Hidden in the heart of Holborn is a restaurant that will be one of your biggest regrets if you do not visit. I was invited to go visit the Cigala Restaurant* last Friday night for an intimate 3 course authentic Spanish meal. I’ve only had Spanish food a handful of times, but every time I’ve opted for Spanish cuisine I’ve never been disappointed, so I had high expectations for Cigala Restaurant.

Cigala Restaurant is known to many as a favourite for professionals and those who want a low key dinner – don’t be put off however, as the restaurant opens it’s doors to everyone. Not only are the staff within the restaurant highly attentive but they are extremely welcoming.

As soon as we entered the restaurant we were greeted by the owner and chef Jake, who is actually one of the co-founders of Moro. Be assured, this wasn’t just because we were invited to the restaurant, but on looking round the restaurant, I found that Jake was making his way around the tables and greeting all his guests – it almost seemed as though he knew each one. It’s things like this that, I feel, really make a restaurant special – it’s the attention to your guests that make it personable.  View Post

Last Saturday night my husband and I were invited to Jamie’s Pizzeria* in Victoria as part of our weekly date night. Date nights are something we have both valued as important on a weekly basis, to really just take some time off from our daily stresses of our jobs, and to make time for ourselves. We both love Italian food – so much so that we’ve actually booked a long weekend trip away to Naples, for our wedding anniversary in a few weeks time – so heading to Jamie’s Pizzeria last weekend was an easy decision to make.

Although it was typical British weather over the weekend, we didn’t let the weather ruin our evening and looked forward to some great food – and amazing cocktails. View Post

Last Saturday I treated my hubby to a day to in London for his birthday. Although we have lived in London all our lives, there are so many places we haven’t been. I thought it was a perfect excuse to head out in Central London for some afternoon tea – though it can be questioned whether this was more for me than him.

After spending a few days researching the best places for afternoon tea within Central London, we ultimately decided upon afternoon tea at Grosnevor House. The reviews for afternoon tea here were shining, so we relied on these to make our first afternoon tea experience one to remember.

There were so many places we had shortlisted, including Harrods, The Dorchester and Sanderson. Unfortunately the first two were fully booked, and The Sanderson didn’t actually have great reviews, which put us off. View Post