Review: Aquum Festive Bottomless Brunch

It’s not surprise that the Boozy Bunch has a thing or two for a boozy brunch, so when an opportunity came up (courtesy of Kapranos PR) to test out the Festive Bottomless Brunch at Aquum in Clapham there was no hesitation on my part. Becky and I headed down one sunny Saturday to Aquum to…

Standard English food – The Ivy Café, Fitzrovia

Food: ★★★☆☆  Service: ★★★★☆  Ambiance:★★★★☆   Overall: ★★★☆☆ Price:£££ So … unexpectedly work managed to take us out for a meal. They are normally not that giving, so I was rather excited. As most of the Italian staff is staying in Marylebone during their visit to the London office, they choose to go to The Ivy Café….

True Bengali Food – Calcutta Street,

Food: ★★★★☆  Service:★★★☆☆  Ambiance:★★★★☆   Overall: ★★★★☆ Price:£££ My friend Tirthankar invited me to go and experience his favourite Bengali restaurant. It’s not on the main street and you need to know which side street to go down. It also only opened a few months ago, but is already super busy. Calcutta Street has been established by successful…

First eats with EatFirst

For once the stars aligned and I managed to escape work in time to take up Angelica “Jelly” Malin’s invite to the EatFirst x About Time supper club. Although it’s taken me a month to write it up (sorry!), the evening was most excellent both in terms of the food & wine and also the…

Press Visit: Pizza + Beer = Happy Face – Heist Bank, Paddington

Food:★★★☆☆  Service:★★★★☆  Ambiance:★★★☆☆    Overall:★★★☆☆ Price:££ The Boozy Bunch was invited to the Heist Bank event “Pizza And Beer In Your Face”. As Andrew was busy, I stepped in to fill the gap and Thank God I had the chance. What a fun evening. As I had plans to meet up with a friend of mine I convinced him that…

Ceviche

Dieting can be exciting, can’t it? The rush of seeing all those salads on display, the thrill of counting up your calories for the day and seeing if maybe, just maybe, you can squeeze in an extra slice of lean chicken breast with dinner. No, it’s awful and horrible and I want a cheeseburger. The…

Bibo: Proper Italian in Putney

Bibo has been on my hitlist for ages since almost every blogger I know raves about it. It’s rare a place lives up to the hype, but Bibo not only met but exceeded expectations with its delicious flavours and near perfect execution. Bibo is an Italian place located around the corner from Putney train station and…

Chick’n’Sours: KFC hits Dalston in a big way

Fried Chicken! It’s the next big thing! Or rather it’s been a thing but I’ve only finally got around to eating it but that doesn’t quite make a sound bite! Anyways, regardless of why, the important thing is I finally made it up to try Chick’n’Sours. Tucked away on Kingsland road just north of Haggerston…

Black Penny Brunch (and a 1p whisky shot)

The Black Penny came to my attention when they advertised a January offer – buy a coffee and get a shot of Speyside single malt for just 1p! How can you turn down an offer like that? Alas, with most things, it turns out a bit too good to be true – yes, you can…

Ramen Wars: The best Ramen in London!

It’s been a full and wondrous week of ramen wars here at the Boozy Bunch.  The battle between London’s ramen joints have been well fought- some even winning ramen hater Grant over! But as with all good battles (or so we are taught in fairy tales), when ramen wars come to an end, there will…