Kerb Camden

Since living in London, I’ve become a huge fan of the street food available around the city. In fact, many of my favorite places to grab food originated as a street food vendor, such as Bleecker Street Burger and Homeslice Pizza. So I was extremely pleased when Kerb announced they were opening a permanent location…

Tickets Bar, Barcelona

The first time I went to Tickets Bar was in May 2014 when I was visiting my friend Andy in Barcelona. He suggested a nice place, but not too expensive, and brought up going to Tickets Bar. Well I booked it immediately. We had an amazing time, so when some friends suggested a weekend away…

Cactus Kitchens Part Deux: Michel Roux Jr.

A year and a half ago I was lucky enough to be given an amazing gift to take a cooking course with Monica Galetti. (I also have written about that experience too, where I gutted my first squid, learned to make rice puree and cooked with salsify for the first time.) ┬áMy husband and I…

Desserts, desserts, desserts at Hotel Cafe Royal.

I can’t deny that I’m a huge fan of desserts. I’m also a huge fan of complaining about desserts – especially in Britain where cakes are often dry and overly sweet. So when I heard about the opening of the the dessert restaurant at Hotel Cafe Royal (weirdly called The Cafe which makes the full…

The Araki, Mayfair

Always on the hunt for good sushi (and especially in London), The Araki fell on my radar sometime late last year. When I was looking into it, it definitely wasn’t cheap, but considering it has two Michelin stars (and it skipped there without even getting one!), it must be something amazing, right? So I mentioned…

Midsummer House, Cambridge

Ordinarily, I’d say we’re great with planning trips, but for some reason, whenever we go to Cambridge, it’s like I have a brain fart and forget to tell friends we’re going, and the plans just seem haphazard. This time, I casually asked if we were going to book anywhere for the Saturday night. Suddenly, we…

Traders Wine Bar: The perfect location for a romantic date

I was lucky enough to be invited to the recently opened Traders Wine Bar to experience the location, atmosphere, food and wine that they have on offer. It was my first time to St. Katherine’s Docks, and I have to say it was quite the beautiful area. Especially by the wine bar. The bar itself…

Burgeri: Qatari burgers come to London

Burgeri, the Qatari burger restaurant has silently slipped into London. I say silently because I had no idea this place even was opening. I only found out about it when I was heading to lunch with Vicky from Oxford Circus, and we happened to just see it there. We ALMOST went to try it right…

Old Bicycle Shop: Ultimate Hipsterism arrives in Cambridge

When you’re chucked out of your room at 9 am, and have five hours to kill, you need something to do. For us, this something was brunch. After wandering through Cambridge for about an hour, forgoing such places as Bill’s due to my severe aversion to chain restaurants and another place that had been around…

Dirty Burger: The name says it all

You know those times when you’ve been drinking. Like, say a lot. And you really need something to eat? And all you want is a really greasy, messy burger? Dirty Burger is definitely one of my go to places for when that happens. So the last time I went, I was kind of expecting a…

L’Enclume, Cartmel

My husband and I had a bit of a mini holiday up in the Lake District. I clearly use way too many hair products as I had earned us enough points buying Aveda products for two free nights at a spa hotel on Lake Windermere (annoyingly not good on weekends and also I don’t use…

Honey and Spice Deli, Fitzrovia

You know those restaurants that you and your friends keep saying “Hey we need to try that” and then you never do because they are tiny and a pain to book? Honey and Co. is that restaurant for me. I’ve been wanting to go for ages. I tried to book for six people and the…