PASTA GALORE AT LINA STORES

Following a rare Friday night in, Mrs Flavour and I awoke with an apparent case of sobriety induced delirium. Forgetting all prior knowledge of how London works, we set off on a pre-Christmas Saturday shopping trip to the West End. Madness! After less than an hour of braving the Oxford street mosh pit, we threw…

LAID BACK DINING AT LANTANA

A Friday night in Shoreditch is rarely a relaxed affair. The pavements strewn with post work drinkers while local venues throb with revellers warming up for a weekend they won’t remember. Despite its proximity to Old Street station, Lantana’s friendly, laid back staff and coffee house vibe offer a relaxed setting in which to enjoy…

PLEASURABLE DINING AT POLPO

Cast your mind back to a time when the weather was fine enough for an alfresco dinner. On a warm Smithfield evening, Mr Flavour and I were invited to sample the delights of Polpo and they certainly lived up to our expectations. Seated at our outdoor table with chilled glasses of prosecco, we remembered how…

AFTERNOON TEA AT MALMAISON – INFLUENCERS UNDER THE INFLUENCE

Last Sunday was the most quintessentially English afternoon we’ve experienced in a while. A sunny walk around Smithfield, meeting a friend on the green before taking afternoon tea at the swanky Malmaison Clerkenwell. Still under the impression that football would be “coming home” very soon. The friend in case being fellow blogger Nicola King from…

YOU SPUN US RIGHT ROUND, SPUNTINO

West End shopping on a Saturday afternoon is reason enough for a cheeky drink or two. With that in mind, we landed at the counter of Spuntino on Rupert street with retail weary feet and shop induced stress levels. Did somebody say Negroni Week? Hallelujah! Two Campari based tipples later, we melted into our American/Italian…

SOUL FIRED PIZZA AT ZZETTA

Recently opened in the heart of Rathbone Market, Zzetta is a new artisan ‘pizzeria’ bringing a simple yet different take on everyone’s doughy favourite. It represents its neighbourhood in both produce and décor, from stylish street inspired tables to simple fresh ingredients. Zzetta are keen to cement their reputation for high quality pizza and their…

ALL ABOARD THE MURDÉR EXPRESS

Did you know you can now board international trains from Bethnal Green? No? Nor did we. However, following our wild ride on the Murdér Express, we’ll be planning plenty more trips out of Pedley Street Station. The theatrical geniuses at Funicular Productions have teamed up with famed MasterChef (almost) winners Billy and Jack to deliver…

NEW SPRING FLAVOURS AT BRASSERIE BLANC

Brasserie Blanc recently launched their new spring menu and we were lucky enough to be invited to their Threadneedle Street branch to sample it for ourselves. Created by the genius minds of Raymond Blanc and the Chef team led by Clive Fretwell, this menu marries French classics with Global dishes inspired by Monsieur Blanc’s travels….

JUMPING FOR JOY AT HOPPERS SOHO

We were prowling the streets of Soho, on a hunt for fresh new flavours. An afternoon of research can be tough on the feet and bellies alike. Soon enough, the lure of lunchtime became overwhelming and we could walk no further without a tasty nibble. Fortunately for us, we’d stumbled upon Hoppers, one of the…

BEAUTIFUL BRUNCH AT BROADLEAF

Who can remember a time before the invention of the bottomless brunch concept? Only a few short years ago were we unaware of the blissful marriage between relaxed weekend dining and unlimited drinks to wash down delicious food. Nowadays, many of London’s top venues offer a bottomless brunch menu and Broadleaf bar and restaurant stands…

PRETTY IN PINK AT PF Chang’s Asian Table

With spring in full swing (or hopefully just around the corner), we were invited to P.F Chang’s Asian Table near Leicester Square to experience their homage to Hanami, the Japanese tradition of welcoming spring and celebrating the iconic cherry blossom. Nothing says celebration like cake and cocktails, so we couldn’t wait to sample their delightfully…

MR & MRS FLAVOUR’S SEVILLE FAVOURITES

Not wanting to shiver from the mid-March snow being dumped on London, we jetted off to sunny Seville for a few days relaxation. We took in the sights, got merry with the locals and most importantly, ate as much delicious local food as we possibly could. Seville is a truly gorgeous city, well known for…