Posts Tagged: wine

Restaurant Review: Popolo, Shoreditch, London

Recently hailed a “city-best snack” by Time Out, a little dish of crispy olives, chickpeas and strained yoghurt has catapulted Popolo on Shoreditch’s modish Rivington Street to culinary fame. One of London’s must-try restaurants, Popolo is the brainchild of Jonathan

Restaurant Review: Popolo, Shoreditch, London

Recently hailed a “city-best snack” by Time Out, a little dish of crispy olives, chickpeas and strained yoghurt has catapulted Popolo on Shoreditch’s modish Rivington Street to culinary fame. One of London’s must-try restaurants, Popolo is the brainchild of Jonathan

Restaurant review: Ô P’tit Bahut, Bordeaux, France

Bordeaux is world famous for its red wines, producing some of the most sought-after Merlot and Cabernet, as well as superior Sauternes for those who like sweet whites. While many reds make for easy drinking alone, the more robust and

Restaurant review: Ô P’tit Bahut, Bordeaux, France

Bordeaux is world famous for its red wines, producing some of the most sought-after Merlot and Cabernet, as well as superior Sauternes for those who like sweet whites. While many reds make for easy drinking alone, the more robust and

Restaurant Review: Percy & Founders, Fitzrovia, London

Percy & Founders is one of the latest additions to the Open House family, which also includes The Lighterman on Granary Square at King’s Cross and The Larder, also at Fitzroy Place, the award-winning development of new homes, offices and

Restaurant Review: Percy & Founders, Fitzrovia, London

Percy & Founders is one of the latest additions to the Open House family, which also includes The Lighterman on Granary Square at King’s Cross and The Larder, also at Fitzroy Place, the award-winning development of new homes, offices and

Restaurant review: Prawn on the Lawn, Highbury, London

Several months ago, my friend and I stumbled upon a quaint fishmongers just down the road from Highbury Barn. A stunning display of shiny eyed fresh fish and colourful shellfish was arranged on ice in the window and we couldn’t

Restaurant review: Prawn on the Lawn, Highbury, London

Several months ago, my friend and I stumbled upon a quaint fishmongers just down the road from Highbury Barn. A stunning display of shiny eyed fresh fish and colourful shellfish was arranged on ice in the window and we couldn’t

Restaurant reviews: Italian food in New York

New York is one of the most ethnically diverse cities in the world and its melting pot of cultures has created an incredibly exciting and dynamic food scene. At the beginning of the 20th century, the city welcomed a large

Restaurant reviews: Italian food in New York

New York is one of the most ethnically diverse cities in the world and its melting pot of cultures has created an incredibly exciting and dynamic food scene. At the beginning of the 20th century, the city welcomed a large

Restaurant Review: Coq d’Argent, Bank, London

I have never been one to mark my birthday with a huge celebration. The pressure of throwing a successful birthday bash is all too much, while I find the idea of a crowd of people singing to me while I

Restaurant Review: Coq d’Argent, Bank, London

I have never been one to mark my birthday with a huge celebration. The pressure of throwing a successful birthday bash is all too much, while I find the idea of a crowd of people singing to me while I

Restaurant Review: Osteria Antica Bologna, Clapham

Having recently moved to Clapham, I have decided to explore the local food offering, and what better place to start than Northcote Road. Stretching from Clapham Common to Wandsworth, Northcote Road is a thriving hub of young professionals in the

Restaurant Review: Osteria Antica Bologna, Clapham

Having recently moved to Clapham, I have decided to explore the local food offering, and what better place to start than Northcote Road. Stretching from Clapham Common to Wandsworth, Northcote Road is a thriving hub of young professionals in the

Restaurant review: Suvlaki, Brick Lane, Shoreditch, London

If you have visions of a traditional, family-run cantina with yiayia tending to the stove, or of a greasy but delicious roadside souvlaki joint where meat is stripped off giant skewers and squashed into fluffy pita with glistening fries and

Restaurant review: Suvlaki, Brick Lane, Shoreditch, London

If you have visions of a traditional, family-run cantina with yiayia tending to the stove, or of a greasy but delicious roadside souvlaki joint where meat is stripped off giant skewers and squashed into fluffy pita with glistening fries and

10 Greek Street, Soho, London

A black facade and a shiny number 10 set above a black door. 10 Greek Street is London’s Soho is the epitome of modesty. No frills decor and a daily changing, seasonal menu chalked onto a blackboard, this unshowy neighbourhood

10 Greek Street, Soho, London

A black facade and a shiny number 10 set above a black door. 10 Greek Street is London’s Soho is the epitome of modesty. No frills decor and a daily changing, seasonal menu chalked onto a blackboard, this unshowy neighbourhood

Restaurant Review: Brasserie Blanc, London – Spring/Summer menu revisit

Spring has sprung at Brasserie Blanc, with a new menu to celebrate the arrival of warmer weather. The classics remain, but earthy autumn mushrooms and hearty winter stews have been replaced by colourful and fruity salads, grilled fish and spring

Restaurant Review: Brasserie Blanc, London – Spring/Summer menu revisit

Spring has sprung at Brasserie Blanc, with a new menu to celebrate the arrival of warmer weather. The classics remain, but earthy autumn mushrooms and hearty winter stews have been replaced by colourful and fruity salads, grilled fish and spring

Restaurant review: L’Acchiardo, Nice, France

Famous amongst locals, L’Acchiardo is as family-run as it gets and you truly feel a sense of family, community and friendliness here. The restaurant has been passed down the generations, and is currently run by an 82 year-old gentleman and

Restaurant review: L’Acchiardo, Nice, France

Famous amongst locals, L’Acchiardo is as family-run as it gets and you truly feel a sense of family, community and friendliness here. The restaurant has been passed down the generations, and is currently run by an 82 year-old gentleman and

My guide to a long weekend in Nice

After years of coming to Nice during the summers to while away my school and university holidays in the sun – courtesy of a very good friend of mine whose papi lives in a little village in the surrounding hills

My guide to a long weekend in Nice

After years of coming to Nice during the summers to while away my school and university holidays in the sun – courtesy of a very good friend of mine whose papi lives in a little village in the surrounding hills

Restaurant Review: Andina, Shoreditch, London

Peruvian is one of the latest cuisines to hit London, first making waves in 2012 when the likes of Coya and Lima opened their doors to inquisitive Londoners. Andina is a relatively new kid on the scene, and what better

Restaurant Review: Andina, Shoreditch, London

Peruvian is one of the latest cuisines to hit London, first making waves in 2012 when the likes of Coya and Lima opened their doors to inquisitive Londoners. Andina is a relatively new kid on the scene, and what better

Wine diary: Pinot grigio, IGT Campagnola, Veneto

I am by no means a wine expert. However, I do love wine, so have decided to learn a little more about it – armed with an excellent and easy to digest book on the subject, The 24-Hour Wine Expert

Wine diary: Pinot grigio, IGT Campagnola, Veneto

I am by no means a wine expert. However, I do love wine, so have decided to learn a little more about it – armed with an excellent and easy to digest book on the subject, The 24-Hour Wine Expert

Restaurant review: Le Trimaran, Nice, France

Brightly coloured plastic chairs, a laminated folder menu, tightly packed tables with plastic table cloths, a concrete pavement and the best crêpes and galettes in Nice. Le Trimaran in Vieux Nice – the city’s historic centre – is not to

Restaurant review: Le Trimaran, Nice, France

Brightly coloured plastic chairs, a laminated folder menu, tightly packed tables with plastic table cloths, a concrete pavement and the best crêpes and galettes in Nice. Le Trimaran in Vieux Nice – the city’s historic centre – is not to

Restaurant Review: La Maison de Marie, Nice, France

Last weekend, my mum and I went to Nice. Originally, we had planned a weekend of Christmas shopping in London, but in a last minute decision to evade the festive season crowds, we booked a trip to the winter sun.

Restaurant Review: La Maison de Marie, Nice, France

Last weekend, my mum and I went to Nice. Originally, we had planned a weekend of Christmas shopping in London, but in a last minute decision to evade the festive season crowds, we booked a trip to the winter sun.

Barcelona Eats, Summer 2016

A night of Spanish-style tapas bar hopping I’m met by the aroma of delicious food at every turn in Barcelona. It’s a true gastronome’s dream and absolutely impossible to resist the temptations of jamòn cut from the bone, pastries fresh

Barcelona Eats, Summer 2016

A night of Spanish-style tapas bar hopping I’m met by the aroma of delicious food at every turn in Barcelona. It’s a true gastronome’s dream and absolutely impossible to resist the temptations of jamòn cut from the bone, pastries fresh

Restaurant Review: Le Mercury & La Petite Auberge, Islington, London

You can’t get a good meal in London for a tenner. Flat iron was the first to change this, with their not-to-shabby steak and salad, served up for a single bill price. And I’ve now discovered a host of Islington-based

Restaurant Review: Le Mercury & La Petite Auberge, Islington, London

You can’t get a good meal in London for a tenner. Flat iron was the first to change this, with their not-to-shabby steak and salad, served up for a single bill price. And I’ve now discovered a host of Islington-based

Restaurant Review: Le Carré Bleu, Cagnes sur Mer, France

This year I returned to France’s beautiful southern coast for a summer of fun, after several years of absence (which had certainly made my heart grow stronger). As tradition dictated, my friend and I spent a morning at the beach

Restaurant Review: Le Carré Bleu, Cagnes sur Mer, France

This year I returned to France’s beautiful southern coast for a summer of fun, after several years of absence (which had certainly made my heart grow stronger). As tradition dictated, my friend and I spent a morning at the beach

Restaurant Review: The Ship, Wandsworth, London

When I first moved to London, last summer, I was introduced to Ship Sundays – a day of drinking in the English sun, sat (if you arrive early enough to get a seat) on the pub’s terrace overlooking The Thames.

Restaurant Review: The Ship, Wandsworth, London

When I first moved to London, last summer, I was introduced to Ship Sundays – a day of drinking in the English sun, sat (if you arrive early enough to get a seat) on the pub’s terrace overlooking The Thames.