Tequila has firm roots in British drinking culture, typically served in a shot glass with a smattering of salt followed by amnesia and a wince.
With all of the great places to eat in London now, it's hard to keep up with the old faithfuls. But with Christmas shopping imminent and a new restaurant at Harvey Nichols, it seem like a great time to return to this old haunt.
Our love of food and dining dates back to Ancient Rome. This important aspect of human social interaction has, consequently, had an age to develop, mature, and become a way of life. It brings us together like nothing else: sitting around the table talking and chewing! In London we are privileged to enjoy a plethora of places to dine. Why not explore a few ways to dine differently in our blessed Capital, tried and tested by yours truly.
This part of London, one of the main tourist draws, isn’t a place I often get to. It’s too full of people generally lolling about, gazing at the living statues, sipping coffee in the Piazza. But on a visit last week I noticed a very nice transformation at the 'wrong’ end of Long Acre.
There are plenty of perks that come with this job, but one of the best is the excitement of discovery and the feeling of exclusivity and, dare I say 'conquest', that comes with being the first person to try a new place.
Not the kind of Ping Pong bar that you may or may not have visited on that business trip in Bangkok, this is a family friendly venue where you can eat, drink and play ping pong!
There was a time, not too long ago, when you didn’t go to East London pubs. Earthy, or ‘rough and ready’, is how they might euphemistically have been described. Outright violent is another way, especially the further out from London you got.
When it comes to London, the choice of date destinations is unrivalled. Or for some, it’s daunting. In deciding where to go, do you opt for somewhere that screams romance, or do you keep it casual?
All of London was waiting for the opening of the newest Corbin/King enterprise. After The Wolseley, Delaunay and a few others (and in the space of the beloved Oriel) there was much to be expected.
Quality cocktail bars continue to take the London by storm, but typically they’re located in Shoreditch, Hoxton or Soho, or atop of one of the new skyscrapers. There tends to be a diminishing return on quality the closer their proximity to the heart The City. The Old Bengal Bar bucks that trend and some.
To some it’s just a souped up stock, but advocates say there’s more skill involved – and, given that we’ve been eating it for centuries, is there something special about it?
Valentine's Day is just around the corner, but tomorrow marks the day when the UK will start spending $2.9 billion for this year's festivities.
Beyoncé and rapper Lil B are the latest to jump on vegan bandwagon, but far from detracting from a cause they are adding to a growing number of advocates