The world is full of wonderful little bars and restaurants that I have had to pleasure of visiting, so I thought I would compile a little list of the ones I fallen in love with along the way:
Hemingford Arms, Islington
Walls covered with original film posters, taxidermy planted on pretty much every window sill, quirky bric-a-bracs hanging from walls to the ceiling and a great selection of drinks- I took my husband here on our first ever date 😀
The Morgan Arms, Bow
This pub dates back to the late nineteenth century. My husband and I spent a lot of time in this pub back in the day. I think we ate (pretty much) everything on their bar and restaurant menu- I got pretty fat!
Spaniards Inn, Hampstead
Built in 1585, this pub is pretty much one of London’s oldest pubs. They do a cracking Sunday roast and have a huge beer garden out back. Go! If not for the food, then just to have a beer in one of the oldest pubs around!
The Warrington Hotel, Maida Vale
Built in 1857, The Warrington was rumored to be an up market brothel. But don’t let that put you off, the food and drink here is delicious. Their venison cheek pie is the bomb dizzy. Possibly the best pastry I have ever had the pleasure of devouring!
The Holly Bush, Hampstead
Traditional 18th-century wood-panelled pub serving cask ales, sausage rolls and the best bread and butter pudding around. Secure a seat here on a snowy night and you will never want to go to another pub again!
Coach & Horses, Clerkenwell
Best god damn scotch eggs ever!
A great place to go if you have something to celebrate. Food and drink are on the more expensive side, but it is worth it! Try the smoked trout.
An awesome little bar based on King Street. Perfect for happy hour cocktails and tasty nibbles- gets pretty busy though.
With a grand chandelier draping from the ceiling, a deer head mounted on the wall and a painting of Cosmo Kramer above the fireplace… what’s not to like?
Lobo Plantation, Sydney CBD
A beautiful phosphorescent Caribbean-themed bar with over 250 types of rum- I could happily live here!
Earls Juke Joint, Newtown
Saloon-style cocktail bar with a New Orleans vibe, exposed brick walls and corrugated iron ceiling. My husband and I spend most of our weekends having a cheeky pre-dinner drink here.
The Potting Shed, Alexandria
We love this place, so much so that we chose to get married here last October. It’s top banana!