Review: The White Horse, SW6

What: The White Horse (AKA The Sloaney Pony) Where: Parsons Green, SW6 When: Feb 2013 Price: Starters are £6-12, Mains are £12-24 – you could prob get a three course meal plus drinks for £40-50 a head. Rating: 4 stars The White Horse is better known as the Sloaney Pony – a drinking haunt for the rich and fabulous inhabitants of its expensive postcode. It’s a large pub … Continue reading Review: The White Horse, SW6

Review: The North Pole, N1

What: The North Pole – craft beers and food Where: 188-190 New North Road, London, N1 7BJ When: 31st July 2012 Price: About a tenner for a main course, £3-20 per beer Rating: Five stars for drinks, 3 stars for food The North Pole is aptly named, for (as a south Londoner), it did feel a bit like it was in the middle of nowhere. A 10-15 min walk … Continue reading Review: The North Pole, N1

Review: Annie’s, Barnes, SW13

What: Annie’s – home style restaurant food Where: 36-38 White Hart Lane, London, SW13 0PZ When: A lovely weeknight in July 2012 Price: £20-30 a head ish Rating: Four and a half stars Annie’s is just lovely. Tucked away a little off the beaten track, Annie’s is a down in Barnes, SW13. I am seriously jealous of the locals who have it on their doorstep – and to those who … Continue reading Review: Annie’s, Barnes, SW13

Interview: Jess, BritPop Bakery

Jess is one of the loveliest people I’ve ever met (and it was all through the magic of Twitter!). She started The BritPop Bakery last year, which sells the only fully organic, fair trade cakepops in Britain. She runs the bakery from her kitchen in London and regularly makes cake pops for events, weddings, parties and friends. Her cake pops taste like rainbows and joy … Continue reading Interview: Jess, BritPop Bakery

Cake International, 27-29th April at Excel

Anyone looking for something fun to do this weekend…? Cake International is coming to the Excel in London and it looks set to be pretty awesome…! What: Cake International – The Cake Decorating & Baking Show Where: Excel, London When: Friday 27th, Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th April 2012 How much: Tickets £12 on the door, £10 in advance. “Are you a fan of cake baking and … Continue reading Cake International, 27-29th April at Excel

Preview: Mexican cooking classes at Benito’s Hat

What: Mexican masterclass at Benito’s Hat Where: 12 Great Castle Street (behind Topshop on Oxford St – there are other branches where you can pick up food, but the classes are only happening at the Great Castle St branch) When: Monthly. First class on 26th April at 7pm (fully booked – but the 24th May class has space!) Price: £15 4 stars If you’re London-based, you’ve … Continue reading Preview: Mexican cooking classes at Benito’s Hat

Review: East Street, W1T

What: East Street, pan-Asian restaurant Where: 3-5 Rathbone Place, London, W1T 1HJ (near Tottenham Court Road tube) When:  21.03.12 Price: £10-20 a head 3.5 out of 5 stars East Street is probably the place that real pan-Asian foodies would despise. In fact, if you really were a fan of Asian food, you’d probably despise the term ‘pan-Asian’. Thankfully, I exist fairly high on the pan-Asian … Continue reading Review: East Street, W1T

Interview: Ray Brown, Head of Food, Geronimo Inns

The Geronimo Inns are a chain of food-pubs across London. There are now 31 restaurants, including their most recent success, The Oyster Shed, on Angel Lane in the City of London. Geronimo Inns have been one of the most influential operators in establishing high food standards across British Pubs, championing seasonal British produce. We caught up with Ray Brown, Head of Food at Geronimo to … Continue reading Interview: Ray Brown, Head of Food, Geronimo Inns

Review: cooking with L’atelier des Chefs

What: L’atelier des Chefs, cooking school Where: 19 Wigmore St, (very close to Oxford St, Bond St, Harley St etc) When:  29.02.12 Price: various (from £15 up to £149+) Rating: 4 stars A stone’s throw from Bond St in the heart of London, lies L’atelier des Chefs, one of the largest cooking schools in the UK. L’atelier des Chefs was founded in beautiful Paris in 2004 … Continue reading Review: cooking with L’atelier des Chefs

Restaurant Review: Seventeen, W11

What: Seventeen, Chinese/Szechuan restaurant Where: 17 Notting Hill Gate, W11 3JQ When: 15.01.11 Price: approximately £20 a head Rating: 4 stars Just around the corner from Notting Hill Gate tube is Chinese/Szechuan restaurant, Seventeen. A slightly drab exterior betrays what is actually a gorgeous restaurant, decorated in contemporary moody purples with a few historic touches, such as the Chinese antiques lining the back wall on the … Continue reading Restaurant Review: Seventeen, W11

Restaurant Review: Tibits, W1B

What: Tibits, vegetarian restaurant Where: 14-18 Heddon St, London, W1B 4DA When:  15.11.11 Price: Very reasonable Rating: 4 stars What with Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall looking decidedly less bloodstained butcher of late, owing to his foray – or should that be forage – into the bountiful promised land that is vegetarianism, a meat free diet, or at least a less meat heavy diet, is starting to appeal … Continue reading Restaurant Review: Tibits, W1B