EAT: Caravan opens a second site in King’s Cross, NW1

I’m yet to eat the Caravan in Exmouth Market, somewhere nearly close enough to call local, but not quite. Still, it was awesome news when I discovered a Kings Cross branch will be… Continue reading

EAT: Reform at The Mandeville, NW1

Reform at The Mandeville Hotel in Marylebone,¬†has breathed, not so much new, as traditional, life in to the somewhat dated site of the old deVille restaurant. Years ago I stayed at The Mandeville… Continue reading

EAT: York & Albany Pizza, NW1

EAT: Nonna’s Deli is reincarnated, York & Albany, NW1 Nonna’s deli next to the York & Albany was a great idea, but hideously executed. SO expensive, so under-staffed, so pretentious, so empty, such… Continue reading

THINK: NW London just keeps going up in the world…

…and about time too. Never in the ten years I’ve lived here, have I known so many exciting new openings! Kentish Town: As first reported on the great Kentishtowner blog, The Grafton Arms… Continue reading

LOVE: A summery weekend at home in NW…

Champagne on the terrace, and a reason to use sun cream, in England. An unexpected mini sun break. Bliss. Lemon and rosemary chicken on the barbeque So. Much. Sun Trivia and red wine… Continue reading

DRINK: Coco Momo, Marylebone, NW1

Good location, bad service. Where to draw the line? I’m in Marylebone a fair deal – and while that place does not want for a good restaurant or ten – (Providores, Orrery, L’Autre… Continue reading

LOVE: Summer fayres in Marylebone, Portman Village, Primrose Hill & Hampstead

Summer fayres/fairs are some of the loveliest ways to celebrate good weather. Here’s some I’m excited about. See you there! Primrose Hill, Sunday, 27 May: Yes, that’s this weekend. Regent’s Park Road will… Continue reading

EAT: Briciole, Marylebone

I’m loving the serious value for money at new opening Briciole… Every now and again a new place comes along that make me very excited, and Briciole is one such place. Closer to… Continue reading

LOVE: Burgh House, Hampstead, NW3

Hampstead’s many historic homes… …I had to go to Burgh House for a meeting on Friday, and I have to say it’s one of the loveliest spots in Hampstead. For the first time… Continue reading

EAT: The Gilbert Scott, Kings Cross

Is there anything better than Sunday brunch in the summer? The sun is shining, you roll out of bed in a leisurely fashion, put something pretty on to wear and head out. I… Continue reading

BEYOND NW: Ascot Races

A clever idea at the races… …we went to Ascot last weekend, got dressed up all posh, enjoyed the sunshine, lost lots of money, all tried on some brilliant 50s style specs, and… Continue reading

EAT: Karpo, Kings Cross, NW1

A new favourite in Kings Cross… …we completely love Karpo, the new restaurant whose bold, colourful¬†frontage greets you as emerge from Kings Cross station. Inside a vertical garden wall and an open kitchen,… Continue reading