Boozy Brunch at New Street Grill

As a contributor to this fine blog that is The Boozy Bunch, I often get asked for recommendations for restaurants that do a well-priced, good quality brunch in London. In recent years this meal time has really taken off – it appeals to the trendy, hipster generation, the ladies who lunch club and those of us…

(Slightly) Boozy Brunch at The Folly

Normally when I go for a boozy brunch, I go the whole hog. Bottomless boozy brunch, a focussed attitude and an empty stomach – as a northerner it’s very important that I feel like I’m getting my money’s worth. But this time round I actively opted for a restaurant that didn’t offer a bottomless selection…

Rosa’s Thai Cafe, Soho

I don’t have any younger siblings, so I have never had to deal with having children around the house. Honestly, it sounds like a nightmare to me – older siblings you all deserve medals for putting up with us! But my flatmate is lucky enough to have a younger sister with whom she gets on…

Press Visit: Low, Slow & Juke

There is such a huge buzz around food blogs, food magazines and food apps around London these days. I mean, there has been for a while, but it’s so refreshing to go to an event that is filled with people who are genuinely excited to talk about what’s hot amongst London’s food and drink scene….

Five Guys, definitely not 5 stars

December is always full of Christmas celebrations – parties, presents, festive cheer and oh so much turkey. It’s the time of year when everyone wants to catch up with you all at once. Not that I’m complaining per se (I love catch up with friends), but after 4 weeks of poultry, pigs in blankets and…

Les Deux Salons

In theatreland, Christmas is always heralded by one of two things – the inaugural Christmas pantomime and the Christmas ballet. One is a joyful evening filled with beautiful, graceful and talented performers, the other is a pantomime… I know they have a place, but pantomimes are my theatrical version of a living hell (Yes he is behind…

Kettner’s tastes so much better on expenses!

It’s always nice to welcome an old friend down to London for a long overdue catch-up. When I say old by the way, I’d like to clarify that I have known Elaine a long time, not that she is old in any way – she’s more active, in better shape and packs more into her…

The Red Fox, Thornton Hough

In a previous post, I may have mentioned (once or twice) that it was my Mum’s birthday a couple of weeks ago – and in case you didn’t read that post, you can conveniently find it on the Boozy Bunch website! So in celebration of this I decided to pop back up to my hometown and visit…

The Cut Bar & Restaurant, Young Vic Theatre

Drinks and theatre, two of my passions (don’t ask me to give you a preference!). So much so that I often try to go to the theatre an hour or so before the show starts so that I can scope out the area and find a nice place to relax and unwind with a drink….

Elephant Coffee Shop

Warning – sentimental post to follow. Expect gushing statements of love & adoration. Do not read if eating, of delicate constitution or one who turns their nose up at any public declaration of affection. You have been warned…   I thought that I would dedicate my second post to a very special lady in my life….

Niche

Pre-theatre dining can be a stressful experience. For the majority of people, work finishes around 5:30pm, which gives you 120 precious minutes to meet your friends (assuming you’re a sociable creature), pick a restaurant, scan the menu and pick the first dish that leaps off the page. Only then do you have the time to…