Blacklock, London

Walking down into Blacklock on such a sunny day was a little disconcerting. The thought of missing out on all that sunlight whilst dining on heavy ‘winter’ food in a cellar wasn’t exactly the ideal. But the high ceilings and spacious feel of the restaurant interior make it feel as open and inviting as though…

Disrepute, London

I have a slight obsession with ‘secret’ bars. I suppose there’s something in the exclusivity of it all – being in the know about that quiet little spot where you’re guaranteed to grab a table. Or maybe it’s just the smug feeling of having one up on your significant other (“You mean, you haven’t been…

Swift, London

Swift is a game of two halves. If, like me, you like to guarantee yourself a seat in a cosy little spot for a cocktail, then the downstairs bar is for you, where reservations are a must. Opulently decorated in rich, dark shades, the downstairs bar is an ideal underground hangout to bed in for…

Dean Street Townhouse, London

The row of green umbrellas and white circular tables that line the front of this imposing, unmarked building are well known amongst those who often walk Soho’s streets. But what exactly is beyond the intriguing frontage that makes Dean Street Townhouse so iconic? A traditionally designed, old school place given a sense of grandeur from…

Bar Termini, London

Blink and you might miss Termini. This tiny little bar sits behind a stylish deep blue frontage and a small wooden bench at the lesser traversed end of Old Compton Street. With only around 5 or 6 tables and a couples of bar stools, you have to be lucky to get a seat – and…