Tag Archives: NW1

Pan Asian in Camden Town at Miusan, Inverness Street

Steps from Camden Town Station, Miusan restaurant takes diners across the Far East with a variety of pan Asian dishes in glitzy style. Continue reading

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Best Cheap Eats in London of 2016

No joke. It is still possible (if slightly less likely than this time last year) to eat well with only a fiver to spend. And not only in the hinterland! Three of the six establishments listed below as my preferred cheap eats are in Zone 1 and extremely easy to access. The other three? Hello Waltham Forest, you big gorgeous borough full of yummy East London treats of reasonable price and generous proportion. Continue reading

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Best London Bars and Pubs of 2016

London! You know how to quench a thirst. My Best of 2016 series continues with a taste of my favourite bars and pubs in London. Continue reading

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Victorian Entertainments: There Will Be Fun at The British Library

Victorian Entertainments: There Will Be Fun journey’s back in time to examine how folks spent their free time and got their kicks during the late 19th century. Continue reading

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Best London Restaurants of 2015

London’s best restaurants of 2015? Here’s a lucky list of seven that did the trick for me. Continue reading

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Fizz & Fish! WineTrust at Hook Camden Town

Online wine retailer WineTrust recently teamed up with sustainable fish restaurant Hook Camden Town for a “Fizz & Fish” pairing of Champagnes and sparkling wines with a variety of fish and chip dishes. Coolest thing about this match made in foodie heaven (or at least from my greedy perspective) was that they kindly invited me along to enjoy the savoury slurp fest! Continue reading

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Anish Kapoor at Lisson Gallery

Now open to the public, an exhibition of new works by celebrated sculptor Anish Kapoor at Lisson Gallery is very much worth taking a good long gander at. Continue reading

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Sponsored Video: Institute of Sexology … Chris, Should We Talk?

So here’s something funny. Invited to publish this promotional video on my blog to help raise awareness of the Wellcome Collection’s The Institute of Sexology exhibition, I was sitting in bed viewing it when something came up and I had to step away from my laptop, pausing the clip at about 50 seconds into it. Then Kemey came to bed, inadvertently giving my screen a glance. Continue reading

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Frieze Art Fair 2014 Highlights

Planning a visit to Frieze this weekend? Here’s some pieces I reckon you should be on the lookout for. Continue reading

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Fresh Pasta Masterclass with Giovanni Rana – 17 September at Giovanni Rana Restaurant, NW1

Maker of Italy’s most popular pasta brand, Giovanni Rana will be visiting his Regent’s Place restaurant on the 17th of September to host an exclusive pasta making masterclass and teach a small audience how to make fresh filled pasta from scratch. Continue reading

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Ai Weiwei at Lisson Gallery

Just opened at Lisson Gallery is its third solo exhibition of works by Ai Weiwei. Featuring a “monumental new installation of bicycles” alongside a number of “hand-carved, domestic-scale copies” of highly personal objects, the show offers some of the best contemporary art I’ve seen in quite awhile and was a real inspiration for me to view during last week’s private view. Continue reading

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London Daily Photo: Nuts

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Georgians Revealed at the British Library in London (OneTravel)

A newly opened exhibition at the British Library in London – Georgians Revealed: Life, Style and the Making of Modern Britain – takes an in depth look at the lives of people living in Britain during the Georgian era (roughly the early 1700s to … Continue reading

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Georgians Revealed at the British Library

A new exhibition at the British Library ponders whether British folk – particular those in the middle classes – during the Georgian era were “tasteful and polite, or riotous and pleasure-obsessed”? The answer I came away with after attending the press preview was a little bit of both, depending on the situation. Continue reading

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Fried Alligator Tail and More at Camden’s Blues Kitchen

An invitation to try a new reptilian starter at Blues Kitchen on Camden High Street led to an overall great night out that was way more down home and delicious than I’d hoped. Continue reading

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La Patagonia: Bife de Lomo Love in Camden

If you like your steaks bloody and your Malbec bloodier, this is the place for you. Beef is top quality; I loved my mega-chunk o’ bife de lomo (200g of Argentine fillet – £21). And, the handmade chorizos a la pomarola (£4.50) rock. During my visit last week, a glass of the punchy house Malbec (£4.50) – Colonia, Finca la Colonia, Bodegas Norton – seemed to size up both the home made sausages and my fillet perfectly. Continue reading

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What’s for Lunch? The Gilbert Scott, St Pancras Renaissance London Hotel (Londonist)

What’s for Lunch? The Gilbert Scott, St Pancras Renaissance London Hotel Londonist, November 29, 2011 at 11:29 am Set within the ornate and gilded grandeur of the old Midland Grand Hotel – essentially a huge wing of the new St … Continue reading

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New Cocktail Bar Review: Shaker & Co, Hampstead Road (Londonist)

New Cocktail Bar Review: Shaker & Co, Hampstead Road Londonist, October 28, 2011 at 16:00 pm Refining the “craft of drinksmanship”, the team behind the esteemed Shaker & Co bar schools has opened a New Orleans inspired cocktail saloon slinging some … Continue reading

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New Restaurant Review: Made in Camden (Londonist)

New Restaurant Review: Made in Camden Londonist, November 30, 2010 at 17:05 PM Highlights from our lunch included scrummy baked eggs, spicy tomato, greek yoghurt and sourdough (£8 or £9.50 with grilled chorizo … and you’ll want to go with the … Continue reading

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London Daily Photo: Market People

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London Daily Photo: Memorial

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London Daily Photo: Market Stability

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Chefspective: Flori Johnson, Executive Chef at Melrose and Morgan (Londonist)

Chefspective: Flori Johnson, Executive Chef at Melrose and Morgan Londonist, September 3, 2010 3:16 PM As a child, Flori Johnson learned firsthand about “old fashioned” cooking on her family’s farm in Zimbabwe. Add to her upbringing Flori’s first professional gig … Continue reading

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