I used to work with a certain client based near Tower Hill, and to get there I had to walk down The Minories, on the edge of the City. Not having travelled on the road for the last year, I was confronted with two new bars...
Located in the portico salvaged from the original Royal Opera House, Roast looks straight down the Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels street and into Bridget Jones' bedroom window, delivering an impressive setting. Too bad the experience doesn't deliver.
Haz haz become my regular Liverpool Street Station lunch date spot. In & out in an hour for £15, with reliable Turkish fare that's perfect right about right mid-day.
Miyako is the kind of restaurant you walk by a thousand times and never notice, until someone suggests you meet there. Corner of Liverpool Street and Bishopsgate. Are you able to place it?
You may well have crossed paths with HITCitizen Mr King-Edwards in one of the City's best drinking spots. In this instalment, he visits the newest branch of Rocket (and likes it). And next week, he goes to the opening of The Abbey Bar. Of course he does.
We're in the middle of Alcohol Awareness Week (7-14 April). Wait, don't click away! There might be something here you want to (or let's face it, should) read.
As I walked to the station the other night I was heartened to spot the Evening Standard placards splashing licensing minister Gerry Sutcliffe's apparent criticism of alcohol tax rises in Alistair Darling's budget.
Dinner with seven friends on a Friday night at a window table, drinking highly quaffable Sicilian wine, eating (almost entirely) excellent Italian food. Is there a better way to end the week?
So good was our Eton Mess at The Hind's Head, that at our last dinner party, we decided to give it a go. To make the situation even more serendipitous, we found the exact recipe from Heston Blumenthal on The Times Online.
If you live in Islington, you are blessed. The relatively new burrito joint Tortilla is across the street from the Angel Tube, and open for quick dinners in, and delish burritos, tacos and wraps to take away.
Is a dish of ham hock, duck legs, pork belly and sausages the perfect meat feast – or just plain greedy?
Rivers have been getting a bad press recently. The start of the year saw Britain virtually submerged by rain as flooding and power outages, and 'river plains' become 2014’s water cooler topic. (No weak pun intended.)
Isn’t the King’s Road flashy? Let’s face it – Chelsea FC, Sloane Rangers, even Malcolm McLaren and his punk movement was a little bit on the pretentious side.