Bounce: Where ping pong gets nasty

When I was a kid, we had a ping pong table in our house which was three-quarter sized and bright yellow. It had little phrases scrawled all over it, like “Great!” and “Wow!” which were interspersed with flowers and rainbows. I spent hours at that wholesome little table, perfecting my bat-and-ball skills and generally falling […]

Sun’s out, buns out: Beer & Buns is where it’s at

If you didn’t know it was there, you’d miss it. Right in the heart of …the city (wait, don’t groan) is this tiny, awesome little Japanese-themed drinking bar which seduced the hell out of us with everything they’re about. The interior at Beer & Buns is dead simple – it’s a dark space which is dominated […]

Is this the best burger in London?

It was a Tuesday night. We were out, in a restaurant. Suddenly, everything slowed down as if to grind to a halt, the ambient noise around me gradually lowered in tone as it stretched into slow-mo and I looked up to assess the situation. My hands were shiny and dripping with grease, with bits meat […]

M Raw: Don Draper’s first choice for breakfast

I’m going to be honest. I really don’t like The City. There are some really unique little finds hidden in amongst it like St. Dunstan’s and Sky Garden but whenever Tom and I bike through it, I find myself suddenly peddling frantically to try and reach the other side, where the grass is definitely greener. […]

Buh-bye, boring breakfasts – Bunnychow’s award-winning one is the UK’s ‘Most Innovative’

You know on those God-awful talent shows which Simon Cowell has created to fund his collection of cribz and honeyz? The ones where winners always have stories which make their performances seem epic? So that when you’ve heard about their ‘journey’, which is always an ’emotional rollercoaster’, their rendition of Lionel Richie’s All Night Long somehow makes […]

Introducing Foxcroft & Ginger: E1 gets a shot of artisan cool

Considering how central Whitechapel is, you’d think there’d be a bit more to the area besides violatingly-high rent prices, the motorway-like road which slices its way through the middle of it and the somewhat below-par street market which sells king size mattresses off the pavement. Apologies to any blissfully happy Whitechapel residents who are now […]