London

Haute Eats: Bobo Social

There’s a glut of burger joints in The Big Smoke. It’s not an exaggeration to say that, like Starbucks, there seems to be one on every street corner. There are some we love: the dirty burgers at Meatliquor with their squidgy, soft buns and deep fried pickles on the side, the gourmet grown-up treats at Burger & Lobster, and the epically monikered hamburgers at Patty & Bun (the Ari Gold is the winner). There are some we’re less fussed about however they will remain nameless.

 

So when we heard about Bobo Social we sighed with burger fatigue. Another one? But wait. We sighed too soon.

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The Gallivant: Shabby Chic Boutique Beach Hotel

Gallivant; verb: to roam around in search of pleasure or amusement, often in search of food.

We were certainly hunting for a weekend retreat, somewhere not too far from London with good food and some nice scenery to literally gallivant around. We stumbled upon The Gallivant, a shabby chic boutique hotel which boasted a 2 minute stroll from the beach dunes of the Camber Sands. It was pretty reasonable too considering the location, and the prospect of roaming around on the vast golden beaches in the sunshine ticked a few more boxes! (more…)

Fortnum & Mason: A London Treasure

If you visit the Big Smoke as a tourist you’ll be told by well-meaning friends to check out the London Eye and Big Ben. Perhaps they’ll throw in the Tower for good measure, or maybe Buckingham Palace. Don’t get me wrong, these are important, historic landmarks and well worth a visit. However, if someone asked me where to go in London, I’d put Fortnum & Mason right at the top of the list. (more…)