Soho London Eats & Drinks – Review: April 2019
Soho, an historic and eclectic area of London, provides visitors with a diverse and vibrant array of excellent eating and drinking dens.
In no particular order, here are my top 5 Soho Eat & drink hotties…
Honest Burgers Soho
Located just off Dean Street, Honest Burgers Soho is a home away from home type of place. A casual dining style, offering a relaxed and informal approach, ideal for pre or post theatre dining or a catch up with friends and family. Friendly and fabulous with a wonderful warm welcome from Thomas and the team.
Both the food and drinks are top notch, offering something for everyone, they do what they say ‘Honest’ food. Vegans and meat-eaters alike are covered, with the mouth-watering Plant Burger & the meaty Honest Burger served with a handful of rosemary chips and added sides of Onion Rings & purple Coleslaw thrown in for good measure.
Wash down this scrummy food with alcohol or non-alcoholic refreshments, you decide as they do both, including the Lucky Saint Low Alcohol & fullers frontier. Honest, a perfect spot to get fed ready for theatre fun and frolics.
Tipsy Tea at Slug & Lettuce Manchester Spinningfields – Review: March 2019
Located in the super Spinningfields location, right in the heart of Manchester’s vibrant city centre, the Slug and lettuce Spinningfields is the ideal place to share fun filled moments and create memories with family and friends.
Situated waterside, the wooden veranda terrace area is a scenic space to enjoy outdoor dining, drinking or both.
Inside interiors are floral themed with upholstered seating, Pink illuminated lighting and amazing artwork adorning the walls.
Welcomed warmly by excellent Emily, who served us fantastically throughout, we prepared to enjoy a tasty Tipsy Tea, as our space had been pre-reserved, so we were all good to go.
Third Day of Giftmas: Craft Gin Club Subscription – £40 – Ginoisseurs will welcome being part of this club, that delivers fine small batch gins along with gourmet treats, so let’s make it a happy Ginmas.
Spain which is Europe’s gin capital by volume is where the Craft Gin Club creators Jon Hulme and John Burke first met. In Madrid, a meeting of minds and a few GnTs later the idea of the Craft Gin Club was born. Featuring the world’s finest craft gins along with scrummy treats and their great ‘ginned’ magazine this is one club not to be missed! Their aim is to make all their members Ginnoisseurs!
Mircrobarbox Vodka Cocktails Review: November 2017
Offering a range of monthly cocktail club subscriptions and gift boxes the Microbarbox brand are bringing the party to you with this brilliant bar in a box – boom! This Marvellous mega MicroBarBox rocked up to blogging HQ jam packed with artisan vodka spirits and mixers ready to get the party started, so that you can create your very own cocktails with some fizz and flare. Get your Friday feeling on and have a fabulous festive Christmas shake up!
The Vodka Cocktail box contents include all the ingredients and instructions* to mix up four fabulous vodka based cocktails, all delicious and simple to create. The Microbarbox offers you an immersive, entertaining experience that creates an electric atmosphere while sipping your favourite cocktail creations.
Holbeck Ghyll Country House Hotel Review: November 2017
Proud members of ‘Small Luxury Hotels’, ‘Pride of Britain Hotels’, achievers of 3 AA Rosettes in 2018, the Holbeck Ghyll, nestled high up hillside, is situated in an enviable location between Bowness on Windermere and Ambleside.
In 1888 the ‘yellow earl’ and first president of the automobile association Lord Lonsdale acquired the property to use as his private hunting lodge. Now, the Holbeck Ghyll offers guests a sensational stay without the stuffiness. A romantic, relaxing retreat to simply kick back, unwind and forget life’s stresses.
The Holbeck Ghyll has been graced with the presence of many celebs such as Rennie Zellweger during her filming of Miss Potter. Also, this was the onset location for Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon, who filmed their series the Trip in 2010.
The inviting oak panelled, arts and crafts styled, entrance sets the scene with stunning stained-glass windows, an inglenook roaring log fire and an even warmer welcome from Katherine and the Holbeck Ghyll team. Katherine a true ambassador for the brand who provided passionate, professional, personalised, attentive and genuine service throughout.
Renovations have been sympathetic to the original historical features retaining both the character and charm emphasising their beauty without an ounce of vulgarity. Unique room offerings span from traditional to contemporary. Suites have been presented with ‘Lake District’ names such as “Miss Potter”, “Lord Lonsdale”, but importantly the theme is subtle and in keeping with the sophisticated surroundings.
The Easdale junior located in the ‘Tarn House Building’ which offers guests a contemporary rural retreat. An impressive and inviting entrance way transports guests to pure bliss. The spacious junior with floor to ceiling windows provides the perfect backdrop offering sensational views overlooking Lake Windermere and The Langdale Fells.
Impossible Manchester Restaurant and Gin Bar Review: October 2017
The beautiful, bold, Be – Impossible Manchester, located in an enviable position on Peter Street, have opened their theatrical doors, that has a 280 cover bar and restaurant space, a gin possible nest and the theatre of dreams, which awaits your arrival.
Décor was an eclectic mix of the quirky, unusual and the contemporary. With a mix of high ceilings with decadent chandeliers, chrome accessories, lanterns, wood tree bases and retro records.
We began our journey with a classic porn star martini shaken up with Russian standard, butterscotch liqueur, passion fruit, vanilla, pineapple and lemon finished with some fizzy prosecco. Let tasty taco time comment with the Greek Good filled with feta, avocado, black bean and salsa rossa. also, the Asian Spice stuffed with silken tofu, cucumber, Chinese leaf spring onion, chilli, soya and ginger. Also, loving the lush handmade crispy duck spring rolls with plum and schezwan sauce.
Wild Drinks Review: September 2017
Jonathan Wallington, the fabulous founder of the wonderful Wild drinks brand, has experienced a complex entrepreneurial journey, that has seen both highs and lows, but after a lot of energy, effort and enthusiasm, WILD drinks are here and yes they are wild, as the original idea behind WILD was a ‘Sloe-gasm’! ‘Sloe-gasm’ a mix of champagne and sloe gin came about after Jonathan had a bumper Sloe crop in 2012 on his Dorset farm. Sloes at the ready and several crafty concoctions later Jonathan settled for a Perry base sourced from the North of England, Gin from the Thames distillers, finished off with natural ingredients which are gluten free, suitable for vegans, low in calories, naturally light and made in the UK.
Jonathan has focused on every detail even down to the bottle branding, that has a natural, sophisticated and elegant design, which is synonymous with the quality of the natural spritz drink contained inside. Jonathan has delivered delicious drinks which the discerning drinker can enjoy in the comfort of their own home.
The new Superstar Sloe is scrummy, serve straight up, stick in a straw and it is good to go. A vibrant velvety colour and a warm flavour make this drink perfect to serve on any occasion.
Winner of a 2017 Great Taste Award, The Elderflower Spritz made a lovely lush Elderflower, apple and gin cocktail. Garnish with lemon and apple for refreshing floral and delicate sipper which would be a great addition to any dinner party.