Cocktails & Small Plates at Viet Lounge, in London’s China Town

Viet Lounge in London's China Town, offers excellent cocktails and small plate Vietnamese dishes in a second floor bar above restaurant Viet Food.

Viet Lounge is the new offering from Jeff Tan’s Viet Food, a modern Vietnamese restaurant in China Town. Located on the top floor, above the two-storey restaurant, Viet Lounge offers delicious cocktails and small plate Vietnamese food in a bar setting.   The decor is dominated by beautiful Art Deco stained glass windows, throwing colourful ... Read more »

48 Hours in Brussels | Where to Eat, Drink, Shop & Sleep

When it comes to tourism in Belgium, Brussels gets a bad rap. Go to Bruges, they say, for the picturesque canals and mediaeval centre. Go to Antwerp, they say, for world class art and hipster fashion. Go to Ghent, they say, for more of the same plus cycling too. Go to Ypres, they say, for ... Read more »

Eat & Drink St Pancras International

Following a recent invitation to discover some of the food and drink highlights available at St Pancras International station, Pete and I had a lovely morning visiting Benugo’s Espresso Bar, Searcys Champagne Bar and Sourced Market.     Unlike the downstairs branch of Benugo, the upstairs coffee bar (near the Martin Jennings sculpture of poet ... Read more »

Eating & Drinking in Amsterdam: Restaurants & Bars

Since our weekend in Amsterdam a couple of months ago, I’ve shared a comprehensive list of Amsterdam food specialities and my recommendations on where to find great coffee, cakes and snacks. In this post, I want to share a few tips on restaurants and bars: Getto (Burgers & Bar) Brouwerij ‘t IJ (Brewery Bar) Lab ... Read more »

Hawksmoor Spitalfields Bar

The new Hawksmoor Spitalfields Bar is both a new venture, for restaurateurs Huw Gott and Will Beckett, and a return to their starting point, located as it is in the basement of their first restaurant, Hawksmoor Spitalfields. Unlike the bars at their Guildhall and Seven Dials restaurants, the latest bar feels like a much more ... Read more »