Fortnum & Mason: The London Grocer

Fortnum & Mason: The London Grocer

Every department store going has at least one place for it’s weary customers to rest their aching bodies. For some it’s just a matter of providing a café or two, a self-service restaurant or even a sit down waiter service arrangement. The best of the best department stores have food halls that serve food via…

Secrets to a Cheap Date in London

Secrets to a Cheap Date in London

The clue is in the title – Cheap Date, or grammatically for this sentence Cheap Dates. I Am But A Poor Boy, nobody loves me…. well they won’t with that attitude – rich or poor – Get out and At ’em dear reader. As a survivor of several hundred Tinder dates (experiences to be lived…

Gordon's Wine Bar

Gordon's Wine Bar

Founded in 1890, Gordon’s Wine Bar is thought to be the oldest wine bar in London. It’s great charm is that little has changed since its founding, and never will. The place oozes with history; the building was the home of Samuel Pepys in the 1680s and the home of Rudyard Kipling around the time…

Cicchetti in Venice

Cicchetti in Venice

A great way to eat, drink and explore Venice and it’s quieter less touristy parts, is to pick some cicchetti bars to go between. It’s a cost effective way to see the city and take part in something that’s still part of the daily life of the locals but most tourists ignore or know nothing…

Dukes

Dukes

The bar at Dukes is agreed by all to be one of the finest in London. It comprises a collection of three small Edwardianesq rooms, their walls dripping with portraits and etchings, and low lighting, The head barman, Alessandro Palazzi, is one of the most highly respected and admired cocktail makers, as well as a…