food and drink

eating out: lantana

eating out: lantana

**This article first appeared on London By Lauren** Sometimes I need a little taste of home. When I do, I head to one of my favourite Australian cafes for brunch. Lantana was one of the early players in the Australian coffee and brunch invasion, and […]

eating out: chick ‘n’ sours

eating out: chick ‘n’ sours

**This article first appeared on London By Lauren** When I heard that there was a new restaurant in Dalston serving fried chicken and sour cocktails, I knew I had to try it out! Chick ‘n’ Sours does exactly what the name says. The menu is […]

eating out: patty and bun

eating out: patty and bun

**This article first appeared on London By Lauren** I love a good burger and when I set off on a mission to find the best burger in London, one name kept coming up – Patty & Bun. We went to the cozy James Street location […]

eating out: duck and rice

eating out: duck and rice

**This article first appeared on London By Lauren** Duck & Rice was one of the most hotly anticipated openings of 2015, and last night, I popped in with a few friends to check whether it lived up to the hype. The pub/restaurant is the latest […]

eating out: dishoom

eating out: dishoom

**This article first appeared on London By Lauren** If I want Indian food, I just need to cross the street from my flat. But if I want Indian food and a night out, I head to Dishoom in Covent Garden. Dishoom is inspired by the […]

eating out: bone daddies

eating out: bone daddies

**This article first appeared on London By Lauren** Back before we lived in London, one of the highlights of our visits here was dropping into Bone Daddies in Soho for ramen. Now that we live here, we are at risk of becoming regulars! I’m going […]

eating out: barrafina

eating out: barrafina

**This article first appeared on London By Lauren** Like many good restaurants in London, Barrafina doesn’t take bookings and requires you to wait in a very long line for your table. Unlike many other restaurants, nobody seems to mind! One of the perks of waiting […]

eating out: the culpeper

eating out: the culpeper

**This article first appeared on London By Lauren** In my opinion, a good pub has to offer a good Sunday roast. Fortunately, The Culpeper knows what it’s doing. With its large windows and vintage touches, the Culpeper has the right blend of atmosphere and airiness. […]

eating out: shakfuyu

eating out: shakfuyu

**This article first appeared on London By Lauren** We are huge fans of Bone Daddies so when we heard the team had launched a new tapas-style pop-up, we were (almost) first in line to try it out. Shackfuyu will offer a regularly changing menu of […]

drink up: london gin club

drink up: london gin club

**This article first appeared on London By Lauren** I know traditional wisdom holds that gin is a summer drink, but trust me on this one. Even in the depths of winter, the London Gin Club is well worth a visit. This casual bar in Soho […]

eating out: burger and lobster

eating out: burger and lobster

**This article first appeared on London By Lauren** On Friday evening, we had some foodie friends flying into town so we wanted to find a late dinner, sans reservations that didn’t compromise on quality. Enter Burger and Lobster. Burger and Lobster doesn’t have a menu […]

monthly favourites: august

monthly favourites: august

Fashion: When a friend decided to host a white party, I was in trouble because I don’t do all white. Ever. There are multiple reasons for this but it boils down to (a) I’m a klutz and (b) I’m pasty so don’t look good in […]