Bread heaven at e5 Bakehouse

In the midst of our crazy pre-wedding starvation, my lovely friend Laura and I booked ourselves on to the much raved about sourdough course at the e5 Bakehouse. On reflection, with pretty much zero bread-making experience, signing up to a seven hour master class in sourdough was slightly mental. But if you deprive two carb-lovers of all […]

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Tapas at Salt Yard

An oldie, but definitely a goodie, this Spanish-Italian tapas joint has long been a firm favourite in the Kelly household. If you want guaranteed great food and wine, served in a relaxed atmosphere without that eye-watering bill, Salt Yard is the perfect place for you. Home to London’s best mac and cheese and some pretty damn good croquettes […]

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Padella – pasta worth queuing for

If you’ve been anywhere near London Bridge after 6pm recently, you’ll have spotted the queues around the block at this teensy little pasta spot. Padella‘s plates of reasonably priced fresh pasta have been attracting hordes of carb-craving Londoners since it opened last year. With a number of impressive awards under its belt, including “Best Cheap Eats” and “Best […]

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Dominique Ansel Bakery

After sending Manhattan into a frenzied sugar high with his Cronuts, Cookie Shots and Frozen S’mores, Dominique decided it was time to shake up the London bakery scene and hit us with his innovative treats. At the flagship New York bakery, there are hundreds of people queued around the block by 7.15am and those who aren’t prepared to queue will happily […]

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An Aussie brunch spot in Wandsworth

If you’re like me, the only way to get through a cold and soggy January is to jam-pack your diary with brunch, lunch and dinner dates and to comfort eat your way through the seemingly-endless month. If you get to the end of it and you’ve enjoyed life-changingly good pancakes, brioche buns to die for and croquettes you’d […]

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A night in Ottolenghi’s beautiful Nopi

If you live in London and you haven’t heard of Ottolenghi, I don’t know where you’ve been hiding. Yotam Ottolenghi is the Israeli-born British chef behind some of the best delis and restaurants in London. Yotam can literally make the most hum drum food taste absolutely sensational with his use of bold and exotic flavours. Did you ever […]

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Walking the catwalk to Restaurant Ours

Restaurant Ours is Tom Sellers’ new restaurant in Knightsbridge. It is the “it” restaurant in London right now and with its 30-metre catwalk entrance, blooming flower wall and trees strung with fairy lights, it’s not hard to guess why. It is a place for the Chelsea crowds to see and be seen. So, if you’re […]

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Aux Merveilleux de Fred

If you think Ladurée’s macaroons are the best thing to come out of France, you haven’t tried Frédéric Vaucamps’ merveilleux. Stealing the number one spot from the fashionable macaroon, the merveilleux is London’s new French cake obsession. Light and fluffy meringue, hiding a soft centre of whipped cream, rolled in chocolate, nuts or crystallised meringue, […]

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Dim Sum Sundays in Soho

There is no better way to while away a Sunday afternoon than to have a long, preferably boozy, lunch with some of your favourite people. Yauatcha, with its fish tank bars, candle-lit alcoves and endless dim sum menu is the perfect place to escape this dreary winter weather. Plate after plate of steaming buns, venison […]

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Ricotta hotcakes at Granger & Co.

Granger & Co.‘s dreamy ricotta pancakes, served with bananas and honeycomb butter, have the Notting Hill residents queuing around the block every weekend morning. Desperate to escape the dreary London weather for this Australian oasis, these Londoners queue for hours. So is Bill Granger’s breakfast really that good? Oh yes.

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