With winter upon us, TB_HQ’s very own girl about town, Hannah Read, gives the lowdown on her favourite West End haunts for eating, drinking and being generally merry
I have to admit a slight addiction to nice stationery, Kikki K has become my go-to place for a bit of a fix, many lovely Scandi things!
One of Covent Garden’s hottest tables right now, the sister to Mayfair’s fabulous Palomar has me salivating every time I walk past, you need to time it right, but even if you have to queue for a sought after seat at the bar, it’s worth the wait every time! Without doubt, my favourite dining experience.
Love love love this place! I missed it over the summer whilst they were ‘relocating’ (to next door) so delighted that they’re back open in Neal’s Yard and with more space and a larger kitchen to conjure even more magical grain based healthy goodness. I love sitting at the bar watching the dishes all come together before your eyes and the cook book is most definitely on my Christmas list.
I’ve recently made a rather dangerous discovery, Bageriet’s cinnamon buns. This little Swedish bakery/cafe tucked away on Rose Street sells possibly the best I’ve ever tasted, as well as great coffee and plenty of other naughty Swedish treats too! Their little bags of Swedish biscuits are great as a gift.
Drury Lane is really starting to take off (at last) and Farmstand has become one of my go-to lunch spots. I love the whole concept of local, sustainable, seasonal food, the dishes are both tasty and healthy, and it’s a nice place to sit and take a brief time out on a busy day. Their chocolate brownie is pretty special as well…
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