All posts tagged: review

Coffee Bags 101: Which Brand is Best?

I don’t know how new coffee bags are in the UK (judging by Google trends, people have been at least semi aware of them since 2014), but they’re relatively new to me. Until recently, I thought my only options for half decent coffee at the office were: making a flask of it before I left the house lugging a caffetiere to work every day OR leaving it there and hoping no one pinches and/or damages it spending like £3 on one sodding cup of coffee All of a sudden, there’s a product on the market telling us we don’t have to do any of those things to swerve the office-provided Nescafe that tastes like actual dishwater anymore. For those unaware of the concept, a coffee bag is pretty much exactly what it sounds like. Proper ground coffee in teabag form. Pop it in the mug straight from the box, fill with boiling water, wait a few minutes, remove the bag with a cheeky squeeze on the way out and lo: an actually passable cup of …

Review | Afternoon Tea at The Salt Room

The Salt Room has been a permanent fixture on Brighton seafront for two years now. It’s a successful second endeavour from the team behind The Coal Shed, highly esteemed steak restaurant on Boyce’s St. Unlike its sister restaurant, The Salt Room has a heavy focus on seafood, so their take on afternoon tea was bound to be a unique one. We stopped by yesterday afternoon to give it a try, here’s what went down. Upon entering the restaurant we were greeted by a delightfully sunny member of the front of house staff who checked our coats, told us how amazing everybody thinks the afternoon tea is and led us to our table (naturally lit with a sea view, an Instagrammer’s wet dream). A waiter soon appeared to offer us water, then let us get settled before returning to explain how the menu works. You can find a copy of the menu here. Essentially, the only two choices you’re making is which of the savoury options to omit (there are 5 and you’re allotted 4 – this …

Review | Bodean’s BBQ, Covent Garden

Yesterday afternoon, Tom and I went to see The Lion King at Lyceum Theatre. It was one of the most spectacular shows I’ve ever seen. If you’re one of those people that’s always wanted to go but never gotten around to it, book your tickets now. We’re not here to talk about The Lion King though, we’re here to talk about where we found to eat afterwards, that’s what you all come for. Having absolutely no knowledge of where to go in London, I asked the internet for recommendations close to the theatre. Beth on Twitter suggested Bodean’s BBQ. I saw the word BBQ and noted that it was literally a two minute walk from the theatre and was immediately sold. Bodean’s is clearly doing well, with 8 locations across London and the Covent Garden restaurant being almost fully booked when I called to secure our table. It was founded in 2002 by Andre Blair, who hails from Kansas and has undoubtedly brought that southern states of America feel to the heart of London. As …