Food and Drink

Produce

This has got to be the most boring title to a blog post ever! My Nain is obsessed with Andrew and I returning to live in Wales. After 16 years of living in London, you would have thought that she would have accepted that we are not going to move. I think she’s getting worse as she gets older. I […]

Best Pubs in Central London

So what makes a good pub?  For me, it’s a variety of beers, an atmospheric place, polite staff and if I’m lucky, some good food.   There are thousands of pubs in London, and I’ve been to far too many of them!  Here are some of my best pubs in central London: Covent Garden The Harp, this place gets so […]

Best British Restaurants in London

It’s surprisingly hard to find a decent restaurant in London that concentrates on British food.  Here are some of my best British restaurants in London at the moment: Quality Chop House (Farringdon) Atmospheric, unpretentious with an old school class.  There’s no menu, just 3 courses of sublime food and a decent wine list.  The bar next door also serves food and […]

Best French Restaurants in London

Most fine dining restaurants in London serve French food, and they are consistently good at it. Few Michelin star establishments offer anything different or exciting.  If you’ve had one well cooked pork belly, how good can another one be?  Thankfully there are a few cheaper and more interesting places popping up.  Here are some of my favourites: Cheaper than Michelin […]

Best Indian Restaurants in London

I love Indian food.  I’ve been to India a few times and have a long standing relationship with the food there! Fortunately I live in London where you can get some excellent Indian food. Here are the best Indian restaurants in London for me so far: My favourite Indian restaurant is Durbar in Bayswater.  The karai and Lorient Special Chicken are delicious.  It’s […]

Best Pubs in South East London

For me South East London will always be home to my favourite London craft beer. There are so many craft breweries here now that you really are spoilt for choice. Here are my best pubs in south east London at the moment: LONDON BRIDGE Market Porter, one of the few places where you can get a pint at 6am.  This […]

Best Pubs in East London

There are so many great pubs in East London now – it’s hard to keep up with them all.  If you’re not already living in East London, it’s easier to get there than you think with the east London line. Here are my best pubs in east London at the moment: Earl of Essex (Islington) It had an amazing range of beers […]

Best Wine Bars in London

I LOVE wine!  All kinds.  Below are some of the best wine bars in London, the best places to taste, drink and buy vino: 1707 at Fortnum & Mason have a superb selection of wines and some well crafted and interesting wine flights – far more exciting than going out for one drink! The bar is usually open until 8pm last […]

Best Sunday Roasts in London

The problem with going out for Sunday lunch, is that it’s never as good as what I’ve had at home, (one of the reasons I’ve stayed with my partner so long is because he’s such a good cook). Exceptions are few and far between but here they are – my best Sunday roasts in London: Royal Oak (Borough, near London Bridge) Good […]

Best Tapas in London

There are so many sub-standard Spanish restaurants in London.  Care must be taken when one selects a place to dine.  Here;s where you should go for some of the best tapas in London: Mind Blowing Tapas For phenomenal tapas, there are two places which are in a league of their own.  In both cases, arrive early or be prepared to queue: Jose near London […]

Best Burgers in London

For me a good burger has to be made from good beef (no gristle thank you!) has a decent amount of seasoning, a good sauce, is nicely grilled on the outside and not overcooked on the inside. Getting into a burger joint in London in the evening can feel like trying to get into a club at 11pm on a […]

My Favourite London Food Markets

If I were to die and go to heaven, it would look like Borough Market (Thursday/Friday/Saturday).  Probably the busiest and most touristy of all London food markets but I love it, (even more now that it’s got bigger). About a 20 minute walk away, you have Maltby Street Market. Home to Bad Brownie, who make the most delicious brownies in the world, […]