Review: Brunch at the Blue Boar, Westminster

What: Brunch at The Blue Boar Smokehouse and Bar Where: 37-45 Tothill Street, Westminster, London SW1H 9LQ (close to St James’s Park tube) When: March 2013 Price: £45 a head for unlimited bucks fizz and bloody marys, plus a main course and side, and buffet style salads and desserts Rating: 5 stars The inside of Blue Boar is so immaculate, you could be mistaken for thinking no one had ever … Continue reading Review: Brunch at the Blue Boar, Westminster

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

Review: Cinnamon Soho’s Indian Brunch

What: Brunch at Cinnamon Soho Where: 5 Kingly St (just off Carnaby St), W1B 5PF When: 10.06.2012 Price: Two courses for £20, drinks £8 each Rating: FIVE STARS  Remember when brunch was luxurious? Me neither, but I’ve heard it once was – a rich, opulent extravagance reserved for the rich and lazy. Those must have been the days. Now that wonderful B-word conjures the ghastly sight of … Continue reading Review: Cinnamon Soho’s Indian Brunch

Review: Rock and Rose, Richmond

What: Rock and Rose Where: Kew Road, Richmond When: a Friday night in May Price: Three courses with wine is £30-£55 a head. Rating: Four stars  Rock and Rose is a just lovely. Tucked away along a small strip of restaurants on Kew Road, this Richmond eatery is definitely offering a little something different. You can spot it a mile off, with its large ornamental plants surrounding the … Continue reading Review: Rock and Rose, Richmond

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

Review: Are you having a Giraffe?

What: Giraffe Bar & Grill, world food Where: Frith St, Soho (but there are branches all over the country) When:  25.01.12 Price: approximately £35 a head for a three course meal and a bottle of wine (but you could easily do dinner for £15 each if you’re on a budget) Rating: 4 stars for service, 3 for food  I recently read a review of Nando’s. … Continue reading Review: Are you having a Giraffe?

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