Fried Chicken at Bird, Shoreditch

Bird is an east London diner specialised in fried chicken. Not the tasteless and greasy type you might get from a takeaway after a late night out. We are talking about 100% free range chicken from British farms, delivered fresh daily and prepared high quality ingredients. This chicken is sourced responsibly and cooked with recipes developed by Bird’s founders after researching on the best fried chickens in US and Asia.

‘Free Range & Fried’ describes our product and how it’s prepared, but it also describes our attitude to what we do – naughty but nice.


I rarely eat fried food in general, but every now and then it’s hard to resist to a perfectly-cooked, crispy and delicious fried chicken! So when I received an invite to review Bird in Shoreditch I immediately took the chance to try their dishes.

I went there for lunch on Saturday with my brother Paolo;… Continue reading →

Emilia Romagna Wine Lunch at Petersham Nurseries

One of the most charming places around London to enjoy a relaxed weekend lunch is in my opinion Petersham Nurseries in Richmond. The award-winning restaurant was opened in a local garden by the Boglione family in 2004 and in 2011 was awarded its first Michelin star under the direction of Chef Skye Gyngell. The restaurant is surrounded by a garden centre, the nurseries, which has existed since the 1970’s and was completely restored by Gael & Francesco Boglione to become the beautiful place it is today.

Damian Clisby is now the Head Chef at Petersham Nurseries Cafe and he works alongside the Culinary Director Lucy Boyd to “create an evolving menu inspired by what is growing in the garden, the changing seasons, and our connection to the environment”.

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Petersham Nurseries regularly organise events such as cooking and gardening classes, food walks, fundraisings and wine lunches. In December… Continue reading →

Christmas Afternoon Tea at Corinthia Hotel

Whether you are a local or a tourist, one thing you cannot miss in London this Christmas is a festive afternoon tea! Spending a few hours with your family or friends in a beautiful hotel eating sandwiches and scones with tea is FUN all year round, no doubt about it. But with all the decorations, lights and elaborated festive-theme cakes, afternoon teas at Christmas time are something special!

This month I had the pleasure to try the festive afternoon tea at Corinthia Hotel, a luxury hotel situated in the heart of London, just a few minutes’ walk from Trafalgar Square, the Strand and the Southbank.

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It was the perfect location to meet my friend Sally of The Cafe Cat blog and chat about our gift shopping and holiday plans. Neither of us had been to the Corinthia Hotel before, but we loved the elegant Lobby Lounge where the afternoon… Continue reading →