At the Chapel: A Somerset Staycation

There’s a lot to be said for taking a January staycation: avoiding winter cabin fever post-Christmas, a chance to enjoy quaint English country towns in their wintery finest, and discovering cosy boltholes to curl up.  Boutique hotel At the Chapel in Bruton, Somerset, located just a two and a half hour drive from London, offers … Continue reading At the Chapel: A Somerset Staycation


Crispin had been on My List since its opening last August.  From the team behind Ludenwic (Dominic Hamdy and Oli Hiam) this should come as no surprise.  Their small, Danish-inspired, blue-awned café is one of my favourite grab-and-go coffee spots on my morning commute through Aldwych and serves one of the best porridge pots in … Continue reading Crispin

Cinnamon Kitchen, Nine Elms

As a south Londoner, I welcome with enthusiasm news of my favourite restaurants opening south of the Thames. That was the case with Cinnamon Kitchen by Vivek Singh, which has now taken root in the (still very much) developing Nine Elms.  Although the site offers, in my opinion, a view of one of the best … Continue reading Cinnamon Kitchen, Nine Elms

Farzi Cafe

Farzi bills itself as a “modern Indian spice bistro”.  These buzzwords certainly conjure up the idea of an eatery which aims to juxtapose innovation and Indian cuisine.  Indeed, a wave of recent openings seek to do so: the kitchens at Jamavar, Jikoni, Bombay Bustle, Indian Accent and Kahani, to name just a few, all seem … Continue reading Farzi Cafe