Monday, 3 August 2015

The Whisky Show 2015

London' finest Whisky Tasting Experience




Now in its seventh year, the UK’s finest and largest whisky event, The Whisky Show is returning to London this October. You are invited to taste world exclusive luxury drams, meet legendary figures from the whisky world,enjoy a variety of culinary delights and soak up the unique atmosphere. Due to the shows popularity, 2015 will see The Whisky Show move to the impressive Old Billingsgate with over 500 whiskies available to try through the day, as well as a generous food offering: Smith and Sinclair, expert confectioners will be showcasking bespoke whisky flavoured sweets using Balblair Whisky. Ibericos de Huelva, a small family run business producing Spanish Ibericos produce, will be hand carving a leg of Iberian ham at the show for people to try alongside the Glenfarclas 10yo. Cheese from La Fromagerie will be pairing artisan cheeses with Balvenie 12yo, and also hosting a more in-depth masterclass on each day with Balvenie Brand Ambassador James Buntin, featuring three of Balvenie’s older expressions.

The Whisky Show is one show you just can't miss out on if you are a true Whisky lover, book your ticket now before it is too late!

Dates: 3, 4October 2015,11.30am–6.30pm
Location: Old Billingsgate, London, EC3R6DX
Prices: Day tickets - £99, Weekend tickets - £165
Buy online at: www.whiskyshow.com
Exclusive Whisky Show Gift Packages: http://www.whiskyshow.com/whisky-gift-packages-now-available/

Sunday, 2 August 2015

Saigon Saigon

Local Vietnamese gem 


 clay pot stewed king prawns and grilled pork

Located on the edge of Hammersmith on Kings Road, Saigon Saigon is a popular restaurant serving classic Vietnamese cuisine, unlike many trendy Pan Asian restaurants, Saigon Saigon is all about traditional Vietnamese, combining the bold and powerful flavours of Chinese cooking with a light and sophisticated French touch in a relaxing wooden setting. As a local nearby, I had eaten at Saigon Saigon many times and the £5.50 lunch box take away deal is one of the best lunch offers in the area. 

Friday, 31 July 2015

China City

Karaoke and Chinese



China City is a Cantonese restaurant with private karaoke rooms. The private karaoke room with room service is a popular venue among the local Chinese in London as it is one of the biggest trends back in the Far East, so the combination of affordable Chinese food with a free private karaoke room, as long as you reach the minimum spend proves an extremely attractive proposition.

Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Paradise Garage

The Dairy goes East


Paradise Garage

Bethnal Green is slowly turning into a trendy food and drink hub, first we had the fine dining sensation The Typing Room in the Town Hall Hotel, then the hipster wine bar Mission and now Paradise Garage, the latest restaurant opened by Robin Gill, the founder behind one of the most talked about  London restaurants, The Dairy. Robin is known for using prime British ingredients and its own garden herbs. The format of the menu at Paradise Garage is very similar to The Dairy, with a tasting menu and the usual a la carte option. Located under a train bridge with an open spaced kitchen and cocktail bar.

Saturday, 25 July 2015

eet

Who has time to queue or make a reservation? New app lets you ‘eet’ what you want, where you want, when you want.

Dining out in London just got easier. 'eet', an app designed to allow busy Londoners and visitors to the UK’s capital an easy and enjoyable dining experience, eet is the city’s first on-demand restaurant checker.
With so many demands on our time, few of us are able to consistently plan ahead; reserving tables and joining queues are equally impractical for impromptu meals, over-running business meetings and forgotten special occasions. eet allows users to check the availability of all participating restaurants in their vicinity at a glance.
eet employs high-tech sensors to monitor the capacity of participating restaurants. The information gathered is relayed to the app’s central hub, allowing users to gain up-to-the-minute information on table availability. Users are saved the hassle of fruitless phone calls, and restaurant staff are free to focus on the customers in front of them, without the demands of a constantly ringing telephone.
A traffic light system enables users to quickly see what is available; if the venue is full the status shows red; if it’s green you’re good to go, two quick clicks and a table is yours. Yellow shows restaurants are filling up fast, but if you’re up for a short wait, a table will be yours. From Michelin starred boutiques to hipster bars and gastro pubs, all forms of London eatery are covered, booking and no booking restaurants alike, giving users a unique advantage over other hungry diners.

Available for free on iOS and Android devices, users need only download the eet app, register their details, and begin their search. As well as finding location based results, users can search by restaurant, cuisine and even dish with more than 815,000 dishes listed on the app. Results are instantly available, allowing diners to sate their hunger within minutes!
Participating restaurants (full list available on the app)

      108 Brasserie
      Acciuga
      Babylon Roof Gardens
      Bao
      Barbecoa
      Barrafina Soho
      Bone Daddies Soho
      Blacklock
      Boulestin
      Burger & Lobster Soho
      Busaba Eathai (Bird Street & Wardour Street)
      Cay Tre Soho
      Ceviche Soho
      Christopher’s
      Chotto Matte
      Cinnamon Soho
      Daquise
      Dishoom Covent Garden
      Flat Iron
      Galvin at Windows
      Galvin Bistrot de Luxe
      Hix Soho
      Honest Burgers Soho
      Koya Bar
      L’Escargot
      Lima Floral
      Lobster Kitchen
      Macellaio Roberto Costa
      Memsaheb on Thames
      Mews of Mayfair
      Mission E2
      Morada
      Oka Kingly Court
      Opso
      Pachamama
      Pitt Cue Co.
      Pizza Pilgrims (Soho & Kingly Court)
      Polpo Soho
      Q Grill
      Senor Ceviche
      Shackfuyu
      Shoryu Kingly Court
      Smoking Goat
      Sopranos
      STAX Diner
      The Dolls House (Islington & Peckham)
      The Kensington Hotel Restaurant
      The National Café
      The National Dining Rooms
      The New Angel
      The Palomar
      The Remedy
      The Rum Kitchen Kingly Court
      Wright Brothers