A TEMPTING TASTE OF TRATRA

Keen to start our last Saturday night on the right foot, we scored a table at TraTra, the basement bistro bar at the Boundary Project in Shoreditch. Joined by our friends, we sipped our crisp sparkling chardonnay and marvelled at the vibrant dining space. The long room features a glass fronted working kitchen along one…

SONGFUL SUNDAY BRUNCH AT STUDIO 88

They say the hair of the dog is the best cure for a hangover. Well, last Sunday we opted for the full glossy coat, tail and at least two of the legs. Feeling a little jaded from the night before, we slipped past the velvet rope, down the red carpeted stairs and into the glitzy…

THE GREATEST MEAL WITH THE GREATEST SNOWMAN

Having enjoyed our previous visit to Pedley Street Station so much, Mrs Flavour and I decided to embark on another railway themed immersive dining experience from the clever folk at Funicular Productions. With a wintry chill in the air and mulled wine gently warming our insides, we boarded the train to Birmingham Christmas market and…

A BITE-SIZED TALE OF BRIGADIERS

As a food loving couple based in London, we find ourselves overwhelmed with choice and busy with indulgence where restaurants are concerned. It’s been months since we ate at Brigadiers and although their menu has changed, we felt obliged to share tales of our experience at this heavenly restaurant. Regular readers of our blog will…

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….