A friend and I headed to Crown for lunch! A few of their restaurants were offering a $15 set menu, and one of those places was Emporio Pizza and Pasta. This restaurant was located in the actual casino, and we ended up with a delicious […]
I ended doing a lot of dining at Aker Brygge for my three days in Oslo. No doubt there would be better, more authentic experiences in town, but I couldn’t get pass my obsession with the beauty of the waterfront. What better way to enjoy […]
The influences are diverse, the food is aplenty and our brunch at Florentine concludes as a roaring success. My friend Craig and I had a fantastic time checking out the new-ish restaurant and bar that’s part of the Park Plaza Waterloo. It’s minutes from South Bank with that extra distance making for one of the finest dining options in these parts. The menu is brasserie and there’s some signature highlights including the flat breads, steaks and the unmissable ostrich egg option. As well, the cocktails and bubbles range at Florentine is superb and that’s where our time and this review starts at!
The best £10 flat iron steak you can get in London is at, well, Flat Iron. There’s five locations across central London and the shtick is all the same; cheap, quality cuts with no reservations only a great experience. I left happy with my experience […]
If you fancy a little fancy, head over to the Great Northern Hotel Bar (or known as GNH Bar). As the name suggests it’s part of the GNH complex and it brings a touch of glam for any after-work drinking affair. We headed in for […]
There’s a delicious smell of butteriness that wafts throughout many of the stations here in London. That’s usually due to the presence of The Pasty Shop chain, which pumps out gigantic filled parcels of meat-like substances. This is a nice contrast to the usual smell of smog and depression that you get in the underground. I went with the steak and ale option (£4.50) which was intended as a pre-dinner fix. It’s a huge semi-circle, though largely of dough. Pasties historically have that extra crust, that’s a legacy throwback to when miners would eat with their hands and they would discard the extra ‘handle’. With the The Pasty Shop I felt there wasn’t quite enough meat for my liking (particularly for the price), there’s a more than occasional slice of onion present. The pastry wasn’t the flaky, light variant I prefer but otherwise one pasty is an easy commute appetite-buster.
My final work lunch of the 2016 year was at Bistro Guillaume, a handy spot with a vista including the ever tranquil Yarra River. We had a big group and a big appetite and both were taken care of over our experience. You can expect expensive, […]
We hiked over to the Palace Hotel for a gigantic team group lunch. The staff did a great job of co-ordinating dishes across the twenty-plus sized squad. The quality of the fare was well, fair. The place has a great, buzzy vibe on our Friday […]