Address Book

A list of all my favourite restaurants, pubs, supper clubs, theatres, shops, markets and places of interest


Duck & Waffle 110 Bishopsgate EC2 (sharing plates with views to die for)
Dabbous 39 Whitfield Street, W1 (Top eaterie, and if you can get a booking, then hallelujah!)
Mari Vanna, 116 Knightsbridge, SW1 (Russian grub with the most fantastic decor)
La Bodega Negra, 10 Old Compton Street, W1 (Mexican delights behind a peepshow facade)
Mishkin's 25 Catherine Street, WC2 (part of the Polpo gang. NYC style deli. Pastrami on rye heaven)
Upstairs at The Ten Bells 84 Commercial St, E1 (those Young Turks have left their foodie mark)
Sushi Samba Heron Tower, 110 Bishopsgate EC2 (skyrise sushi & Brazillian fayre)
Tangerine Dream at Chelsea Physic Garden, 66 Royal Hospital Rd, SW3 (cafe amongst the flowers)
Circus 27-79 Endell St, WC2 (bar, restaurant, cabaret, circus acts & club - it's all going on here)
Rochelle Canteen Arnold Circus, E2 (tasty grub from this cooking school. Weekdays only)
Shrimpy's, King's Cross Filling Station, Good's Way, N1 (diner style in an old petrol station)
LMNT 316 Queensbridge Rd, E8 (eccentric interior & good food at bargain prices)
Boundary, 2-4 Boundary St, E2 (top notch restaurant with superb roof terrace - perfect place for summer)
Da Polpo, 6 Maiden Lane, WC2 (best of the Polpo genius. Sharing plates & wine carafe heaven) 
Dach & Sons 68 Heath St, NW3 (sliders, dogs, beer & bourbon. Lucky Hampstead)
Elliot's Cafe, Borough Market, SE1 (sharing plates of delicious fresh fare, all day)
Sardo Canale, Gloucester Ave, NW1 (tasty Sardinian food by the canal) 
Zucca, 184 Bermondsey St, SE1 (could this be the best Italian in town...?)
Wapping Project, Wapping Wall, E1 (top cuisine, art installations & greenhouse bookshop)
Pizza East, Shoreditch, E2 & Portobello Rd, W11 (warehouse chic and excellent pizzas)
Beauberry House, Gallery Rd, SE21 (like being in a country manor)
Julie's, Portland Rd, W11 (a London classic)
Archipelago, 110 Whitfield St. W1 (exotic spot serving kangaroo & crocodile)
L'Autre, 5b Shepherd St, W1 (Polish Mexican bistro) too old school for a website!
Joe Allen's, Exeter St, WC2 (ask for the secret burger!)
Kensington Roof Gardens, High St Kensington, W8 (rooftop garden oasis with real flamingoes!)
The Clink Restaurant, Sutton, Surrey (eat in a real prison. Read blog here
Poppies Fish & Chips,  6-8 Hanbury Street, E1 (coolest fish & chips around)
Chez Bruce, 2 Bellevue Rd, SW17 (poshest eaterie in SW London) 
The Folly, 41 Gracechurch St, EC3 (huge, fun bar/restaurant/cafe/shop with cool decor. Best at weekend)
Bleeding Heart, off Greville St, EC1 (excellent bistro & restaurant tucked away in Farringdon)
Sketch, 9 Conduit St, W1 (Very cool bar/restaurant. Afternoon tea in the parlour. Best loos in town!)
Buona Sera at The Jam, 289 Kings Road, SW3 (bunk-bed style tables. Italian grub in fun setting. No website!)
Tiroler Hut, 27 Westbourne Grove, W2 (well established Austrian, complete with lederhosen. Feels like apres-ski)
The Orange, 37 Pimlico Rd, SW1 (lovely rustic bar/restaurant, good food and a 3 room hotel!) 
Brawn, 49 Columbia Rd, E2 (meat lovers paradise. Bag yourself some lovely flowers whilst you're there)
Serpentine Bar & Kitchen, Hyde Park, W2 (perfect park retreat - good eats overlooking park and Serpentine)
Hawksmoor, various locations (for a steak like no other, you have to go to Hawksmoor!)
Oslo Court, cnr Prince Albert Rd & Charlbert St, NW8 (1970s decor and a menu to match. No website)
Cheyne Walk Brasserie, 50 Cheyne Walk, SW3 (my favourite place in Chelsea!)
Jose, Bermondsey St, SE1 (fabulous tapas and sherry bar on trendy Bermondsey St)
The Waterway, 54 Formosa St, W9 (perfect spot for al fresco dining by the canal in Little Venice)
Maggie Jones, 6 Old Court Place, W8 (cosy & rustic)
Brunswick House Cafe, 30 Wandsworth Rd, SW8 (quirky eaterie surrounded by antiques for sale)
Bob Bob Ricard, 1 Upper James Street, W1 (decadent English & Russian menu with a 'Press for Champagne' button)
Les Trois Garcons, 1 Club Row, E1 (flamboyant interior and excellent food. Pop to Lounge Lover for cocktail first)
Chiswell Street Dining Rooms, 56 Chiswell St, EC1 (top spot in Barbican - great food)
Bistrotheque, 23 Wadeson Street, E2 (perfect spot for brunch, dinner & cabaret)
Viajante, Patriot Square, E2 (pricey but excellent tasting menu from the legendary Nuno Mendes
Pollen Street Social, 8 Pollen St, W1 (Jason Atherton's fab contemporary bistro)
Burger & Lobster, 29 Clarges St, W1, Dean St, W1 & soon to open in Farringdon (just burgers & lobsters)
Meat Liquor, 74 Welbeck St, W1 (Meateasy has grown up to a proper restaurant. Best burgers in town!)
Spuntino, 61 Rupert St, W1 (clandestine, no reservations, no phone, great food)


The Hampshire Hog, 227 King St, W6 (very cool pub & pantry. Read blog here)
Fox & Anchor 115 Charterhouse St, EC1 (excellent grub & beautiful rooms. Read blog here)
Ruby's Bar 76 Stoke Newington Rd, N16 (Blackberry Mojitos in a dishevelled basement. Love it!)
Cellar Door, W1 (Hidden below ground, who knew drinking in a converted gents bogs could be so cool!)
Happiness Forgets, 8-9 Hoxton Square, E2 (speakeasy with great cocktails & no wallies!)
Shaker & Co, 119 Hampstead Road, NW1 (New Orleans saloon serving cocktails & soul food)
The Punchbowl, 41 Farm St, W1 (Guy Ritchie's lovely Mayfair boozer)
Evans & Peel 310c Earls Court Rd, SW5 (cocktails in a Detective Agency. Yes please!)
Gordon's Wine Bar 47 Villiers St, WC2 (cosy drinking hole. Hidden arches. Perfect date spot)
Lounge Lover, 1 Whitby St, E1 (I love this place - cocktails and quirk personified!)
69 Colebrook Row, N1 (small and brilliant cocktail bar)
Nightjar Bar, 129 City Rd, EC1 (Prohibition-style cocktail bar) 
The Ship,  41 Jews Row, SW18 (on the river with huge outdoor space & BBQ, this is the pub to be)
The Garrison, Bermondsey St, SE1 (home from home with a private cinema) 
The Anglesea Arms, 15 Selwood Terrace, SW7 (pretty Chelsea pub)
The Canonbury, 21 Canonbury Place, N1 (perfect Islington watering hole with huge beer garden)
Flat P 68 Heath St, NW3 (great little speakeasy above Dach & Sons)
The Mayflower, 117 Rotherhithe St, SE15 (historic pub where Pilgrim Fathers set sail from)
The Duke of Sussex, 75 South Parade, W4 (nicest pub in Chiswick with great bar and beer garden)
The Cats Back, Point Pleasant, SW18 (lovely pub off the beaten track) 
Paradise, 19 Kilburn Lane, W10 (top notch gastro-pub in Kilburn)
Experimental Cocktail Club, 13a Gerrard St, W1 (hidden behind a black door in Chinatown)
The Grenadier, Wilton Row, SW1 (very old and does sausage on a stick) 
The George, Borough High St, SE1 (one of London's only galleried pubs)
The Dove, Upper Mall, SW6 (gorgeous riverside pub with a tiny wee bar) 
The Three Kings,  7 Clerkenwell Close, EC1 (perfect little boozer, full of character, on a quiet little lane)
Bart's Bar, Sloane Ave, SW3 (secret speakeasy. Read blog here) 
The Scarsdale, Edwardes Square, W8 (proper cosy Kensington pub) 
Purl Bar, 50 Blandford St, W1 (discreet gem with crazy cocktails) 
The White Horse, Parson's Green, SW6 (a Fulham institution)
The Spaniards, Spaniards Road, NW3 (gorgeous pub by Hampstead Heath, but feels like the countryside)
Jerusalem Tavern, 55 Britton St, EC1 (dating from 1720 this is one of the oldest and finest pubs in London)
Ye Olde Mitre, 1 Ely Court, EC1 (Hidden down a tiny alleyway, this pub is a gem and one of London's oldest)
The Hawley Arms,  2 Castlehaven Rd, NW1 (fab Camden boozer with roof terrace right next to market)
The Cow, 89 Westbourne Park Rd, W2 (a West London institution - you simply have to go)


Leluu's Supper Club, E8 (my favourite supper club - Vietnamese heaven. Blog here)
Scratch Supper Club, W1 (one of the only supper clubs in the West End. 5 courses made from scratch!)
Saltoun Supper Club, SW2 (best in South London. Quirky decor & top grub. Read blog here)
The White Room, Barbican (it'll be all white on the night! Read blog here)
Bootleg Banquet, Shoreditch (great chef and fun vibe. Read blog here)
Shacklewell Nights, E8 (hidden Hackney dining club)
Nomad Chef, W10 (great supper club in West London. Read blog here)
Disappearing Dining Club (various secret dinners and events. Read blog here)
Gingerline (fun secret dinners which pop-up randomly on the old East London line. Read blog here)
Clandestino's, N4 (secret supper club with a South American flair)
Candlelight Club (1920's inspired events held by candlelight. Read blog here)
Ferdie's Food Lab E1 (excellent & imaginative cuisine in a lovely old East end hall)


Zetter Town House, 49 St John's Square, EC1 (my favourite hotel in London. Read blog here)
Rough Luxe, 1 Birkenhead St, WC1 (Half rough, half luxury and right by King's Cross)
40 Winks, 109 Mile End Rd, E1 (a quirky, affordable home from home)
One Fine Stay various locations (an 'unhotel' where you stay in someone's beautiful home, with hotel service!)
Russells B&B, Chatsworth Rd, E5 (a great B&B in Clapton and easy access to Olympics)
The Garret, 263 Old Brompton Rd, SW5 (a secret hideaway suite above London's coolest cafe)
The Rookery, Cowcross St, EC1 (get thee to The Rook's Nest!)
Portobello Hotel, 22 Stanley Gardens, W11 (book the room with the round bed)
Bermondsey Square Hotel, SE1 (chic, affordable and spitting distance from Bermondsey St)
The Orange, 37 Pimlico Road, SW1 (just 4 rooms, all stunning, all en suite)
Fox & Anchor, 115 Charterhouse St, EC1 (gastropub with 6 beautiful rooms)
The Pavillion Hotel, 34 Sussex Gardens, W2 (London's rock n' roll budget hotel)
Boundary, 2-4 Boundary St, E2 (Conran restaurant & bar with 12 gorgeous rooms)
St John Hotel, 1 Leicester St, WC2 (simple, stylish and affiliated with great food)
Haymarket Hotel, 1 Suffolk Place, SW1 (close to Trafalgar Square. Cool pool in basement)
Shoreditch Rooms, Ebor St, E1 (part of Shoreditch House - cool rooms & rooftop pool) 
High Road House, 162 Chiswick High Road, W4 (boutique rooms with the hip factor)
Church Street Hotel, 29 Camberwell Church St, SE5 (probably the nicest hotel in SE London)


Maison Bertaux 28 Greek Street, W1 (London's oldest & best patisserie)
Troubadour, 263 Old Brompton Rd, SW5 (Earls Court institution. Live music & poetry)
The Albion, 2-4 Boundary St, E2 (proper all day posh cafe and grocer)
The London Particular, 399 New Cross Rd, SE14 (the coolest cafe in South East London)
The Vintage Emporium, E1 (Victorian tea rooms offering life drawing classes)
Bea's of Bloomsbury, branches in Bloomsbury, St Paul's & Chelsea (cakes as they should be)
Candid Cafe, 3 Torrens St, EC1 (arty cafe with secret courtyard by Angel. Read blog here)
Petersham Nurseries, Richmond, TW10 (heavenly tea and terracotta. Read blog here)
True Deli, SW5 (if you want a hamper of treats, seek no further. Read blog here)
Melrose & Morgan, Gloucester Ave, NW1 (food to make your mouth water)


Regent's Park Open Air Theatre, (quite possibly the most magical theatre in the land)
Menier Chocolate Factory, SE1 (great for big shows before they hit the West End)
Punchdrunk Theatre (surreal, interactive, exhilirating and random fun)
You Me Bum Bum Train (the best thing I've ever done in my life!)
Southwark Playhouse, SE1 (intimate theatre productions under the arches. Good bar)
Wilton's Music Hall, E1 (World's oldest Victorian music hall. Read blog here)
Arcola Theatre, E8 (not your usual theatre)
Electric Cinema, W11 (a cinematic gem in Notting Hill with bar and comfy seats)
Jameson Cult Film Club (cult films with a dash of whisky)
Roxy Bar, SE1 (regular film screenings in an arty bar)
Nomad Cinema (Lexi Cinema presents films on the move)
Secret Cinema (cult films in cult locations. Tell no one)
Sand's Films Cinema Club (world films shown free every Tuesday. Read blog here)
Jermyn Street Theatre 16b Jermyn Street, SW1 (great little fringe theatre in the heart of town)


Dennis Severs House, 18 Folgate St, E1 (living work of art where time stands still. Read blog here)
Eltham Palace SE9 (palace and gardens full of art deco splendour)
Brunel Museum SE16 (the intriguing world of Isambard Kingdom Brunel. Read blog here)
Museum of Brands, W11 (branding, packaging & advertising through the ages)
John Soane's Museum, WC2 (art and antiques galore)
Trinity Buoy Wharf, E14 (general quirkiness by the Thames. Read blog here)
Geffrye Museum, E2 (museum of the home set in 18th century alms houses and gardens)
Whitechapel Gallery, E1 (world class art)
Crossness Pumping Station, SE2 (stunning Victorian sewarage. Read blog here)
Museum of Everything (bonkers museum which pops up randomly. Read blog here)
Whitechapel Bell Foundary, (where Big Ben was made!) Read blog here)
ICA Gallery, SW1 (arty place for theatre & film on The Mall)
Sutton House, E9 (a Hackney gem built in 1535. Absolutely worth a visit)
Fan Museum, SE10 (world's only fan museum)
London Silver Vaults, Chancery Lane (world's largest collection of retail antique silver)
Garden Museum, SE1 (gardener's heaven by Lambeth Palace)
Old Operating Theatre, SE1 (Britain's oldest operating theatre museum & herb garret)
Hormiman Museum, SE23 (unique museum and gardens in SE London)
Dulwich Picture Gallery, SE21 (masterpieces on view without the queue)
Circus Space, N1 (learn all the tricks of the circus! Join for a day or do a course)


Monster Supplies, 159 Hoxton Street N1 (purveyors of all things for monsters. Yes, seriously.)
Eat Street Food Market King's Cross, N1 (street food at its finest)
Squint Shoreditch & South Ken (hand design furniture in an explosion of colour)
Anthropologie, Regent St & King's Rd (this shop makes me smile)
Viktor Wynd's Little Shop of Horrors, Mare St, E8 (mad & unique. Read blog here)
Persopolis, SE15 (full of Persian treats including my favourite pashmak)
Borough Market, SE1 (foodie heaven)
Alfie's Antique Market, 13-25 Church St, NW8 (London's largest indoor antiques market)
Maltby Street Market, SE1 (secret, smaller version of Borough Market for the locals)
Spitalfields Market, E1 (a great market to while away the time in East London)
Portobello Market, W11 (world famous market for clothes and antiques)
Brockley Market, SE4 (proper farmers' market selling lovely produce in SE London every Sat)
Camden Passage, N1 (boutiqes and antiques galore. Read blog here)
Columbia Road Flower Market, E2 (the only way to spend your Sunday) 
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