Lisbon’s Oficio for high calibre modern local dining

One of the first things I did upon the arrival of 2020 was to book a long weekend away at the start of March with one of my best friends: our intention was – and is, pandemic pending (!) – to do a lot more travel this year than we did last year, and we…

A deliciously authentic Greece experience without the flight

Ask anyone with a management consultancy career, and I’m sure they will all tell you about the long hours, the intense workload, the inevitable instability, and other arduous tales and anecdotes – even if they, (like me), love what they do. But one of the best parts of the role can be the clever, dynamic…

A local gem for a great Thai evening

Venturing out for dinner with a friend can make even a cold Tuesday evening in January feel special. Having already had a challenging week just two days into it, it seemed only right to treat ourselves. Now, by this point you’ve probably gathered that I tend to prefer my fine dining restaurants over the alternatives,…

Myrtle: Irish cuisine at its finest

First and foremost, Happy 2020 to all – even if a little delayed. Understandably, it’s a little difficult to feel happy about the new year as we approach what research suggests is the most depressing day of the year (20 or 23 January, depending who you believe, but I’d go with the 20th this year…

Bluebird: a Chelsea favourite for good reason

Last week I achieved a very special personal milestone: my first book was published. It’s been a lot of effort and a test of resilience, but mainly it’s been one very exciting journey to get here. I will mark the occasion with an event in the new year once all the Christmas parties have passed,…

Arros QD: redefining contemporary Spanish cuisine

I happen to love a lunch break. And by that, I mean a real break, when I enjoy superb food, I’m not sat at my desk, and for a little while if possible I detach myself from the workday for a mini recharge. It gives me something to look forward to in the morning, and…

Fine dining and stunning views at City Social

Regular readers will have taken note that it’s been a few weeks of unusual quiet. Rest assured, there has been much good food to be enjoyed; however, with 12+ hour days at work over the last few weeks, there has been little opportunity to write about it. Pity me not; I’ve been enjoying my work…

Fumo and its Venetian style tapas

On a beautiful August day in London, I found myself with the great privilege of a guilt-free day off work and the opportunity to spend the day as a tourist in my own city. After a morning of walking through Fitzrovia, Marylebone, Mayfair and what felt like all of Central London really, I worked up…

Sinabro: refined cuisine in a relaxed atmosphere

Living in Battersea, I am often spoiled for choice when it comes to quality restaurant choices. Of course, I have my favourites where I am a regular and everybody knows my name, but sometimes, it’s fun to change things up, walk on the wild side and try something new. Sinabro has always appeared intriguing to…

Special edition: Best Cakes Ever

This weekend marks the three-year anniversary of my MBA graduation, an achievement of which I am particularly proud and which I very much celebrated in style. A glamorous party was had, and I made sure my cake did the event justice. And so, to mark the occasion I’ve decided to write a special edition post…