A Refined Eton Mess

A Refined Eton Mess

Summer may be pretty much over, but the shops are still full of summer berries so one might as well make use of them while one can. My favourite way is in this version of an Eton Mess. Not only is the secret to use the best fruit you can get, it also requires the…

Blacklock

Blacklock

Since opening a few years back in Soho (and last year in The City) Blacklock has been almost permanently packed; hardly a surprise when their Instagram feed (the modern route of marketing for restaurants) leaves you drooling. The concept is simple: meat, predominantly chops, from the grill and cocktails. It’s easy to miss the entrance…

The American Bar at the Savoy

The American Bar at the Savoy

Named 2017’s World’s Best Bar, among cocktail bars in London few have the mythical status of The American Bar at the Savoy. Seen as the spiritual home of London’s cocktail scene, and the bar that gave the world one of the most famous and influential cocktail books ever, it is a place of pilgrimage for…

Moscow Mule

Moscow Mule

It maybe a simple cocktail, but the Moscow Mule’s ability to refresh, thanks to the zing of the ginger, is only comparable to that of an Aperol Spritz or Pimms. Simple and quick to make all you need to serve it is plenty of ice, mint and a copper tankard, or why not give it…

M - Victoria

M - Victoria

Originally Published May 2018 (some alterations for clarity have been made) Since the second branch of M opened on Victoria Street it has overshadowed its elder sister in The City. Wine Bar, Raw Bar, Bar, and Grill restaurant, the site is deceptively large. Like an iceberg most of it’s submerged underground not water, but maybe…