Last week I had the pleasure of dining for the first time at Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen, a ‘non-profit’ restaurant and bar near Old Street in London, open since 2002. I had been looking forward to this meal for weeks as many of my friends had already been and loved it. Fifteen met my expectations, I had a fantastic experience and I would love to go back. Read on to know why.
St John Maltby is a place I have written about a few months ago, before the summer when it was still known as St John Bakery Room. I had visited the little cafe for breakfast with my Instagram Brunch Club and raved about their bacon sandwich and custard cream doughnuts.
As the popularity of this small neighbourhood cafe grew over the months, St John’s owners decided to extend their food and wine offer, launching a dinner service.
The first St John restaurant was opened by Fergus Henderson and Trevor Gulliver in Smithfield in 1994, originally it was intended… Continue reading
I walked past Mele e Pere a few times over the years; I stopped to look at the menu, peeked through the window and admired the colourful glass apples and pears on display. I wrote the name down on my list of restaurants to try, waiting for the right occasion to visit. Finally the chance came last month as the restaurant launched a new breakfast menu and I was invited to try it.
Mele e Pere appears rather small when you look from outside, in fact the restaurant at street level is not more than a cafe’ with a few… Continue reading