Aubaine Broadgate Circle – Not truly French, but very pleasant regardless

We continue our reviews of the new Broadgate Circle restaurants with Aubaine.  We would question its description as a ‘French’ restaurant given the menu was varied enough to be perhaps more than just  influenced by other Mediterranean and British cuisine, but so saying that doesn’t necessarily detract from the eating experience which is perhaps bistro in style if not ambience or menu.  It also reckons to be a boulangerie/patisserie and in this respect does offer a good selection of French style pastries and breads. The Broadgate Circle Aubaine is the ninth London restaurant to carry … [Read more...]

Tunnelling under the Barbican

BA Chair, Jane Smith, recently had the opportunity to visit one of the tunnel boring machine sites under the Barbican and this article gives her impressions of what she found to be a fascinating experience.  There aren’t too many perks from being chair of the Barbican Association – but I think visiting a Crossrail tunnel boring machine probably counts as one. Certainly, when I was offered the chance to visit TBM Elizabeth digging the eastbound tunnel under the estate on her way to Farringdon, I jumped at it. Jane Smith in full Crossrail visitor gearin one of the TBM tunnels under … [Read more...]