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Glam birthday brunch

London: The American saturday brunch at Helene Darroze at the Connaught is an experience every lady who lunches must try. This was a 40th birthday treat for a good friend and secretly for me… We had a planned a self-indulgent day of brunch first, then spa treatments in the intimate basement spa and pool of [...]

Big hitter

London: ‘Alain Ducasse at the Dorchester’ , just saying this with a french accent gets me excited! I was lucky enough to receive a hefty contribution from Squaremeal (thank you) for this 3 michelin starred temple of gourmet cuisine. At £500 for the total bill, including a moderate amount of alcohol, this place is for [...]

Sushi in the skies

London: It has taken me a while to find my way to Sushisamba, probably due to the Shard and its many foodie offerings. I had an eagerly needed girlie night ahead, so I put on my best dress (Roksanda illinc) and Burberry mac and hot-footed it to this vertiginous swanky venue, only to be nearly [...]

Yippee

Sorry I have been AWOL, just moved house which was a gargantuan task…never again. Anyway I am back in action, to share my greedy tales. I was also v. humbled to receive  the ‘amateur critic of the quarter’  title from square meal.co.uk.  for my foodie ramblings. I get to go to the  superb Alain ducasse [...]

Secret rooftop bite

Just a quick little tip, if you are in need of refreshments and a quick bite up on a roof top near Oxford st, try pop up Q grill on the roof of Selfridges. Pre-book if you can, as can get v busy, but also worth trying your luck. Secret entrance through one lift only [...]

Trendy young Japanese

Kurobuta Marble arch is only a hop, skip and 10 minute walk from the bottom end of oxford street, so ideally placed post shopping. Although it is nestled in a slightly less glamorous residential street in Marble Arch. As a big fan of Nobu and Roka, the new chef here (ex Nobu) was beckoning to [...]

Smoking hot

London: Chiltern firehouse is London’s hottest new opening, with now a 4 month wait for tables, it aint easy getting in. I was lucky enough to sneak in on an early table 6pm in the early days before it exploded onto London’s trendy gourmet scene. 6 pm way too early, I hear your say, well [...]

Brazilian/ Peruvian fusion

London: Sorry I have been slightly AWOL but I am back with foodie tales to be told. Chotte Matte is a sultry new addition to Soho and its ubiquitous eateries. Brazilian/ Peruvian, yes I know, a little alternative but picture Hakassan meets Ceviche at reasonable prices. For once in my life. I gambled and did [...]

Go for the ribs and aioli!

A spanking new Spanish tapas was to me the perfect pre- theatre valentines treat. Yes the service was fast and there was none of the pomp surrounding a 3 course meal, but there were too many schoolboy errors. Ember yard is the 4th eagerly awaited venture by the Spanish gods behind Salt yard and Opera [...]

Bring back punch

London:After filling your boots in the hottest restaurant in town right now, i.e. Berner’s tavern, meander through the hotel to a covert drinking hole. The punch bar has an air of a secret drinking den/ gentleman’s club with wood clad walls, dim sexy lighting and inviting leather armchairs. Prebook a table to guarantee seats. Most [...]