Down the Albion

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:

London:

Screen Shot 2016-06-11 at 20.54.03.pngHemingford Arms, Islington 

http://www.hemingfordarms.com

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 😀

Screen Shot 2016-06-11 at 20.55.54.pngThe Morgan Arms, Bow

http://www.morganarmsbow.com

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!

Screen Shot 2016-06-11 at 20.56.49.pngSpaniards Inn, Hampstead

https://www.thespaniardshampstead.co.uk

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!

Screen Shot 2016-06-11 at 20.58.33.pngThe Warrington Hotel, Maida Vale

http://www.faucetinn.com/warrington/

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!

Screen Shot 2016-06-11 at 21.00.15.pngThe Holly Bush, Hampstead

http://www.hollybushhampstead.co.uk

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!

Screen Shot 2016-06-11 at 20.50.06.pngCoach & Horses, Clerkenwell

http://www.thecoachandhorses.com

Best god damn scotch eggs ever!

Sydney:

Screen Shot 2016-06-11 at 21.02.53.pngHartsyard, Enmore

http://hartsyard.com.au

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.

the corridor.jpgCorridor, Newtown

http://www.corridorbar.com.au

An awesome little bar based on King Street. Perfect for happy hour cocktails and tasty nibbles- gets pretty busy though.

Screen Shot 2016-06-11 at 21.04.28Blacksheep, Newtown

http://www.blacksheepbar.com.au

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?

Screen Shot 2016-06-11 at 21.06.12.pngLobo Plantation, Sydney CBD

http://thelobo.com.au

A beautiful phosphorescent Caribbean-themed bar with over 250 types of rum- I could happily live here!

Screen Shot 2016-06-11 at 21.07.45Earls Juke Joint, Newtown

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Earls-Juke-Joint/1388771614674590

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.

Screen Shot 2016-06-11 at 21.13.05.pngThe Potting Shed, Alexandria

http://thegrounds.com.au/Spaces/the-potting-shed/

We love this place, so much so that we chose to get married here last October. It’s top banana!