All posts tagged: london

Members’ Club Dining at Century, Shaftesbury Avenue

What Dinner at Century Club, Shaftesbury Avenue Where 61-63 Shaftesbury Ave London W1D 6LQ Experience Until a couple of weeks ago, if you asked me to name more than five members’ clubs in London I would have struggled. It wasn’t until I was invited to dine at one I had never heard of that I did a bit of digging. And the results were surprising. I didn’t find out the exact number, but I can guarantee you that if you regularly walk the streets of London, you’ll pass a fair few lurking behind inconspicuous doorways, without even knowing what is behind them. Enter Century Club. Situated on Shaftesbury Avenue, right in the heart of London’s theatreland and media district, the discreet and hidden four storey members club sits proud and unassuming. Soho on a Friday night these days can be a pretty treacherous experience, with after work drinkers spilling out onto pavements in their droves, so the knowledge of dining in a members club, away from the unwanted hustle and bustle, was a comforting thought. …

The breast time at KERB – The Bucket List

“Who of my friends likes chicken and is free on Saturday?” read my Facebook status last week. Purposely cryptic, I wanted to dangle the proverbial chicken wing and see who would take a chunky bite. Unsurprisingly a lot of questions followed and after a short time, I had a willing participant. Jasey and I arrived at KERB – The Bucket List on Saturday night, tummies empty and a severe raging thirst threatening to ruin the chances of us swapping niceties until fulfilled. Luckily we were ushered straight in, given our chicken buckets, tokens and free chicken cards and let loose. We pushed our way through the crowds to sort the first problem and minutes later we were hydrating with a can of Beavertown’s finest Session IPA. Only once we had started sipping did we settle in to really check out our surroundings. Situated in West Handyside Canope, next to the swankiest Waitrose I had ever seen on one side, and the industrial exclusivity of Central St Martins on the other side, this two day festival …

Craving Chicken? KERB Has the Answer

If you haven’t heard of KERB, you don’t deserve to be reading this. So if you haven’t, move along, please… London’s Street Food Market pioneer, KERB has announced The Bucket List, a clucky two day chicken fest, which brings together London’s breast bird bosses under the same roof to give you all the chicken you need for a year. The bad news is that tickets have now sold out, however the GOOD NEWS is that you can join the waiting list and be in with a chance of WINNING one of three pairs of tickets. The Bucket List: Mother Clucker – Tea-brined, twice buttermilk soaked Cajun chicken strips with hot sauce Other Side Fried – Cocoa chilli and maple fillets with coriander mayo Only Jerkin – Ginger beer battered jerk or mango nuggets with jerk gravy Bill or Beak – Szechuan miso tenders with fermented green chilli hot sauce Daja Chicken – Double coated & double fried Asian tenders with modern flavours from the Far East  *GF Killa Dilla – ‘KDFC’ in chipotle salt and crushed Chilli Heatwave tortilla chips Mother Flipper …

Summer at the Sky Garden

What The Sky Garden hosts live music summer sessions Where Sky Garden 1 Sky Walk, London EC3M 8AF Experience Do you ever spend time looking for the perfect summer drinks venue? Then look no further. The Sky Garden has gourmet food, the most spectacular sweeping panoramic views of London, and a garden oasis. It has been my hot-spot place to recommend for the last year and has now excelled even my expectations by hosting live music sessions featuring artists, band and DJS from ALR music all summer. My city-girl friend Steph had only a few more days in London before she moved to the countryside so I asked her to join me for the opening night of live music at Sky Garden. It could not have been a more perfect end to her London adventure. We walked around the 360 degree platform while listing all city sights viewable from the three storey floor-to-ceiling windows, while surrounded by tropical foliage and sipping prosecco. We watched three bands who played a perfect blend of soul and funk which …

Rosa’s Thai Cafe – Victoria

  What The much loved Rosa’s Thai Cafe has now arrived in Victoria. Where 25 Gillingham Street London SW1V 1HN Experience If, like me, you are a long-term fan of husband and wife owned chain Rosa’s Thai Cafe then you will be excited about their new opening in Victoria. Before the grand opening, I was invited down to sample the menu. I met my pal Gethin at Victoria station and took the stroll down the beautifully affluent West London streets to a quiet corner building. We were greeted with a glass of Prosecco and a seat in the corner of a very relaxed, but bustling, cafe. The kitchen ovens had not yet been installed but the party menu did not disappoint. We ate Fresh Soft Rolls, soft rice paper rolls of fragrant herbs and vegetables joined by salty peanut sauce and a spicy sweet chilli dipping sauce. Shortly followed by Spicy Beef Salad – Yum nuer yang Char-grilled sirloin on spicy leaves with mint & chilli dressing. Every mouthful was fragrant, spicy, light and definitely …

London House – Battersea

What Battersea neighbourhood favourite London House showcases its new look, new bar and new menu. Where London House 7-9 Battersea Square Battersea Village London SW11 3RA Experience I had the opportunity to visit modern British cuisine restaurant London House, part of the Gordon Ramsay Group. As soon as I entered I was greeted with relaxed decor and a friendly waiters smile. I sipped a glass of sweet Clementine Daiquiri in the bar while admiring the fireplace and slow slung tables where locals sat with glasses of red, picking at light bites from the kitchen. My friend arrived to meet me so we took a wander outside to enjoy the new sun soaked – ready for summer – terrace for a while. None other than Gordon Ramsey himself was perched at the bar when we took our seat at the table. He seemed at home chatting to the locals before disappearing out of my vision. The reigns in the London House kitchen have been handed over to new head chef George Lyons who has ingeniously created …

Beer and Pizza at Zero Degrees

Where Zero Degrees, Blackheath What Zero Degrees is the first of a line of five family run restaurants with onsite microbreweries. Experience On the corner of Blackheath park is Zero Degrees, Blackheath’s only Microbrewery and from some serious research, has a great reputation as a restaurant that specialises in Mussels and Pizza. Since opening in 2000, Zero degrees has continued to grow across the south with the enthusiasm of the family of ale lovers that are behind it. The beauty of it is the beer is brewed on site and right in front of the customers eyes, so needless to say; it tastes good. We started with a mango beer and a pale ale and quickly moved through to the restaurant to start eating. Both Jack and I had googled the menu, and seemed there was no reason to deprive ourselves for any longer. As discussed the night previously, we decided it was essential to try all the starters they had on offer (a slight exaggeration, but not by far). My favourite was hard to …