Sri Suwoon is the Thai gem hiding in Pimlico

Discovering an excellent independent Thai restaurant hidden alone in the quiet residential streets of Pimlico was a bit like finding treasure – I was pleasantly surprised, yet uncertain about who else knows it’s there. You probably wouldn’t find cosy two-floor restaurant, Sri Suwoon, if you weren’t looking for it (or without Google Maps). It appears […]

Aim for bullseye at darts joint Flight Club

Darts just got cool. For a long time it’s been a game associated with old men and dated pubs – but that’s all been thrown out the window now thanks to Flight Club. This fairground-themed bar brings fancy computerised score-keeping and exciting team-based knockout games to make darts fun and social. Think of what Top Golf did for […]

A night of mayhem at Bogan Bingo

Bingo has shaken off its granny rep in recent years thanks to the likes of Rebel Bingo and Musical Bingo et al, and with live comedy game show Bogan Bingo it takes another entertaining and rowdy turn. Presented by a couple of awesome bogan (derogatory Aussie term for an uncouth, poorly educated person) bingo callers, the focus […]

Munch on Indian tapas at Talli Joe

Cast aside everything that comes to mind when you think of an Indian restaurant – i.e. piles of poppadoms, giant pots of curry and stacks of naan – because Talli Joe is nothing like its counterparts. Specialising in small plates (read: Indian tapas) and cocktails, this Shaftesbury Avenue restaurant does things with a twist. In […]

Ekachai: South East Asian dining in Wandsworth

The vibe: A new authentic South East Asian restaurant specialising in street food dishes from Malaysia, Thailand and Hong Kong. Think: creamy curries, crunchy stir fries and oodles of noodles. What’s cool: A lot of attention has been paid to the décor in Ekachai, which gives the restaurant an authentic feel and transports diners from […]

Shoryu: Japanese dining in Soho

The vibe: a loud sit-down Japanese restaurant famous for its generously portioned ramen dishes, located behind Piccadilly Circus. What’s cool: Shoryu’s menu includes a glossary on the last page, which helpfully simplifies the Japanese terms you find dotted through the descriptions. Plus, this particular branch has the largest selection of sake, shochu and umeshu, with over 130 to […]

Roger & Gallet: gorgeously-scented luxury every day

It’s not often that I have a new beauty brand crush, but after discovering Roger & Gallet, a Parisian brand, earlier this year, I have become a little bit obsessed. The main reasons why I’m digging Roger & Gallet is because its products feel luxurious, and each carries its own exquisitely rich scent, which lingers […]

Submarine: Film review

This comedy-drama from Richard Ayoade, who plays Maurice Moss in The IT Crowd, explores the difficulties faced by a 15-year-old adolescent boy, Oliver Tate, to survive at school, lose his virginity before he turns 16, but also to try and save his parents’ marriage. Submarine captures the awkwardness of Oliver’s first relationship, and the anxiety […]