Vegan Nights at Old Truman Brewery

THE OLD TRUMAN BREWERY PRESENTS: V FOR, A BRAND NEW VEGAN LIFESTYLE FESTIVAL THIS AUGUST starting with the launch event, Vegan Nights, on Thurs 2nd Aug. The Old Truman Brewery 91 Brick Lane, London E1 6QR For info about the events: #vfor2018 FOOD AND DRINK Vegan Nights ​V For will be kicking off with a special edition of the already well-established Vegan Nights on the 2nd August.  The foodie favourites from the much-loved night market, who welcome over 2000 monthly visitors, will be on hand with an exhaustive selection of delicious vegan … [Read more...]

A Taste of the Middle East in Clerkenwell

Sarona is a modern, stylish restaurant honing in on fresh middle-eastern cuisine.  Yet another restaurant only a short walk away on Clerkenwell Road, the easiest way to get there is go walk down to Smithfield, turn right onto St John Street and turn left onto Clerkenwell Road. The frontage is branded with awnings, tables and chairs all in bright orange so it is easily noticeable after you turn the corner. Outside seating on Clerkenwell Road The pavement in quite deep here and so the hustle and bustle of the main road doesn’t intrude as much as you might expect.  The large windows … [Read more...]

New Bottles in Old Spitalfields

Bottles launched in early July 2018 in the remarkable Old Spitalfields Market as a new Italian wine bar.  This is a partnership between the co-founders of Bottles & Battles in Mercato Metropolitano, Franco Mancini and Daniele Marano, and the pop-up restaurant concept, SOOD Family.  The focus is definitely on the wine here and the food (albeit delicious) is almost a mere accompaniment. Entrance on Brushfield Street With entrances on both Brushfield Street and from inside Old Spitalfields Market, this is a convenient spot with enough space for about 50 diners. The Market entrance is … [Read more...]

Happy Hour Oysters at HIX Oyster & Chop House

Happy Hour Oysters Now being served every day 4-7pm, enjoy three British rock oysters for only £3.75 each. Order half a dozen with a glass of British sparkling wine 'Hambledon Classic Cuvee' for £15 No booking required. HIX Oyster & Chop House 36-37 Greenhill Rents Cowcross St London EC1M 6BN 020 7017 1930 … [Read more...]

New Italian restaurant on Whitecross Street

Da Giua is the new Italian restaurant you may have noticed which has just opened opposite Waitrose on Whitecross Street. There was a short-lived tapas bar (Sabor Iberico) before that and another fairly long established and well-regarded Italian (Alba) prior.  The short life for the tapas bar is a little worrying with respect to the location, but the new owners have the experience, for sure, with 2 other successful restaurants in London already established. The interior has undergone some refurbishment. Interior of the restaurant There is also plenty of spacious seating inside, … [Read more...]

Made for the Table

Made for the Table 13 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018 · Mon - Fri, 9am to 6pm Free admission The Goldsmiths’ Centre 42 Britton Street London EC1M 5AD Explore the evolution of silver tableware and dining conventions from the 1600 to today through the world-renowned silver collection of the Goldsmiths' Company. Made for the Table explores the evolution of silver tableware. Exquisite exhibits made by silversmiths over the last five centuries are brought together, to consider the influence of function on design. From candlesticks and cutlery to serving dishes, silver tableware has … [Read more...]

Oyster Celebration

Oyster Celebration Mark Hix invites you to join him and the team of HIX Oyster & Chop House to celebrate native season and the humble British oyster. To mark the occasion, they will be hosting a daytime celebration on Saturday 15th September serving British rock and native oysters for £1 paired to seasonal drinks. For the second year, Mark has teamed up with fellow oyster lovers and experts Robin Hancock (Wright Brothers) Pete Miles (Dorset Oysters) Nigel Bloxham (Crab House Cafe and Billy Winters) Tom Hayward (West Mersea Oysters) and Scotts restaurants who will be serving their … [Read more...]

Bowling us over

Bowling us over The Bowling Bird restaurant and wine bar is over to the West side of the Barbican tucked down Cloth Fair (a shortish street which runs parallel to Long Lane), opposite St Bartholomew the Great church and close to West Smithfield.  I have passed it literally 50 times to and fro and so I was really happy to be invited to the press evening where a bunch of journalists were presented with some taster fare.  There were a couple of reviewers from an online blog and one from the local paper over at Canary Wharf; a testament to how tempting our local restaurants are!  The … [Read more...]

Summer offers from Café du Marché

Café du Marché off Charterhouse Square, has two summer offers. Offer 1) A summer Prix Fixe menu until end of August - £20 for two courses that will change daily. Pics below: English asparagus, poached egg and hollandaise Onglet steak with snails, portobello mushrooms and red wine jus Offer 2) 10% discount on private events bookings over August. Info on the restaurant: Renowned as an atmospheric and convivial French restaurant, Le Café du Marché has been open for three decades. Tucked away down a cobbled mews next to the Malmaison Hotel in Charterhouse Square, it is one … [Read more...]


Time Zone Theatre Ltd in association with the Bridewell Theatre presents OPERA IN THE CITY FESTIVAL London’s new summer opera festival from 22nd August - 8th September  at Bridewell Theatre, City of London. For the second year, Time Zone Theatre Ltd in collaboration with the Bridewell Theatre presents Opera in the City Festival. The boutique festival focuses on rarely performed classics and new, experimental works by emerging British and international artists. This year’s highlights include the in-house season UNDERWORLD with Orpheus and Eurydice by Christoph Willibald Gluck (1714 … [Read more...]