Tag Archives: W2

Cocktail Recipe: Isla de Encanta

Here’s the recipe for Isla de Encanta, my drink served during London Cocktail Week at The Beachcomber Bar in celebration of the 10th anniversary of my blog. Continue reading

Posted in Bars, Drink, Food, London, Shopping, TC10 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Ti Punch Tiki at The Beachcomber Bar | 10X10 with tikichris

As part of my 10X10 celebration of ten years blogging, I teamed up with one of my favourite London bars for a cocktail collaboration. We played around with the recipe for a classic ti punch, adding a touch of tikichris madness to make it truly something special. Head over to The Beachcomber Bar this weekend for a taste. Continue reading

Posted in Bars, Drink, Food, London, Shopping, TC10, Tiki | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Creole Kitchen at The Beachcomber

A boozy island paradise awaits your discovery at The Beachcomber, a basement bar just a jaunt away from Bayswater Station. It’s a great destination for rummy cocktails, and with a new menu of “bites and small plates” by Vanessa Bolosier of Creole Kitchen, The Beachcomber is a tasty place for bar snacks that equal the yum of its tiki drinks. Continue reading

Posted in Bars, Drink, Food, London, Tiki | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Roba Bar & Restaurant

Welcome to the brand new Roba Bar & Restaurant in Paddington where a young executive chef – Andrea Secchi (ex-Marcus Wareing at the Berkeley) – a focus on in-house aging of beef and smoking of salmon, and a menu designed largely around a robata grill add up to a hearty dining experience. Continue reading

Posted in Drink, Food, Hotels, London, Restaurants | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Colouring in While Dining out at Kupp

Are you the type of person who likes to think outside the box – while staying within the lines? Here’s a fun dining experience for you: The Art of Mindfulness Colouring at Scandinavian inspired eatery, Kupp. The new canal-side Merchant … Continue reading

Posted in Beer, Drink, Food, London, Restaurants | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Bite Me Pizza, Westbourne Grove

An invitation to try out a new Notting Hill pizzeria proved a more than satisfying reason for me to mosey more westerly than usual for one of my all time favourite foods – pizza! Bite Me? With pleasure Continue reading

Posted in Beer, Drink, Food, London, Parma, Pizza, Restaurants | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Very Budget Friendly Tune Hotel Opens Near Paddington Station

Tune Hotels has launched its third London site near Paddington Underground and Rail Station. Tune’s other hotels are at Liverpool Street and Westminster (with plans to open a dozen or so more over the next five years or so, including … Continue reading

Posted in Hotels, London, Travel | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Have Lunch With Antonio Carluccio In Notting Hill (Londonist)

The event marks the launch of the book [Antonio Carluccio] co-wrote with fellow chef Gennaro Contaldo, Two Greedy Italians Eat Italy, and its accompanying four-part BBC series. Have Lunch With Antonio Carluccio In Notting Hill  Londonist, 18 April 2012 Photo/Tony Briggs

Posted in Books, Celebrities, Food, London, Restaurants | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

In Pictures: The Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2011 (Londonist)

An enclosed garden is at the heart of Peter Zumthor’s pavilion Continue reading

Posted in Art, London, Photography | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Alien Nation Exhibition Explores What it Means to be an “Alien” in London (Londonist)

Alien Nation Exhibition Explores What it Means to be an “Alien” in London Londonist, March 16, 2011 at 0:14 pm Inspired by George Mikes’s book “How to be an Alien” and curated by Soapbox Events, the show exposes some of the quirk that … Continue reading

Posted in Art, London | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Guru Event: Tequila and Mexican Street Food (and Lots of it!) at Wahaca Soho (Qype does London)

Guru Event: Tequila and Mexican Street Food (and Lots of it!) at Wahaca Soho Qype does London, March 2nd 2011 Is 100% blue agave tequila the greatest spirit ever? Maaaaaybe! Gets ya drunk, makes ya happy and (here’s the best part) won’t … Continue reading

Posted in Drink, Food, London, Restaurants | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

New Bar Review: Searcy’s Paddington Champagne Bar (Londonist)

New Bar Review: Searcy’s Paddington Champagne Bar Londonist, February 17, 2011 at 15:30 pm If browsing that Paddington Bear kiosk at Paddington Station and refueling a la Starbucks, McDonald’s, Burger King etc (etc etc) just won’t cut it as you await … Continue reading

Posted in Drink, Food, London, Restaurants, Travel | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Island Restaurant & Bar Now Serving its Own Honey (Londonist)

Island Restaurant & Bar Now Serving its Own Honey Londonist, November 19, 2010 3:25 PM Photography by Max Nathan A half million bees later (talk about sweet occupancy rate!), the hotel had its first honey harvest this summer and is … Continue reading

Posted in Food, Hotels, London, Restaurants | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment