Dirty Martini

Dirty Martini

No matter which Dirty Martini you go to, it tends to be packed with hen doo’s, birthday parties and girls on a night out. And who can blame them when the happy hour offer is about as good as it gets. They offer up two for one martinis, £20 bottles of prosecco, £12.50 bottles of…

Balans Soho Society

Balans Soho Society

There may be seven Balans Soho Society venues, including two cafes, but the Soho location, just down from one of the cafes, is, for my money, the best. Open from 7.30am to 5 or 6am (depending on the day) on the following day, it is the perfect place to get a great meal any time…

Classic Shoe Styles

Classic Shoe Styles

Shoes should be seen as an investment, if you look after them they will last for years (see our shoe care guide), when they wear out you can send them back to the factory and they will come back as good as new. It’s a far better deal than buying from some online retailers that…

Comptoir Café & Wine

Comptoir Café & Wine

At times a good wine and cheese bar is what you need and Mayfair’s Comptoir (there’s a sister one in Marylebone and Cabotte in The City) fills that need and then some. Comptoir offers a choice of some 2000 wines to choose from alongside a light clean menu with classic French and Italian offerings. Sharing…

It's Summer Holiday Booking Time

It's Summer Holiday Booking Time

April showers can lead to big discounts if you book now. Although British Summer Time has officially started and the clocks have gone forward, it doesn’t feel particularly summery and ones thoughts are not naturally turning to booking a Summer Holiday. Not surprising after two heavy snow falls & the inevitable disruption they caused both…

Big Easy

Big Easy

Big Easy’s Covent Garden location (there’s also one on Kings Road and another in Canary Wharf) is nicely located and always busy, but you can turn up on spec and put your name on a waiting list for a table later. Spread over two large floors, we were seated downstairs near the stage (did I…