Situated inside the Heals store, Meals at Heals can only start with the description “Once upon a time…”. It resembles something out of a fairytale. It has a pastel colour scheme and tables that look like they have icing dripping off them…

Friday 04 December, 2009

Maison Bertaux – Soho


If you go to Maison Bertaux when the rest of Soho ISN’T and you manage to get a little tiny table with a French bistro chequered table cloth, tea in a bone china tea cup and a delightful little fruit tart then you’re lucky as it’s quite special…

Sunday 22 November, 2009

Commercial Tavern – Shoreditch


The Commercial Tavern is one of my favourite pubs as it’s kitsch kitsch kitsch but works well as they’ve gone all the way with it. There is nothing parsimonious about the theme here and there is no shortage of chandeliers…

Tuesday 17 November, 2009

The Premises – Hackney


A great breakfast spot, attached to the side of the music studios, the walls at The Premises are covered with pictures of the people who have recorded here…

Thursday 12 November, 2009

Tom’s Deli – Notting Hill


The son of Sir Terence Conran and half brother to Jasper Conran, Tom Conran followed in his father’s footsteps and came up with four of my favourite restaurants including Tom’s Deli…

Friday 06 November, 2009

Bistrotheque – Bethnal Green


Bistrotheque is a bar, a club and a restaurant with a very Paris-meets-Shoreditch style. It’s up an industrial-looking side street surrounded by pretentious art galleries hidden behind warehouse style facades…

Sunday 01 November, 2009

Primrose Bakery – Primrose Hill


When it comes to cup cakes I tend to roll my eyes a bit as it’s been worked to death and lets face it, although they look cute and innocent it’s just a handful of heart attack isn’t it?…

Monday 19 October, 2009

The French House – Soho


The best thing about a bad date is that it gives me something to write about and a new person to make fun of. On this occasion we had arranged to meet at the Groucho club in Soho at 9pm…