Could we ever run out of chickens? | Clockjack Oven, 14 Denman Street, London, W1D 7HJ

‘What’s for dinner mum?’ I’d shout down the stairs at 1.47pm on a Sunday after an epic teenage sleepathon. ‘Only chicken’ she’d reply. ‘Now get out of bed you lazy git!’. And she… Continue reading

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The toast of India | The summer toastie menu at Cinnamon Soho, 5 Kingly Street, London W1B 5PF

Sometimes, but not often enough, we try something and think ‘why has this not been done before?’ like when we discovered the Potato Dog (a hotdog encased in fluffy potato) or most recently… Continue reading

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Kids’ School Holidays Survival Guide | Checkout Summer 2014

1) The school holidays should be about fun, although in reality it’s about whingeing, moaning and arguments. It doesn’t get more fun than this novelty condiment gun, simply fill one of the two… Continue reading

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Some of the best Italian food in London | Orso, 27 Wellington Street, London WC2E 7DB

So what’s important to you when you visit a restaurant? A) Does it have to be all shiny and new with the enamel dishes fresh out of bubble wrap? B) Does it have… Continue reading

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From Margate to market | GB Pizza Co, 50 Exmouth Market, London EC1R 4QE

  The GB Pizza Co has been on our radar for a while, the original branch in Margate sounded like a massive hit and a magnet for seaside-goers. Unfortunately we haven’t been able… Continue reading

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WIN A MEAL FOR TWO AT INK | A WE LOVE FOOD & ZOMATO COMPETITION

We’ve teamed up with Zomato to offer one of you lucky people a £75 voucher for Ink in Bethnal Green. All you have to do is head over to our Twitter page and… Continue reading

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Great Ribs and that’s no porky pie | Porky’s Bankside, 18 New Globe Walk, London, SE1 9DR

When I first got a job on London’s Southbank back in the mists of time, there weren’t many local culinary delights to shout about. Sure there were a few OK pub lunches to be… Continue reading

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Made in heaven | Made.com review – designer furniture straight from the manufacturers

We’ve been so preoccupied with our blog of late that our poor little house has been neglected, and you should see the state of the garden. Sure our home is tidy(ish) and clean… Continue reading

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Food porn hits the big screen | Jon Favreau’s Chef the movie review

This wasn’t our usual Sunday. My alarm went off at the ungodly hour of 7am, we then spent eight manic hours frantically prepping our bathroom for the imminent arrival of our plumber. The reason… Continue reading

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All you need for a summer festival + win tickets to On Blackheath | Checkout Festival Guide, Summer 2014

1) First launched over 50 years ago, these iconic Hunter wellies are now as much a style essential as a country classic. With the UK weather being as unreliable as our national football team, probably… Continue reading

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Ramen that’s fit for a King-ly Court | Shoryu Ramen, G3-5 Kingly Court, London W1B 5PJ

Sometimes only noodles will do, even a cheap packet of instant noodles for me can satisfy an urge that I guess must be down to a comfort thing. As I sat staring at… Continue reading

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The Ritz – much more than just afternoon tea | The Ritz restaurant, 150 Piccadilly, London W1J 9BR

Being food bloggers we get to do a whole host of exciting things, meet interesting and passionate people, try a wide variety of food, stay in stunning hotels. Never in a million years… Continue reading

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All you need for a summer barbecue | Checkout BBQ Guide, Summer 2014

1) Made from tough and durable melamine this pretty floral Iza Pearl Designs ‘Garden Party Cha Cha’ non-spill tray is a BBQ must. £11.99, english-table.com 2) If it’s just the two of you,… Continue reading

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Patty Boom Boom | Patty & Bun LIverpool Street, 22-23 Liverpool Street, London EC2M 7PD

The birthday meal. A tough decision. After the overwhelming and unbeatable success of the pre-birthday meal at Polpetto I decided not to try to trump it. Instead I thought it may be a… Continue reading

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Other restaurants take note, this is how its done | Polpetto, 11 Berwick Street, London W1F 0PL

Restaurateur Russell Norman has said several times ‘In a restaurant, service is as important, if not more so, than food. You can rescue an average food experience with excellent service, but no amount… Continue reading

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Summer lovin’ | Wagamama Summer Menu 2014 | Bluewater Shopping Centre, Greenhithe DA9 9ST

When you have a grumpy hormonal son and possibly one the world’s fussiest eaters as a daughter, finding a suitable restaurant at our local shopping centre can be a nightmare. Luckily Oliver is… Continue reading

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Yo Ho Ho | One Dish Wonders at The House of Ho, 55-59 Old Compton Street, Soho, London W1D 6HW

Before I visited The House of Ho I read a review on 60secondreviews.com which summed up this Vietnamese restaurant as ‘something different. some of it excellent, some of it pricey, some of it…… Continue reading

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Welcome to the dark side | Casa Negra, 54-56 Great Eastern Street, London, EC2A 3QR

La Bodega Negra has a little sister all the way over in Shoreditch – Casa Negra. We haven’t been to La Bodega but have often admired it as we walked past, each time… Continue reading

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Juicy Lucy | Byron Burger Club Night #2

It looks like Fred Smith‘s been busy again! The May special Miami Slice was launched and after the success of Mock Donald’s, he’s been working his little burger patterned socks off on the… Continue reading

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Bed, breakfast, Bentleys and (golf) balls | Auberge du Lac and Brocket Hall, Welwyn, Hertfordshire AL8 7XG

We’d had a couple of full on weeks at work, the Easter and bank holidays had played havoc with the schedules and my stress levels. I thought the perfect antidote would be the… Continue reading

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