PRINCE ALBERT PUB, BATTERSEA

IMG_3234On a sunny Friday evening we arrived at the lively Prince Albert pub to find groups of happy customers spilling out onto the road enjoying the evening sun with cold drinks and scrummy looking nibbles.  As we stepped inside, the pub had a bustling atmosphere but the bar queue wasn’t unbearable – it’s hard to find pubs that manage to conquer this, especially on the flank of Battersea Park. Decked out in rustic finery, welcoming dogs at the bar and hosting a vast selection of guest ales and craft beer, we knew we were in for a treat. Continue reading

NANBAN, BRIXTON

IMG_8720Nanban, the new Japanese haven set back from Brixton Market is the brainchild of the 2011 Masterchef winner, Tim Anderson. The modern fit out seems temporary against the weathered brick wall shell, made even more lightweight with cork stools, plywood tables and wheeled huts, tuk-tuk esque catering for larger parties. Continue reading

SMITH’S, WAPPING

Smith’s6a00d8341cad8253ef01b8d06ca777970c-350wi restaurant in Wapping is located on the north side of the River Thames with a fantastic view of Tower Bridge. Smith’s has been serving fresh fish for 60 years and now offers a fine dining experience in a contemporary environment. The interior depicts a stylish yacht with incredible views of the water, white tablecloths, a live pianist and an abundance of smart waiters. Continue reading

GINGERLINE / CHAMBERS OF FLAVOURS, SECRET LOCATION

Chambers-logo-no-countdown-white-BG-2The Chambers of Flavours is an immersive dining experience inviting its guests into the bowels of a tasting machine, mixing concepts and cuisines revealed only on arrival. At £70 a ticket, this dining experience may seem expensive, but this sensory overload, consisting of different themed rooms, a separate one for each of the courses along an unpredictable theatrical journey is worth every penny. Continue reading