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Meeting Santa in Chelsea & Dinner at Côte on Sloane Square

On the penultimate weekend before Christmas, the OH and I took Little Man to meet Santa on Duke of York Square. This wasn’t his first visit but this is the first year he’s understanding the buzz around Christmas – and he…

Le Pain Quotidien all-day dining in Chelsea

Le Pain Quotidien has opened a new restaurant in Chelsea, along the Fulham Road – on the stretch between Beaufort Street and Edith Grove. I’m a huge fan of LPQ and as soon as I found out they were opening I was…

Lunch at La Brasserie

It’s been over a year since I last visited La Brasserie. I remember it clearly, sitting at the bar, ordering a cocktail and thoughts about when to start planning for a family drifting through my mind. Flash forward to 16…

Sunday Lunch at Colbert Chelsea

I was saddened when news of Oriel closing down had broke. It was a Sloane Square brasserie, a Chelsea institution, expected to be on the corner of Sloane Square forever. My memories of Oriel started with my first cappuccino experience at…

Snapshots From My Week

Posters of three of Karl Lagerfeld’s photographs are being given away for free at the Little Black Jacket exhibition at the Saatchi Gallery. You can just help yourself! Fines de Claire oyster starter at Colbert on Sloane Square, which officially…

Detox Breakfast at La Brasserie

So far this week I’ve indulged in a take away pizza, pralines and cream ice cream and even syrup pudding – the last two together! Admittedly I’ve also been to the gym three times already this week but that’s not…

Stuffed Tomatoes with Comté & Seared Steak with a Brioche and Comté Gratin …

Comté is one of my favourite cheeses. I’d discovered it whilst studying in the Franche-Comté region for my third year at university, in a town called Besançon. And now, I find it every Saturday at the Duke of York Square…

The Flower Menu at Le Cercle

This afternoon I enjoyed an indulgent 5 course lunch at Le Cercle. I arrived at the basement restaurant, which is situated just off Sloane Street, feeling slightly hurried and ravenous. So when I sat down at my booth and managed to…

Breakfast at Aubaine

It’s been a while since I last popped into Aubaine on Brompton Road but yesterday I was there for a breakfast meeting. Usually on the weekends, this place is filled up and there is a buzzy atmosphere. Yesterday, it was…


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