Restaurant review: Franco Manca

This might be the best pizza I’ve had outside of Italy. I stumbled across this place entirely by accident, upon a quick Google of nearby eateries when leaving a bar on Maiden Lane. A… Continue reading

Restaurant review: Shoryu, Soho

As ramen joints show no sign of slowing in popularity in Soho, my quest for the perfect bowl of noodle soup continues. I was pretty inpressed by Tonkotsu a couple of months back,… Continue reading

Bar review: the italian job, chiswick

When I think of Italy, I think of stunning countryside, imposing architecture, and eating more carbs than I should. And obviously, excellent wine. But never, until now, excellent beer. (Sorry, Peroni, you’re just… Continue reading

gin review: Gin Mare

A Mediterranean small batch gin. I have probably had a G&T with this a couple of these in bars before, but I’ve never made one at home. Despite the intense herb notes, I… Continue reading

Restaurant review: The Breakfast Club, St Albans

On Sunday I woke up, I confess, still a little tired from the Christmas shopping of the day before, and in desperate need of a wholesome brunch that was just a little unhealthy. A… Continue reading

bar review: warpigs, copenhagen

Last week whilst on a business trip, I found myself with a few hours spare for a quick stroll. I set off from the hotel on a cold and blustery evening in search,… Continue reading

Book review: Classic Cocktails, by Salvatore Calabrese

I don’t judge books by their covers, but if I did, ‘Classic Cocktails’ would be off to a strong start. The gloss gold embossed cover is wonderful to touch and stands out on… Continue reading

Cocktail Recipe – Jasmine (with extra Campari)

To celebrate having acquired a litre of Campari at a frankly excellent price on my way back from Frankfurt earlier this week, I delved into Diffords Guide to find a cocktail to make… Continue reading

ale review: Black Perle, Weird Beard Brew Co

For me, a half pint of coffee milk stout is the perfect after dinner beer. A pint first thing in the evening would likely not be thirst quenching enough, and it’s too heavy… Continue reading

Book launch event at Salvatore’s Bar, Mayfair

Cocktail parties are good. Book launch parties are good. It is rare that the two are so harmoniously conjoined. Last week, I attended an event marking the re-release of Salvatore Calabrese’s book ‘Classic… Continue reading