming and feels spacious and warm from the moment you first step in. There are big white sofas and tables in the entrance and…

SkyLounge – Amsterdam

Arriving at a holiday destination after a flight, it works wonders to start with some time relaxing. This gives time to get some orientation on the city and also get ideas on where to start the explorations. SkyLounge is situated on the 11th floor and offers beautiful panoramic views of Amsterdam. It is spacious and has…

Gallipoli Again – Angel

Celebrations are important and it’s good to acknowledge achievements, no matter how big or small. After an intense and busy couple of months, that was exactly what our evening out at Gallipoli Again was. A time to relax, catch up and reflect on the successes of the past few months. Gallipoli Again is part of…

The Amsterdam Coffee Festival 2014

If you missed the London Coffee Festival, not to worry! Why not head to the Amsterdam Coffee Festival which runs from Friday 2nd May till Saturday 3rd May 2014. Experience exciting events both on the coffee and food scenes, including coffee demonstrations, art, music, artisan food and competitions!

Salvador and Amanda – Bloomsbury

Salvador and Amanda is a Spanish restaurant focussing on tapas. It has more of a bar like informal environment. There are small booth sections on the raised levels. The little white washed alcoves have cushioned seating and small buffets. Even though the seating was supposed to feel quite relaxing, it was difficult to get comfortable….

Boulangerie Bon Matin – Stroud Green

Pancakes/crepes are always forgotten about when it comes to weekend treats! Boulangerie Bon Matin is lovely place for breakfast, brunch, lunch or even for tea and cake in the afternoon! A delectable display of cakes, pastries and breads welcomes you into this cafe. Brick walls and framed artwork makes up the seating area towards the…