Restaurant Challenge – Barrafina

Continuing the restaurant challenge in style with number one on Time Out’s top 100…Barrafina Adelaide Street. We knew we would have to queue so we we’re prepared to wait, but despite arriving at 7pm on a Friday night we were pleased to be told the wait was only 45 minutes. We made ourselves at home…

The £100 weekend challenge: South-East London theme

Rob: As the popular film tells us: the first rule of hundred pound weekend is that you spend £100. The second rule is that anything unexpected that blows your budget to smithereens is not part of the weekend.  Hence, our £25 off-the-menu espresso martinis at Opium did not count. We drink a lot of these,…

Restaurant Challenge: Counter Culture

Rob: For the next restaurant challenge,  I booked for Counter Culture, so we could tick off number 2 on Time Out’s top 100 list. This was one we really wanted to try as we both like sharing plates, any restaurant by The Dairy, and BYO. So, the question is: What Can the Owners of The Dairy…

My top five dates

Alix: So this is actually really hard, as we’ve been dating 2 years now and have been lucky to have some awesome dates. One of the things I love about dating Rob is we do a mix of nights in and nights out, free things and expensive things. London has so many activities to suit…

The £100 weekend challenge

Alix: So as you will probably know, living in London is Expensive (capital E). As well as general living costs, going out to eat, drinking and cultural activities can often come with a hefty price tag. After a few expensive weekends last year, Rob and I came up with a game. We would take it…

Travel Edition – Palermo, Sicily

Alix: There is something so nice about being met at an airport and we were very glad we had asked our Airbnb host organise a taxi for us. This meant a super-efficient transfer direct to our address with a cheerful taxi driver who laughed at my slightly belated attempt to learn some Italian. None of…

Restaurant Challenge: Un-Bao-lievable

Alix: And the first we tick off is Bao. It feels strange we have never been before, especially as it’s so close to work, but on Saturday we finally got round to it. I had roped Rob into coming round the shops on Oxford street with me (I know, on a Saturday…had left getting a…

Let the challenge commence…

Alix: So like most sensible Londoners, we grab a copy of Time Out every week. By ‘we’, I mean me, it’s my job to read it and show Rob any interesting bits. So obviously when the food issue came out this year, this was one we read cover to cover and kept. We were not…