Soho London Eats & Drinks – Review

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.

Biju Bubble Tea Room Soho

Bubble tea originated from Taiwan in the 80’s and Biju Bubbles founder Nick, travelled to the source to dedicate time and effort to learn about the art of this tea, master the skill and bring bubbles back to the UK.

Nicks focus to produce the freshest Bubble Tea using only the finest ingredients and I can say that the Soho location delivered.

We tried a whole range of bouncing, brilliant bubble loveliness including iced teas Honey green tea & Peach, milk teas including yummy chocolate & Earl Grey and coconut water too all with a range of exciting toppings such as tapioca pearls.

A chilled out casual vibe to the place, with fresh refreshments to get you hydrated and ready to hit London large.

Leon Soho

Need food fast, well get your swing on and head to Leon Marlborough street London, near London’s iconic Carnaby Street, synonymous with the swinging 60’s and all things funky.

Leon is all about fast food, but being healthy and fresh, which get’s a big thumbs up from me.  Food included the Vegan Love burger, an absolute triumph and scoffed in record time, along with gluten free chicken nuggets, a lovely Lebanese Mezze salad.

All washed down with a range of refreshing drinks including orange juice, white tea & Peach juicy water and the gorgeous goji berry juicy water.

Need fresh food fast, while in Soho, well this is your place.

Wasabi Soho

The first Wasabi, opened in 2003, at the Embankment London, as Kim a fresh food market trader in Camden wanted to spread his love for fresh bento and Japanese Sushi.

Now with locations throughout London, the wonderful Wasabi Soho offers a chilled, clean, contemporary space to enjoy some sushi while catching up with friends.

Fast, fabulous and flavoursome sushi such as the Yasi roll and the tasty tofu curry, all enjoyed along with a range of drinks such as Aloe Vera, Orange juice and water.

Convenient, contemporary and chilled out, fancy sushi Wasabi Soho is your zone.

Cahoots Soho

Located kingly court, enjoy sizzling Soho spirits in style and bring on the Blitz brilliance, go back in time to post-war 1940’s and indulge in good times in this secret hidden Soho bar.

Cahoots underground tube station, along with Captain Cahoots, has brought back the illicit drinking escapades and excitement, so prepare to let down your hair, swing in style, have a sing-along at the piano, dance to the DJ beats, as you sip your way through their creative cocktail menu.

Extra, Extra read all about it, the headline ‘Furious Flurries of Fun Forecast in CAHOOTS’ and they were not wrong. Enjoy a tipple or two including the alcoholic Vera Lynn or a Keep Marm and Carry on.  For those refraining from the booze, they have you covered with various delightful concoctions including Calm it Miranda and Things that Go Pumpkin in the Night.

For those Scoundrel’s that don’t give a hoot, get down to Cahoots and bring on the good times.

Thank you for reading 😊

Melanie xx



Red Letter Days The View from the Shard & Afternoon Tea at H10 Waterloo Sky Bar – Review

Red Letter Days The View from the Shard & Afternoon Tea at H10 Waterloo Sky Bar – Review: April 2019

Tour London in style the easy way with Red Letter Days, the ideal place to buy all your sightseeing tickets and experiences in one easy place.

The View from the Shard for Two

Soar to new heights and see lovely London from the highest viewing deck in the United Kingdom.

The Shard is the tallest building in Western Europe was designed and developed by the amazing Architect Renzo Piano.

Boasting an impressive 360 degree view, that spans upto 40 miles, the Shard measures a massive 800 feet from street level.

Take a picture at the beautiful fabulous and fresh floral arch, where the theme changes according to the season.

Stand in the shadow of the Shard and see iconic London Landmarks such as Tower Bridge, The sky Garden building over at Fenchurch, St Paul’s Cathedral, the London Eye and much more.

Take a selfies or two, pose at the windows or simple sit down and admire the incredible views – a wonderful window to the world of London.

Afternoon Tea with a View for Two at the H10 Waterloo Sky Bar

Continue the viewing theme and head over to the H10 Waterloo Sky Bar and prepare for a little you time.

The H10 rooftop terrace provides guests with a comfortable seating deck in which to enjoy the splendours of London while enjoying some of the fizzy stuff.

Afternoon tea with a view, overlooking London’s beautiful city skyline, with iconic London Landmarks such as the London Eye, St Paul’s Cathedral and The Shard.

Included within the Afternoon Tea was hand cut finger sandwiches, scones with jam & cream, chocolates and sweet treats.

Also provided are two glasses of Cava per person, but as I don’t drink alcohol the hotel kindly offered to replace mine with a mocktail of my choosing.

Sit back, relax and enjoy the view…let the Red Letter Days team do all the hard work – enjoy!

Thanks for reading 😊

Melanie xx


Gillray’s Steakhouse and Bar London review

Gillray’s Steakhouse and Bar London review: August 2017

Located within an enviable postcode on London’s Southbank, which offers iconic views of Big Ben, London eye and the Houses of Parliament, Gillrays Steakhouse and Bar, inside the London Marriot Hotel Countyhall, is a hotspot in the capital to indulge and enjoy some palatal pleasures. Impressively, Gillrays has been Acknowledged and awarded, receiving Two Rosettes by the UK’s Automotive Association (AA), an accolade awarded for culinary excellence. Also, commendations from and they have featured on the Luxury Restaurant Guide.

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Marriot London Countyhall Afternoon Tea Review

Marriot London Countyhall Visit: August 2016


The Marriot London Countyhall extended me an invite to partake in their amazing Afternoon Tea experience in the lovely library lounge. The hotel enjoys an enviable position situated adjacent to the river Thames right in the heart of central London.  First impressions count and the Marriot Countyhall do not disappoint. Upon arrival we made our way through the grand astounding arched gateway. The bold topiary island was impressive and added some much needed greenery into London city. Greeted with warmth from the bellboy we knew this was going to be an extraordinary exquisite experience.

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Icebar London Review

Icebar London Visit: June 2016


Born from its Swedish roots the Icebar London, tucked away in a cute courtyard situated on Heddon Street in Mayfair, is a unique exhilarating experience where guests take an expedition to see a piece of Sweden minus the expense and airfare.  200km above the Arctic Circle lies the frozen Torne River.  40 Tonnes of this Crystal clear Torne River Ice, which is harvested from the pristine winter wonderland of Jukkasjarvi in Northern Sweden, has been used to create this cool, chilled innovative Ice experience.

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