Tag: Places to eat in the West End

Breakfast, Brunch, London

Grind, Covent Garden

Half-way through the Easter bank holiday weekend we decided it was time to venture into London for a little culture and brunch. Life had been busy of late with very little time to enjoy the delights on our doorstep. So this was a good opportunity to make use of my Tate membership by seeing two …

Dinner, London

Langan’s Brasserie, Mayfair

A. was lucky enough to win an Open Table voucher at a Christmas raffle and it has taken quite a while to decide how to splurge in a style to which we would very much like to become accustomed. The timing was great as we used the win to celebrate moving in together and we …

Dinner, London

Masala Zone, Covent Garden

It was Sunday night A, her son and I walked along Floral Street, Covent Garden. It was 9pm and the city felt quieter than normal with the majority of weekenders having already headed home. We had been to see the new Blade Runner film at the Leicester Square Cineworld and were all in good spirits, although …

Brunch, London

L’ETO Caffe, Soho

Our truancy day dawned, a day of fun ahead, everyone else at work – happy Friday!  And how do you start such a day … yes of course – with brunch. Off into town we went, the Breakfast Club in Soho our goal; all previous attempts had failed as we’d baulked at the sight of …

Dinner, London

Cafe Monico, Soho

How much can you cram into one day out in London? Quite a lot, we discovered through a rather optimistic lack of planning. So after brunch (review to come!) a visit to the From Selfie to Self-Expression exhibition at the Saatchi Gallery, a rather challenging film (Una) at the Mayfair Curzon, and a fair bit …

Cake, London

Portrait, National Portrait Gallery

A whim took us off for afternoon tea at Portrait, the restaurant at the National Portrait Gallery. What better way to enjoy a sunny London afternoon than a classic tea? We’d had a light brunch at home as a strategic move to leave plenty of room for a 4pm sitting, but doing justice to this …

Dinner, London

Riding House Cafe, Fitzrovia

Meeting up with a friend at the end of a long, hectic day we were delighted to settle into the relaxed foodie haven that is the Riding House Cafe. There are different spaces here to suit your mood and we had a comfortable table tucked away from the main restaurant where we could talk in …

Dinner, London

Browns, Covent Garden

There comes a time, really unnervingly early in a new relationship, when you have to emerge from the romantic cocoon and start meeting each other’s friends and family. As a single Mum of long standing, the most important of these would be bringing the two most important men in my life together and having dinner …