48 hours in the Dock

Not quite the harsh sentence it sounds, a 48 hour weekend in London’s Docklands is a pleasure… After many years of visiting for business, we finally decided to skip Heathrow and staying in the Westend or Kensington for the weekend, opting for City Airport and the Docklands instead, we loved it and here is why……

The Best of 2015 – The Top 5

For the final Best of 2015 post I thought I’d mention my favourite restaurants from 2015, new and old, the places I’ve loved trying and returning to this year. 1. One Pico –  a firm favourite for us and easily top of this list, a restaurant we return to time and time again over the years and…

The Best of 2015 – Travel & Holidays

This time this ‘Best of 2015’ post is in order starting with our New Years visit to London, one of my favourite cities. We stayed near Hyde Park at the Doubletree by Hilton London Hyde Park on Bayswater Road, a nice location and well located to explore the places we love in London from there. We…

The Best of 2015 – Breakfast & Brunch

Brunch – a wonderful invention! This was a hard one to narrow down but here are our favourites from the year…and just in time for the weekend too. Enjoy! 1. We started the new year in London, and enjoyed a fabulous breakfast at the Electric Diner in Notting Hill. Avocado & eggs, a perfect combo!

Mews Dining at Toto’s Restaurant, Knightsbridge, London

Toto’s is tucked just off Walton Street in Knightsbridge on Lennox Gardens Mews. Recently renovated during Summer 2014 and under new ownership since then, it’s a stunning restaurant space. On our trips to London we generally walk a lot and around this area is our favourite place to wander. We stumbled upon Toto’s Restaurant on our…

A Few Days in London, January 2015

To round out our Christmas holidays, and time off work, we spent a few days in London over the new year. One of our favourite cities, its hard to argue with London’s food & drink pedigree which makes it a perfect city break for us. We love to walk, and on a holiday like this, will happily…

2014 at Gin & Griddle – The Favourites!

Here we are at the end of 2014 – what a year for food and drink happening and openings in Dublin. So many new places popping up along with the mainstays of the city. For a foodie, this is a great place to be living at the moment… I’ve a massively long list of places…

A Snapshot of June on Gin & Griddle – Top 5!

It’s been a lovely June, lots of sun, warm weather – makes all the difference! Here on Gin & Griddle there’s been lots going on… 1. June started in London (for work) although I did get to visit the fantastic Burger & Lobster on a free evening – for some amazingly delicious grilled lobster…  …

Burger & Lobster, London

I’ve wanted to try Burger & Lobster for a while now and on a work trip to London, I knew I had one evening free and was determined I was going to get there! Burger & Lobster is now 6 restaurants including the one I visited, on the 5th floor of Harvey Nichols in Knightsbridge, London….

Coffee at Benugo, Curzon Street, Mayfair, London

In London for work for a few days, I left the hotel early one morning,  in search of a coffee and something to eat and a few minutes to read on my Kindle before the madness commenced. I walked from the hotel, down Curzon Street as I knew there was a couple of coffee places…