Located between the Barbican and Farringdon, the focus at Lino is on sustainability – the buzzword of the day, but an important lifestyle choice to be made in the long-term.  Housed in a former linoleum factory, the team here describe their ethos as one to “re-use, re-love and re-imagine”. So what exactly does that mean … Continue reading Lino


Picking a spot for a work luncheon, it was impossible to ignore Coya's unique but distinctive fusion of Japanese and Peruvian flavours.  Set in what feels like a very stylised pisco lounge, Coya is located in Angel Court, just behind Bank station.  I'd passed it many a times en route to pick up my Notes … Continue reading Coya

Cecconi at the Ned

Cecconi certainly places itself at the high-end of Italian restaurants.  Given this price point, a critical review is called for.  With restaurants across Europe and America, an original in Mayfair and most recently a pizza bar in Soho, it probably feels very at home in the Ned.  I luncheoned here with a colleague (hence no … Continue reading Cecconi at the Ned

Malibu Kitchen

In a corner of the disused Midland Bank, which now goes by the name of The Ned, Malibu Kitchen occupies an unlikely spot to invoke LA, post-yoga vibes.  There’s even a teeny cactus on each table.  Malibu Kitchen is one of the many eateries adorning the food court (borderline food theme park) sitting in one corner … Continue reading Malibu Kitchen